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China & N. Korea ‘to boost military ties & provide security in Asia-Pacific’ amid tensions with US

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China and North Korea will boost military cooperation and work together to assure security in the Asia Pacific, a high-ranking Chinese commander has said. Both Beijing and Pyongyang view US activities in the region as a threat. Days after North Korea made headlines with fresh missile tests, a delegation from Pyongyang has met with Chinese Read More

Kim’s ‘great satisfaction’ over sixth missile test in three weeks

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By Philip Whiteside, international news reporter North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has expressed “great satisfaction” over the “amazing success” of his country’s missile programme after another test on Friday, according to state run media. The North Korean leader was seen in a newly released photo smiling as several apparently senior military officers stand around Read More

Hong Kong police rush protesters after brief stand-off

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Riot officers carrying shields have chased protesters through a busy district in Hong Kong to end a brief stand-off outside a police station. Pro-democracy protesters gathered outside the station in Mong Kok after an approved rally ended on Saturday evening. Videos and photos posted to social media showed demonstrators pointing lasers as they passed the Read More

Hong Kong teachers march against police brutality

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Thousands of protesters are marching through the streets of Hong Kong for a tenth week, demanding democratic reforms and a halt to police brutality. In the first of three protests planned for today, black-clad teachers gathered in a public square in the city’s central district, before marching toward the home of chief executive Carrie Lam. Read More

Japan may offer its Fukushima robots to US for denuclearization of North Korea – report

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Japan has offered the US its best nuclear-cleanup robots – designed for Fukushima – for use in dismantling North Korea’s nuclear facilities, hoping to remain in the loop as Washington and Pyongyang talk denuclearization. The remote-controlled robots are being developed to remove melted fuel debris from the reactors in Fukushima, and must be able to Read More

WATCH Latest military video of Russia’s new heavy combat drone on its maiden flight

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The Russian military has released new footage of a little-known stealth drone dubbed ‘Hunter,’ showing the secretive aircraft making sharp turns and stunning maneuvers in the sky. The new video, released Friday, offers an additional glimpse of the Sukhoi-built ‘Okhotnik’ (Hunter) aircraft which completed a maiden flight last week. The secretive drone is seen performing Read More

N. Korea rejects further peace talks with Seoul in protest over joint war drills with US

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Pyongyang has signaled its unwillingness to continue negotiations with its southern neighbor, blaming the diplomatic deadlock on South Korea’s decision to participate in joint military exercises with the United States. In a statement, North Korea said Seoul’s military posturing made dialogue impossible. “Even at this moment, South Korea continues its joint military exercise and to Read More

‘Impudent’ speech triggers more North Korea missile tests

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North Korea has test fired two more missiles, just hours after saying it would never sit down for talks with South Korea again. It is the latest in a series of firings, triggered by, amongst other things, joint military exercises between the US and South Korea. North Korea has called them a rehearsal for war. Read More

‘Can’t imagine why’: Trump has no idea why anyone would relate Hong Kong protests to US meddling

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For the life of him, US President Donald Trump can’t explain why critics would associate Washington with Hong Kong’s unrest, expressing bewilderment in a tweet just before sounding the alarm about a Chinese invasion of the city. In a tweet on Tuesday afternoon, the president observed: “Many are blaming me, and the United States, for Read More

‘Nonsense’: N. Korea won’t stop tests, rejects talks with Seoul unless it ends drills with US

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There will be no direct talks with South Korea if it continues to stage joint military exercises with the US, a senior North Korean diplomat has said. The warning comes just as Pyongyang test-fired two short-range missiles. South Korea must know that “Inter-Korean contact itself will be difficult” unless “they put an end” to the Read More