S.Korean Officials to Inspect Forests in N.Korea
Eight South Korean officials and staff of Hyundai Asan are visiting North Korea from Wednesday until Friday to survey pest damage to pine trees in the Mt. Kumgang area. Hyundai Asan was the operator of package tours to Mt. Kumgang. >> Full Text

Number of Civil Servants Cross 1 Million
The number of public servants hit the 1 million mark for the first time last year, with women accounting for 43.9 percent. According to data released by the Ministry of Government Administration and Home Affairs on Tuesday, the figure stood at 1.01 million at the end of last year, up from 979,583 in 2010 and 998,940 in 2013. >> Full Text

Samsung to Unveil New Phones in New York
Samsung will unveil two flagship smartphones at the Lincoln Center in New York on Aug. 13. On Tuesday Samsung sent invitations to the media and industry insiders around the world. The Galaxy Note 5 and the Galaxy S6 Edge Plus both feature a 5.7-inch QHD screen, but the Galaxy Note 5 comes with a stylus. >> Full Text

Incheon International Airport is packed with vacationers on Wednesday. /Newsis

Youngsters learn how to make celadon porcelains at a kiln in Gangjin, South Jeolla Province on Wednesday.

Actress Kim Hee-ae poses at a press junket for her new TV series in Seoul on Wednesday.

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