Hundreds of thousands of protesters marched in Seoul for the sixth-straight week Saturday to demand the ouster and arrest of scandal-ridden President Park Geun-Hye ahead of an impeachment vote in parliament.
Krysten Leach was born in Korea, but she didn't grow up eating that country's food. Now she grows traditional Korean vegetables and herbs at her farm in California — which has become a destination for other Korean adoptees.
CoCo Avenue is well-known to fans in LA's Koreatown. But Jenny Lyric and Jenna Rose are not Korean American; they're African American. And the duo are currently in Korea, wowing the crowds with their own brand of K-pop.
The Korean American community is standing by a new statue honoring thousands of "comfort women," or sex slaves, used by Japanese soldiers during World War II. Japanese conservatives say the statue has to go. And both sides are taking the issue to the White House.
Primetime dramas in South Korea — known as K-Dramas — are filled with implausible story lines, complete with romantic twists and turns. They’ve been popular in Asia for years, but thanks to online streaming websites, they’re now gaining a cult-like following in the US.
Some people call haeynyos Korea's matriarchs, but I think they're more like Korea's first working mothers. They dive without oxygen tanks, plunging up to 60 feet in the water, holding their breath for up to two minutes at a time.
The melting of the Antarctic ice sheet is happening far faster than anyone previously thought. New research suggests Antarctica is releasing enough ice each year to make 9.8 quadrillion one-inch ice cubs — and that's contributing to a major increase in sea levels. Meanwhile, the violence in Nigeria is getting worse and French Catholic leaders are looking for donors. That and more in today's Global Scan.
"This is really setting a trend towards an international movement where 20, 30 years ago the notion that same-sex couples could marry seemed crazy in a lot of places,'' says BuzzFeed's J. Lester Feder.