U.S. Blacklists N.Korean Airline
The U.S. Treasury Department on Friday blacklisted North Korean flag carrier Air Koryo in response to the North's latest nuclear test in September. It also blacklisted 15 other agencies and seven officials.
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More Koreans Travel Abroad in Off-Season
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Egyptian Bank Closes Pyongyang Branch
No. of Thyroid Cancer Operations Falls by Half
Korean Men's Life Expectancy Now Above OECD Average
NATIONAL/POLITICS
Protester Numbers Set Fresh Record as Park Refuses to Budge
Another round of candle-light protests in Gwanghwamun, Seoul on Saturday drew up to 1.7 million people who again peacefully braved freezing temperatures to call on President Park Geun-hye to quit over a massive crony scandal.
NORTH KOREA
Kim Jong-un Doles Out Swiss Watches to Buy Loyalty
North Korean leader Kim Jong-un handed out Swiss wristwatches to senior officials at the seventh Workers Party Congress in Pyongyang in early May, Asahi Shimbun reported Sunday.
BUSINESS
Asiana to Charge More for Front-Row Economy Seats
Asiana Airlines has decided to charge more for front-row economy seats because they offer more legroom and travelers get out faster. Asiana said it will start selling marked-up front-row economy seats on international flights starting on Dec. 16.