South Korea bets on nuclear power, restarting construction on two reactors
South Korea, one of the world's most fossil fuel-reliant economies, is re-embracing nuclear energy, with the government announcing Tuesday it will restart construction on two nuclear reactors and extend the life of those already in operation.
Suspected North Korean dam release forces South Koreans to evacuate holiday spot on river
North Korea appears to have released water from a dam near its border with South Korea, prompting vacationers in the neighbouring country to evacuate due to rising water levels on the Imjin River, officials said Tuesday.
Is North Korea hiding a bigger problem behind its Covid-19 outbreak?
Choi Jung-hun smiled as I read out the latest official Covid-19 figures from North Korean state media: fewer than 5 million cases of "fever" and just 73 fatalities -- a fraction of the death toll of every other country in the world.
Suspect confesses to killing Malta journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia
The man accused of detonating a car bomb that killed a prominent Maltese journalist has confessed to the crime in an interview with a Reuters reporter and says he will soon implicate others in plotting to assassinate her.
A billion people in China had personal data leaked. It's been online more than a year
A massive online database apparently containing the personal information of up to one billion Chinese citizens was left unsecured and publicly accessible for more than a year -- until an anonymous user in a hacker forum offered to sell the data and brought it to wider attention last week.
Chinese-Canadian tycoon faces trial in China without consular access, embassy says
The trial in China of a missing Chinese-Canadian tycoon who was abducted from a hotel room in Hong Kong five years ago will take place without consular access, the Canadian Embassy in Beijing told CNN on Tuesday.
Paris' Eiffel Tower is reportedly badly in need of repairs
The Eiffel Tower is riddled with rust and in need of full repairs, but instead it is being given a cosmetic 60 million euro paint job ahead of the 2024 Olympic Games in Paris, according to confidential reports cited by French magazine Marianne.
US says Israeli military gunfire 'likely responsible' for Shireen Abu Akleh's death but examination of bullet inconclusive
The United States has determined that gunfire from the Israeli military was "likely responsible" for the killing of Al Jazeera correspondent and Palestinian-American Shireen Abu Akleh in May, although an examination overseen by the US of the bullet "could not reach a definitive conclusion" on its origin due to the condition of the bullet, State Department spokesperson Ned Price said in a statement Monday.
Lewis Hamilton backs environmental protests, but not their methods on British GP track
Seven-time Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton has said he supports the cause of environmentalist group Just Stop Oil, but not some of its methods after group members invaded the track during the British Grand Prix.