Korean Women's Lifespan Among World's Longest
The average life expectancy of Korean women reached 85.5 years last year, making them the third longest-lived in the world. But for Korean men the life expectance only stood at 78.8 and a middling 18th in the world. >> Full Text

U.S. Drones to Play Bigger Role in Missile Defense
State-of-the-art U.S. drones will practice detecting North Korean missiles in a South Korea-U.S.-Japan drill in waters near Hawaii late this month. Drones are likely to play an increasing role in missile defense. >> Full Text

Hot, Dry Weather Defies Monsoon Forecasts
The summer monsoon has officially begun, but Korea is seeing more dry days than rainy ones. The Korea Meteorological Administration earlier predicted a proper monsoon this year after two years of relatively dry rainy seasons. >> Full Text

Visitors relax at Gwangalli Beach in Busan on Sunday. /Newsis

People cool off in a fountain at the Han River Park in Yeouido, Seoul on Sunday. /Newsis

Cheerleaders dressed as ghosts pose at a baseball match between Doosan Bears and SK Wyverns in Incheon on Sunday.

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