* Date : 2019-12-31
from politics and foreign policy to sports and culture
2019 was another eventful year in the world of news, highlighted by the eruption of a trade war between South Korea and Japan. What began as a dispute over history spilled over into an all-out crisis on the trade and security fronts between the two countries. The deep freeze in North Korea-U.S. relations was also a source of frequent media coverage, ranging from the collapse of the second Kim-Trump summit in Hanoi and the breakdown in working-level talks between the two countries in Sweden that followed seven months later. In the world of sports, South Korean athletes such as soccer star Son Heung-min and baseball pitcher Ryu Hyun-jin made their countrymen pride by putting in great performances. On the other hand, South Korea's culture and entertainment industry was marred by the 'Burning Sun' scandal, and struck by tragedy after a number of top celebrities took their own lives. In this week's edition of 'Foreign Correspondents', we sit down with our panel of journalists for a review of all the top news stories from 2019.
Sakabe Tetsuo / NNA
Andres Sanchez Braun / EFE