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China carries out missile drills in South China Sea amid heightened tensions

Thu, 06/14/2018 - 21:53
China’s navy carried out drills in the South China Sea to simulate fending off an aerial attack, state media said on Friday, as China and ...

After summit, North Korea shows Trump in new light

Thu, 06/14/2018 - 21:09
North Koreans are getting a new look at U.S. President Donald Trump. They see him shaking hands with Kim Jong Un at their historic summit ...

Trump’s unilateral halt of ‘provocative war games’ could weaken defenses in South Korea

Thu, 06/14/2018 - 14:43
President Donald Trump’s decision to suspend major U.S. military exercises in South Korea could weaken allied defenses, depending on the length and scope of the ...

White House calls Trump’s salute to North Korean general ‘a common courtesy’

Thu, 06/14/2018 - 14:36
The White House is defending President Donald Trump’s decision to return a military salute to a North Korean three-star general.Presidential spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders said ...

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo pushes back against claims of North Korean sanctions relief, says it depends on denuclearization

Thu, 06/14/2018 - 03:07
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo emphasized that Kim Jong Un wouldn’t receive sanctions relief until after his complete disarmament, pushing back against North Korean ...

Verification key to gauging Kim’s commitment to denuclearization

Thu, 06/14/2018 - 00:22
Now that North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has pledged to work toward the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula, the focus will turn to Pyongyang’s ...

A look at North Korea’s human rights abuses Trump played down

Wed, 06/13/2018 - 23:20
It was just months ago when President Donald Trump used his first State of the Union address to condemn the cruelty of North Korea’s government. ...

Right-wing Australian party loses power to block Turnbull’s bills

Wed, 06/13/2018 - 23:16
A defection from Australia’s most prominent right-wing political party, Pauline Hanson’s One Nation, on Thursday robbed it of its ability to block Prime Minister Malcolm ...

Australian troops criticized for flying Nazi flag in Afghanistan

Wed, 06/13/2018 - 23:15
Australia’s prime minister on Thursday joined critics of elite Australian Special Forces troops who were photographed more than a decade ago flying a Nazi flag ...

Moon echoes Trump, says world has escaped North Korea’s nuclear weapons threat

Wed, 06/13/2018 - 20:24
South Korean President Moon Jae-In said Thursday the world had escaped the threat of war after this week’s Singapore summit, echoing U.S. President Donald Trump’s ...

Summit with Trump plays well in Pyongyang as Kim boasts global rise

Wed, 06/13/2018 - 17:05
When Kim Jong Un made his first official trip outside North Korea in March, he slipped into China aboard an armored train and his countrymen ...

Trump declares North Korea nuclear threat over via Twitter

Wed, 06/13/2018 - 06:53
In a triumphant tweet upon his return to Washington on Wednesday, U.S. President Donald Trump declared that there was “no longer a Nuclear Threat from ...

China’s massive ‘magic island-maker’ dredging vessel completes sea trials

Wed, 06/13/2018 - 04:06
China’s most advanced dredging vessel — which it calls “a magic island-maker” — returned to a shipyard in Qidong, in eastern Jiangsu province on Tuesday ...

China benefits most from summit but wary of closer U.S.-North Korea ties

Wed, 06/13/2018 - 02:34
The outcome of the Singapore summit between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un was good news for one absent but key ...

In wake of summit, Trump says world has avoided ‘nuclear catastrophe,’ but experts say real work starts now

Wed, 06/13/2018 - 01:33
In the wake of the pageantry surrounding U.S. President Donald Trump’s historic summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, questions over the substance of ...

Malaysia’s top two judges resign as new government purges top officials

Wed, 06/13/2018 - 00:17
Malaysia’s two most senior judges have resigned from their posts, as Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad’s government purges top officials seen as close to the previous ...

U.S. sanctions Cambodian leader’s top bodyguard over human rights abuses

Tue, 06/12/2018 - 23:54
The United States has imposed sanctions on the commander of Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen’s bodyguard unit for alleged human rights abuses, the first member ...

Trump, Kim co-star in U.S.-made summit video mixing propaganda and Hollywood

Tue, 06/12/2018 - 16:59
When U.S. President Donald Trump sat down to make the case for peace to North Korea’s leader Kim Jong Un on Tuesday, he rolled out ...

Trump and Kim’s joint statement

Tue, 06/12/2018 - 02:03
Joint Statement of President Donald J. Trump of the United States of America and Chairman Kim Jong Un of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea ...

‘I’m so happy’: Dennis Rodman weeps as Trump and Kim meet

Tue, 06/12/2018 - 01:35
Former NBA star Dennis Rodman openly wept on television in a live interview from Singapore as President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong ...

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