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. >> Full Text

Girls pin up wish notes at the Korean Folk Village in Yongin, Gyeonggi Province on Sunday. /Newsis

Visitors wait in line for red bean porridge at Namsangol Hanok Village in Seoul on Sunday, ahead of the winter solstice. Eating it that day is believed to dispel evil spirits.

Girl group Orange Caramel attend SBS' year-end music awards at COEX in Seoul on Sunday.

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