N.Korean Special Zones Leave Foreign Investors Cold
North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has sought to attract foreign investments in the North's economic zones, but the results have been disappointing. The North's ambitious 24 economic zones have attracted almost no foreign investment. >> Full Text

Christian Group Gives Up On Propaganda Christmas Tree
The Christian Council of Korea has given up on an attempt to put up a new Christmas tree on top of Aegibong Peak to twinkle a message of consumerism and born-again Christianity across the border to North Korea. >> Full Text

Christmas Shopping Season Brings Limited Benefits
This time of year is traditionally the busiest shopping season, but only some companies are benefiting from the seasonal factor. At Lotte Department Store, overall sales increased eight percent on-year in the first 16 days this month, but sales of handbags, watches and jewelry fell. >> Full Text

Skaters have fun at the outdoor ice rink in front of City Hall in Seoul on opening day on Friday. /Newsis

Volunteers pack boxes of gifts for charity ChildFund Korea in Busan on Thursday.

Lee Young-ah and Park Hae-jin pose at a press preview of their new film in Seoul on Friday.

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