Korea Ranks 18th on 'Quality of Death' Index
The U.K. has the best environment for people to die comfortably, according to a survey, and Korea ranks 18th among 80 countries surveyed. The Economist Intelligence Unit in the U.K. on Monday released the 2015 Quality of Death Index. >> Full Text

Volkswagen to Apologize to Korean Customers
Volkswagen is to issue a formal apology for equipping diesel cars with cheating software that altered emissions under test conditions. The German automaker said it will write to Volkswagen and Audi owners. The letter will be signed by Thomas Kuehl, the head of Volkswagen Korea. >> Full Text

KOSPI Gets Boost from Samsung Earnings Surprise
The overweening power of Samsung in the Korean economy was felt clearly on Wednesday after an earnings surprise at the electronics giant caused the Korea Composite Stock Price Index to shoot over the key 2,000 point mark. >> Full Text

International students take part in a writing contest at a university in Daejeon on Wednesday, ahead of Hangeul Day.

Immigrant women attend a Korean quiz contest in Seoul on Wednesday, ahead of Hangeul Day.

Actress Lee Bo-young poses at the opening of a pop-up store for a home shopping channel in Seoul on Wednesday.

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