New Births Keep Declining
The number of newborns fell 12.3 percent on-year to yet another record low in the first quarter. Some 98,800 babies were born in the first three months of the year, compared to 112,600 a year earlier, according to Statistics Korea on Wednesday. This was the first time fewer than 100,000 babies were born for two quarters running.
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NATIONAL/POLITICS
Moon Shows His Office to the Media
President Moon Jae-in opened his office to the media on Wednesday as part of efforts to make the presidency more transparent. Moon works out of a smaller office outside the main hall at Cheong Wa Dae and gave reporters a glimpse of his workspace.
NORTH KOREA
N.Korea's New Missile 'Ready for Combat'
North Korea's missile test on Sunday was of a solid-fuel missile that is now been "approved for deployment in combat" by leader Kim Jong-un, the state-run KCNA news agency said Monday. Kim also ordered mass production of the missile.
BUSINESS
Apple Excludes Korean Media from Global PR Bash
Apple has not invited Korean media to a global PR junket in California next month over fears of tough new anti-graft rules here. Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference typically sees the spectacular launch of new products.