Updated Wednesday, November 19, 2014 0:11 am TWN
An anxious North Korea will see Tuesday how the boldest effort yet to bring its leaders to account for alleged crimes against humanity will move forward, as the U.N. General Assembly's human rights committee votes on a resolution that demands the country's referral to the International Criminal Court (ICC).
South Korea's President Park Geun-hye on Tuesday nominated a retired navy general as head of a new broader safety agency to be created in the aftermath of April's ferry sinking that killed more than 300 people.
Tuesday, November 18, 2014
South Korea's Asiana Airlines on Monday appealed against a government decision to suspend its lucrative service to San Francisco for 45 days as a penalty for a deadly plane crash there last year.
Sunday, November 16, 2014
The U.S. intelligence chief who flew to North Korea on a secret mission to free two Americans said there is “the potential for change” in the secretive state, in a rare window into the murky world of Pyongyang diplomacy.
Saturday, November 15, 2014
Friday, November 14, 2014
Wednesday, November 12, 2014
A South Korean court on Tuesday handed a 36-year prison sentence to the captain of a sunken ferry, saying he was professionally negligent and abandoned his passengers during the disaster in April that killed more than 300 people.
US. President Barack Obama is squelching speculation that the release of two Americans held in North Korea might pave the way for a new round of nuclear talks, saying the U.S. needs more than “small gestures” before reopening a high level of dialogue with Pyongyang.
Sunday, November 9, 2014
Two Americans released from captivity in North Korea returned to the United States late Saturday after their departure was secured through a secret mission by the top U.S. intelligence official to the reclusive nation.
Thursday, November 6, 2014
Nuclear-armed North Korea has started operating a new plant inside its uranium enrichment complex, boosting its capacity to generate fuel that could be used to make atomic weapons, a report said Wednesday.
Wednesday, November 5, 2014
South Korean automakers Hyundai and Kia will pay the U.S. government a US$100 million civil penalty to end a two-year investigation into overstated gas mileage figures on window stickers on 1.2 million vehicles.
Tuesday, November 4, 2014
Friday, October 31, 2014
A U.N. human rights investigator met for a second time Wednesday with a North Korean official on a possible groundbreaking visit and the North's demand that a U.N. effort to refer the country's situation to the International Criminal Court (ICC) be dropped.
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