US envoy Stephen Bosworth arrives in Tokyo Thursday after visiting Seoul and Beijing. Implicit in his talks is a push for Japan and South Korea to cooperate for mutual defense against North Korea.
If China wants less American influence in the region, it must rein in the North Korean regime.
North Korea kept up its harsh rhetoric Friday, indicating that it saw upcoming military exercises as fresh provocation. US Gen. Walter Sharp toured the island area attacked by the North on Tuesday.
USS George Washington is being sent to the Yellow Sea after North Korea attacked South Korea's Yeonpyeong island. By dispatching the USS George Washington, Obama is telling North Korea and its ally China that belligerent behavior will bring consequences.
North Korea's attack, one of the worst since the Korean War, didn't jar most Seoul residents as they listened to Jingle Bells or tuned into the Asian Games. But men of military age are concerned.
Bulgarian physicians release pigeons with national flags attached to them, during a protest in Sofia. Physicians and medical workers rallied to demand acute reforms and adequate financing of Bulgaria's health-care sector.
As Seoul prepares to host the G20 summit Nov. 11, it is keeping a close eye on activists' protest plans as well as the possibility that North Korea could provoke a well-timed incident.
An East European steppe eagle named Steppi starts from the hand of keeper Didi Wechselberger in Mayrhofen, Austria, on Friday. The eagle is training to star in a daily bird show where he will be able to demonstrate his unique natural behaviors and physical features.
North Korea ended years of speculation by releasing its first photo of a chubby-cheeked Kim Jong-un, now a four-star general and the presumptive heir to his father, Kim Jong-il.
The struggle to name a successor to North Korea’s leader Kim Jong-il appears likely to climax in a historic conference next week. The conference, the first in 44 years, is slated for Sept. 28. Debate among North Korea’s leaders over anointment of Mr. Kim’s third son, Kim Jong-un, is widely believed to have delayed the meeting. Just because delegates will be gathering for the conference is no guarantee that it will end in announcement of a leadership lineup. Whatever the outcome, it is certain to provide fodder for speculation about the future of North Korea after Kim leaves the scene. As North Korea heads into this meeting, here is a good idea of who might be in positions of power after Kim Jong-il steps down: