Discontent Mounts over Real Estate Policies
The government is under growing public pressure to reverse to slew of increasingly frantic anti-speculation measures that have failed to tame real-estate prices. People who own their home are worried about punitive taxes, while those who do not fear that they may never be able to afford one as prices continue to soar and housing loans have been restricted.
Dozens Dead, Thousands Homeless in Torrential Rains
Most Schools to Return to Daily Classes
This Year's Monsoon to Be Longest on Record
Masks Mandatory While Ordering in Coffee Shops
Big Conglomerates Donate to Flood Relief
Buyer Says Asiana to Blame If Sale Falls Through
NATIONAL/POLITICS
Heavy Rains Drown Korea's Breadbasket
According to the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs, 24,387 hectares of farmland have been inundated across the country as of 2 p.m. Sunday. The hardest hit were North and South Jeolla provinces.
NORTH KOREA
N.Korea Suffers Devastating Floods
North Korea has been devastated by torrential downpours. The state-run Rodong Sinmun daily on Sunday said that North Korean leader Kim Jong-un visited a flood-hit region and ordered the military to assist in recovery efforts.
BUSINESS
Half of Businesses Scrap Hiring Plans
Half of Korea's businesses are either canceling or postponing recruitment due to the coronavirus epidemic, a poll of 301 companies by the Korea Chamber of Commerce and Industry suggests.