Shinsegae Duty-Free Shop Rakes in W2.6 Billion in 1 Day
The sprawling duty-free shop at the new Shinsegae Department Store in downtown Seoul has achieved sales of W2.6 billion on a single day. On Tuesday, Shinsegae's online duty-free shop catering to Chinese customers reached over W1 billion in sales. >> Full Text

Korea Reels from Hottest August on Record
Korea is experiencing the hottest August on record, with some 2,049 people taken to hospital emergency rooms for heat-related illnesses as of Tuesday, nearly double the average. More than 7 million heads of livestock and fish have died, and lack of rain has caused crops to wither away across the country. >> Full Text

Most Korean MLBers Suffer Injury, Slump
Only two Koreans of the eight who started this year's Major League Baseball season in the U.S. are currently playing. Oh Seung-hwan of the St. Louis Cardinals and Kim Hyun-soo of the Baltimore Orioles are the only two to avoid injury and poor performance, which ultimately removed the others from the major league. >> Full Text

Olympic athletes pose with duo Davichi at a luncheon party at Cheong Wa Dae in Seoul on Thursday. /Newsis

Actress Jo Yoon-hee attends a press junket for her new TV series in Seoul on Thursday.

Actress Han Ji-min poses at a press preview of her new film "The Age of Shadows" in Seoul on Thursday.

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