Symbolic Christmas Tree at Border Pulled Down
A giant steel Christmas tree near the border with North Korea that served as a propaganda symbol for the South has been pulled down. It used to stand at Aegibong Peak and twinkle a message of progress and born-again Christianity across the border. >> Full Text

What Labels Do Koreans, Japanese and Chinese Prefer?
Korean, Japanese and Chinese tourists each prefer different luxury labels, according to Lotte Duty Free. Among handbags Koreans prefer Gucci, Chinese MCM, and Japanese Louis Vuitton. Koreans and Chinese both like Cartier watches. >> Full Text

Nearly 20 Million Cars on Korean Streets
The number of registered vehicles in Korea is expected to surpass 20 million by the end of this month or one out of every three people owning a car. The Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport said Wednesday that a total of 19.95 million cars were registered as of the end of September, up 2.8 percent compared to late 2013. >> Full Text

Children enjoy autumnal scenery at Seoul Forest in the capital on Wednesday. /News 1

Dancers perform a traditional fan dance at Gyeongbok Palace in Seoul on Wednesday, the first day of late-night opening. /Newsis

Han Ji-hye poses at a press junket for her new TV series in Seoul on Wednesday. /Newsis

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