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.
It's been nearly five days since North Korea claimed it tested a nuclear weapon. But the talks at the United Nations over how to respond have not yet produced a decision. The World's Katy Clark reports.
After three days of talks between the leaders of North and South Korea, spirits are high and promises are many. And South Korean leader Kim Jong-un wants another direct meeting with President Donald Trump.
North and South Korean leaders dined on a bowl of buckwheat noodles submerged in a chilly, savory broth during their meeting in Pyongyang. Korean restaurant owners say there's been a resurgence of interest in the soup.
2018 saw populist political movements drive leadership crises in France, Germany and the UK. The World asks Francis Fukuyama, author of "The End of History," to focus on identity politics and ginned up divisions in those countries and here in the US.
There's a diplomatic elephant on the Korean peninsula: President Donald Trump’s trade war with China is doling blows to South Korea’s already-struggling economy — and that’s pretty much the opposite of what “allies” are supposed to do.
Here is what I know: I am culturally American. I am racially Asian. I came to the US when I was just over six months old, and a couple years later I was naturalized as an American citizen. But when I traveled back to South Korea for the first time, I realized how much of my heritage had been left behind.
Shawyn Lee was adopted from South Korea into a white, midwestern American family. Three decades later, she touched down in Seoul again for the first time, exploring her heritage as a queer, Korean adoptee.
The Vietnam summit on Feb. 27 and 28 is expected to yield key moves regarding denuclearization, international sanctions against Pyongyang and a possible declaration ending the Korean War. Yet, many South Koreans seem apathetic at best.