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Russia Vows Response Measures if US Develops and Deploys Short- and Mid-Range Missiles

Russia earlier offered the US to discard its plans for deployment of the missiles, previously banned by the now void Intermediate-range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty, promising to respond in kind.
Source: | 2019/8/11 19:42:27

Myanmar troops help flood efforts

Myanmar troops deployed to flood-hit parts of the country on Sunday to help with relief ­efforts after the death toll from a deadly landslide jumped to 51.
Source: AFP | 2019/8/11 17:58:39

DPRK top leader guides test-fire of another new weapon

Kim Jong-un, top leader of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK), has guided the test-fire of another new weapon, the official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) reported Sunday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/8/11 10:41:41

Resumed strategic dialogue injects fresh momentum into China-Japan ties

China and Japan held a new round of strategic dialogue on Saturday, the first of such talks in seven years and a new sign that the two countries' relationship has come back to the right track and is moving forward steadily.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/8/11 7:44:59

DPRK fires 2 unidentified projectiles: Yonhap

The Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) on Saturday (local time) fired two unidentified projectiles into the East Sea, South Korea's Yonhap news agency said, citing the country's Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS).
Source: Xinhua | 2019/8/10 7:34:14

Kyrgyz court orders ex-president detained until August 26

A court in Kyrgyzstan has ordered former president Almazbek Atambayev held in custody until August 26, a spokesman said Friday, after he was detained in a major security operation at his home that sparked unrest by his supporters.
Source: AFP | 2019/8/9 21:23:40

Esper visits S.Korea as region faces crisis

US Defense Secretary Mark Esper met with senior South Korean leaders on Friday, amid a series of regional challenges ranging from tensions between Seoul and Tokyo to how much of the cost South Korea should pay for American troops stationed there.
Source: AFP - Reuters | 2019/8/9 21:18:40

UN chief urges India, Pakistan to exercise “maximum restraint” over Kashmir

United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Thursday once again called on India and Pakistan to exercise "maximum restraint" amid tensions over Kashmir.
Source: AFP-Xinhua | 2019/8/9 21:13:40

S.Korean president replaces ministers, names new ambassador to US

South Korean President Moon Jae-in conducted a major cabinet reshuffle Friday, replacing eight ministerial-level officials and nominating a new ambassador to the United States, according to the presidential Blue House.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/8/9 10:44:57

S.Korea sees uncertainty last despite Japan's approval of chip material export

South Korean President Moon Jae-in said Thursday that uncertainty would last over Japan's export curbs on South Korea despite Tokyo's first approval of a chip material to Seoul since its tighter export control of such materials in early July.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/8/9 10:43:18

Japan OKs tech export to South Korea

Japan has approved export of a high-tech material to South Korea for the first time since imposing tighter curbs last month, but doubled down on political pressure and warned it could broaden restrictions on shipments to its Asian neighbor.
Source: Reuters | 2019/8/8 21:43:42

Thai PM vows to shoulder responsibility for oath gaffe

Thai Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha said Thursday he will take sole responsibility for failing to recite the full oath of allegiance when he and his Cabinet were sworn in last month.
Source: Reuters | 2019/8/8 21:43:40

UN says overhaul of land use vital for climate security

Humanity faces increasingly painful trade-offs between food security and rising temperatures within decades unless it curbs emissions and stops unsustainable farming and deforestation, a landmark climate assessment said Thursday.
Source: AFP | 2019/8/8 21:28:40

Pompeo says DPRK's missile launches would not dampen environment for discussion

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Wednesday that the missile launches by the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) would not dampen the environment for negotiations on denuclearization.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/8/8 10:56:09

Japan to allow 1st export of chemicals to S. Korea under tighter export controls

Japan will soon issue its first permit for exporting to South Korea some of the chemicals needed in producing semiconductors and display panels since imposing tighter controls last month, local media quoted sources with knowledge of the matter as saying Thursday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/8/8 9:56:48

Kim watches test of new tactical guided missiles: report

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un watched the demonstration fire of new-type tactical guided missiles at daybreak Tuesday, sending an adequate warning to the US-South Korea joint military drill underway, the official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) reported Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/8/7 22:18:41

The search is on for a missing teenager in a Malaysian rainforest

Members of a Malaysian K-9 unit prepare to take part in a search and rescue operation for missing 15-year-old Nora Quoirin in Seremban on Wednesday. A helicopter and dozens of people were deployed on the third day of a search for a vulnerable London teenager who went missing from a Malaysian rainforest resort, police said.
Source: AFP | 2019/8/7 22:08:40

South Korea boycott hits Japanese beer

South Korean imports of Japanese beer slumped 45 percent in July from the previous month in the wake of a consumer boycott sparked by an escalating political and economic dispute between the two Asian neighbors, data showed.
Source: AFP | 2019/8/7 21:48:40