Nicolo Kim from Seoul pays a visit to the Ruhr, once a coal-mining region in western Germany. He takes us to the former Zollverein coal mine, the Aalto Opera House, and the Essen cathedral.
South Korea announced it would shut down an association for former "comfort women" and their families, which had been funded by Japan. The foundation is a key element of a deeply unpopular 2015 accord with Japan.
By 2050, China wants to be the global technology leader in all key industries. For this to become a reality, it first needs to unleash its full innovative power. The Asian giant is making big strides toward that goal.
The country's top court has ruled that moral and religious beliefs are valid reasons to refuse military service. The decision is expected to impact hundreds of cases brought against men for not "fulfilling their duties."
US officials remain skeptical about North Korea's commitment to rid itself of nuclear weapons. US experts have bolstered those doubts with new findings about 13 undeclared nuclear bases throughout the country.
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