[Graphic News] Rivals show force in eastern Ukraine

Ukrainian government forces and separatist pro-Russian militia staged rival shows of force in eastern Ukraine on Wednesday amid escalating rhetoric on the eve of crucial four-power talks in Geneva on...

Updated : 2014.04.16 20:54

[Graphic News] Global military spending drops in 2013 led by U.S. cut

Global arms investment in 2013 fell by 1.9 percent from the year before, mainly due to a sharp drop in military spending by the United States, a Swedish arms watchdog said Monday. According to the a...

Updated : 2014.04.15 21:16

[Graphic News] Income divide widening among salaried workers

The number of salaried Korean workers earning over 100 million won ($96,200) a year and those earning less than an annual 30 million won both rose over a span of four years, according to government d...

Updated : 2014.04.14 20:42

[Graphic News] Pensions for civil servants, military cost tax payers W14tr over 5 years

Korea injected nearly 14 trillion won ($13.5 billion) in taxpayers’ money over the past five years to compensate for growing deficits in pension funds for government employees and military officers....

Updated : 2014.04.13 20:12

[Graphic News] North Korean reshuffle underscores focus on domestic stability

North Korea’s new parliament on Wednesday rubber-stamped a reshuffle of top positions in the ruling party and Cabinet, the North’s official Korean Central News Agency said. The Supreme People’s A...

Updated : 2014.04.10 21:05

[Graphic News] IMF cuts world growth outlook

The International Monetary Fund cut its growth forecast for the global economy Tuesday, pointing to the threat from the Ukraine crisis and the slowdown in major emerging economies. While the world e...

Updated : 2014.04.09 21:03

[Graphic News] Investments in renewable energy slid alarmingly in 2013

A recent report by the U.N. Environment Programme found that renewable energy investments fell globally by 14 percent last year to $214.4 billion, excluding hydroelectricity ― a fall of $35.1 billio...

Updated : 2014.04.08 21:12

[Graphic News] North Korea’s low-tech drones pose new military threat

The recent discovery of three drones, presumably from North Korea, is drawing keen attention to the types of unmanned aerial vehicles the communist state has and their military capabilities. Pyongya...

Updated : 2014.04.07 21:02

[Graphic News] Seoul beefs up missile power amid growing N.K. threat

The South Korean military succeeded last month in test-firing a new ballistic missile with a range of 500 km, enough to strike any military target in North Korea. South Korea plans to deploy it next ...

Updated : 2014.04.06 20:48

[Graphic News] Korea has world’s 7th-largest shadow finance sector

South Korea was found to have the world’s seventh-highest ratio of services provided by “shadow banks” -- referring to financial institutions that are not actually banks but deliver similar roles ...

Updated : 2014.04.03 20:36

[Graphic News] Debt-to-GDP ratio hits 265% in 2013

The nation’s combined debt held by households, companies and the government was almost three times larger than the size of the South Korean economy in 2013, according to data from the Bank of Korea ...

Updated : 2014.04.02 21:01

[Graphic News] 10 biggest quakes in Korea

A string of minor and moderate tremors have occurred in the country since it began tracking seismological data in 1978, while no deadly quakes have been observed, according to the Korea Meteorologica...

Updated : 2014.04.01 21:06

[Graphic News] North Korea’s nuclear tests

1st (Oct. 9, 2006) Testing material: plutonium Magnitude of artificial earthquake: 3.9 Explosive power: 1 kiloton Interval between rocket launch and nuclear test: 33 months 2nd (May 25, 2009) T...

Updated : 2014.03.31 21:07

[Graphic News] KTX’s 10-year anniversary

The number of daily passengers on the high-speed train has reached 150,000, 10 just years after the Korea Train Express debuted. According to the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport, the ...

Updated : 2014.03.30 21:08

[Graphic News] Korea’s FTA status soars after decade

When the Korean government first announced its goal to ink as many free trade agreements as possible as a part of its trade policy road map in August 2003, trade specialists doubted the plan’s feasi...

Updated : 2014.03.27 20:57