10,000 Professionals Report Earnings of Just W2 Million
A growing number of professionals including lawyers, accountants and medical doctors are reporting earnings that fall below wages in small and mid-sized companies as the recession intensifies. >> Full Text
W200 Billion in Lottery Winnings Remain Unclaimed
Over W200 billion of Lotto winnings have remained unclaimed in the last five years. According to data submitted from the Korea Lottery Commission on Wednesday, from 2009 until August last year, 26.57 million people failed to claim lottery prizes worth W207.8 billion. >> Full Text

Rice Import Tariff Set at 513%
The government has set the tariff on rice imports at 513 percent as Korea prepares to open its rice market in 2015. The massive tariff is expected to take the edge off the threat to domestic rice growers. >> Full Text

South Korean athletes pose at a welcoming ceremony at the athletes' village for the Asian Games in Incheon on Thursday.

North Korean athletes smile at a mascot of the Asian Games at the athletes' village in Incheon on Thursday.

Kim You-jung and Lee Je-hoon pose at a press event for their new TV series in Seoul on Thursday.

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