N.Korea Claims Nukes Needed to Protect Human Rights
North Korea in a quixotic report on Saturday claimed that its nuclear weapons development is "indispensible" for the protection and advancement of human rights. The report aims to counter the UN discussion on the North's dismal human rights record. >> Full Text

N.Korea Threatens Retaliation Over Propaganda Leaflets
North Korea warned it could retaliate if South Korean activists continue to float propaganda leaflets across the border. The North is apparently concerned because the volume of leaflets floated by defectors' groups has massively increased in recent days. >> Full Text

Japanese Carmakers Pin Hopes on Compact SUVs
Amid lackluster sales in the Korean market, Japanese carmakers hope to turn the tables by rolling out compact sports utility vehicles that are gaining popularity. Sales of imported cars here rose about 25 percent for the first eight months of this year, but Japanese automakers saw their market share decrease. >> Full Text

Visitors wait in line to enjoy nocturnal scenery at Changgyeong Palace in Seoul on Tuesday. /Newsis

Members of Girls' Generation perform during a showcase for their new album in Seoul on Tuesday.

Gu Ha-ra of Kara poses at a promotional event for a fashion brand in Seoul on Tuesday.

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