Han River Becomes Magnet for Global Fashion, Tech Firms
The banks of the Han River that bisects Seoul have become a magnet for global fashion and tech brands to put on promotional events. The global appeal of the Korean capital has increased thanks to the explosive popularity of shows like "Squid Game" and K-pop groups like BTS and Blackpink.
N.Korea Ranks High on Cyber Warfare Index
ATM Withdrawals Capped to Thwart Phishing Scams
U.S. Vice President Pays Flying Visit to Korea
Ex-Education Minister to Reprise Role in Yoon Administration
N.Korean Nuke Test 'Could Happen Next Month'
Thousands of Foreign Students Overstay Their Visa
NATIONAL/POLITICS
Autumn Colors to Peak in Late October
Flaming autumn foliage has begun to appear on the flanks of Mt. Seorak in Gangwon Province. The KMA usually announces the start of the season when around 20 percent of the mountain is covered with autumn leaves.
NORTH KOREA
N.Korea Fires Missiles for 3rd Time in 5 Days
North Korea fired two short-range ballistic missiles from South Pyongan Province toward the East Sea on Thursday evening. The latest launch was a further show of force as U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris paid a flying visit to South Korea.
BUSINESS
Small Business Owners Struggle Under Multiple Debt
The number of small businesses in Korea that took out multiple loans to stay open increased sharply in the coronavirus pandemic. Small business owners owed W688 trillion to financial institutions as of June this year, up 16 percent from a year ago.