Politics & Economy

North Korea's new foreign minister arrives in Laos for overseas debut

VIENTIANE (Kyodo) -- North Korea's new foreign minister arrived Sunday in Laos to make his overseas debut at a major security forum, amid months of Pyongyang's sabre-rattling despite stronger international pressure.Ri Yong Ho, in his first trip abroa...

South China Sea arbitration

Tribunal's blunt ruling against China fuels South China Sea tensions

TOKYO/JAKARTA -- China's claims to historical rights in the South China Sea have no legal ...

Duterte's Philippines

ASEAN wary of Manila walking out on anti-Beijing team

MANILA -- Concern is growing within the Association of Southeast Asian Nations that the Ph...

Pyongyang provocation

Kim Jong Un tightens grip on power in North Korea

SEOUL -- North Korea's parliament on Wednesday appointed Kim Jong Un the head of a freshly...