North Korea

  • South Korea's president-elect Moon Jae-in speaks to supporters at Gwanghwamun Square in Seoul, South Korea on May 9, 2017. Photo by Seo Myeong-gon /Yonhap via Reuters
    May 9, 2017  

    South Korea elected a new president Tuesday after months of political turmoil. President-elect Moon Jae-in will assume control of a deeply divided government after his predecessor’s impeachment over corruption charges. Judy Woodruff speaks with David Kang of the University of Southern California about the incoming leader’s attitude toward North Korea and the potential for friction with the U.S. Continue reading

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    Determined to exert greater economic pressure on North Korea, the Republican-led House on Thursday overwhelmingly voted to impose new sanctions on Pyongyang targeting its shipping industry and use of slave labor. Continue reading

  • U.S. President Donald Trump speaks as he presents the U.S. Air Force Academy football team with the Commander-in-Chief trophy in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, U.S., May 2, 2017. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts - RTS14TXV
    May 2, 2017  

    President Trump has given a flurry of interviews in the past week and made a dizzying amount of news, offering controversial and sometimes contradictory comments on topics ranging from North Korea to the Civil War. Judy Woodruff tries parsing the president’s words with Lisa Desjardins, Yeganeh Torbati of Reuters and Julie Hirschfeld Davis of The New York Times. Continue reading

  • Protesters gather at McArthur Park for the May Day protest march in Los Angeles, California, U.S. May 1, 2017. REUTERS/Kyle Grillot - RTS14OLW
    May 1, 2017  

    In our news wrap Monday, demonstrators in more than 200 cities took to the streets in massive May Day events, mostly directed toward President Trump’s policies. Also, the South and Midwest are bracing for more severe weather after powerful weekend storms killed at least 16 people. Continue reading

  • Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte speaks during the opening ceremony of the 30th ASEAN Summit in Manila
    May 1, 2017  

    In a “very friendly” phone call, President Trump extended a surprise White House invitation to Filipino President Duterte, prompting outcry from human rights advocates. Thousands of people have been killed under Duterte in an anti-drug crackdown. Former State Department official David Kramer joins William Brangham to discuss Mr. Trump’s relationships with authoritarian leaders. Continue reading

  • April 28, 2017  

    In our news wrap Friday, the House and Senate approved a short-term funding bill to prevent a government shutdown at midnight. Lawmakers hope next week to finish a spending package to fund the government through the end of September. Also, two U.S. Army rangers killed in Afghanistan may have been the victims of friendly fire. Continue reading

  • April 28, 2017  

    Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said at the U.N. Security Council that it’s time for “painful” new sanctions to make North Korea give up its nuclear and missile programs. His statement comes amid rising tension between the Trump administration and the Asian nation, and word of a ballistic missile test. Judy Woodruff talks with former State Department officials John Merrill and Balbina Hwang. Continue reading

  • A North Korean flag flies on a mast at the Permanent Mission of North Korea in Geneva in 2014. Photo by Denis Balibouse/Reuters
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    North Korea test-fired a mid-range ballistic missile from the western part of its country Saturday, but the launch apparently failed, South Korea and the United States said Saturday. Continue reading

  • April 27, 2017  

    In our news wrap Thursday, two U.S troops were killed while a third was left wounded during an overnight raid in Afghanistan near the Pakistani border. The additional casualties come as the U.S. military continues to battle Islamic State fighters. Also, the Pentagon’s inspector general confirmed an investigation into foreign payments made to former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn. Continue reading

  • U.S. President Donald Trump (R) sits next to Secretary of State Rex Tillerson during a bilateral meeting with China's President Xi Jinping (Not Pictured) at Trump's Mar-a-Lago estate in Palm Beach, Florida. Photo by Reuters.
    April 27, 2017  

    President Trump’s mantra “America First” was a signal that he planned to focus on improving prospects at home. But in his first 100 days, global crises have challenged him with frequent and treacherous tests. Chief foreign affairs correspondent Margaret Warner looks back, then Hari Sreenivasan gets analysis from David Rothkopf of Foreign Policy and James Carafano of The Heritage Foundation. Continue reading