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.
As President Donald Trump prepares to decide on certifying the Iran nuclear deal, the White House has come to see a rapidly escalating standoff with North Korea as both a complicating factor and a cautionary tale.
Some of the fish you buy from your local grocery store may have come from factories in China where North Koreans are working. An investigative team from The Associated Press tracked the products from China to US freezer cases.
Isaias Afwerki of Eritrea was one of four African leaders left off the invite list for the US-Africa Leaders Summit this week. The snub sparked debate among Washington's Eritrean expat community about whether or not the gesture had any real meaning.
As a US strike group led by an aircraft carrier steamed toward the Korean peninsula Sunday, a senior official said President Donald Trump has asked to be provided with a range of options for eliminating the North Korean nuclear threat.
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.
The first time he saw North Korean leader Kim Il Sung in person, No Kum Sok decided he better start pretending to be a good Communist. Then he started plotting his escape from North Korea, which he managed to pull off in a Soviet-made fighter jet.
For years, Stephen Colbert's conservative parody showed how satire and ridicule can be powerful forms of expression. Now with Sony canceling "The Interview" in the face of apparent North Korean threats, his show's ending seems like an even bigger blow for free speech.
North Koreans may speak Korean, but not the kind they have to learn if they defect to the South. And even with a new smartphone app to guide them through South Korea's unfamiliar dialect, it's a tough and unnerving challenge.