Why Mostly Older Men Use Libraries
A growing number of senior citizens are heading to libraries in search of new pleasures in their retirement, and most are men. According to statistics from the National Library of Korea, the number of users over 60 increased 200 percent compared to 10 years ago. >> Full Text

Subway, Bus Fares to Rise in Seoul
Subway and bus fares will rise in Seoul as early as next month, but passengers who take public transport early in the morning will get a 20 percent discount for the first time. The Seoul Metropolitan Government announced the decision Thursday and asked the city council for its opinion, a customary practice. >> Full Text

Families of 2 Ferry Victims Accept Compensation
The families of two ferry disaster victims have applied for government compensation but a majority have rejected it until the vessel that sank in April last year is raised and the causes of the sinking identified. >> Full Text

Models promote flower pots in a store in Seoul on Friday. /Newsis

People gather for a candle light vigil marking the first anniversary of the ferry disaster in front of City Hall in Seoul on Thursday.

"Avengers" stars pose at a press event for the film's sequel in Seoul on Friday.

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