N.Korea's Asiad Participation in Limbo
With just 50 days remaining until the opening of the 2014 Incheon Asian Games, cross-border talks about North Korea's participation in the Asiad are not making much progress. North Korean officials walked out of a meeting in the truce village of Panmunjom on July 17 and have not been in touch since. >> Full Text

Samsung's Smartphone Sales Plummet in Q2
Samsung's leading share of the global smartphone market plummeted during the second quarter of this year. Market researcher IDC said Wednesday that Samsung sold 74.3 million smartphones from April to June to account for a 25.2-percent share of the market. >> Full Text

Korea Aims for 2nd-Place Finish at Upcoming Asian Games
More than 13,000 athletes will descend on Incheon for the 17th Asian Games in just 50 days. Athletes from 45 Asian countries will compete in 35 disciplines during the 16-day event. This is the third Asian Games hosted by Korea. >> Full Text

Children beat the heat at a fountain during the annual ceramics festival in Gangjin, South Jeolla Province on Wednesday. /Newsis

A staffer shows stamps at Korea Post in Seoul on Wednesday to mark the 2014 Incheon Asian Games. /Newsis

Actress Cho Bo-ah poses at a press event for her new TV series in Seoul on Wednesday.

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