South Korea joined a US-led program to block shipments of nuclear material. In Japan, a lawmaker urged first-strike capability.
Monday's explosion dashed hopes that the secretive nation is simply building its weapons program as a bargaining chip.
The country is struggling to handle the politically charged corruption trial of former President Chen Shui-bian.
The regime allowed journalists and diplomats to watch the trial as it entered its third day.
Survivors make do with plywood, donations, and stoicism. Some enjoy new homes.
Volunteerism stands strong one year later – and has even won support from local authorities normally wary of grass-roots movements.
A gargantuan task – some 2 million are said to need psychological care – is complicated by stigmas attached to mental illness.
Officials have intimidated citizens trying to find out why so many schools collapsed or to compile a list of all the children killed.
Prime Minister Rudd proposes $72 billion in new spending. US military can't protect it, say analysts.
Lin Zhao, who was executed in 1968, challenged history and Mao.
With nod from China, it will attend next month's World Health Assembly, but only as an "observer."
The longtime rivals signed deals Sunday on boosting cross-strait flights, joint-crime fighting, and financial cooperation, but steered clear of politics.
Parents seek any advantage as competition heats up despite a lower birthrate.
At Bangkok meeting, they cheer support for needle exchanges but urge further steps toward 'harm reduction.'
A documentary critical of the North, filmed by a family member of one of the journalists, could complicate their case.
UN condemnation brings vows from North to restart nuclear program, pull out of six-party talks.
In Bangkok Tuesday thousands ended their sit-in and leaders surrendered, saying they wanted to avoid violence but continue their campaign.
Security forces were mobilized for the first time since 2006 as violence escalates – two people died in street clashes Monday.
Taiwan watches as Asian neighbors ink trade deals, lower tarrifs, and get access to Chinese loans for growth.
Meet the Kimuras, who haven't bought a major appliance in 10 years and who have made being thrifty an art form.