No Troop Control Handover for at Least a Decade
Korea and the U.S. agreed to postpone the handover of full operational control of South Korean troops from the December 2015 to after 2025. Neither side set a specific date, but they agreed that the transfer will happen only if certain conditions are met. >> Full Text

Money Circulation Slows Alarmingly
The circulation of money has slowed considerably despite the Bank of Korea frantically printing more, raising fears of a deep recession. The Chosun Ilbo analyzed data and found that the Korean economy is in worse shape than the Japanese when it entered a prolonged slump in the early 1990s. >> Full Text

Seoul Citizens Walk Less Than Those in Berlin, Tokyo
People living in Seoul walk less than their counterparts in Berlin or Japan, if an experiment by the Chosun Ilbo among 10 people in each of the three cities gives any indication. People in Seoul walked 39 minutes on an average weekday. >> Full Text

Contestants pose at a bibimbap cooking competition in Jeonju, North Jeolla Province on Thursday. /News 1

Tiffany of Girls' Generation attends an awareness-raising event for breast cancer in Seoul on Thursday.

Baek Jin-hee poses at a press junket for her new TV series in Seoul on Thursday.

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