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No Korean military talks after North snubs South's call

No Korean military talks after North snubs South's call

South Korea's Moon took office in May pledging to engage the North in dialogue, as well as bring pressure to impede its nuclear and missile programmes.

Bellicose China mounting expansionist policy: US Republican Party

"While tensions between China and Taiwan have persisted since the 1950s, China has now mounted an aggressive and expansionist policy towards other nations in the region in order to enlarge their sphere of influence," the Republican Study Committee said in its report yesterday as the House of Representatives initiated steps to pass the annual budget.

North Korea lacks capacity to hit US with accuracy: US general

North Korea lacks capacity to hit US with accuracy: US general

South Korea`s intelligence agency also does not believe North Korea has secured re-entry capabilities for its ICBM program.

Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte asks Congress to keep martial law until end of year

Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte asks Congress to keep martial law until end of year

The region of 22 million people, which has a history of separatist and Marxist rebellion, was placed under military rule on May 23 after rebels from the Maute and Abu Sayyaf groups took over parts of Marawi City, plunging the Philippines into its biggest security crisis in years.

South Korea seeks rare talks with North Korea to ease military tensions

South Korea on Monday offered to hold rare military talks with the North, aiming to ease tensions after Pyongyang tested its first intercontinental ballistic missile.

South Korea offers talks on tension, family reunions with North Korea

South Korea offers talks on tension, family reunions with North Korea

South Korea has offered to talk with North Korea to ease animosities along their tense border and resume reunions of families separated by their war in the 1950s.

Pyongyang dismisses South Korean President's peace proposal

Pyongyang dismisses South Korean President's peace proposal

President Moon Jae-in's proposal, made during a speech in Berlin last week, adds obstacles to achieving peace rather than helping to improve inter-Korean relations, Efe news quoted the article as saying.

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.

Japan protests South Korea's 'comfort women' heritage bid

The reaction comes after Seoul's gender equality minister yesterday expressed support for efforts to include the papers in the "Memory of the World" register of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO).

China says 'China responsibility theory' on North Korea has to stop

US President Trump took a more conciliatory tone at a meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping on Saturday, but he has expressed some impatience that China, with its close economic and diplomatic ties to Pyongyang, is not doing enough to rein in North Korea.

 

Donald Trump keeps it friendly with Xi Jinping at G20 on North Korea threat

Donald Trump keeps it friendly with Xi Jinping at G20 on North Korea threat

Trump campaigned in last year's presidential election on cracking down on China for its trade practices, but he softened his rhetoric after taking office, saying he wanted to work with China on the nuclear issue.

PM Narendra Modi leaves for home as G20 Summit concludes

PM Narendra Modi leaves for home as G20 Summit concludes

"Goodbye Hamburg! PM emplanes for Delhi after a successful visit to Israel and G20 Summit," External Affairs Ministry spokesperson Gopal Baglay tweeted.
 

US to test THAAD missile system amid North Korea tensions

US to test THAAD missile system amid North Korea tensions

The US Missile Defense Agency has said that it would soon test an anti-ballistic missile system, days after North Korea demonstrated its arsenal was capable of striking parts of Alaska.

South Korea's President Moon Jae-In seeks talks with Kim Jong Un

During a speech on Thursday ahead of the Group of 20 summit in Germany, President Moon Jae-in also proposed the two Koreas resume reunions of families separated by war, stop hostile activities along their heavily fortified border and cooperate on the 2018 Winter Olympics to be held in Pyeongchang, South Korea.

Donald Trump expresses frustration with China over North Korea support

North Korea's launch this week of an intercontinental ballistic missile demonstrated a dangerous new reach for weapons it hopes to top with nuclear warheads one day.

US, South Korea conduct military drill, as Pyongyang 'ballistic' threat looms

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson issued a statement and strictly criticized the North Korea missile test.

North Korea claims major breakthrough with first ICBM test

North Korea declared Tuesday it had successfully tested its first intercontinental ballistic missile -- a watershed moment in its push to develop a nuclear weapon capable of hitting the mainland United States.

North Korea successfully tests ICBM; Donald Trump hopes China would 'end this nonsense once and for all'

North Korea successfully tests ICBM; Donald Trump hopes China would 'end this nonsense once and for all'

North Korea on Tuesday declared the successful launch of its Inter-continental Ballistic Missile (ICBM).

North Korea fires ballistic missile ahead of G20 summit

North Korea fires ballistic missile ahead of G20 summit

The ballistic missile flew for about 40 minutes and may have landed in Japan`s Exclusive Economic Zone.

Donald Trump calls for firm response to North Korea, targets Seoul on trade

Donald Trump calls for firm response to North Korea, targets Seoul on trade

United States President Donald Trump called for a determined response to North Korea after talks with South Korea's President Moon Jae-in on Friday where he stressed the importance of their alliance but took aim at Seoul over trade and sharing the cost of defense.