Korea Aging Faster Than Expected
Korea will likely become an aged society this year, which is a lot earlier than demographers expected. Over-65s already make up almost 14 percent of the population, according to the Ministry of the Interior on Tuesday. The number of elderly people born between 1949 and 1951 who turned 65 in recent years stood at between 430,000 and 450,000.
Rumors Over Kim Jong-nam's Son Spark Press Frenzy in Kuala Lumpur
Human Interpreter Beats Translation Programs Hands Down
No Signs of Cardiac Arrest or Puncture Wounds on Kim Jong-nam
BMW Releases New 5-Series
KOSPI Rebounds Above 2,100 Points
Exports Continue to Show Signs of Recovery
NATIONAL/POLITICS
Lawmakers Wrangle Over Extending Crony Scandal Probe
Opposition parties on Tuesday pushed to extend independent counsel Park Young-soo's mandate to investigate the Cheong Wa Dae corruption scandal, but met with furious resistance from the rump ruling party.
NORTH KOREA
What Was the Poison That Killed Kim Jong-nam?
It has been a week since Kim Jong-nam, the half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, was killed, but the exact cause of his death is still unknown. Some forensic experts suspect the most old-fashioned of poisons, cyanide.
BUSINESS
Spending Abroad on the Rise
Koreans spent a record amount of money overseas last year despite sluggish consumption here as overseas credit card spending surpassed the US$10 billion mark for the first time.