South Korean lawmakers opened formal discussions on Monday on long-stalled bills regarding human rights in North Korea, galvanized by the adoption of a landmark UN resolution condemning Pyongyang's rights abuses.
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's ruling party showed a strong lead in opinion polls released Monday ahead of Japan's general election next month, despite a majority of respondents giving a thumbs down to his economic blitz.
Three Ukrainian servicemen have been killed in the past 24 hours in fighting with pro-Russian separatists in the east despite a ceasefire in place since early September, a Ukrainian military spokesman said today.
South Korea's Education Minister apologized and the Head of the National Exam Board resigned on Monday after accepting that there were errors in two questions in the country's cutthroat college entrance test.
The Australian prime minister's threat to "shirtfront" Russia's president during an international summit this month has prompted a dictionary to broaden its definition of the word beyond an illegal football maneuver.
Nestled in President Barack Obama's plan to overhaul aspects of the US immigration system are tweaks to rules for high-skilled workers long frustrated with hurdles to getting work or residency approval.