More N.Koreans Escape for Freedom Than Food
Most North Koreans who flee the country seek freedom from oppression rather than escape from hunger. The findings contradict claims by some sections of South Korean society who see North Korean defectors as mainly economic migrants. >> Full Text

European Luxury Brands Slash Prices in Korea
European luxury brands are slashing prices in Korea due to persistently slow private consumption here and the weak euro. Burberry, Chanel and Gucci have slashed prices by around five percent at duty-free shops, while Swiss watchmaker Tag Heuer also cut prices by up to 27 percent. >> Full Text

Park Tae-hwan Still Hopes to Compete in Olympics
The head of the Korea Swimming Federation told reporters Wednesday that disgraced swimmer Park Tae-hwan is eager to compete in the Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro next year. Lee Ki-heung was speaking on return from a disciplinary hearing at FINA, the international swimming governing body in Lausanne. >> Full Text

People enjoy warmer weather in Seoul on Wednesday. /Newsis

Models show off the uniforms for the Gwangju Summer Universiade in Seoul on Wednesday. The sporting festival is held in early July. /Newsis

Hosts of an upcoming TV show pose at a press junket in Seoul on Wednesday.

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