North Korea's use of captured or detained Americans to score propaganda points and extract political concessions from Washington has a long history stretching back to the Cold War, but analysts say the tactic may be wearing thin.
Under the terms of the acquisition, shares in Goodpack will be transferred to IBC Capital, a company held by a fund affiliated with KKR.
France's under-fire government faces a crucial parliamentary confidence vote Tuesday (Sep 16) as the country battles a political and economic crisis and President Francois Hollande's popularity stagnates at record lows.
Hong Kong was shuttered on Tuesday (Sep 16) as a powerful typhoon swept past the city, bringing strong winds and rain that caused flight disruptions and forced the closure of the stock market and container ports.
Paintings by one of India's most important modern artists go under the hammer in New York on Wednesday (Sep 17), highlights in a booming market for Asian art featured this week.
Australia's world 100m freestyle champion James Magnussen on Tuesday (Sep 16) said he was splitting with long-time coach Brant Best to get a fresh start heading towards the 2016 Rio Olympics.
Influential former Brazilian president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva on Monday (Sep 15) rallied behind successor Dilma Rousseff as she chases re-election next month amid a corruption scandal and weak economy.
The first of its kind in Asia, the ranking identifies leading firms in corporate sustainability across 10 key economies in the region.
For the fifth time in four years, European giants Bayern Munich and Manchester City will play each other in the Champions League group stages.
US forces will target Syrian anti-aircraft systems if they take aim at American planes conducting strikes inside Syria against Islamic State rebels, a senior US official warned on Monday (Sep 15).