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

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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