[Graphic News] S. Korea 3rd-largest importer of US weapons

South Korea bought US weapons worth a total of $6.73 billion from 2008 to 2017, becoming the third-largest importer of arms produced by its ally, according to an annual analysis of the defense marke...

Updated : 2019.01.27 18:05

[Graphic News] More than 8 in 10 foreigners have positive image of Korea

According to an online survey of 8,000 people in 16 countries, including South Korea, 80.3 percent of foreign respondents positively rated the nation’s image. Notably, 34.6 percent expressed a “...

Updated : 2019.01.24 16:35

[Graphic News] London retains tech startup crown

London is Europe’s most attractive city for technology startups, despite a sharp slowdown last year, a study showed. With Brexit looming, the mayor’s promotional agency, London & Partners, said ...

Updated : 2019.01.23 18:13

[Graphic News] Eating out declined in 2018: survey

South Koreans dined out less frequently in 2018 compared with 2017, according to a recent survey. The survey involved 3,014 people aged 20-69, and revealed that Koreans dined out an average of 20....

Updated : 2019.01.22 18:11

[Graphic News] Poll shows 8 in 10 exposed to secondhand smoke from neighbors

As many as 8 in 10 South Koreans have experienced exposure to secondhand smoke from neighbors, but most refrained from complaining, a poll showed. The survey of 1,542 residents of Gyeonggi Provinc...

Updated : 2019.01.21 18:15

[Graphic News] S. Korea to increase defense spending

South Korea will increase defense spending by an average of 7.5 percent each year over the next five years, the Defense Ministry said. The ministry announced its defense blueprint for the 2019-202...

Updated : 2019.01.20 18:07

[Graphic News] Number of abandoned pets increases in S. Korea

The number of abandoned animals continued to increase in South Korea, amid the growing number of households raising pets, government data shows. The number of abandoned animals stood at 102,593 in...

Updated : 2019.01.17 16:37

[Graphic News] US shutdown sends economy into uncharted waters

The US government shutdown became the longest in history when it entered its 25th day Tuesday. Trump was unmoved in the White House, his border wall unbuilt, and around 800,000 federal workers wer...

Updated : 2019.01.16 18:46

[Graphic News] Global OLED TV market grows twofold every year since 2015

The global market for organic light-emitting diode TVs has surged twofold every year since 2015. IHS Markit said sales of OLED sets are estimated to have reached some 2.6 million units in 2018, up...

Updated : 2019.01.15 18:53

[Graphic News] Fine dust blankets South Korea

Fine dust filled South Korea’s sky Sunday, prompting authorities to take countermeasures and issue advisories. The fine dust level stood at 79 micrograms per cubic meter for Seoul as of 10 a.m., ...

Updated : 2019.01.14 17:41

[Graphic News] Number of global 'hallyu’ fans soars close to 90 million

The number of dedicated global fans of “hallyu,” or the Korean Wave, is estimated to have surged to about 90 million at the end of last year, a government-affiliated foundation said. The Korea F...

Updated : 2019.01.13 18:16

[Graphic News] Korean teens spend 2 hours daily on online broadcasts

South Korean teenagers spend two hours a day watching online broadcasts streamed by individual creators, a survey showed, with YouTube being the most popular platform. According to the survey of 1...

Updated : 2019.01.10 16:50

[Graphic News] Mobile number portability hits 13-year low in 2018

The number of South Koreans who switched mobile carriers reached a 13-year low in 2018 due to weaker subsidy competition, industry data showed. The country‘s three major mobile carriers -- SK Tel...

Updated : 2019.01.09 18:20

[Graphic News] Korea’s performing arts market grew 23% last year

South Korea’s performing arts market grew 23 percent in 2018 compared to the previous year, on the back of ticket sales for musicals and K-pop concerts. According to ticket distributor Interpark,...

Updated : 2019.01.08 17:35

[Graphic News] Fatal air crashes rose last year

A total of 556 people died in 15 plane crashes in 2018, significantly more than the previous year, but long-term trends show that safety has improved, an aviation watchdog reported. The year 2017 ...

Updated : 2019.01.07 18:18