Dec 1, 2016

Suspected North Korea abductee found alive in Japan

A 68-year-old Japanese man suspected of having been abducted by North Korea in 1985 was found alive in Japan in late November, police said Thursday. Police officials denied the possibility that Masanori Katsuki, who went missing in Tokyo in February 1985, was abducted by ...

U.N. Security Council imposes new sanctions on North Korea

Dec 1, 2016

U.N. Security Council imposes new sanctions on North Korea

The United Nations Security Council on Wednesday adopted a new sanctions resolution against North Korea, ramping up earlier punitive measures following the reclusive country’s fifth and largest nuclear test in September. The 17-page resolution was unanimously adopted by the 15-member council after the text ...

Nov 29, 2016

Japan plans evacuation drill amid North Korea missile threat

The Japanese government is considering holding an evacuation drill to prepare for a possible North Korean ballistic missile launch, government sources said Tuesday. The plan is for the general population to be involved in the exercise, which would be the first of its kind. ...

North Korea calls rare three-day mourning period for comrade Castro

Nov 28, 2016

North Korea calls rare three-day mourning period for comrade Castro

North Korea is observing a three-day period of mourning for Fidel Castro, seen by Pyongyang as a rare comrade-in-arms against their common enemy, the United States. The North has ordered that flags outside official buildings be flown at half-staff to honor Castro, the country’s ...