South Korea

  • 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

  • April 17, 2017  

    The long-simmering standoff between the United States and North Korea is heating up again. As the Trump administration draws a tougher line with the regime, what options are open to the U.S., its allies and China? Judy Woodruff speaks with former Secretary of Defense William Perry. Continue reading

  • FILE PHOTO: House Freedom Caucus Chairman U.S. Representative Mark Meadows (R-NC) speaks to reporters after meeting with his caucus members about their votes on a potential repeal of Obamacare on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., March 23, 2017. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst/File Photo - RTX334X8
    March 30, 2017  

    In our news wrap Thursday, President Trump tweeted that some conservatives in the Freedom Caucus will hurt the Republican agenda if “they don’t get on the team.” A Caucus member later responded that “most people don’t take well to being bullied.” Also, a federal judge in Hawaii extended his orders blocking the president’s revised travel ban. Continue reading

  • March 24, 2017  

    In our news wrap Friday, the State Department issued a permit to build the long-delayed Keystone XL pipeline, a project that had been rejected by the Obama administration. Also, a federal judge in Virginia ruled in favor of the president’s revised travel ban, rejected arguments by Muslim plaintiffs who said the ban was discriminatory. Continue reading

  • seoul food waste
    March 19, 2017  

    About one-third of all the food produced for human consumption is lost or wasted, according to the United Nations. But several years ago, South Korea instituted a law that requires residents to separate food waste from other garbage and imposes fines on anyone who does not recycle. The NewsHour Weekend’s Mori Rothman reports. Continue reading