South Korea

  • Pentagon building
    May 30, 2017  

    In our news wrap Tuesday, the U.S. military successfully launched a missile interceptor from an air base on the California coast to hit a mock warhead in mid-air, launched from over 4,000 miles away. Also, South Korea’s president charged that the U.S. delivered more anti-missile launchers to his country without his approval and he demanded an investigation. Continue reading

  • May 10, 2017  

    In our news wrap Wednesday, South Korea’s new liberal president, Moon Jae-in, took the oath of office and vowed to unite the country and negotiate peace with foreign nations. Also, Kurdish fighters in Syria welcomed the Trump administration’s decision to arm them with heavier weapons. Continue reading

  • May 9, 2017  

    In our news wrap Tuesday, the Trump administration is reportedly considering a plan to vastly expand the U.S. military’s role in fighting the Taliban in Afghanistan, boosting the number of troops and giving the Pentagon power to set troop levels. Also, the Trump administration is also ramping efforts to battle the Islamic State in Syria by arming Kurdish fighters with heavier weapons. Continue reading

  • 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

  • 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

  • April 21, 2017  

    In our news wrap Friday, an investigation continues in France after Thursday’s deadly assault in Paris. Also, the U.S. Justice Department formally notified nine state and local jurisdictions that a portion of federal grant money will be revoked over so-called “sanctuary cities.” Continue reading

  • April 18, 2017  

    In our news wrap Tuesday, French police say they’ve broken up an “imminent attack” aimed at the country’s presidential election. Two suspects who are accused of being Islamic extremists were arrested in Marseille. Also, Turkey’s main opposition party is formally asking to anul Sunday’s referendum that greatly expanded President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s powers. Continue reading

  • April 17, 2017  

    Vice President Mike Pence in a visit to the DMZ and South Korean capital vowed action to achieve a nuclear-free peninsula, saying the U.S. and its allies will act unless China uses its influence to rein in North Korea. Meanwhile, a North Korean ambassador took a defiant tone at the United Nations. Chief foreign affairs correspondent Margaret Warner reports. Continue reading

  • April 17, 2017  

    In our news wrap Monday, South Korea’s recently ousted President Park Geun-hye was indicted on charges of bribery, extortion and abuse of power. If convicted, she could face life in prison. Also, hundreds of Palestinians within Israeli prisons launched a hunger strike Monday in the largest such demonstration in five years. Continue reading

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