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[Graphic News] Electricity consumption expected to hit record high this summer

South Korea‘s electricity consumption is expected to hit a record high this summer. According to the Korea Power Exchange, electricity usage will likely reach 86.5 million kilowatts during the summ...

Updated : 2017.07.12 18:15

[Graphic News] S. Korea has fewest out-of-wedlock births in OECD

The proportion of babies born out of wedlock was 1.9 percent in South Korea in 2014, the lowest level among 35 member countries of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, according...

Updated : 2017.07.11 18:06

Trump’s son met Russian to get dirt on Clinton

Donald Trump’s eldest son on Monday admitted meeting a Russian lawyer to get dirt on his father’s 2016 rival Hillary Clinton, thrusting the White House deep into another Russia-related scandal. ...

Updated : 2017.07.11 16:26

Afghan students denied US visa to attend robot competition

KABUL, Afghanistan -- Six female students from war-torn Afghanistan who had hoped to participate in an international robotics competition in the US this month will have to watch via video link after ...

Updated : 2017.07.10 20:39

Chinese deities end SE Asia luxury tour

SINGAPORE (AFP) - A statue of a Chinese goddess that became a social media sensation after being pictured flying business class for a Southeast Asian tour has headed home after putting her feet up at...

Updated : 2017.07.10 20:25

MEPs threaten to veto Brexit offer on EU nationals

LONDON -- The European Parliament's chief Brexit negotiator on Monday threatened to veto a plan by the British government on the status of EU nationals after Britain leaves the bloc, calling it a "da...

Updated : 2017.07.10 20:23

South Sudan marks grim 6th independence anniversary

JUBA, South Sudan (AP) -- For the second year in a row, the world's youngest nation will not have any official celebrations to mark the anniversary of its birth because of the widespread suffering ca...

Updated : 2017.07.09 21:12

[Graphic News] Ronaldo still world’s highest-paid athlete

Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo remained at the top of Forbes’ list of 100 of the world’s highest paid athletes, with Cleveland Cavaliers star LeBron James moving up to second on a list heavy wi...

Updated : 2017.07.09 17:49

[Newsmaker] Melania, Ivanka have starring roles in Trump’s foreign trip

Why, yes, that was Ivanka Trump briefly filling her father’s seat at the Group of 20 summit, an international gathering that turned out to be quite the family affair for the Trumps. The presiden...

Updated : 2017.07.09 16:00

Trump warns future of the West at stake

WARSAW (AFP) -- US President Donald Trump warned that the future of the West was at risk and lashed out at Russia and North Korea on Thursday at the start of a high-stakes trip to Europe. On the eve...

Updated : 2017.07.06 22:17

[Graphic News] Vegetable prices rise due to downpour, drought

According to the Korea Agro-Fisheries & Food Trade Corporation, prices of vegetables jumped due to heavy downpours that followed a long drought, industry sources said Wednesday. The price of napa ca...

Updated : 2017.07.06 18:02

[Graphic News] Asia’s leading milk exporters

India is the world’s largest milk producer, with 18 percent of global production, followed by the US and China. But when it comes to milk exports, Thailand is the largest milk exporter in Asia. Tha...

Updated : 2017.07.03 17:47

Japan PM Abe set for huge loss in Tokyo assembly vote: exit polls

Embattled Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's conservative party was set for a major defeat in the Tokyo assembly election Sunday, exit polls showed, as he struggles with a series of setbacks and sc...

Updated : 2017.07.02 22:17

[Graphic News] US has trade deficits with most Asian trade partners

The US imports more from Asian countries than it exports, and as per available data the US runs trade deficits with most Asian countries, with the exception of Singapore. The US has a trade surplus o...

Updated : 2017.07.02 17:58

[Newsmaker] Europe pays tribute to Kohl, ‘giant’ of postwar era

European leaders joined former US President Bill Clinton on Saturday to pay a unique tribute to former German chancellor Helmut Kohl, who oversaw the German reunification and the end of the Cold War,...

Updated : 2017.07.02 16:32