East Asia Headlines

  • North Korea criticizes UN chief over support for sanctions

    North Korea sharply criticized U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Thursday for supporting sanctions to pressure the country into negotiations with the U.S. on denuclearization, saying he appears to be acting as a “henchman” representing the United States.

    Washington Post
  • At Olympics, omnipresent flags are a tricky political dance

    A group of high school students plan to keep their new flags all their lives, as a souvenir of this historic political and Olympic moment that they traveled across their nation to witness.

    Washington Post
  • Vonn scatters grandfather's ashes near downhill course

    Lindsey Vonn came to South Korea with the goal of taking home an Olympic medal and leaving something even more special behind.

    Washington Post
  • Satellites see big fishing's footprint on the high seas

    Scientists tag sharks to see where they roam in the high seas, but until now they couldn't track the seas' biggest eater: Humans. By using ships' own emergency beacons, researchers got the first comprehensive snapshot of industrial fishing's impacts around the globe. And it's huge — bigger...

    ABC News
  • Column: US-Canada women's hockey classic makes us forget NHL

    Who needs the NHL? We're good with Jocelyne Lamoureux-Davidson pulling off the sickest of moves — her shoulders dipping to and fro, her blades cutting this way and that, her magic wand of a stick guiding the puck past a helpless Canadian goalie who had been reduced to a pretzel. We're...

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  • China probing possible violation of UN sanctions on N. Korea

    China is “highly concerned” about a reported ship-to-ship transfer on the high seas that could violate U.N. sanctions on North Korea and has launched an investigation, the foreign ministry said Thursday.

    Washington Post