More N.Korean Restaurant Staff Escape from China
Another group of North Koreans who worked in a restaurant in China have defected and are waiting in a third country to come to South Korea. Their decision seems to have been triggered by the earlier defection of staff from a North Korean restaurant. >> Full Text

Tourism Patterns Slow to Improve
Slightly more tourists visited destinations in Korea other than Seoul last year, but the proportion is still disappointing, a survey published Monday finds. The Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism surveyed 12,900 foreign tourists and found that 78.7 percent visited Seoul, down 1.7 percentage points from the previous year. >> Full Text

More Hot Days Expected This Summer
Korea faces the prospect of historic high summer temperatures this year after the hottest May in history. The Korea Meteorological Administration said Monday that temperatures in June-August will be either higher than in previous years or the same. >> Full Text

Models promote mango watermelons in a store in Seoul on Monday. /Newsis

Actress Kim Hye-soo takes a selfie with fans at a promotional event for her new film in Seoul on Monday.

Jong-hyun of boy band SHINee smiles at a showcase for his new solo album in Seoul on Monday.

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