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Japan protests against DPRK's failed missile test

The Japanese government lodged a protest with the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) on Saturday over the test-firing of a ballistic missile by the country earlier in the day.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/4/29 10:55:13

Powerful quake strikes off c. Indonesia, tsunami alert issued

A strong quake jolted North Sulawesi province of central Indonesia earlier Saturday and potential for tsunami, an official of the meteorology and geophysics agency said in Jakarta.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/4/29 9:14:55

White House says aware of latest DPRK missile test

The White House said Friday that President Donald Trump is aware of the latest missile test conducted by the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK).
Source: Xinhua | 2017/4/29 9:07:54

DPRK test-launches ballistic missile but fails

The Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) on Saturday test-fired a ballistic missile, which exploded after liftoff, according to Yonhap news agency.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/4/29 8:23:51

UN chief warns of global ramifications from war in Northeast Asia

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said Friday that armed conflicts in Northeast Asia "would have global ramifications" and "we must act now to prevent conflict and achieve sustainable peace."
Source: Xinhua | 2017/4/28 22:57:02

DPRK steps up diplomatic efforts to win support from developing countries

The Democratic People' s Republic of Korea (DPRK) has stepped up diplomatic efforts to win support from developing countries amid its tension with the United States, according to official media reports.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/4/28 20:39:14

DPRK condemns US test-launch of ICBM as simulated strike on Pyongyang

The Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) Friday condemned the test-launch of a Minuteman-III Intercontinental Ballistic Missile (ICBM) Wednesday by the United States, which it said was a simulated strike on Pyongyang.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/4/28 20:38:26

Joint exercise held between Japanese, US carrier-based jets: ASDF

Japan's Air Self-Defense Force (ASDF) said Friday that it conducted a joint drill east of Okinawa with US aircraft carrier Carl Vinson, according to local media reports.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/4/28 17:05:57

S. Korea denies Trump's comments on THAAD costs

South Korea on Friday denied US President Donald Trump's comments about the cost of the US Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) missile defense system that was deployed in the nation's southeast region earlier this week.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/4/28 16:52:20

Australian father and son found after being lost in wilderness for three days

An Australian father and son have said they are lucky to be alive after spending three nights lost in the Tasmanian wilderness.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/4/28 16:11:04

ASEAN FMs urge parties concerned to de-escalate tensions on Korean Peninsula

Foreign ministers of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) on Friday urged all parties concerned to exercise self-retraint to de-escalate tensions on the Korean Peninsula.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/4/28 16:10:24

Sakurajima volcano in southwestern Japan erupts

Mt. Sakurajima, a volcano in Kagoshima Prefecture in southwestern Japan, erupted on Friday, the weather agency said.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/4/28 15:33:17

DPRK accuses S. Korea of hyping up threats from north

The Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) has accused South Korean acting President and Prime Minister Hwang Kyo-ahn of trying to keep conservative forces in power by hyping up threats from the north, said official media Friday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/4/28 12:44:27

S.Korea's presidential frontrunner keeps widening gap with runner-up in polls

South Korea's presidential frontrunner kept widening a gap with his runner-up in polls, with less than two weeks left before a presidential election.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/4/28 11:47:49

Trump says he prefers diplomatic approach to solving Korean Peninsula issue

US President Donald Trump said Thursday he would prefer a diplomatic approach to solving the Korean Peninsula issue, but warned that a major conflict with the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) is possible.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/4/28 11:47:31

Putin, Abe promise cooperation amid Russia-Japan territorial disputes

Russian President Vladimir Putin and visiting Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe agreed here on Thursday to cooperate in various areas, although territorial spats persist between the two countries.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/4/28 10:53:05

South Korean people, religious figures shout "THAAD Out, Peace In"

South Korean people and religious figures gathered in central Seoul, where millions of people had demanded the impeachment of former President Park Geun-hye, for the removal of the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) from their territory and bring peace to the Korean Peninsula.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/4/28 10:50:30

Praying for peace

South Korean protesters pray during a rally against the deployment of the US missile defense system, Terminal High-Altitude Area Defense, near the US embassy in Seoul on Thursday. South Korea announced Wednesday that key parts of the defense system had been installed a day after North Korea showed off its military power.
Source: AP | 2017/4/28 0:18:41