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North Korea detains US citizen, third American being held there

North Korea detains US citizen, third American being held there

It is holding two other Americans. China's President Xi Jinping reaffirmed his commitment to strengthen his government's coordination with the United States achieve the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula, during a call to Trump on Monday.


China joins global warning against North Korea's potential nuclear test

China joins global warning against North Korea's potential nuclear test

A Japanese official said the phone call between Mr Trump and Mr Abe was not prompted by any specific change in the situation. North Korea poses one the sternest national security challenges facing the 3-month-old Trump administration. The US is still gathering information about the latest incident, the ambassador said. In his phone call with Mr. Xi, Mr. Trump criticized North Korea's "continued belligerence" and emphasized that its actions "are destabilizing the Korean peninsula", the ...


Mattis: US Must 'Confront' Russia Over Weapons Support for Taliban

Mattis: US Must 'Confront' Russia Over Weapons Support for Taliban

While Mattis said that the US would "engage with Russian Federation diplomatically", he spoke in stronger terms about the threat of the Taliban and of ISIS in Afghanistan and expressed confidence about his ability to advise President Donald Trump on USA policy in the region upon his return.


Japanese Ships Join US Carrier En Route to Korean Peninsula

Japanese Ships Join US Carrier En Route to Korean Peninsula

USA ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley, speaking on NBC's "Today" programme, said the United States and the worldwide community were maintaining pressure on North Korean leader Kim Jong Un but were "not trying to pick a fight with him".



American academic held in North Korea

Kim is listed as an accounting professor on the website of PUST's sister institution in neighbouring China, the Yanbian University of Science and Technology (YUST). The key Chinese border port of Quanhe, which typically rumbles with several hundred trucks carrying goods between China and North Korea's Special Economic Zone, was shut on Tuesday, but expected to reopen a day later.


US submarine makes South Korea port call, North remains defiant

US submarine makes South Korea port call, North remains defiant

The North has threatened war with the US and its allies numerous times in recent weeks, vowing to obliterate USA troops and destroy American bases. is that there are already very strong sanctions in place against North Korea and it is incumbent on every member of the U.N.to carry out there to enforce those sanctions to the utmost", Toner said.