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Japan missile was first step in Pacific operation: North Korea

North Korea has said its firing of a missile over Japan was "the first step" of military operations in the Pacific, signalling plans for more launches, media reports said.

Aug 30, 2017, 10:20 AM IST
North Korea says more missiles to come as UN condemns launch

North Korea says more missiles to come as UN condemns launch

In recent weeks it has threatened to send a salvo of missiles towards the US territory of Guam, while President Donald Trump has warned of raining "fire and fury" on the North.

Aug 30, 2017, 08:29 AM IST
UN Council unanimously condemns North Korea missile test

UN Council unanimously condemns North Korea missile test

The UN Security Council denounced North Korea`s latest missile test Tuesday, unanimously demanding that Pyongyang halt the program after a rocket was fired over Japan into the Pacific.

Aug 30, 2017, 06:54 AM IST

North Korea defends use of 'tough counter-measures'

North Korea on Tuesday defended its use of "tough counter-measures" against what it described as US aggression, hours after the nuclear-armed nation fired a ballistic missile over Japan.

Aug 29, 2017, 19:56 PM IST
Donald Trump says 'all options' on table after North Korea fires missile over Japan

Donald Trump says 'all options' on table after North Korea fires missile over Japan

President Donald Trump warned on Tuesday that "all options are on the table" as the United States considers its response to North Korea`s firing of a ballistic missile over northern Japan`s Hokkaido island into the sea. 

Aug 29, 2017, 19:47 PM IST
Japan to respond to North Korea missile threat, says Japan`s Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga

Japan to respond to North Korea missile threat, says Japan`s Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan`s Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga said on Tuesday that North Korea`s latest missile launch was a threat that Tokyo would respond to firmly.

Aug 29, 2017, 06:50 AM IST
North Korea fires missile over Japan, tensions escalate: Report

North Korea fires missile over Japan, tensions escalate: Report

TOKYO/SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea fired a missile early on Tuesday that flew over Japan and landed in the Pacific waters off the northern region of Hokkaido, South Korea and Japan said, in a shar

Aug 29, 2017, 06:42 AM IST
North Korea fires multiple short-range projectiles into sea: South Korea

North Korea fires multiple short-range projectiles into sea: South Korea

North Korea's state media reported on Saturday that Kim had guided a contest of amphibious landing and aerial strike by its army against targets modelled after South Korean islands near the sea border on the west coast.

Aug 26, 2017, 06:33 AM IST

Japan hits nuclear-armed North Korea with fresh sanctions

The US and its allies, particularly Japan and South Korea, have been on high alert in recent months as North Korea carried out successive missile tests.

Aug 25, 2017, 14:22 PM IST
China says nothing will stop its long-range air force drills

China says nothing will stop its long-range air force drills

No amount of interference or shadowing of its aircraft will stop the Chinese air force from carrying out long-range drills, the defence ministry said, announcing another round of exercises of the type that have unnerved Taiwan and Japan.

Aug 25, 2017, 10:00 AM IST
Japan military holds live fire drills at Mount Fuji

Japan military holds live fire drills at Mount Fuji

Around 2,400 soldiers, as well as tanks, field guns and helicopters were deployed at training grounds in the foothills of the iconic mountain, about 80 km west of Tokyo.

Aug 24, 2017, 15:42 PM IST
China chides Japan for backing India on Doklam

China chides Japan for backing India on Doklam

"I have seen the Japanese Ambassador in India really wants to support India. I want to remind him not to randomly make comments before clarifying relevant facts," Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Hua Chunying said.

Aug 18, 2017, 16:06 PM IST
US general pledges to defend Japan from North Korean attack

US general pledges to defend Japan from North Korean attack

Dunford and his Japanese counterpart Katsutoshi Kawano agreed to work together to strengthen missile defense systems.

Aug 18, 2017, 13:51 PM IST
Doklam stand-off: Japan extends support to India, Bhutan

Doklam stand-off: Japan extends support to India, Bhutan

In a major development, Japan has decided to support India and Bhutan in the ongoing India-China border standoff at Doklam in Sikkim. There should be no attempt to change the status quo on the ground by force, said Japanese ambassador Kenji Hiramatsu.

Aug 18, 2017, 10:27 AM IST
Japan Prime Minister Shinzo Abe sends ritual offering to war dead shrine on WW2 surrender anniversary

Japan Prime Minister Shinzo Abe sends ritual offering to war dead shrine on WW2 surrender anniversary

Tensions in the region weighed on the minds of many who visited the shrine.

Aug 15, 2017, 11:14 AM IST
Usain Bolt fails to strike in his final race, goes down with cramp in 4×100m relay

Usain Bolt fails to strike in his final race, goes down with cramp in 4×100m relay

Bolt missed out on his bid to retain his 100m title earlier in the week, losing out to Gatlin and silver medallist Christian Coleman, who ran relay anchor for the Americans on Saturday.

Aug 13, 2017, 06:49 AM IST
Japan deploys missile defence over North Korea threat to Guam: Reports

Japan deploys missile defence over North Korea threat to Guam: Reports

Television footage showed military vehicles carrying launchers and other equipment for the surface-to-air system entering a Japanese base in Kochi before dawn.

Aug 12, 2017, 09:30 AM IST
'Unexploded WWII bomb' found at Japan's Fukushima nuclear plant

'Unexploded WWII bomb' found at Japan's Fukushima nuclear plant

There was no impact on ongoing decommissioning operations at the nuclear plant, which suffered meltdowns in March 2011 after a powerful earthquake spawned a huge tsunami.

 

Aug 10, 2017, 13:07 PM IST

Japan conducts joint air drills with US amid rising threats from North Korea

TOKYO - Japan said it had conducted joint air drills with U.S.

Aug 10, 2017, 06:40 AM IST
China accuses Japan of meddling in South China Sea dispute

China accuses Japan of meddling in South China Sea dispute

China claims almost all of South China Sea and also laid claims on the Senkaku islands under the control of Japan in East China Sea and resorted to aggressive patrols in the last two years.

Aug 09, 2017, 20:39 PM IST