With nearly 300 missing, Koreans indulge a culture of shame.
A group of adoptees, who say they were given up because their mothers couldn’t raise them, are spearheading efforts to make single motherhood less of a social taboo and financial constraint.
North Koreans stick to the script by praising their government and refusing gifts from their relatives in wealthy South Korea, where US troops have begun annual joint exercises.
Weddings here are so grandiose, they sometimes bankrupt couples. Other times, they’re used to launder bribes.
As workers who stitch for Western brands demand a livable wage, South Korea urged Cambodian forces to protect corporate interests.
South Korea is plastic-surgery obsessed. The results aren’t always pretty.
South Korea has expanded its air defense zone. On a visit to the region, Vice President Joe Biden criticized China’s recent declaration of its airspace zone.
An estimated 500,000 South Korean fathers stay behind while their wives and children relocate for an English-language education abroad.
The US vice president’s visit comes amid rising tensions between Asia’s largest economies, China and Japan, over the former’s air defense zone.
South Koreans react to whether their nuclear-armed neighbor will ever follow suit.
Nearly half of the North Korean spies caught in South Korea over the past decade made it into the South after posing as refugees.
The US economy has received a major boost from the controversial drilling technology. China may (or may not) be next.
Unlike her predecessor, South Korea’s President Park Gyeun-hye has not made closer links between North and South contingent on an end to Pyongyang’s nuclear weapons program.
North Korea claims Southern neighbors created “arrogant obstructions” that forced the talks to be canceled.
Pyongyang warned Seoul that it would never forgive South Korea if it moved to shut down a joint industrial complex that employed 53,000 North Koreans in the border city of Kaesong.
With North Korea gone haywire, can South Korea win over its powerful and often difficult neighbor, China?
The very existence of North Korea is a bizarre quirk of history.
A member of the South Korean National Assembly called for US tactical nuclear weapons on the peninsula. He also suggested that Seoul consider developing its own deterrent.
South Korean workers are barred entrance to the joint park but are allowed to leave, as tensions ratchet up between North and South.
Members of thousands of families separated during the Korean War wonder whether they will meet again.