Syrian negotiators arrive for Geneva peace talks
GENEVA Syrian negotiators arrived separately to meet U.N. mediator Staffan de Mistura in Geneva on Thursday in a low-key start to the first U.N.-led peace talks in almost a year.
SEOUL A man who said he was a naturalized American citizen said he was being detained in North Korea for spying and asked the South Korean or U.S. government to rescue him, CNN reported on Monday.
Kim Dong Chul, who CNN said was 60, said he spied on behalf of "South Korean conservative elements" and was arrested in October.
"I was tasked with taking photos of military secrets and scandalous scenes," Kim told CNN in the interview.
CNN said officials in North Korea had said Kim was a U.S. citizen arrested on espionage charges.
(Reporting by Jack Kim and James Pearson; Editing by Nick Macfie)
MEXICO CITY A bid by U.S. President Donald Trump to deport non-Mexican illegal migrants to Mexico that has enraged Mexicans will top the agenda when officials from both countries meet on Thursday amid a deepening rift between the two nations.
BEIJING China's defense ministry said on Thursday it was aware of the presence of a U.S. aircraft carrier strike group in the South China Sea and China respected freedom of navigation for all countries in the waters there.