North Korea, formerly known as the hermit kingdom, is perhaps the largest source of instability as regards world peace. Its border is one of the most militarized in the world. The lack of impartial information, both inside and coming out of the country, is the perfect setting [continue reading].
The remains of 25 people have been found aboard 11 wooden boats that have washed up on the coast of northern Japan in the last two months. Several of the dilapidated vessels bore Korean characters and Japanese police believe the victims were either fishermen unable to return to [continue reading].
Kim Jong-un has ordered North Korea’s troops to be on a war footing as tensions with South Korea escalate following an exchange of shells – follow the latest updates • Any war between North and South Korea “could go nuclear” • Tensions had been rising [continue reading].
As the negotiators haggled, the North raised the stakes by moving more artillery forces to the front line, a South Korean Defense Ministry spokesman said, speaking on the customary condition of anonymity. “We have also detected 70 percent of the North Korean submarines missing [continue reading].
South Korea broadcasts Voice of Freedom radio, Ju and the anchor criticized Kim Jong-un’s behaviour, mocking staged photo-ops of him getting off a plane as though he were travelling on a state visit. “No foreign country will welcome Kim Jong-un, because he is a dictator. [continue reading].
On Friday, Japanese leader Shinzo Abe will make a speech marking the 70th anniversary of the end of World War Two. Much attention will be on the words he uses, but if the term “sorry” is uttered, it will not be for the first time, reports Robert Dujarric. Japanese [continue reading].
Mass graves found at trafficking camps at Thailand-Malaysia border in May Thailand on Friday indicted 72 people suspected of involvement in human trafficking, just days before the United States issues its latest assessment of the country’s anti-trafficking efforts next [continue reading].