A total of 29,137 North Koreans had defected to South Korea as of March this year, 77 percent of them women. But not many have managed to make a success of their lives and integrate into the South. >> Full Text
North Korea early Tuesday morning tested another missile but the launch appears to have failed again.
A couple of tests also went belly-up last month. South Korean and the U.S. surveillance satellites had detected movements of a mobile launch vehicle carrying a Musudan missile in Wonsan, Kangwon Province ahead of the test. >> Full Text
Korea's national competitiveness this year has dropped to the lowest ranking since the global financial crisis in 2008. Korea fell by four notches to 29th of 61 nations surveyed, according to the Institute for Management Development in Switzerland on Monday. >> Full Text