South Africa prepared for a week of events to commemorate the life of former President Nelson Mandela, culminating in a funeral at his childhood village of Qunu that’s expected to draw thousands of dignitaries.
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is asserting his authority two years after assuming power by dismissing his uncle, a senior military leader who had been installed as a “regent” to watch over the young ruler, former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright said.
Madeleine Albright, who served as secretary of state in President Bill Clinton’s administration, said in an interview on Bloomberg Television’s “Political Capital with Al Hunt,” airing this weekend, that North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is asserting his authority two years after assuming power by sacking his uncle, a senior military leader who had been installed as a regent to watch over the young ruler.
U.S. President Barack Obama called Nelson Mandela’s life and legacy a touchstone for him and an example “that all humanity should aspire to,” as tributes from world leaders poured in for South Africa’s first post-apartheid president.
China’s broadening national-security commitments, including a warning of defensive measures against foreign aircraft in its new East China Sea air zone, risk straining a military still catching up with its rivals.