U.S.' N.Korea Point Man Arrives in Seoul at Critical Juncture
U.S. Special Representative for North Korea Stephen Biegun, arrived in Seoul on Sunday with a team of negotiators just two days after the North conducted what is thought to have been another long-range missile-engine test. Biegun hopes to meet North Korean Vice Foreign Minister Choe Son-hui at the border, which could lead to a breakthrough ahead of a year-end deadline for the resumption of nuclear talks set by the North.
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NATIONAL/POLITICS
U.S. Negotiator Arrives for Another Round of Cost-Sharing Talks
The chief U.S. negotiator for defense cost-sharing talks has returned for another round of epic negotiations about how much Korea will have to fork out to keep American troops here.
NORTH KOREA
N.Korea Depends Heavily on Chinese Tourists
North Korea has narrowly avoided economic collapse amid international sanctions thanks to tourists from China. Statistics Korea on Friday said the North's economy shrank an estimated 4.1 percent in 2018, the biggest fall since 1997.
BUSINESS
Sales of Foreign Super-Luxury Cars Triple
Korea's super-rich are bucking the economic slump, with sales of imported luxury cars tripling over the last year. The overall car market is shrinking, but 360 foreign cars sold for over W300 million in Korea from January to November.