Massive Manhunt Proves Waste of Time
The aftermath of the April 16 ferry disaster descended into grim farce when a massive manhunt for fugitive ferry owner Yoo Byung-eon proved a 40-day struggle to identify a corpse. It took 40 days to identify the body, which was discovered by a local resident. >> Full Text

N.Korea Slams 'Spineless' China
North Korea's relations with its sole ally and benefactor China are going rapidly downhill. In an unprecedented move on Monday, North Korea attacked Beijing as "spineless" after cracking down on the usage of the yuan within its borders and reducing exchanges of personnel between the two sides. >> Full Text
Japan Presses Korea to End Seafood Import Ban
The Japanese government has threatened to file a complaint against Korea with the World Trade Organization unless it lifts an import ban on seafood from eight prefectures in Japan in the next few months. The ban was imposed in the wake of the Fukushima nuclear disaster. >> Full Text

Pedestrians walk in the rain in Gwanghwamun, Seoul on Tuesday.

Youngsters beat the heat in a stream during rural volunteer work in Hamyang, South Gyeongsang Province on Tuesday. /Newsis

Actress Lee So-yeon poses at a promotional event for a cosmetics brand in Seoul on Tuesday.

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