[Graphic News] International marriages in Korea edge up in 2017

The number of marriages between South Korean nationals and foreign nationals inched up last year, ending six consecutive years of decline, government data showed. There were 21,917 international m...

Updated : 2018.11.26 18:13

[Graphic News] Mobile payments at convenience stores spike this year

Mobile payments at Korean convenience stores have more than doubled this year due to greater use of smartphones and the expansion of mobile payment services, a market player said. South Korea’s t...

Updated : 2018.11.25 19:04

[Graphic News] Copenhagen named world's top city to visit by Lonely Planet

Denmark's capital Copenhagen has been chosen as the world's No. 1 city to visit in 2019, according to travel publisher Lonely Planet. The Best in Travel report, now in its 14th year, is based on t...

Updated : 2018.11.22 17:19

[Graphic News] World wine output rises 13% after disastrous year

Global wine production rose 13 percent this year after a catastrophic 2017 marked by heat waves, early frost and hailstorms, the International Organisation of Vine and Wine (OIV) said. The OIV est...

Updated : 2018.11.21 18:20

[Graphic News] India to see highest GDP growth rate in Asia

The Asian Development Bank projected that India would see the highest gross domestic product growth rate in Asia in 2018 at 7.3 percent, though this is lower than the nation's growth rate of 6.7 per...

Updated : 2018.11.20 17:48

[Graphic News] Crimes against S. Koreans overseas rise

More than 40,000 South Koreans fell prey to crime or traffic accidents overseas between 2013 and 2017 and the number of victims has increased every year, said a lawmaker citing a National Police Age...

Updated : 2018.11.19 18:10

[Graphic News] Singapore Airlines named world’s best airline for 2019

After launching the world's longest flight route this year and introducing some of the most advanced aircraft into its fleet, Singapore Airlines has been lauded as the world’s best airline for 2019...

Updated : 2018.11.18 18:05

[Graphic News] Southeast Asia top spot for S. Korean winter tourists

Southeast Asia has emerged as the most popular tourist destination for South Koreans planning on overseas trips in December, a leading travel agency said. Hana Tour, the largest travel agency in S...

Updated : 2018.11.15 17:09

[Graphic News] Ratio of unredeemed student loans edges up in 2017

The ratio of South Korea's unredeemed student loans rose in 2017 for the first time amid the country's unstable job market, government data showed. According to data from the National Tax Service,...

Updated : 2018.11.14 18:38

[Graphic News] S. Korea's suicide rate drops but still tops OECD

Despite declining in recent years, the suicide rate in South Korea remains the highest among developed nations, according to statistics. An analysis of health data from the Organization for Econom...

Updated : 2018.11.13 17:53

[Graphic News] China most visited among Asian nations

China attracts the highest number of tourists in Asia, with a record inflow of 59.27 million people in 2016. The Southeast Asian region receives the highest number of travelers, with China topping...

Updated : 2018.11.12 17:35

[Graphic News] Less than 50% of South Koreans say marriage necessary: survey

A majority of Koreans over 13 years old regard marriage as a choice, not a necessity. According to a survey of 39,000 people over 13 years old by Statistics Korea, 48.1 percent thought they should...

Updated : 2018.11.11 18:07

[Graphic News] Multicultural population exceeds 1.85 million

According to the 2017 data from Statistics Korea, people from multicultural backgrounds residing in the country totaled 1,861,084 as of Nov. 1, 2017, up 96,420, or 5.5 percent, from a year ago. Th...

Updated : 2018.11.08 17:03

[Graphic News] Air pollution kills 600,000 children each year: WHO

Exposure to toxic air both indoors and out kills some 600,000 children under the age of 15 each year, the World Health Organization warned Monday. Data from the UN health body shows that every day...

Updated : 2018.11.07 18:05

[Graphic News] S. Koreans rank No. 1 in OECD in hospital visits

South Koreans rank first among major economies in terms of visits made to hospitals in 2016, government data showed. According to the data by the National Health Insurance Service, South Koreans v...

Updated : 2018.11.06 17:57