N.Korean Ex-Officer Takes Refuge in Hong Kong Consulate
Security has been beefed up around the South Korean Consulate in Hong Kong after a former North Korean military officer sought refuge in the mission recently, media reports said Wednesday. >> Full Text

Over 2 Million Foreigners Live in Korea
The number of foreigners living in Korea has doubled in the last decade to surpass 2 million, the Justice Ministry said Wednesday. The exact number of foreign residents was 2,001,828 as of the end of June this year, accounting for 3.9 percent of the total population. >> Full Text

LG Challenges Samsung in OLED Market for Phones
LG Display will invest almost W2 trillion to produce organic light-emitting diode screens for smartphones, encroaching on the territory of rival Samsung (US$1=W1,136). LG currently makes only large OLED monitors for TVs. >> Full Text

Visitors pose dressed as game characters at the annual Bucheon International Comics Festival in the city in Gyeonggi Province on Wednesday. /Newsis

Son Ye-jin and Park Hae-il attend a press preview of their film "The Last Princess" in Seoul on Wednesday.

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

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