N.Korea Claims Nukes Needed to Protect Human Rights
North Korea in a quixotic report on Saturday claimed that its nuclear weapons development is "indispensible" for the protection and advancement of human rights. The report aims to counter the UN discussion on the North's dismal human rights record. >> Full Text
Agreement on Troop Transfer Expected Next Month
South Korea and the U.S. hope to reach agreement in October about the date when full control of South Korean troops will be handed back to Seoul, according to a government official. A government source said the two sides are still "fine-tuning" their views on the terms and conditions to reach agreement at the annual Security Consultative Meeting next month. >> Full Text

iPhone 6's Runaway Success Rattles Korean Rivals
Apple's latest smartphone is enjoying explosive popularity, with record orders of 4 million iPhone 6s and iPhone 6 Pluses received in the first 24 hours. The new iPhones will not even hit stores in the U.S. and Japan until Friday. >> Full Text

Visitors wait in line to enjoy nocturnal scenery at Changgyeong Palace in Seoul on Tuesday. /Newsis

Members of Girls' Generation perform during a showcase for their new album in Seoul on Tuesday.

Gu Ha-ra of Kara poses at a promotional event for a fashion brand in Seoul on Tuesday.

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