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.
With dwindling birth rates and high unemployment, the Seoul Metropolitan Government is dishing out millions to help newlywed couples like Cho and Seo buy or rent homes in the city — all in hopes that they’ll have kids.
The two are suspected of murdering 16 of their fellow crew members and allegedly dumping their bodies overboard. North Korean defectors and human rights activists are blasting the government for sending them back to “certain death” without a proper trial.
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.
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.
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.
Reclusive North Korean leader Kim Jong-il has promoted his youngest son, Kim Jong-un, to the rank of general. The move added to speculation that Kim Jong-un will take over for his ailing father in the future.