North Korea’s Kim oversees ICBM test, vows more nuclear weapons

North Korea's Kim oversees ICBM test, vows more nuclear weapons

SEOUL, Nov 19 (Reuters) – North Korean leader Kim Jong Un pledged to counter US nuclear threats with nuclear weapons as he inspected a test of the country’s new intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM), state media KCNA said on Saturday. The isolated country tested the Hwasong-17 ICBM on Friday a day after warning of “fiercer military … Read more

North Korea fires suspected intercontinental ballistic missile, lands near Japan

North Korea fires suspected intercontinental ballistic missile, lands near Japan

SEOUL/TOKYO, Nov 18 (Reuters) – North Korea fired a suspected intercontinental ballistic missile on Friday that landed just 200 kilometers (130 miles) off Japan and had sufficient range to reach the mainland of the United States, Japanese officials told reporters. The launch, reported by both South Korean and Japanese officials, comes a day after a … Read more

G20 summit deplores war in Ukraine ‘in strongest terms’

G20 summit deplores war in Ukraine 'in strongest terms'

‘Most members’ of G20 condemn war in Ukraine – statement Threat of use of nuclear weapons ‘inadmissible’ Agreement to calibrate monetary tightening To pursue efforts to limit temperature rise to 1.5C NUSA DUA, Indonesia, Nov 16 (Reuters) – Leaders of the Group of 20 (G20) nations deplored Russia’s aggression in Ukraine “in the strongest terms” … Read more

Wrangling over Ukraine war dominates summit of G20 major economies

Wrangling over Ukraine war dominates summit of G20 major economies

Draft declaration: ‘Most’ G20 members condemn Ukraine war Ukraine’s Zelenskiy pushes his plan to end conflict Indonesia appeals for end to political polarization Inflation, debt, monetary policy also on the agenda US President Biden skips gala dinner on island of Bali NUSA DUA, Indonesia, Nov 15 (Reuters) – A Western-led push to condemn Russia’s invasion … Read more

Now is the time to press Russia for peace, Zelenskiy says

Now is the time to press Russia for peace, Zelenskiy says

Zelenskiy urges world leaders to push for peace now Ukraine PM says Russia’s Kherson defeat time to end war Zelenskiy welcomes US-China no nuclear threat comment Kherson residents recount abuse by Russian forces KHERSON, Ukraine, Nov 15 (Reuters) – Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy on Tuesday urged world leaders to back a plan to end the … Read more

Biden, Xi clash over Taiwan, but military action seen as unlikely

Biden, Xi clash over Taiwan, but military action seen as unlikely

Biden, Xi hold 3-hour Bali meeting ahead of G20 Both leaders stress need to get ties back on track Russia rejects reports of foreign minister’s hospitalization Indonesia seeking concrete progress on global economy at G20 Ukraine’s Zelenskiy due to address G20 on Tuesday NUSA DUA, Indonesia, Nov 14 (Reuters) – US President Joe Biden said … Read more

Biden to warn Xi North Korea’s path could prompt bigger US military presence

Biden to warn Xi North Korea's path could prompt bigger US military presence

ABOARD AIR FORCE ONE, Nov 12 (Reuters) – US President Joe Biden will warn Chinese President Xi Jinping at a meeting on Monday that North Korea’s continued pursuit of weapons development will lead to an enhanced US military presence in the region, the White House said . The United States is concerned that North Korea … Read more

North Korea says launches were simulated attack, as South recovers missile parts

North Korea says launches were simulated attack, as South recovers missile parts

SEOUL, Nov 7 (Reuters) – North Korea said on Monday that its recent missile launches were simulated strikes on South Korea and the United States as the two countries held a “dangerous war drill”, while the South said it had recovered parts of a North Korean missile near its coast. Last week, North Korea test-fired … Read more

Putin visits Iran on first trip outside former Soviet Union since Ukraine war

Putin visits Iran on first trip outside former Soviet Union since Ukraine war

Putin to meet Supreme Leader Khamenei Putin also to meet Iranian and Turkish presidents Russia to discuss Ukrainian grain exports with Erdogan Turkish threat of Syrian operation also in focus LONDON/DUBAI, July 19 (Reuters) – Russian President Vladimir Putin will visit Tehran on Tuesday for talks with Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, the Kremlin … Read more