N.Korean Defectors Don't Fare Well in S.Korea
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

N.Korea Botches Another Missile Test
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 Plummets in Competitiveness Ranking
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

Pedestrians try to shield themselves against the sun in Gwanghwamun, Seoul on Monday.

Actress Han Ye-ri smiles at a press junket for her new film in Seoul on Monday.

Girl group CLC pose at a showcase for their new album in Seoul on Monday.

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