The president focused on the victims of the repressive North Korean state, while avoiding the topic of possible military strikes.
Analysts see growing opposition to military rule but Thailand's government steps up crackdown on protests and online dissent.
Those who fled the North worry the “army of beauties” cheering squad will give a false impression of the poverty stricken and repressive country.
Seoul is working to prevent the spread of the virus from the North while also containing its own outbreak.
US Secretary of Defense James Mattis just visited Vietnam, and a US aircraft carrier is due to call in March.
Pentagon chief cheers expected visit of a US aircraft carrier to Vietnam.
The South Korean public has been generally supportive of North Korea participating in the upcoming Olympics as a way to foster cooperation with its nuclear-armed neighbor, but they are still divided. VOA Khmer's Phy Sopheada narrates.
North Korea is calling for better relations with the South that opponents say is part of propaganda campaign to ease economic sanctions.
Majority leader's friendly relationship with Myanmar's Aung San Suu Kyi put under the spotlight.
“Even the dogs coming out of the helicopters knew what to do”.
Washington is reportedly considering launching a limited military strike against Pyongyang if it resumes ballistic missiles and nuclear testing.
Beijing has taken a series of measures to pressure Taiwan into negotiations, Last week Taiwan retaliated instead.