About 300 passengers and crew members were evacuated from a Korean Air Boeing 777 at Tokyo's Haneda airport after one of the engines caught fire, officials said Friday.
TV footage from the airport showed the plane, which was bound for South Korea's Gimpo International, surrounded by red fire trucks and with the area around its left wing doused in foam. The plane's inflatable emergency evacuation slides had all been deployed.Full Story
Nuclear-armed North Korea has ridiculed US President Barack Obama's visit to Hiroshima as the "childish" diplomatic ploy of a "nuclear war fanatic."
In a commentary released late Thursday, the North's official KCNA news agency said Obama's decision to become the first sitting US president to visit the site of the 1945 atomic bomb strike was an act of stunning hypocrisy.Full Story
A South Korean naval vessel fired warning shots Friday after a North Korean patrol boat and fishing boat crossed the countries' disputed maritime border, Seoul's defence ministry said.Full Story
Leaders from the Group of Seven advanced democracies met Friday with representatives of emerging and developing countries in Asia and Africa.Full Story
Donald Trump claimed Thursday to have secured the support of enough delegates to become the Republican presidential nominee, vaulting past the threshold of 1,237 needed to win the party's primary race.
The accomplishment caps an extraordinary rise by a political neophyte whose campaign was widely derided as a distraction last June when he first announced his candidacy.Full Story
Hillary Clinton defended her use of a private email server for official correspondence while U.S. Secretary of State, insisting her actions were no different than that of her predecessors.
One day after the release of a critical State Department investigation faulting her use of personal email for government business, Clinton vowed that she would not allow the issue to dog her campaign.Full Story
The German parliament is preparing a resolution that qualifies the massacre of Armenians by Ottoman forces as "genocide", a move that risks stirring anger in Turkey.Full Story
An ordinary, albeit strikingly clear, headshot of the secretive Afghan Taliban's newly appointed chieftain has triggered a flurry of speculation over the motive behind its release.Full Story
London's new mayor Mayor Sadiq Khan told AFP on Thursday he was pushing a "positive case" for staying in the EU rather than simply predicting doom if Britain votes out.Full Story
German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Thursday that the Group of Seven has no plan to withdraw sanctions slapped on Russia over its involvement in the conflict in eastern Ukraine.Full Story