Tuesday, November 21, 2017

North Korea: No one can stop Pyongyang from bolstering its nuclear force

North Korea said that no one can deter Pyongyang from bolstering its nuclear force, claiming that the United States' talk of its intent not to seek a regime change in the North is a sheer deceptive scheme, Yonhap news agency reported on Thursday.  Yonhap news...

North Korea continuing development of a missile capable of striking the US

Pyongyang developing missiles faster than Seoul expected, despite UN sanctions and international calls for denuclearization. Pyongyang has even strained ties with former ally China, which has asked the North to rein in its weapons activities; it launched a missile test on Sunday as Chinese President Xi...

China warned U.S. against any military activities in the South China Sea

China has once again warned the United States against any military activities in the South China Sea, as reports have emerged that Washington is planning to conduct fresh naval patrols in the disputed area. ______ In a news briefing on Wednesday, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Geng...

Ancient tomb of a general and his princess wife from year 564, discovered in China

The tomb of a general and his princess wife buried on March 18, in the year 564, has been discovered in China. ______ The ancient tomb, which contained the couple’s skeletons, was also filled with figurines, said the archaeologists who described the findings recently in the...

Top President Trump’s enemies list China and Iran respond to Trump with military drills

China and Iran, two countries that top President Trump's enemies list, are pushing back against his tough talk this week with showy and provocative military drills. ______ Iran conducted military exercises and rolled out new weapons that its leaders said would help national defense, and China...

War on terror: Turkey’s police detained over 440 people for alleged links to the IS group

Turkey's anti-terrorism police have detained over 440 people for alleged links to the Islamic State group, the state-run news agency reported Sunday. ______ The Anadolu Agency said 60 suspects, the vast majority of them foreigners, were taken into custody early Sunday in the capital, Ankara. It said...

We’ve just started – more sanctions to Iran — the ‘number one terrorist state’: Donald Trump said

Iran is the "number one terrorist state," the United States will work with Tehran from the position of sanctions, US president Donald Trump said late on Sunday. ______ In his interview with the Fox News channel, Trump said that Tehran "total disregard" for Washington in its...

China urge US to stop making wrong remarks on the issue involving the East China Sea

US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis’s statement that the US remains committed to supporting Japan’s claim to the disputed Diaoyu islands is putting regional stability in East Asia at risk, said Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Lu Kang Friday. ______ According to Lu, the United States should take...

NATO member Turkey in crack down on media coverage of terrorist attacks and breaking news

The Turkish state media watchdog has imposed limitations on the coverage of terrorist attacks, amid a state of emergency. TV channels will face suspensions if they break the new rules. ______ The Radio and Television Supreme Council (RTÜK) introduced the restrictions on TV broadcasters during a...

Iran to ban US citizens following Donald Trump’s visa ban against Muslim countries

Iran to ban US citizens following Donald Trump's visa ban against Muslim countries
Iran said on Saturday it would stop U.S. citizens entering the country in retaliation to Washington's visa ban against Tehran and six other majority-Muslim countries announced by new U.S. President Donald Trump. ______ "While respecting the American people and distinguishing between them and the hostile policies...

Kim Jong Un could ‘press the button’ of nuclear weapons over Los Angeles – if threatened

A North Korean defector and former diplomat has claimed that DPRK leader Kim Jong Un could launch a nuclear missile aimed at Los Angeles, knowing that Washington would retaliate. ______ During a BBC interview, Thae Yong-ho claimed Kim was liable to press "the button on these...

China said had “irrefutable” sovereignty over disputed islands in the South China Sea

China said had irrefutable sovereignty over disputed islands in the South China Sea
China said on Tuesday it had "irrefutable" sovereignty over disputed islands in the South China Sea after the White House vowed to defend "international territories" in the strategic waterway. ______ BEIJING/WASHINGTON - White House spokesman Sean Spicer in his comments on Monday signaled a sharp departure...

China’s Meteorological Administration notified local bureaus to ‘immediately stop issuing smog alerts’

China is suspending local meteorological bureaus from issuing smog alerts, media reported Wednesday, raising suspicions the government is attempting to suppress information about the country's air pollution as public anger over the issue grows. ______ China's Meteorological Administration notified local bureaus Tuesday to "immediately stop issuing...

Iran will not renegotiate its nuclear deal, even if it faces new US sanctions by Donald Trump

Iran will not renegotiate its nuclear agreement with world powers, even if it faces new U.S. sanctions after Donald Trump becomes president, Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araqchi said on Sunday. ______ Trump, who will take office on Friday, has threatened to either scrap the agreement, which...

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