Recent events combined with historical strains reaching back 60 years have turned the western Pacific into one of the most hazardous spots on the globe.
A leader of a new union at Samsung in South Korea named Yeom Ho-seok took his own life to protest the vicious anti-union policies of the company.
In the current crisis on the Korean Peninsula, the Obama administration is virtually repeating the 2004 Bush playbook.
The U.S. should not use military maneuvers in Korea to try out new weapons and make political points.
According to the White House, "President Obama spoke with [South] Korea President Lee Myung-bak to discuss the situation on the Korean Peninsula."
Though eclipsed in recent months by the Arab Spring and the international economic crisis, Korea remains volatile, with the states on both sides of the DMZ trading threats.
180 Vietnamese migrant workers building a wharf in Inchon, South Korea, launched one brief strike in July, 2010, and another last January.
Protests in Algeria, migrant workers' hunger strike in Greece, steelworkers in Canada, and news from South Korea, Haiti, Cuba.
From workers striking in Korea to Spanish complicity in U.S. war crimes, what's going on in the world.
The release of more than 250,000 U.S. diplomatic cables lifts the veil that cloaks the seemingly prim and proper world of international diplomacy.