S.Korea Loses Lead in Asiad Medal Rankings
Korea held the top in medal rankings during the first two days of the games but now stands at No. 2 with 14 gold, 15 silver and 16 bronze medals. China has taken the lead with 26 gold, 14 silver and 18 bronze medals, and Japan is closely behind Korea. >> Full Text

W50,000 Notes Disappear from Circulation
There has been a marked decline in W50,000 banknotes in circulation, a trend that is most acute in Busan and surrounding South Gyeongsang Province. For every 100 W50,000 bills in circulation there, only three were returned to the central bank. >> Full Text

Koreans Consume More Coffee Than Rice
Koreans now consume more coffee than their staple food rice, according to a survey by the Korea Centers for Disease Control of 3,805 adults. The average Korean drinks coffee 12.3 times a week, or 1.8 times a day. Next is kimchi (11.8 times), followed by multigrain rice (9.5 times) and white rice (seven times). >> Full Text

North Korean athletes perform in the synchronized swimming team event at the Asian Games in Incheon on Monday. /Newsis

Actress Park Si-yeon attends a junket for her new TV drama in Seoul on Monday.

Yoon Kye-sang and Ko Joon-hee pose at a junket for their new film in Seoul on Monday.

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