South Korea is holding a security ministers' meeting Friday to discuss the situation in North Korea, an official said, after the communist nation announced that the once-powerful uncle of leader Kim Jong-un has been executed.
Recently Nicolas Sarkozy has announced that he is going to return to politics to compete with Francois Hollande for the Presidency in 2017.
The United States is consulting Asian allies about reports that the uncle of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un was executed, a White House official said.
A petition to the White House from US public organizations, calling on the country's authorities to review the legislature concerning surveillance of online and phone communications, have already gathered over 100,000 signatures.
Chemical weapons were likely used in five out of seven attacks investigated by UN experts in Syria, where a 2-1/2-year civil war has killed over 100,000 people, according to a UN report published on Thursday.
The state of Connecticut hosted a ceremony to celebrate the first GMO labeling law in the US. Back in June citizens of the state approved the bill according to which all foods and products that contain GMO are subject to labeling. Now it is a matter of other states to follow the example of their neighbor.
North Korea has executed the uncle of its leader Kim Jong-Un after a shock purge, state news agency KCNA announced early Friday, branding the once-powerful Jang Song-Thaek a "traitor for all ages".
According to the State Department, the amount of the US aid to the Syrian opposition is about 260 million dollars.
Ukraine and the EU have agreed to prepare a road map for the implementation of the trade and association agreement, said EU commissioner Stefan Fule. The negotiations will take place without the participation of Russia, he added as quoted by RIA Novosti.
Patients from around the globe are left confused after discovering alien implants in their body, and dye invisible to the naked eye on their skin. Material scientist Steve Colbern told the Voice of Russia that these unidentifiable implants and mystical dyes could be from extraterrestrial beings, as no tests can conclude what or where such strange markings have originated from.
Hackers at the 2011 G20 summit in Paris used naked pictures of Carla Bruni, the former French first lady, as bait – and a very successful one – to trap dozens of diplomats, it has recently emerged.
Drone-flying courses have become a recent development in American aviation schools. Dozens of schools are now offering the so-called UAS (unmanned aircraft systems) training, that is, handling a range of devices from drones as big as small planes to 2-foot-wide mini-helicopters.
The US general who opened the Guantanamo detention camp said Thursday it was a mistake and should be shut down because "it validates every negative perception of the United States." "In retrospect, the entire detention and interrogation strategy was wrong," Marine Major General Michael Lehnert wrote in a column published in the Detroit Free Press.
Israel is scrapping a controversial draft law to relocate thousands of Bedouin residents of the Negev desert, an official said Thursday. Benny Begin, tasked with implementing the so-called Prawer Plan, said he had recommended to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to "end the debate on the law" in parliament.
Bangladesh on Thursday hanged a senior Islamist leader known as the "Butcher of Mirpur", making him the first person to be put to death for massacres committed during the country's bloody 1971 war of independence.
A man who survived the helicopter crash in the Scottish city of Glasgow last month died in hospital of his injuries on Thursday, police said, bringing the death toll to 10.
A plague spread by rats has killed 39 people in recent weeks in Madagascar, the health ministry said Thursday. A doctor in the ministry in Antananarivo said 90 percent of the cases were diagnosed as pneumonic plague, a vicious strain, which can kill within three days, leaving little time for antibiotics to work.
The US attempts to influence the situation in Ukraine are a desire to take revenge for the defeat in Syria. This is the opinion of head of the State Duma Committee for International Affairs Alexei Pushkov stated today in a conversation with a Russian news agency.
Mankind can say goodbye to the Maldives. Current sea level rise is a consequence of the already observed climate warming. According to the report of the World Wildlife Fund (WWF), as a result of this, by the end of the 21st century, global average sea level rise will be one meter. Many areas will be flooded. And if appropriate measures are not taken, the process of sea level rise will continue and Hong Kong, Calcutta, Venice and St. Petersburg will go under the water.
The US and UK have suspended non-lethal assistance for the opposition in northern Syria. They made this decision after rebels of the so-called Islamic Front seized Free Syrian Army’s bases on the Turkish border. Free Syrian Army is supported by the West. A spokesperson for the UK Foreign Office also said that the suspension was temporary "pending investigation". Zenonas Tziarras, a Doctoral Researcher in Politics and International Studies at the University of Warwick, UK, gave his commentary on the issue to Voice of Russia.