N.Korean FM on Charm Offensive
North Korea's Foreign Minister Ri Su-yong has been on a geriatric charm offensive since he took office in April, spending much of his time overseas. Ri traveled to Algeria on May 24, his first trip abroad in the capacity, to attend the foreign ministers' meeting of the Non-Aligned Movement. >> Full Text
Korean Carmakers to Benefit Most from FTA with Canada
Korean automakers stand to be the key beneficiaries of the free trade agreement between Korea and Canada signed on Monday. The two sides agreed to abolish tariffs on 99 percent of their traded goods within the next 10 years, which includes Canada's 6.1-percent tariff on Korean cars, which is to go within two years. >> Full Text

More Money Pledged for Anti-Smoking Campaigns
Medical treatments and remedies to quit smoking will be subject to state insurance coverage from next year. The government also decided to boost spending on anti-smoking measures to W152.1 billion next year, up 13.5 times compared to this year's budget. >> Full Text

Women enjoy the autumnal scenery in a buckwheat field in Seoul on Tuesday. /News 1

North Korean synchronized swimmers cheer for their fellow athletes during women's weightlifting at the Asian Games in Incheon on Tuesday.

Actress Esom poses at a press preview of her new film in Seoul on Tuesday.

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