Thae Young Ho is a familiar face among correspondents seeking to travel to North Korea, and among far-left circles in London. His defection to South Korea is one among many North Korean officials this year.
As Japan marks the 71st anniversary of the end of World War II, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe avoided visiting a controversial shrine that honors Japanese war dead, including war criminals.
Three leaders of a rally that sparked huge prodemocracy street protests in 2014 in Hong Kong have been sentenced to community service on Monday.
In the wake of an international court's ruling rejecting China's claims to disputed territory in the South China Sea, China said the combat exercises were an effort to protect its 'maritime interests.'
The International Olympic Committee approved baseball/softball, karate, skateboarding, sport climbing, and surfing for the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo.
South Korean officials said the missile’s trajectory was one of the longest of North Korean tests.
More than 400 people believed to be linked to illegal drugs have been killed since President Duterte took office in June. Human rights groups and international drug authorities are calling for the killings to stop.
President Tsai Ing-wen offered a formal apology to Taiwan's aboriginal people on Monday for 400 years of 'pain and mistreatment.'