South Korean high school seniors will be the first students to return to the classroom after the coronavirus delayed the start of the academic year. For many, the pandemic didn’t just disrupt their education; it cast their entire futures into uncertainty.
While an increasing number of countries are tightening their borders in an effort to halt further infections, South Korea is taking a different approach. But a rise in imported cases threatens to roll back some of the country’s progress.
Outside China, South Korea has the highest number of COVID-19 cases. On Tuesday, the Korea Centers for Disease Control (KCDC) announced the number of infections had surpassed 5,000 and attributed at least 28 deaths to the virus.
South Korea sought murder charges against leaders of a secretive church at the center of a ballooning coronavirus outbreak in the country and health authorities have announced a second death in the United States.
The film forces viewers to confront the theme of economic inequality around the world. And in South Korea, that theme hits especially hard as people struggle against a slacking economy, unstable geopolitics and ever-surging living costs.
The World has given some thought to the musical trends that have stood out over the past decade. From K-pop to viral videos to a resurgence in vinyl, host Marco Werman highlights some of these trends, and more.
On the eve of the G20 summit in Seoul, Simon Johnson, professor at the Sloan School of Management, Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the former chief for the International Monetary Fund, explains the issue.
North and South Korea exchanged artillery fire today in one of the most dramatic confrontations between the two since the Korean War ended without a peace treaty. Reporter Jason Strother has reaction from South Korea.
Today's Geo Quiz is about peace or the lack thereof on the Korean peninsula. The Korean War armistice was signed in 1953 but never followed by a formal peace treaty. The question we have for you is simply: where was it signed?
North Korea has announced that it's preparing to launch a long-range rocket. The launch is raising fears that the long-range rocket technology, with a theoretical range of over four thousand miles, could eventually be used to target Alaska.
Tensions are rising in Seoul and Pyongyang, that have been building since North Korea started to prepare to launch a satellite. Some countries say they're concerned that the launch will be a long-range missile test.
South Korean newspapers have reported that North Korean leader Kim Jong Il appointed his youngest son Kim Jong Un as successor. To find out what this means for the future of U.S. relations with Korea The Takeaway talks to BBC's Chris Hogg.