World News

South Korean President Meets UN Chief

U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is praising South Korea's new president for what he calls her "firm, but measured" response to provocations by North Korea.

The topic of North Korea dominated a meeting Monday at the United Nations between the South Korean-born U.N. chief and South Korean President Park Geun-hye. Ms. Park is beginning a five-day visit to the United States which will also take her to Washington and California.

The U.N. leader said he is ready to contribute to defusing tension and promoting peace on the Korean peninsula. He also expressed concern about the serious food situation in North Korea.

Ms. Park and Mr. Ban also discussed sustainable development, the fight against climate change, and energy production.

On Tuesday, President Park meets with U.S. President Barack Obama for a White House summit that is expected to focus on coordinating their ideas on how to deal with North Korea, following recent threats from that country to attack both South Korea and the United States.



The South Korean leader is also scheduled to address a joint meeting of Congress on Wednesday.

President Park, who is heading a delegation of more than 50 South Korean business leaders, will stop in Los Angeles Thursday to meet with Korean entrepreneurs.

Feature Story

An image grab taken from a video released by the Islamic State (IS) group through Al-Furqan Media via YouTube allegedly shows British freelance photojournalist, John Cantlie, at an undisclosed location in which he says he is being held captive, Sept. 18,

Video British Journalist John Cantlie Purportedly Shown in IS Video

update In three-minute YouTube video, orange-clad man promises to 'convey some facts' in a series of 'programs,' about jihadist group More

Special Reports