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Russia Warns US Against Unilateral Strike On North Korea

MOSCOW, (APP/AFP) – Russia on Monday warned Washington against launching a unilateral strike on North Korea, after US Vice President Mike Pence said the era of “strategic patience” with Pyongyang was over. “This is a very risky path,” Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said at

NATO Chief To Visit US For First Time Since Trump Elected

BRUSSELS, (APP/AFP) – NATO chief Jens Stoltenberg headed for Washington on Monday for the first time since US President Donald Trump was elected, holding talks with senior officials about defeating the Islamic State group, his office said. Stoltenberg will meet US Defence Secretary James Mattis

China Warns US Over Arms Sales To Taiwan

BEIJING, (APP/AFP) – China on Monday reiterated its firm opposition to US arm sales to Taiwan, amid reports that Donald Trump’s administration is preparing a large shipment of advanced weaponry for the self-ruling island. “China firmly opposes US arms sales to Taiwan, this is consistent

Xi, Tillerson Vow To Work Toward Closer US-China Ties

BEIJING, (APP/AFP) – Chinese President Xi Jinping and US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said on Sunday their two countries would work to strengthen ties, as they met in Beijing. Xi stressed that he and Trump had resolved in a phone call last month “that

S. Koreans Protest Against US Missile Defence System

SEONGJU, South Korea, (APP/AFP) – Hundreds of South Koreans protested Saturday against the deployment of a US missile defence system, a day after the visiting US Secretary of State reiterated that its installation would go ahead. Rex Tillerson said in Seoul Friday that the United

US, China To Cooperate On ‘Dangerous’ N.Korea Situation

BEIJING, (APP/AFP) – The US and China pledged on Saturday to work together in addressing the threat posed by North Korea’s nuclear programme, as US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson warned regional tensions had reached a “dangerous level.” “I think we share a common view

Russia Says US Fuelling ‘Vicious Circle’ On North Korea

TOKYO, (APP/AFP) – Russia on Friday urged an end¬†to a “vicious circle” on North Korea, claiming tough US reactions to nuclear tests by Pyongyang escalate tensions on the peninsula. “We suggest looking at the situation in a multi-dimensional way in order to break the vicious