North Korea

Global Scan

Take a trip through London at night — with the lights off

Nights during a blackout in a big city offer a scary vision to some. But this new video shows how London's architecture would be set off by the night sky, if city lights weren't obscuring the view. Meanwhile, across the Channel, France has decided to pay foreign victims sent to Nazi camps in French trains. And China asks for US help to crack down on corrupt fugitives, in this weekend's Global Scan.

Global Politics

North Korean nuclear talks

U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice met face-to-face today with her North Korean counterpart in Singapore in the highest-level meeting between the U.S. and North Korea in years, as Anchor Marco Werman speaks with the BBC's Jonathan Head in Singapore.

Global Politics

Kim Jong Il, 'fashion icon'

A North Korean website says the ?Dear Leader? began a global fashion trend with his zippered jumpsuits. Many North Koreans believe it. North Korea watcher and author Barbara Demick explains how authorities there have mastered the art of propaganda.

Global Politics

Legacy of the Korean War

The Korean War officially began 60 years ago. In that time, life in North and South Korea has grown further and further apart. Now, families separated by the war have little in common with their relatives across the border. Michael Rhee reports.

Global Politics

Pudgy leader for North Korea?

Very little is known about the son of North Korea's Kim Jong Il. A few pictures have emerged showing the rather pudgy young man. Jason Strother reports North Koreans are asking questions about the son's girth while the rest of the country goes hungry.

Music Heard on Air

Tunes spun on The World between our reports for June 10, 2011. Artists featured are: John McCormack, Just A Band, AfroCubism, Pell Mell, Oki Dub Ainu Band, Senge, Oran Etkin.