The first time he saw North Korean leader Kim Il Sung in person, No Kum Sok decided he better start pretending to be a good Communist. Then he started plotting his escape from North Korea, which he managed to pull off in a Soviet-made fighter jet.
Learning English is the norm for most South Korean grade school students. But it's expensive to bring in native English speakers. So the government is starting to experiment with another kind of English teacher: robots. Jason Strother reports.
In South Korea, direct physical punishment was banned in all schools last month. And now teachers and students there are mixed over what alternative should take its place. From Seoul, reporter Jason Strother has the story.
The nuclear threat from North Korea is a big deal. But in South Korea, some Catholic leaders see a different nuclear problem, right in their own backyard. Catholic clergy are taking the lead in protests against South Korea's dependence on nuclear energy.
Hundreds of thousands of protesters marched in Seoul for the sixth-straight week Saturday to demand the ouster and arrest of scandal-ridden President Park Geun-Hye ahead of an impeachment vote in parliament.
Today, the country's president called the actions of the captain and crew of the ferry "tantamount to murder." More details of the tragedy are emerging which seem to point to a series of bad decisions after the ship began sinking.