South Koreans took to the streets a few months ago to protest lifting the ban on American beef. Not any more. Jason Strother reports from Seoul on how Koreans' sudden enthusiasm for American beef makes one wonder what all the fuss was about.
China, Japan and South Korea have agreed to work together to promote dialogue between the United States and North Korea, South Korean President Moon Jae-in said on Tuesday following a summit between the three countries in China.
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.
At least nine people are dead in Hanau, Germany, after a gunman opened fire Wednesday night. Also, US President Donald Trump named Richard Grenell, current US ambassador to Germany, as the head of the nation's spy agencies. And as the economy teeters in Lebanon, many foreign domestic workers are literally trapped in the country without wages or passports.
Italy, South Korea and Iran reported sharp rises in coronavirus infections on Monday, triggering concern from the World Health Organization, but China relaxed some curbs on movement, including in Beijing, as the rate of new infections there eased.
The novel coronavirus continues to spread as four countries in the Middle East announced their first cases and Italy is issuing lockdowns. US President Donald Trump is in India, where he and Prime Minister Narendra Modi are touting their close relationship. And in Chile, women are calling for political change with a traditional form of protest — embroidery.
The coronavirus, which emerged in China late last year, has crippled global markets and is spreading around the world with the US now confirming a second death and a global death toll above 3,000. On Monday, March 2, 2020, we streamed a live discussion on the coronavirus outbreak moderated by The World's Elana Gordon at The Forum at Harvard's T.H. Chan School of Public Health.
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.