Lee Jae-myung, mayor of Seongnam, a city to the southeast of South Korean capital Seoul, made a meteoric rise in recent presidential polls over his outspoken comments on a scandal involving impeached President Park Geun-hye.
The UN Security Council on Tuesday welcomed the election of Michel Aoun as the new president of Lebanon as "a critical step to overcome Lebanon's political and institutional crisis," and urged the swift formation of a unity government in the Middle East country.
Nearly a year since Cuba and the United States formally restored diplomatic ties, the two former adversaries have inched closer to establishing a normal relationship.
Chinese Premier Li Keqiang on Thursday spelled out China's stance on the South China Sea issue in his speech at the 11th East Asia Summit, calling for concerted efforts of all relevant parties to properly handle disputes.
Peace talks between Colombia's government and the country's second largest guerrilla group, the National Liberation Army (ELN), will begin on Nov.3 in Quito, Ecuador, it was announced on Monday.