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.
Choi Soon-sil's Daughter Drops Fight Against Extradition
Passengers on Overbooked Flights No Longer Bumped for Airline Staff
Trump in Volte Face Over 'Madman' Kim Jong-un
Asiana in Hot Water for Forcing Disabled Passenger to Switch Seats
Humanitarian Group to Travel to N.Korea Next Month
Hotter Weather Expected This Summer
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.
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.
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.