A bridge, made of music: Two Korean musicians, one from South Korea, one from the Northern part of the peninsula, met this month in Shanghai. Yet another example of classical music diplomacy.
As local bands recently performed at an opposition rally in Moscow, other pop stars were simultaneously invited by the government to play at 'spoiler' festivals that some say aim to distract the public from politics.
Seoul called for the UN or another international body to investigate Japan's claims that some of its exports go to North Korea despite sanctions. Seoul and Tokyo have clashed over compensation to WWII forced laborers.
The decision is another blow to Samsung as it struggles with falling profitability and a trade spat with Japan.
A timeless classical music hit, Beethoven's "Moonlight Sonata" is the inspiration for this year's Beethovenfest in Bonn. It's been performed all over the world and has even been sent into outer space.
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