Officials from North and South Korea sat down for talks in the border truce village of Panmunjom. They have agreed on a commitment to resume high-level talks in the near future.
A Beijing court reduced jailed veteran journalist Gao Yu's prison sentence from seven to five years. International civic groups have long called for the release of the ailing 71-year-old.
This week, relations between China and Eastern Europe are entering a new phase. Western Europe should take an interest in the newest meeting between the 16+1 countries because it concerns them, says Frank Sieren.
Recent executions of two opposition leaders in Bangladesh have drawn international criticism. But expert Siegfried O. Wolf tells DW it is crucial for the South Asian country to bring the 1971 war criminals to justice.
Bangladesh's Supreme Court upheld death sentences for two opposition leaders convicted of war crimes during the independence war. But an advisor to their defense team tells DW the ruling is a flagrant denial of justice.