[Graphic News] North Korea faces diplomatic crisis with Malaysia

North Korea maintains diplomatic ties with 161 countries in the world, but it may soon lose one - Malaysia. Ever since Kim Jong-nam, the half brother of the North’s leader, died on Feb. 13 at Kuala...

Updated : 2017.03.06 18:08

[Graphic News] Smartphones boost use of internet banking

The number of South Koreans who used internet banking services rose last year, due mainly to increased access via smartphones, a survey showed Wednesday. The ratio of South Koreans aged over 12 who ...

Updated : 2017.03.05 18:28

[Graphic News] 1 in 10 foreigners staying in S. Korea without permission

According to data released by the Ministry of Justice, 211,320, or 10.5 percent of foreign residents living here as of the end of January, were staying without a valid visa. The total shot up to 223...

Updated : 2017.03.02 18:28

[Graphic News] Tiny plastic particles clogging oceans: report

Invisible particles washed off products like synthetic clothing and car tires account for up to a third of the plastic polluting the oceans, impacting ecosystems and human health, a top conservationi...

Updated : 2017.03.01 18:25

[Graphic News] Men still dominate in global IT firms

A recent survey showed that men still dominate major tech companies. Among the eight leading tech firms such as Google, Facebook and Microsoft, none of them had workforces that were more than 50 per...

Updated : 2017.02.28 18:18

[Graphic News] Los Angeles takes title of world's most congested city

The “Global Traffic Scoreboard” study was published by Inrix, which dubs itself the world leader in transportation analytics. It examined 1,064 cities across 38 countries in one of the largest traf...

Updated : 2017.02.27 17:55

[Graphic News] Lack of sleep linked to depression

The head of the Mental Health Institute at Kangbuk Samsung Medical Center surveyed 202,629 workers in their 20s, 30s and 40s who had visited the hospital for a health checkup in 2014. The study showe...

Updated : 2017.02.26 18:04

[Graphic News] Volume of banknotes in circulation hits record high

The amount of banknotes currently in circulation in South Korea reached a record high in January, the central bank said Wednesday. Outstanding banknotes came to 103.5 trillion won ($90.6 billion) as...

Updated : 2017.02.23 18:14

[Graphic News] Half of new businesses go bankrupt within 2 years

Some 800,000 small businesses open shop annually, but about half of them go bankrupt within two years, statistics showed Monday. A report said that among businesses that started in 2013, 62.4 percen...

Updated : 2017.02.22 18:10

[Graphic News] Global arms trade at highest since Cold War

The Stockholm International Peace Research Institute said Monday that more weapons were delivered between 2012 and 2016 than any other five-year period since 1990. The United States remains the top ...

Updated : 2017.02.21 19:00

[Graphic News] Underground economy accounted for 8% of GDP in 2015: think tank

The Korea Institute of Public Finance said in its latest report that the shadow economy here was estimated at 124.7 trillion won ($108.8 billion) as of 2015, making up 8 percent of the country’s gro...

Updated : 2017.02.20 18:09

[Graphic News] China's oil consumption is top ranked

Three countries -- China, India and Japan -- account for more than 63 percent of Asia’s total oil consumption, according to the BP Statistical Review of World Energy report. Even though China’s co...

Updated : 2017.02.19 18:12

[Graphic News] South Koreans world's top fish eaters

South Koreans were found to be the top seafood consumers among 24 countries with high demand for the products, a report showed Monday. Statistics contained in “The State of World Fisheries and Aqua...

Updated : 2017.02.16 17:58

[Graphic News] North Korea's ruling family tree

Updated : 2017.02.15 17:56

[Graphic News] South Koreans’ rising fat intake

The amount of fat consumed daily by South Koreans has continued rising since 1998, when the state first conducted the survey, data showed Sunday. According to the Korea Centers for Disease Control a...

Updated : 2017.02.14 18:29