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Ailing North Korea leader sends message to China


North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un, who has not been seen for nearly a month due to apparent health problems, sent a congratulatory message to China on its national day Wednesday, state media said.

Posted: October 1st, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Hong Kong protesters reject demands to end rallies

COLOR OF PROTEST LOOKS FAMILIAR  A woman picks up a yellow ribbon—a symbol of the Hong Kong prodemocracy movement from an activist in Hong Kong. The special administrative region has been plunged in its worst political crisis since the 1997 handover as prodemocracy activists take over the busiest streets following China’s refusal to grant citizens full universal suffrage.  AFP

Hong Kong demonstrators rejected demands immediately to end rallies that have paralyzed the city’s downtown, their numbers swelling for a third night before a national holiday Wednesday expected to put their campaign for free elections into overdrive.

Posted: October 1st, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Taiwan president backs Hong Kong protests

Ma Ying-jeou

Taiwan’s president threw his weight behind Hong Kong’s democracy protesters on Monday, saying he was “very concerned” by events in the city and urging China to proceed with “peaceful and cautious measures.”

Posted: September 30th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Hong Kong protests turn festive

LET BEIJING SEE THE LIGHT  Thousands of pro-democracy protesters flash their cell phones as they dig in for another night of confrontation with police in their campaign for free elections on Monday. Police tried to disperse them with batons and tear gas on Sunday, but failed to remove them from the Hong Kong government center in Admiralty district.  AFP PHOTO /AARON TAM

Tens of thousands of pro-democracy protesters turned parts of Hong Kong into a massive street party on Monday night, with the mood turning festive a day after riot police fired tear gas in ugly clashes.

Posted: September 30th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Japan, N. Korea meet over Cold War kidnappings

Japan North Korea Cold War

Japan on Monday demanded North Korea promptly report the results of its probe into the Cold War kidnappings of Japanese citizens as the two nations began talks in China.

Posted: September 29th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »