US Sanctions 2 North Korean Officials Over Missile Program

The United States has sanctioned two North Korean officials known for their role behind North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's missile program, according to a notice posted to the U.S. Treasury Department's website on Tuesday, Reuters reports.

The men, Kim Jong Sik and Ri Pyong Chol, are known as two of the three people behind Kim's banned rocket program.

The National Council for Tripartite Cooperation Discusses the Minimum Wage Today

The National Council for Tripartite Cooperation will have meeting today to discuss a project to set a new minimum wage for 2018, reported bTV.

The updated mid-term budget forecast for the period 2018-2020 provides  an increase in the minimum wage from BGN 460 to BGN 510 from January 1, 2018, to BGN 560 from 1 January 2019 and to BGN 610 from January 1 2020 year.

A tricky game

The leftist-led government has decided to go ahead and swallow the bitter pill of foreclosures and changes to legislation governing labor unions. Both of these are leading symbols of the anti-systemic movement that gave rise to ruling SYRIZA and therefore make this new resolve extremely significant.