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North Korea urges US, S Korea to permanently stop joint military drills

North Korea urges US, S Korea to permanently stop joint military drills

North Korea on Thursday urged the US and South Korea to permanently stop their joint military exercises.

Jan 18, 2018, 22:42 PM IST
Officials from UN, North Korea agree situation is dangerous

Officials from UN, North Korea agree situation is dangerous

The United Nations says its political chief and North Korea's foreign minister agree that the current situation on the Korean peninsula is the most dangerous security issue in the world.

Dec 10, 2017, 07:48 AM IST
US bombers flew over Korean Peninsula in surprise attack drill, claims North Korea

US bombers flew over Korean Peninsula in surprise attack drill, claims North Korea

The bombers, escorted by US and South Korean fighter jets, flew from the Anderson Air Force Base in Guam, to conduct a "surprise" strike drill, the KCNA said.

Nov 03, 2017, 17:54 PM IST

China says has made best effort on North Korea ahead of Trump visit

A senior Chinese diplomat said on Friday China has made its best efforts to resolve issues on the Korean peninsula, ahead of U.S. President Donald Trump`s state visit to Beijing next week when he is expected to press China to do more on North Korea.

Nov 03, 2017, 12:43 PM IST
North Korea readies missile launch ahead of US-South Korea drill: Report

North Korea readies missile launch ahead of US-South Korea drill: Report

North Korea is believed to be preparing to launch a ballistic missile ahead of an upcoming joint naval drill by the US and South Korea, a news report said Saturday, citing a government source.

Oct 14, 2017, 10:28 AM IST
Show of force: US military flies 2 Air Force bombers over Korean peninsula

Show of force: US military flies 2 Air Force bombers over Korean peninsula

The South Korean military said this was part of a regular exercise to bolster military defences 

Oct 11, 2017, 07:10 AM IST
Markets may see swings on geopolitical concerns, F&O expiry

Markets may see swings on geopolitical concerns, F&O expiry

"As global tensions mount with North Korea pushing to a next level of tests with hydrogen bomb, it will be hard for bulls to have a comeback which was as swift as before. 

Sep 24, 2017, 11:13 AM IST
Donald Trump, Kim Jong-un are like 'children in a kindergarten': Russia

Donald Trump, Kim Jong-un are like 'children in a kindergarten': Russia

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has likened the war of words between US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un to a kindergarten fight between children.

Sep 23, 2017, 07:52 AM IST
Threats cannot help resolve crisis in Korean peninsula, says China

Threats cannot help resolve crisis in Korean peninsula, says China

Chinese Foreign Ministry said on Tuesday that threatening action or rhetoric cannot help resolve the deteriorating situation in the Korean Peninsula.

Sep 19, 2017, 14:23 PM IST

Japan says jet fighters conducted drills with US aircraft over East China Sea

Japanese F-15 fighter jets on Saturday conducted an air exercise with U.S. B1-B bombers in the skies above the East China Sea, Japan`s Air Self Defence Force (ASDF) said.

Sep 09, 2017, 13:46 PM IST
US bombers drill over Korean peninsula after latest North Korea launch

US bombers drill over Korean peninsula after latest North Korea launch

The drills, involving two supersonic US B-1B bombers, four US stealth F-35B jets as well as South Korean and Japanese fighter jets, came at the end of annual joint US-South Korea military exercises.

Aug 31, 2017, 21:53 PM IST
South Korea, US wrap up annual war drills; Donald Trump says talk not the answer

South Korea, US wrap up annual war drills; Donald Trump says talk not the answer

South Korea and the United States were finishing annual war games on the Korean peninsula on Thursday amid high tension over North Korea`s weapons programmes and a disagreement between U.S. President Donald Trump and his defence secretary on how to respond.

Aug 31, 2017, 12:45 PM IST
Russian nuclear bombers fly near North Korea in rare show of force

Russian nuclear bombers fly near North Korea in rare show of force

The flight, which also included planes with advanced intelligence gathering capabilities, was over international waters and was announced by the Russian Defence Ministry on the same day as Moscow complained about the U.S.-South Korean war games.

Aug 24, 2017, 23:59 PM IST

Resolve Korean Peninsula issue via diplomatic means: China to US

China will continue to implement UN Security Council resolutions and play an active role in the peaceful resolution of the Korean Peninsula issue.

Aug 15, 2017, 19:44 PM IST

Korea tensions ease slightly as US officials play down war risks

Tensions on the Korean peninsula eased slightly on Monday as South Korea`s president said resolving Pyongyang`s nuclear ambitions must be done peacefully and key U.S. officials played down the risk of an imminent war with North Korea.

Aug 14, 2017, 16:27 PM IST

US ready to stop North Korean nuke menace: Donald Trump tells Emmanuel Macron

The US is ready along with its allies to apply the full range of diplomatic, economic and military measures to stop the North Korean nuclear menace, President Donald Trump told his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron on Saturday.

Aug 13, 2017, 00:35 AM IST

China urges all parties not to heighten tension on Korean peninsula

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi urged all parties on Thursday not to heighten tensions on the Korean peninsula and said China had already clearly condemned North Korea`s latest missile test.

Aug 03, 2017, 14:12 PM IST
US bombers fly over Korean Peninsula in response to Pyongyang`s missile test

US bombers fly over Korean Peninsula in response to Pyongyang`s missile test

US strategic bombers flew over the Korean Peninsula in a pointed show of force in response to Pyongyang`s latest intercontinental ballistic missile, American officials said Saturday. 

Jul 30, 2017, 10:01 AM IST

North Korean defectors down as border tightened: Seoul

In the six months to June, 593 Northerners entered South Korea, down 20.8 per cent from the same period in 2016, statistics compiled by Seoul's Unification Ministry showed.

Jul 12, 2017, 10:46 AM IST

No girls allowed: Japan's men-only island gets UNESCO nod

The tiny landmass of Okinoshima is permanently manned by a Shinto priest who prays to the island's goddess, in a tradition that has been kept up for centuries.

Jul 10, 2017, 15:27 PM IST