Kim Jong Un has apparently gone AWOL. His movements unknown, the reason for his sudden invisibility mysterious. Nobody in Pyongyang is saying anything. But then nobody in Pyongyang ever says very much.
from India Insight:
India sent a contingent of 516 athletes to this year's Asian Games in Incheon, South Korea. India finished eighth on the medal table at the 2006 Asiad and improved to sixth in Guangzhou four years ago, bagging 65 medals - their best ever haul.
By Robyn Mak and Una Galani
The authors are Reuters Breakingviews columnists. The opinions expressed are their own.
from Nicholas Wapshott:
China is on the march. Or, to be precise, China has made a strong push, militarily and otherwise, into seas nearby, setting off alarms among its neighbors. Now Japan has pushed back, announcing it will “reinterpret” its pacifist constitution so it can be more militarily aggressive in responding to China’s persistent territorial expansionism.
from Global Investing:
from Photographers' Blog:
Baengnyeong, South Korea
By Damir Sagolj
Look at the little blue dot showing a current position on a map: that is the island of Baengnyeong. The map might suggest this outcrop is deep inside North Korea but it’s not. The hand in the picture is mine, the phone with its high-speed internet connection is also mine, and the barbed wire is South Korean.