Has Korea Gotten Any Safer in the Last 20 Years?
Twenty-years ago from today, 32 people were killed when the 17-year-old Seongsu Bridge over the Han River collapsed. The press at that time lamented that it seemed anywhere outside home in Korea was a way to the grave. >> Full Text

N.Korea 'Building New Submarine'
A U.S. expert on the North Korean military claims to have evidence that the North is developing a new submarine. Joseph Bermudez, writing for the blog 38 North, said he believes the submarine is some 67 m long and 6.6 m wide, suggesting a displacement in the 900-1,500 ton range. >> Full Text

W50,000 Notes Get Ever Harder to Find
The mysterious disappearance from circulation of the new W50,000 banknotes is giving financial authorities some headaches. The recovery rate of the bills has fallen to below 20 percent, leading to concerns that they may soon vanish altogether. >> Full Text

Pedestrians walk in rain in Gwangju on Monday.

Girls from Pohang, North Gyeongsang Province pose with police officers during a field trip in Gwanghwamun, Seoul on Monday. /News 1

Actress Chae Rim and her husband, Chinese actor Gao Ziqi, attend the wedding of actor Park Gun-hyung in Seoul on Monday. /Newsis

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