Korea to Join Chinese-Led Development Bank
Korea will join the China-led Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank as a founding member, the government announced Thursday. China hopes to establish the AIIB in conjunction with 21 countries to provide infrastructure funds to the Asia-Pacific region. >> Full Text
Koreans to Be Airlifted Out of Yemen Amid Saudi Airstrikes
Saudi Arabia has mobilized 150,000 troops and some 100 fighter jets to rout Iran-backed Houthi fighters that have taken over much of neighboring Yemen. The Korean Embassy in Yemen said Thursday it is discussing the evacuation of Koreans there with the UN. >> Full Text

Samsung Embarks on World Tour to Plug Galaxy S6
Samsung has launched a world tour to sell its latest flagship smartphone, the Galaxy S6, on which much of the company's future depends. It kicked off in Dubai on Tuesday with an event more like a gala show than a product presentation. >> Full Text

Visitors take pictures at a flower exhibition in Gwangju on Thursday. /Newsis

Actress Jeon Ji-hyun attends the launch of a beauty brand in Seoul on Thursday.

Son Na-eun of girl group A Pink poses at a fashion show in Seoul on Thursday.

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