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S.Korea military suspects object crossing border was N.Korean balloon

S.Korea military suspects object crossing border was N.Korean balloon

The newly-elected South Korean President Moon Jae-in has been forced to maintain the vigilance of his predecessors after two North Korean ballistic missile tests in the two weeks since he took office. "It is the United States' hostile policy and its aggressive joint military drills, nuclear threats and military build-up around the Korean peninsula that really aggravates the situation on the Korean peninsula and the region and which compels the DPRK to also up its nuclear deterrence", he said.



Philippine troops battle IS-linked gunmen in southern city

Duterte's spokesman Ernesto Abella said Duterte declared martial law "in the entire island of Mindanao, including (the island provinces of) Basilan, Sulu and Tawi-Tawi". MANILA-With government forces clashing with Maute Group members in Marawi City, Lanao Del Sur, the Department of National Defense (DND) has called on all Filipinos to be security conscious and vigilant at all times.



Trump pushes for peace in ME

He did not specifically mention the two-state solution, long the focus of worldwide peace efforts and US Middle East diplomacy, reported AFP. "I am truly hopeful that American can help Israel and the Palestinians forge peace and bring new hope to the region and its people", the USA president said.


Trump's alignment with Israel and Saudi against Iran: Here's the catch

Trump's alignment with Israel and Saudi against Iran: Here's the catch

But Masri also said he suspected the Americans would take their time in laying out any concrete proposals to restart the peace process, because Israel did not want to make concessions. Unlike past United States presidents who have drawn clear lines for both sides to follow in order to achieve a deal, Trump has offered little - if not inconsistent - public guidance for the Israeli and Palestinian leaders.



U.S. plan to sell oil reserves undermines OPEC efforts

Norway's oil ministry said later on Tuesday it had no plan to join cuts but had a good dialogue with OPEC . OPEC members Iraq and Algeria as well as top non-OPEC producer Russian Federation also support a nine-month extension but some Gulf OPEC members including Kuwait and the United Arab Emirates have pointed to a need for further analysis.


European Investment Bank supports China's Belt and Road strategy

European Investment Bank supports China's Belt and Road strategy

Heads of the 14 global organizations praised the Belt and Road forum's success and China's support for multilateralism and globalization. At the same time as the high-level meeting, six separate meetings are being held in which, eight sectors of basic infrastructure, industrial investment, cooperation in economy and trade, energy and natural resources, financial cooperation, people to people connectivity, environmental protection and maritime cooperation are included.