[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

[Graphic News] Moon spent about W50b on campaign

President Moon Jae-in spent about 50 billion won ($44.1 million) for Tuesday’s election victory, while two runner-ups – Hong Joon-pyo and Ahn Cheol-soo --spent 42 billion won and 46 billion won eac...

Updated : 2017.05.11 18:55

[Graphic News] Margins of victory

South Korea reintroduced direct presidential elections in 1987, after decades under the rule of military dictators. Since then there have been six elections held every five years. Tuesday’s vote is...

Updated : 2017.05.10 02:19

[Graphic News] Tablet market extends slide as consumer habits shift

IDC reported an 8.5 percent drop in global tablet shipments to 36.2 million. This was the 10th straight quarterly decline for tablets. Apple led the market with a 24.6 percent share in the first qua...

Updated : 2017.05.08 18:17

[Graphic News] Could weather affect voter turnout?

Many factors come into play determining voter turnout and conventional wisdom is a bad weather could dampen electoral participation. Yet, a look at past elections in South Korea does not show a clea...

Updated : 2017.05.04 17:58

[Graphic News] Election in numbers

Updated : 2017.05.03 18:05

[Graphic News] Korea likely to suffer $17b loss if FTA with US is revised

South Korea’s exports to the United States are expected to suffer losses of as much as $17 billion over five years if the two nations renegotiate their bilateral free trade deal, according to a repo...

Updated : 2017.05.02 18:07

[Graphic News] S. Korea paid W932b to USFK last year

South Korea paid 932 billion won ($828 million) to host American soldiers here last year, according to government data. The amount that Seoul paid was in accordance with the allies’ defense cost-sh...

Updated : 2017.05.01 17:49

[Graphic News] Samsung, Apple keep top spots in smartphone market

Samsung and Apple maintained their leadership in the smartphone market in early 2017 while Chinese-based Huawei’s strong growth cemented its No. 3 position, a market tracker said Thursday. Accordin...

Updated : 2017.04.30 18:43

[Graphic News] HP is company that sell most PCs worldwide

Research firm IDC put out its latest quarterly report on the state of the PC market, and as the chart here shows, HP is the worldwide leader in terms of market share. The California-based company re...

Updated : 2017.04.26 18:33

[Graphic News] US dominates world military spending

The US remained the top military spender last year, with its expenditure growing by 1.7 percent to reach $611 billion between 2015 and 2016, according to the Stockholm International Peace Research In...

Updated : 2017.04.25 18:22

[Graphic News] Jobless college graduates surpass 500,000

The number of unemployed people with a bachelor‘s degree in South Korea surpassed 500,000 in the first quarter for the first time, Statistics Korea‘s data showed. The number of unemployed college ...

Updated : 2017.04.24 18:20

[Graphic News] Deaths caused by tobacco still climbing

The total number of smokers and tobacco-related deaths worldwide has increased, reported a consortium of researchers. According to the Global Burden of Disease report, the number of deaths attribute...

Updated : 2017.04.23 18:09

[Graphic News] Chicken franchise sales rise in 2016: data

Sales of South Korea‘s major chicken franchises rose last year from the previous year despite the bird flu outbreak and weak economic growth, according to Yonhap News Agency. Kyochon, the biggest f...

Updated : 2017.04.20 17:59