News editor for @afp in Japan. Former Europe/Africa desk chief. Ex Berlin, Brussels, Paris.
Here are some of the key questions as one of the world's natural disaster hotspots prepares to host one of the world's biggest sporting events
The much-anticipated second meeting between the two leaders was supposed to build on their historic first summit in Singapore
The normally sleepy Vietnamese border station of Dong Dang spruced itself up for Kim's arrival after the leader's 4 000km odyssey through China
Nissan's board will decide on Thursday whether to remove the 64-year-old tycoon as chairman
It was more than a decade since the last inter-Korean summit and Friday's meeting in the Demilitarised Zone did not disappoint
As their country's debt crisis situation worsens, Greek politicians have remained deadlocked around who to appoint as their new prime minister.
The main opposition in Greece has called for early elections as PM Pandreou scurries to form a unity government after narrowly escaping a recall.
The combination of limited access to quality soap and a lack of knowledge of how to properly wash hands is a challenge in many vulnerable communities
SAICA calls for a review of the mandatory minimum skills and qualifications required for all key financial management positions within the public sector
Organisations must adopt a risk-based approach to compliance and rely on technology to mitigate that risk and on people and process controls as well