by | July 18, 2017 | 08:29

Last week U.S. President Donald Trump denounced China's trade with North Korea, saying it had grown nearly 40 percent in the first quarter, and cast doubt on whether Beijing was helping to counter the threat from North Korea. China's trade with isolated North Korea rose more than 10 percent in the January-June period from a year earlier, a Chinese official said on Thursday, amid pressure from the United States for Beijing to pressurise its troublesome neighbour.

by | July 18, 2017 | 08:24

Yun's first stop was in Singapore for talks at the Northeast Asia Cooperation Dialogue, a multilateral forum for discussing security issues. While Cho says there is no "separation" between the US and South Korea on dealing with the North Korean nuclear threat, Washington continues to emphasize pressure over dialogue and is preparing new sanctions on Chinese banks and firms doing business with Pyongyang possibly within weeks, according to usa officials.

by | July 18, 2017 | 08:21

The ministry of south Korean Defense proposed an interview Friday at Panmunjom , the "village of the truce", at the border between the two Koreas. Those talks would be held on August 1, also in Panmunjom - that is, if Pyongyang accepts.

by | July 18, 2017 | 08:00

Chairman Mohammad Hamid Ansari also condoled the loss of lives in recent floods in different states. In an address to party leaders of the Rajya Sabha and Lok Sabha on Sunday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi asked all political parties to support the government in conducting business in both Houses of the Parliament without disruption and in constructive discussion on issues of national importance.

by | July 18, 2017 | 08:00

The Australian Greens have been rocked by a second resignation in less than a week after Queensland Senator Larissa Waters quit upon realising she, too, was a dual national. Waters' resignation means the Greens are worse off - they'll now be down two votes in the Senate while replacements for Waters and Ludlam are found, affecting the balance of power and possibly making it easier for the government to pass legislation.

by | July 18, 2017 | 07:56

The diplomatic crisis caused by the cyberattack has reportedly brought to the fore a long-drawn out feud between the Gulf monarchies, which last erupted when the UAE and Bahrain accused Qatar of providing a safe haven to their political dissidents and funding terrorists.

by | July 18, 2017 | 07:22

It suggested talks be held on August 1, with possible reunions over the Chuseok holiday, which falls in October this year. Since taking office, Moon has said South Korea will take the lead in the peaceful coexistence with the North and presented principles aimed toward such a goal.

by | July 18, 2017 | 07:09

The Red Bull teenager was then accused of moving under braking when Vettel was attacking later in the race, with the championship leader claiming Verstappen needed to "calm down". It was clear that we were faster and we obviously got him in the pitstops. In the trailer Verstappen also comments on how the two cars feel to him compared to his real life experiences: "The 2017 RB13 feels really good in the game, with the extra grip, from the new 2017 auto designs as well as from the wider ...

by | July 18, 2017 | 07:07

Lukasz Kubot and Marcelo Melo beat Oliver Marach and Mate Pavic 5-7 7-5 7-6 (7-2) 3-6 13-11 to win the Wimbledon men's doubles title. The partnership of the Polish and the Brazilian has achieved the pair the title of the Wimbledon Men's Double winners.

by | July 18, 2017 | 06:38

It is not believed Ms Garkovich was pulled into the tunnel. The handbag straps of 43-year-old Belarussian woman, Natalya Garkovich, became snagged in the doors of the train at a station in Rome on Wednesday evening, Italian daily newspaper Corriere della Sera reports.

by | July 18, 2017 | 06:29

UAE Ambassador Yousef al-Otaiba denied the report in a statement, saying it was "false", the Post said. US intelligence agencies confirmed in May that the UAE government discussed a plan to breach Qatar government websites, according to the Post .

by | July 18, 2017 | 06:27

The officials say USA intelligence agencies were able to confirm a May 23 meeting by UAE leaders discussing the plan, and that the very next day, a Qatari state media outlet was hacked, and false quotes attributed to the Qatari Emir were planted there.

by | July 18, 2017 | 06:20

However, the opposition parties have made it clear that they plan to target the government over the China issue during the session. Leader of Opposition in the Rajya Sabha Ghulam Nabi Azad said the situation on the border with China in the Sikkim sector is very tense even as he blamed Beijing for the boundary stand-off.

by | July 18, 2017 | 06:15

As many as 37,000 residents have been forced to leave their homes and are flooding into crowded evacuation centres amid a provincial state of emergency that Transportation Minister Todd Stone said could last "many weeks". In the Lower Mainland, the wildfire reception centre in Cloverdale is open 7am til 9pm. "It's making it hard to fight the fire and to keep everyone safe so they're giving out a lot of evacuation alerts and orders so we can remove that threat and get in there and work ...

by | July 18, 2017 | 06:09

In a fundraising email to supporters, obtained by the Boston Herald , Warren wrote: "I know a lot of people are thinking: this is some sort of joke, right?" "It's not a hoax", he wrote in a post on his personal website Thursday evening.

by | July 18, 2017 | 06:12

While pair rarely stand side by side in public - de Blasio was not present when Cuomo launched a campaign to unseat New York House Republicans over the health care bill - they had lunch together in the city around the end of the state legislative session, a source said.

by | July 18, 2017 | 06:00

Moon's four-point peace vision, described in a speech on July 6 at the Koerber Foundation in Berlin, during his trip to Germany for the Group of 20 summit, included the ease of military tensions near the inter-Korean border, a reunion of families separated by the Korean War, North Korea's participation in the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympics and inter-Korean dialogue.

by | July 18, 2017 | 05:37

As the Trump administration continued to woo state governors over healthcare reform, two of the U.S. insurance industry's most powerful organizations said a crucial provision in the Senate Republican healthcare bill , crafted by Ted Cruz and allowing the sale of bare-bones policies, was " unworkable in any form ".

by | July 18, 2017 | 05:25

Susan Collins, R-Maine, said on CNN's State of the Union . Doctors at the Mayo Clinic Hospital in Arizona described the procedure as "minimally invasive" and said it went "very well". Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the announcement late Saturday. More people would have financial support to pay for health care costs. Trump on Friday tweeted encouragement to Republicans on the Hill to "do what is right for the people" and get their "failed ObamaCare replacement approved".

by | July 18, 2017 | 05:07

So far acknowledged in attendance: Donald Trump Jr .; the President's son-in-law and senior advisor Jared Kushner; former campaign chairman Paul.J. Akhmetshin denied being a spy working covertly in the USA on behalf of Moscow. After news reports detailed the meeting last week, Trump Jr. released an email chain showing that he had responded to the suggestion of a Kremlin-led effort to help his father's campaign by saying "I love it".

by | July 18, 2017 | 04:37

The United States is failing to implement provisions of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) known as the Iranian nuclear deal, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif told the CNN broadcaster in an interview on Sunday. Monday is the deadline, and a senior US official said last week the administration was very likely to say Iran was adhering to the agreement although Trump has reservations about it.

by | July 18, 2017 | 04:35

The US Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said "hazardous tsunami waves" were possible for coasts located within 300 km from the epicenter. Tsunami waves, however, were unlikely to reach Kamchatka's eastern coast, some 500 km (310 miles) away.

by | July 18, 2017 | 04:26

But it does have iron. Cho also urged restoration of cross-border military and government hotlines that North Korea cut a year ago in response to South Korea's imposition of new economic sanctions after a nuclear test by Pyongyang . The Security Council approved a resolution in November that exempted transactions in iron and iron ore intended "exclusively for livelihood purposes".

by | July 18, 2017 | 04:25

One more and the legislation can not be advanced. Senators facing pressure from Republican leadership to support the plan have forces pulling them the other way at home. But now we've seen Mitch McConnell's latest version of health "reform", and "beautiful" is hardly the word for it. A week ago, McConnell chose to cancel the first two weeks of the Senate's traditional August recess to allow more time for deliberations on the health bill and other issues.

by | July 18, 2017 | 04:09

The long-waited seventh season of Game Of Thrones got under way in the USA last night, with the season premiere also being broadcast in the United Kingdom at the same time on Sky Atlantic at 2am earlier this morning. Sheeran hasn't responded to the backlash, but posted a photo on Monday from behind the scenes to his Instagram . Sheeran's five-minute cameo wasn't *just a href="" target="_blank" rel="noopener" *special gift for ...