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4 November, 2017 5:31 AM Donald Trump embarks on Asia visit, longest tour of a US President in 25 years

Washington: US President Donald Trump has embarked on an 11-day trip to Asia during which he will visit Japan, South Korea, China, Vietnam and the Philippines, the media reported on Saturday. It will be the longest tour of Asia by a US president in 25 years, reports the BBC. The trip comes at a time of heightened tensions with North Korea over its nuclear 50

2 November, 2017 3:02 AM In meeting, Donald Trump to push a reluctant Xi Jinping to rein in North Korea

President Donald Trump will further pressure Chinese President Xi Jinping in talks next week to take tougher measures against North Korea, as the United States compiles information for possible new sanctions on Chinese banks working with Pyongyang. Senior administration officials say Trump will try to convince Xi when they meet in Beijing to squeeze 43

1 November, 2017 2:37 AM US pursues direct diplomacy with North Korea despite Donald Trump rejection

WASHINGTON: The United States is quietly pursuing direct diplomacy with North Korea, a senior State Department official said on Tuesday, despite US President Donald Trump's public assertion that such talks are a waste of time. Using the so-called "New York channel," Joseph Yun, US negotiator with North Korea, has been in contact with diplomats at Pyongyang's 61

1 November, 2017 2:05 AM South Korea will not develop nuclear weapons: President

South Korea will not develop atomic weapons of its own, despite the threat from the nuclear-armed North, President Moon Jae-In declared today. "A push by North Korea to become a nuclear state cannot be accepted or tolerated," Moon said in an address to parliament. "We also will not develop or own nuclear" arms. In recent months Pyongyang has carried 65

31 October, 2017 4:02 PM Tunnel collapse may have killed 200 after North Korea nuclear test: Japanese broadcaster

A second collapse during a rescue operation meant it was possible the death toll could have exceeded 200, the broadcaster said. A tunnel at North Korea's nuclear test site collapsed after Pyongyang's sixth atomic test in September, possibly killing more than 200 people, Japanese broadcaster TV Asahi said on Tuesday, citing unnamed sources familiar with the situation 34

27 October, 2017 12:12 AM Trump’s indecision about North Korea may cost him allies in Asia Pacific

China’s 19th National Congress of the Communist Party is getting a lot of attention right now. In the opening ceremony, President Xi Jinping heralded the beginning of a new era in China. Surprisingly, he was also very honest about the inadequacy of his first term. Although the congress will continue into this week, most of the major events have already 44

26 October, 2017 1:57 AM North Korea: Take our threat to detonate hydrogen bomb over Pacific 'literally'

A senior North Korean official has warned that the world should take literally its foreign minister's warning to detonate a hydrogen bomb over Pacific Ocean. In an interview to CNN, the official, Ri Yong Pil, said the world should not dismiss the North Korean threat as "it has always brought its words into action." "The foreign minister is very well aware 78

26 October, 2017 12:47 AM Take Atmospheric Nuclear Test Threat 'Literally', Warns North Korea Diplomat

Washington: The recent warning from North Korea's foreign minister of a possible atmospheric nuclear test over the Pacific Ocean should be taken literally, a senior North Korean official told CNN in an interview aired on Wednesday. "The foreign minister is very well aware of the intentions of our supreme leader, so I think you should take his words literally 68

25 October, 2017 8:18 PM N. Korea issues warning: Threat of nuclear test should be taken literally

WASHINGTON, Oct 25 (Reuters) - The North Korean foreign minister's warning of a possible atmospheric nuclear test over the Pacific Ocean should be taken literally, a senior North Korean official told CNN in an interview aired on Wednesday. "The foreign minister is very well aware of the intentions of our supreme leader, so I think you should take his words 70

23 October, 2017 9:30 AM Abe Shinzo aims at N Korea after storming to 'super-majority' vote win

TOKYO: Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe pledged Monday to work with the US, China and Russia to contain North Korea's nuclear threat with "strong, resolute diplomacy", as he "humbly" accepted his landslide victory in a snap election. Fresh from clinching a two-thirds "super-majority" that enables the nationalist premier to realise his dream of revising 39