THE BOTTOM LINE

HIGH drama was the order of the day at the United Nations General Assembly this past week when Donald Trump promised to "totally destroy" North Korea if the US has to defend itself or its...

[SEOUL] North Korea has become "more opaque" to the outside world following a decision by YouTube to silence an official propaganda channel, a monitoring group has warned, as new sanctions...

[BEIJING] Japan talking only about sanctions on North Korea rather than dialogue will be seen as going against United Nations resolutions, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi told his Japanese...

[SEOUL] North Korea struck back at US President Donald Trump's threats to destroy it, with Kim Jong Un warning of the "highest level of hard-line countermeasure in history" and his...

[SEOUL] North Korean leader Kim Jong Un Friday mocked Donald Trump as "mentally deranged" - and warned he will make the US president "pay dearly" for threatening the destruction...

[UNITED NATIONS] Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Wednesday declared the time for dialogue with North Korea to be over and rallied behind a US warning that "all options" are on the...

[PYONGYANG] North Korea said it will complete its nuclear program in the face of heightened United Nations sanctions after the isolated nation on Friday fired a second intermediate-range ballistic...

[SEOUL] Late summer rains and the growing importance of privately produced crops mean North Korea will likely avoid acute food shortages this year despite earlier fears of drought and mounting...

[WASHINGTON] Donald Trump's administration ramped up the pressure on North Korea on Sunday ahead of a week of high-stakes diplomacy at the United Nations, warning Pyongyang will be "...

STOCKS

SEVERAL events are likely to test the stock market this week, but none quite as significantly as the US central bank's policy meeting and persisting geopolitical fears fuelled by North Korea...