Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's conservative coalition was on track to win 311 seats in the 465-seat parliament, putting the nationalist premier on course to become Japan's longest-serving leader.
North Korean leader Kim Jong-un said Tuesday he would hold off on a planned missile strike near Guam, but warned the highly provocative move would go ahead in the event of further "reckless actions" by Washington.
North Korea is one of the most repressive countries on earth, with almost no freedom of religion. But Christian missionaries, it turns out, have a long history with the country. And a number of them are even allowed to operate there today.
Saturday is a big day in North Korea: The 105th anniversary of the birth of the country's founder, Kim Il Sung. It's thought that North Korea will conduct a nuclear or missile test to mark the occasion. But South Koreans aren't that worried.
A North Korean court has sentenced Matthew Todd Miller, a US citizen in his mid-20s, to six years in a North Korean labor camp for conspiring to commit “hostile acts” against the state. But many details about Miller's situation, including his reasons for visiting North Korea, remain a mystery.
Kim Jong-un boasted of North Korea's ability to strike any target in the US after a second intercontinental ballistic missile test that weapons experts said Saturday could even bring New York into range.
North Koreans refer to their supreme leader Kim Jong-Un is the "respected marshal." But that didn't stop the United Nations General Assembly from passing a resolution on North Korea’s human rights record that brings Kim one step closer to being charged with crimes against humanity.