An avalanche struck a Japanese ski resort midmorning on Monday, overwhelming a student mountaineering exercise and leaving at least eight people with no vital signs, according to local authorities. Some 40 other students and teachers were injured in the avalanche, which hit the area in Tochigi Prefecture, nearly 100 miles north of Tokyo.
South Korea’s constitutional court has ruled to formally end the rule of impeached President Park Geun-hye. Continue reading South Korea’s President Removed From Power After Impeachment
The son of Kim Jong-nam — the slain half brother of North Korea’s leader — appears to have emerged in a YouTube clip indicating that his family has gone into hiding after his father’s killing last month. Continue reading Son of Kim Jong-nam Appears to Surface in YouTube Video
North Korea’s latest weapons test showed it can accurately fire multiple medium-range ballistic missiles, an attack strategy that experts said could test the advanced U.S. THAAD anti-missile system which began to arrive in South Korea on Tuesday.
Continue reading Even with THAAD defense, North Korea missile barrage poses threat to South
Pyongyang orders temporary ban on Malaysian citizens leaving amid escalating tension over killing of King Jong-nam.
Continue reading Malaysians banned from leaving North Korea: State media
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un supervised Monday’s test launches of four missiles, the country’s official news agency reported on Tuesday, stepping up threats against Washington as U.S. troops conduct joint military exercises with South Korea.
Continue reading North Korea says leader Kim supervised missile tests, Trump talks to Japan’s Abe
A North Korean diplomat suggested on Thursday that Kim Jong-nam, the estranged half brother of the country’s leader, died of heart failure despite Malaysia’s finding that he was killed by a banned nerve agent. Continue reading Kim Jong-nam Died of Heart Failure, North Korea Suggests
The move comes as Malaysia hunts several North Koreans suspected of being involved in the murder of Kim Jong-nam.
Continue reading Kim Jong-nam death: Malaysia ends visa-free entry for N Koreans
Malaysia’s health minister said Sunday autopsy results suggested a nerve agent caused “very serious paralysis” that killed the exiled half brother of North Korea’s leader, as police completed a sweep of the budget terminal where he was poisoned and declared it safe of any toxin. Continue reading Malaysia says airport safe, autopsy shows nerve agent effect
The North Korean leader’s half brother was killed by VX, a nerve agent that can kill within minutes if absorbed through the skin, Malaysian police said Friday, giving their first assessment of the cause of Kim Jong Nam’s death. Continue reading Kim Jong Un’s half brother was killed by VX nerve agent, a chemical weapon, Malaysia police say