[Graphic News] Newlyweds quit jobs after having first child

Many newlyweds quit their jobs after having a baby, as it can be a struggle to raise children while working, data from Statistics Korea showed. Out of 235,000 couples who tied the knot in 2014, 130,...

Updated : 2017.06.01 18:19

[Graphic News] Ramadan begins for world's Muslims

The Islamic holy month of Ramadan began on Saturday and with it, followers of the world’s second most popular religion will start their period of fasting and prayer. In keeping with the teachings of...

Updated : 2017.05.31 18:11

[Graphic News] Kim Jong-un’s fascination with missiles

Whatever the US and the international community have said or done, they have done little to dissuade North Korean leader Kim Jong-un from pursuing deadly weapons of mass destruction, in particular mi...

Updated : 2017.05.30 18:11

[Graphic News] South Korea’s suicide rate second highest compared to EU countries

South Korea, which saw 28.7 suicides per 100,000 people in 2014, ranks No. 2 in suicide rate, if compared to European Union counties, data showed Monday. According to a Eurostat survey based on 2014...

Updated : 2017.05.29 18:08

[Graphic News] Same-sex marriage worldwide

Taiwan becomes 1st in Asia to recognize same-sex marriage. Taiwan has become the first Asian country to order its parliament to legalize same-sex marriage. Gay and lesbian couples are allowed to ...

Updated : 2017.05.28 18:23

[Graphic News] S, Koreans consume 377 cups of coffee a year: report

South Koreans drank a total of 377 cups of coffee per person on average last year, according to government data. Average coffee consumption, based on South Koreans aged over 20, has grown at an annua...

Updated : 2017.05.25 18:26

[Graphic News] 4 rivers project

The South Korean government has injected almost 22 trillion won ($19.6 billion) into a massive rivers development project since its launch in 2008, data showed Wednesday. According to government dat...

Updated : 2017.05.24 18:26

[Graphic News] S. Koreans among world’s skinniest

South Koreans are the second thinnest people among those from other developed countries, according to the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development. The OECD’s annual Obesity Update 201...

Updated : 2017.05.23 18:30

[Graphic News] Which countries have the best health care?

Neither Canada nor Japan cracked the top 10 and the United States finished a dismal 35th, according to a much anticipated ranking of health care quality in 195 countries, released Friday. Among nati...

Updated : 2017.05.22 18:08

[Graphic News] Cigarette sales rise for 2nd month in April

According to Ministry of Strategy and Finance, sales of cigarettes in South Korea rose despite the government‘s push to print graphic health warnings on the outside of packages. About 305 million 2...

Updated : 2017.05.21 18:02

[Graphic News] Number of foreigners in S. Korea growing quickly

The number of foreigners residing in South Korea has been rising at a fast clip over the past decade, with their tax payments increasing more than fourfold, government data showed Tuesday. Foreign r...

Updated : 2017.05.18 18:20

[Graphic News] Bitcoin used in global cyberattacks

Digital currency bitcoin is worth more than an ounce of gold right now. It’s completely digital and it’s the currency of choice for the cyberattackers who crippled computer networks around the worl...

Updated : 2017.05.17 18:19

[Graphic News] Outdated power plants to halt operations in June

South Korea will shut down eight of 10 coal-fired power plants aged 30 years or more for the month of June, as part of the new Moon Jae-in administration’s efforts to tackle the nation’s worsening ...

Updated : 2017.05.16 18:40

[Graphic News] Saudi Arabia announces world’s tallest tower to be completed in 2019

The completion date for the world‘s tallest tower has been pushed back to 2019, a Saudi Arabian billionaire said, almost six years after launching the record-breaking project. Saudi‘s Jeddah Tower...

Updated : 2017.05.15 18:26

[Graphic News] Changes of conscription term

The Defense Ministry has embarked on its review on the military reform plan from President Moon Jae-in, who pledged during the election campaign to shorten the period of conscription from the current...

Updated : 2017.05.14 18:01