North Korea mounts breezy charm offensive to avoid ICC referral

Oct 23, 2014

North Korea mounts breezy charm offensive to avoid ICC referral

For an envoy of the North Korean government, which virtually bans the average citizen’s contact with the outside world, Kim Ju Song looks breezily connected. A tablet computer is propped on his table in the United Nations’ bustling delegates lounge. He hands out his ...

Argentine town faces ghosts of its Dirty War

Oct 21, 2014

Argentine town faces ghosts of its Dirty War

Shade trees hide the crumbling farm house outside of Olavarria. Hidden at the end of a dirt path, the white plaster coating is falling away from the brick foundation like scabs peeling off an unhealed wound. Araceli Gutierrez guards the memories of this place ...

Oct 20, 2014

Amnesty slams 'abuse' of migrant workers in South Korea

Migrant farm workers in South Korea face rampant abuse under a “shameful” government work permit system that encourages exploitation, Amnesty International said in a report published on Monday. The report, which the South Korean Labour Ministry suggested was exaggerated, came on the heels of ...

Jailed American lived enigmatic life

Sep 22, 2014

Jailed American lived enigmatic life

by James Pearson and Ju-min Park

Matthew Miller, the U.S. citizen imprisoned in North Korea on espionage charges, spent months in South Korea pretending to be an Englishman named “Preston Somerset,” acquaintances who met or worked with him say. The 25-year-old native of Bakersfield, California, did not seem to have ...

NFL vows to get house in order

Sep 20, 2014

NFL vows to get house in order

More defiant than contrite, Roger Goodell on Friday announced no sweeping changes in his first public statements in more than a week of turmoil surrounding the NFL’s handling of players accused of crimes. The commissioner was definitive about one thing: He has not considered ...

Aug 26, 2014

Teen arrested for killing roommate's baby in Tokyo

An 18-year-old girl has been arrested for allegedly murdering the 3-month-old daughter of a woman she lived with in Tokyo, police said Tuesday. The girl, from the city of Nagano, is suspected of strangling the baby on Nov. 1 at their apartment in Shibuya ...