Could you live without the internet for a whole week? Two families in South Korea, the 'most wired' nation in the world, do just that as part of the BBC's 'Superpower' season, which is looking at how the internet has changed the world.
Bill Clinton arrived in North Korea to negotiate for the release of two imprisoned American journalists. Sang-hun Choe of the New York Times and Jim Walsh, a professor at the MIT Security Studies Program, join The Takeaway with their thoughts.
For more than two weeks, the U.S. government has been closely tracking the progress of a North Korean ship bound for Myanmar. BBC Correspondent John Sudworth joins The Takeaway from Seoul, South Korea, with more of the story.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Young pop stars in South Korea, struck with nostalgia, are performing covers of old-timey trot music on competition shows like “Mister Trot,” which have viewers vote for their favorite acts in an “American Idol”-style format.
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.