Beijing's former representative to Fiji says Chinese diplomats under great pressure

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A former Chinese representative to Fiji, Chen Yonglin (陳用林), said Tuesday (Oct. 20) that Chinese diplomats are under great pressure to defend Beijing's global image as...

Few fans, masked umps, muted celebrations for World Series

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — A World Series like no other opens Tuesday night with Clayton Kershaw’s Los Angeles Dodgers pursuing redemption, Kevin Kiermaier’s Tampa Bay Rays seeking acclaim and Major Leag...

Lawmaker: N Korea's ex-ambassador to Italy defected to South

A senior North Korea diplomat who had vanished in Italy in late 2018 lives in South Korea under government protection, a lawmaker said Wednesday (Oct. 7). If confirmed, Jo Song Gil, the North&rsquo...

North Korea regrets killing South Korean to control coronavirus

North Korea expressed regret on Friday (Sept. 25) over the death of a missing South Korean, saying it shot him as part of measures to battle the coronavirus, the South's national security adviser ...

North Korean troops killed missing South Korean official, burned body, Seoul says

SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korean troops shot dead a South Korean fisheries official who went missing earlier this week, before dousing his body in oil and setting it on fire in what was likely an effort...

North Korea shoots South Korean official, burns his body: Seoul

South Korea's Defense Ministry on Thursday accused North Korea of firing at a government official and burning his body. A ministry statement said evidence showed North Korean soldiers had found ...

North Korea vows 'severe' punishments in wake of typhoon

The North Korean government has vowed to punish officials who failed to protect residents from Typhoon Maysak that wreaked havoc in parts of the country, according to Rodong Sinmun, a state-run newspa...

North Korea and coronavirus: Hide-and-seek with the world

When Dr. Choi Jung Hun treated patients in North Korea, he had to get hold of his own medical hygiene equipment. "I was asked to buy surgical masks and gloves for myself," he says. There wa...

NKorea puts border city in lockdown over suspected outbreak

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un placed the city of Kaesong near the border with South Korea under total lockdown after a person was found with suspected COVID-19 symptoms, saying he believes “the vici...

Today in History

Today in History Today is Tuesday, July 14, the 196th day of 2020. There are 170 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On July 1...

Editorial Roundup: US

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: ___ June 30 The Wall Street Journal on allegations that Russia offered bounties f...

Kim Jong Un’s sister threatens S. Korea with military action

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The powerful sister of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un threatened military action against South Korea as she bashed Seoul on Saturday over declining bilateral relations...

South Korea to charge defector groups over North leaflets

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea’s government said Wednesday that it will press charges against two activist groups that have been floating anti-Pyongyang leaflets and bottles filled with rice to...

North and South Korea troops exchange fire along border

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North and South Korean troops exchanged fire along their tense border on Sunday, the South’s military said, the first such incident since the rivals took unprecedented steps ...

S Korea says troops exchange fire along N Korean border

North and South Korean troops exchanged fire along their tense border on Sunday (May 3), the South’s military said, the first such incident since the rivals took unprecedented steps to lower fro...