By Christine Kim and Hyonhee Shin SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea will send another high-level delegation to South Korea for the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics closing ceremony, officials said on Thursday, including the man blamed for the 2010 sinking of a South Korean navy ship that killed 46 sailors.
By Shoon Naing and Simon Lewis YANGON (Reuters) - The first civilian to testify in the case of two Reuters reporters accused of violating Myanmar's Official Secrets Act contradicted police and prosecutors on Wednesday about where the pair were arrested, a defense lawyer said. Wa Lone, 31, and Kyaw
By Ruma Paul, Clare Baldwin and Andrew R.C. Marshall DHAKA/BHASAN CHAR/COX'S BAZAR, Bangladesh (Reuters) - Bangladesh is racing to turn an uninhabited and muddy Bay of Bengal island into home for 100,000 Rohingya Muslims who have fled a military crackdown in Myanmar, amid conflicting signals from
On a bus to Tallahassee on Florida’s State Road 91 on Tuesday, Drew Schwartz sits with a scrum of fellow students planning the logistics of their march on the state capital, just hours away. “Right now it’s all hands on deck,” says Drew, a 17-year-old junior at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in
In addition, they hoped their forgiveness might enable them to better reach others prone to violence and perhaps prevent a similar massacre. In contrast, the killing of 17 people at the high school in Parkland, Fla., has yet to reveal much forgiveness toward the shooter. The anger over the murders,
When IBM lost its chief diversity officer, Lindsay-Rae McIntyre, to rival Microsoft earlier this month, Big Blue went to court to stop her working for a year. It seems that ways to recruit talented women, then retain and promote them, have become proprietary business data, just like more traditional
For many Americans, last week's indictment of the Russian “troll farm” by special counsel Robert Mueller was the first time a spotlight had been shown on the enterprise that allegedly meddled in US elections. The IRA is a well-funded “internet marketing” operation that may perform commercial functions
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — What's it like to wake up in North Korea one day and South Korea the next? The differences are pretty jarring. The similarities can be, too. As the AP's Pyongyang bureau chief since 2013, I've been to the North several dozen times and made about a half dozen
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — Unprepared and outclassed, North Korea's 22 athletes wrapped up their competition at the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics on Thursday without a finish higher than 13th. And even that was in a field of 16.
Environment group Greenpeace on Thursday called on Thai Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha to tackle an air pollution "crisis" in Bangkok, weeks after a pollution agency said the city's air quality had hit dangerous levels. Air pollution has been under the spotlight in Bangkok, one of the
MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Communist guerrillas said Thursday a Philippine government court petition to have them designated as terrorists is a desperate attempt to alienate them from the people, but insisted they are still open to talks to peacefully settle one of Asia's longest-raging insurgencies
In the industrial town of Guidonia near Rome, its first Five Star mayor is pulling out all the stops as the populist movement gears up for a shot at national governance. Tall, bespectacled and originally from France, Michel Barbet won the mayoralty last year amid an outpouring of frustration and anger
By Rod Nickel WINNIPEG, Manitoba (Reuters) - Inside a laboratory in Winnipeg, Manitoba, a Monsanto Co research technician uses tweezers to transfer pollen from one canola plant to another, a small step toward creating a new breed of the vegetable oil-producing crop. It's an early stage of a high-stakes
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — An anti-corruption investigator blinded by an acid attack is urging graft fighters to "stay brave" as he returns to Indonesia after months of medical treatment.
HERZLIYA, Israel (AP) — Even as he faces a potential deportation from Israel, 30-year-old Eritrean asylum seeker Johny Goytiom Kafl brims with satisfaction as he looks out upon thousands of fellow protesters rallying against the impending expulsions, all while peacefully secured by police.
Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen has threatened to "shame" Australia and block the release of a joint statement at a regional summit in Sydney next month if he faces pressure over a political crackdown at home. The strongman has been chastised by Western countries for taking a hammer to Cambodia
US President Donald Trump's daughter Ivanka will come face-to-face with a top North Korean general at the Winter Olympics closing ceremony in the South this weekend, it emerged Thursday. The Pyeongchang Games have become a venue for geopolitics as much as sports as the nuclear-armed North mounts
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — With the favorites failing to finish the race, Swedish skier Andre Myhrer won the Olympic gold medal in men's slalom on Thursday.
By Heekyong Yang SEOUL (Reuters) - A chat app where South Koreans can anonymously dish the dirt on their misbehaving bosses and colleagues is belatedly stirring the country’s #MeToo movement, shedding new light on sexual harassment in the heavily male-dominated corporate culture. Prompted by a recent
PODGORICA, Montenegro (AP) — An attacker threw a hand grenade at the U.S. Embassy in Montenegro's capital and then killed himself with another explosive device, the government here said Thursday.
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Cardiff City goalkeeper Neil Etheridge could become the first southeast Asian to play in the English Premier League later this year, and also help develop soccer in his native Philippines.
WASHINGTON (AP) — When Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull arrives in Washington this week for consultations with President Donald Trump, he won't be traveling solo.
Colombian armed forces on Wednesday stepped up security after mobs broke windows and stole food at 16 supermarkets in Bogota and other cities that the government said are a front for hiding assets of former FARC rebels. Police fired tear gas at hundreds of stone-throwing youths and made numerous arrests