By John Solomon
How the government's punishing of the exposure of official wrongdoing can linger for years
Independent voices from the TWT Communities
South Korea has accused its northern neighbor of firing a short-range projectile into its nearby waters for the fifth time in the past three days.
South Korea says North Korea has fired a short-range projectile into its own eastern waters — for the fifth time in three days.
North Korea fired three short-range guided missiles into its eastern waters on Saturday, a South Korean official said. It routinely tests such missiles, but the latest launches came during a period of tentative diplomacy aimed at easing tensions.
North Korea has replaced its hard-line defense minister with a younger, little-known army general, state media indicated Monday, a move analysts see as an attempt by new leader Kim Jong-un to solidify his grip on the isolated communist state's powerful military.
A North Korean foreign ministry spokesman said President Obama is to blame for all the rising tensions in the peninsula.
South Korea President Park Geun-hye gave the boot to her press secretary during her much-publicized trip to the United States, after hearing he sexually assaulted a female worker at the nation's embassy in downtown Washington, D.C.
Clear signs are emerging for the first time indicating that China is responding to U.S. pressure to help modify belligerent behavior by Beijing's fraternal communist ally in North Korea.
South Korean President Park Geun-hye said Wednesday that her nation will respond "decisively" to North Korean provocations, and called for a unified international response to threats from Pyongyang.
Cuba has filed its first legal challenge with the World Trade Organization, joining the fight against Australia's tough tobacco packaging laws, the Geneva-based trade body announced Monday.
The days in which North Korean leaders could manufacture an international crisis and extract concessions from its neighbors are over, President Obama declared during a news conference with South Korean President Park Geun-hye at the White House.
President Obama defiantly defended his reluctance to increase the U.S.intervention in Syria, saying he has yet to receive clear, corroborated evidence to back up initial intelligence reports of small-scale use of chemical weapons by the Syrian regime and would not make a decision based on a "hope and a prayer."
"We will make them pay," South Korea President Park Geun-hye said of the fate of North Korea should it launch an attack of any size or scope on her nation, to CBS News.
South Korean President Park Geun-hye and President Obama no doubt will look to project a unified front when the two leaders meet Tuesday at the White House to discuss how best to address the North Korean nuclear threat.
The last seven South Koreans stationed at a jointly run factory park in North Korea pulled out Friday, silencing the complex for the first time since it was launched nine years ago in a seemingly distant era of reconciliation.
U.S. authorities issued a diplomatic statement to North Korea on Thursday, urging rather than demanding Pyongyang release an American who was just sentenced to 15 years of hard labor.