Following repeated nuclear tests from its northern neighbor, South Korea has announced more sanctions against North Korea. Nearby Japan also says it will impose additional sanctions on the hermit nation.
The opponents of South Korea's battered President Park Geun-hye have so far been unable to agree on either a plan or a timeframe for a safe transfer of power. Instead, they are blocking each other. Martin Fritz reports.
The legislation has provided authorities with the ability to hold convicted terrorists beyond their prison sentences. But opposition lawmakers criticized the new law, saying it undermines the country's civil liberties.