A shadowy North Korean dissident group claimed responsibility for last month's raid on Pyongyang's embassy in the Spanish capital, Madrid on Tuesday but disputed allegations that what occurred at the diplomatic compound was an "attack" involving armed intruders.
China and Russia have sent home more than half of their North Korean workers, likely tens of thousands of people, according to reports submitted to the UN North Korean Security Council sanctions committee.
A committee tasked with revamping corporate governance at Nissan Motor Co is expected to recommend on Wednesday a bigger role for external directors in overseeing the Japanese automaker following Carlos Ghosn's arrest and ouster as chairman.
A dissident organization committed to overthrowing the North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, Cheollima Civil Defense, acknowledged on its website on Wednesday it was behind a raid on the North Korean embassy in Spain last month.
Republican and Democratic U.S. lawmakers introduced legislation seeking to boost Washington's relations with Taiwan and raise the island's international profile on Tuesday, which could heighten tensions with China.
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