N.Korean Soldier Defects Across DMZ
A North Korean soldier crossed the military demarcation line to defect to South Korea on Thursday morning. The soldier was spotted by South Korean guards at the outpost of a frontline Army division in Hwacheon, Gangwon Province at around 10 a.m.
3 Chinese Fishermen Killed in Fire in Korean Waters
Poor Labor Relations Hurt Korea's Competitiveness
No Cancelation Fees for Fliers Who Cancel Early
Divorce Among Elderly Couples Hits Record
Tourists Pick N Seoul Tower as Top Sightseeing Spot
12-Year Sentence Confirmed for Attacker of U.S. Ambassador
NATIONAL/POLITICS
Less Than Half of Enlisted Soldiers Consider N.Korea the Enemy
A majority of professional military officers staunchly think of North Korea as the enemy, but among their conscripted men the proportion is less than half. Hankook Research polled 1,620 officers and 1,928 enlisted servicemen for the institute last year.
NORTH KOREA
N.Korean Math Whiz Arrives in Seoul
A North Korean math whiz who sought refuge in the South Korean Consulate General in Hong Kong in July has arrived in South Korea, Hong Kong media reported Tuesday. Ri Jong-yol, 18, left Hong Kong last Saturday and arrived in Seoul the same day.
BUSINESS
Industrial Espionage Rampant
Police arrested several people last year on charges of leaking to China 200 designs of car parts being developed by Hyundai and affiliate Kia. The blueprints were used Chinese automakers to develop new cars, and Hyundai estimates the damage at around W70 billion.