Year's 1st Heat Alert Issued
This year's first heat alert was issued for Thursday, with the highest daytime temperature hovering above 33 degrees Celsius in some parts of the country. The weather was forecast to be fine across the country, with daytime highs between 22 and 35 degrees, but temperatures will feel higher due to humidity in these regions.
Gov't to Spend Another W35.3 Trillion on Pump-Priming
Duty-Free Luxury Fire Sale Draws Huge Crowds
Most Koreans Already Sign up for Coronavirus Relief Money
Samsung Chief in Last-Ditch Bid to Stall Arrest
KOSPI Recovers to 2,100 Points
Kim Jong-un's Sister Demands Crackdown on Propaganda Leaflets
NATIONAL/POLITICS
Korea to Pay Wages of Furloughed USFK Workers
The U.S. Department of Defense on Tuesday said it accepted a proposal by the Korean government to pay the cost of all Koreans working for U.S. Forces Korea. Around 4,000 Koreans working on U.S. military bases in Korea were furloughed on April 1.
NORTH KOREA
N.Korea's Sub-Launched Ballistic Missiles 'a Major Threat'
A former chief of the U.S. Forces Korea has warned that North Korea will soon launch a new submarine equipped with ballistic missiles. Gen. Walter Sharp expressed his views during a virtual seminar hosted by the Korea Defense Veterans Association on Tuesday.
BUSINESS
Korean Businesses Were Ailing Even Before Coronavirus
Korean businesses were suffering even before the coronavirus epidemic. Revenue growth has been slowing from 9.9 percent in 2017 to one percent in 2019, and operating profit growth from 7.3 percent to 4.7 percent.