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.
"... We ordinary people — patriotic Korean people — are against Cho Kuk," said one protester in South Korea. The minister of justice stepped down amidst accusations against his family of nepotism and embezzlement.
South Korea's sex toy industry professionals say sex dolls are the answer to increasing loneliness in South Korean society. But critics have pushed back on the law and say these "real dolls" objectify women and lead to more sex crimes — a hot-button topic in the wake of South Korea's #MeToo movement.
The conflict between South Korea and Japan has been going on for decades, but the past few months are somewhat uncharted territory for the two countries, which have nevertheless enjoyed robust trade. Today, six in 10 South Koreans are currently participating in the “No Japan” boycott.
For cultures that follow the lunar calendar, today is New Year's Day. Many of us simply refer to it as Chinese New Year. But the truth is that communities in and from places other than China have their own traditions and foods built around the day.
The World's Matthew Bell reports on the run-up to tomorrow's presidential election in South Korea. One candidate has dominated opinion polls in recent months, and is likely to score an easy win tomorrow. His victory could reduce anti-American rhetoric in South Korea.
The World's Matthew Bell reports that South Korea's president-elect has stirred up controversy by proposing changes in the way Seoul deals with North Korea, and among the changes is the possible dismantling of South Korea's Unification Ministry.
American-style brunch, complete with waffles, eggs, pancakes, and sausages, is all the rage in South Korea, and Correspondent Jason Strother tells us how an old American stand-by has become a new culinary trend in South Korea.
Reporter Kevin Kim has details on the destruction of one of South Korea's most treasured landmarks -- the Gate of Namdaemun, and a 69-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of setting the 700-year-old gate on fire.
Housing prices have skyrocketed in South Korea in the past five years which is good news for sellers, but bad news for young Koreans trying to buy their first home, as Jason Strother reports from the capital Seoul.