{FD} The Latest: N.Korea slams US over terror sponsor designation

The Latest on North Korean tensions (all times local): 7 p.m. North Korea has called U.S. President Donald Trump's decision to relist the country as a state sponsor of terrorism a "serious provocation" that justifies its development of nuclear weapons.

{FD} Mexico’s program to protect journalists struggles to work

After years of threats and attacks that Candido Rios blamed on a local mayor furious over his reporting, Rios' home in Mexico's deadliest state for journalists was encircled by a fence topped with coils of barbed wire and surrounded by a half-dozen surveillance cameras he monitored on screens in the living room.

{FD} UN hopes sex misconduct cases buoy efforts to help women

The United Nations began campaigning to end violence against women decades ago, but its effort gained little traction — until the outpouring of allegations of sexual misconduct against powerful men in Hollywood, the U.S. Congress and boardrooms put the issue on front pages and TV screens around the world.

{FD} Despite Trump lobby, only ‘some’ leaders condemn Pyongyang

Despite President Donald Trump's lobby for stronger punitive actions against North Korea, only "some" Asia-Pacific leaders condemned Pyongyang's development of nuclear weapons and ballistic missiles when they gathered for an annual summit in Manila last week.