North Korea warned Saturday that it is ready for an all-out war even as it dispatched its top diplomat to Russia amid a flurry of regional diplomatic efforts to defuse tensions over the North's deadly artillery attack on South Korea.
The nation's largest labor federation said Thursday that it will oppose the free-trade deal between the Obama administration and South Korea, a stance that could complicate efforts to get the support of organized labor's Democratic backers in Congress.
The top U.S. military officer expressed frustration Wednesday with what he called China's unwillingness to rein in North Korea, calling again on Beijing to use its unique leverage to push the North to stop provocations.
The Cancun, Mexico, climate summit had barely begun when the topic du jour became how much "climate debt" the developed world "owes" developing countries for emitting carbon dioxide. The developed world stands accused of causing "imminent global climate disruption," or whatever the politically correct term is this week. The facts are quite different.
Israeli talks with Washington meant to curb settlement construction and restart negotiations with the Palestinians have been put on hold, Israel's defense minister said Tuesday.
International trade issues have the strangest effects on political and policy types. They have turned liberal Democratic devotees of big government at home into champions of government-free commerce abroad.
The prosecutor of the International Criminal Court said Monday he has opened a preliminary investigation into possible war crimes by North Korea resulting from its recent clashes with South Korea.
World leaders focused attention on North Korea on Monday, as an International Criminal Court prosecutor opened a war-crimes investigation into the reclusive country's recent military strikes and as U.S., Japanese and South Korean officials conferred at the State Department.
North Korea lambasted South Korea's new defense chief Sunday for threatening to launch air strikes against the North and accused the South of causing "uncontrollable, extreme" tension on the peninsula.