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South Korea said Wednesday it would suspend operations at a jointly-run industrial park in North Korea to punish Pyongyang for its latest rocket launch and nuclear test. It was the first time Seoul had suspended operations at the Kaesong estate since it was opened in 2004 as a symbol of cross-border reconciliation.
French lawmakers will vote on Wednesday on a controversial package of measures to change the constitution in the wake of the terror attacks on Paris in November. One of the measures proposed by President Francois Hollande would strip people convicted of terrorism of their French nationality, a contested move that has led to the resignation of the justice minister. Another would enshrine in the constitution the state of emergency which is currently in force, giving security forces greater powers.