North Korea

South Korea fears further missile advances by North this year in threat to U.S.

South Korea fears further missile advances by North this year in threat to U.S.

Published 20/11/2017

A flag is pictured outside the Permanent Mission of North Korea in Geneva, Switzerland, November 17, 2017. REUTERS/Denis BalibouseSEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea may conduct [more…]

U.S. nuclear general says would resist ‘illegal’ Trump strike order

U.S. nuclear general says would resist ‘illegal’ Trump strike order

Published 19/11/2017

The top U.S. nuclear commander said on Saturday that he would resist President Donald Trump if he ordered an "illegal" launch of nuclear weapons. [more…]

Defecting North Korean soldier in critical condition, U.N. investigating

Defecting North Korean soldier in critical condition, U.N. investigating

Published 14/11/2017

A North Korean soldier shot while defecting to the South has undergone several surgical procedures and is in a critical condition, South Korea's government and military said on Tuesday, with doctors expecting to save him. [more…]

Top U.S. negotiator arrives in South Korea amid hopes for easing tensions

Top U.S. negotiator arrives in South Korea amid hopes for easing tensions

Published 14/11/2017

The United States' top negotiator with North Korea arrived in South Korea on Tuesday, a visit that comes as hopes rise for an easing of tensions on the peninsula in the wake of U.S. President Donald Trump's visit and a lull in missile testing. [more…]

Stunned Italy fail to reach World Cup as Sweden qualify

Stunned Italy fail to reach World Cup as Sweden qualify

Published 14/11/2017

Italian football boss Carlo Tavecchio said recently that failure to qualify for the World Cup would be the apocalypse and his worst fears came true on Monday as they missed out on the finals for the first time in 60 years. [more…]

Trump praises `productive` China talks, but tough action seen ahead

Trump praises `productive` China talks, but tough action seen ahead

Published 10/11/2017

U.S. President Donald Trump lauded his Beijing meetings on trade and North Korea as "very productive", ending a visit which Chinese media declared set a "new blueprint" for handling ties, even as the White House looks set for tougher action on China. [more…]

Trump says stands with Japan against North Korean menace, working on trade

Trump says stands with Japan against North Korean menace, working on trade

Published 06/11/2017

U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday said America stood with ally Japan against the North Korean "menace" and that Washington would work with Tokyo to sort out problems on trade between the world's biggest and third-largest economies. [more…]

Asia shares slip from decade highs, oil at two-year top on Saudi purge

Asia shares slip from decade highs, oil at two-year top on Saudi purge

Published 06/11/2017

Asian shares stepped back from recent decade highs on Monday while major currencies held in tight ranges and oil jumped to a more than two-year peak as Saudi Arabia's crown prince cemented his power through an anti-corruption crackdown. [more…]

Japan`s Abe says time to exert maximum pressure on North Korea

Japan`s Abe says time to exert maximum pressure on North Korea

Published 06/11/2017

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said on Monday it was time to exert maximum pressure on North Korea and he had agreed with U.S. President Donald Trump that China should play a bigger role in getting Pyongyang to give up its weapons programs. [more…]

Dollar rises vs yen, supported by Fed rate hike expectations

Dollar rises vs yen, supported by Fed rate hike expectations

Published 06/11/2017

The dollar touched its highest level in nearly eight months versus the yen on Monday, supported by expectations for continued monetary policy divergence between the Federal Reserve and the Bank of Japan. [more…]