U.S. carries out missile test delayed over Chinese drills

U.S. carries out missile test delayed over Chinese drills

WASHINGTON, Aug 16 (Reuters) – The United States military on Tuesday said it carried out a test of a Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile that had been delayed to avoid escalating tensions with Beijing during China’s show of force near Taiwan earlier this month. China deployed scores of planes and fired live missiles in the … Read more

North Korea declares victory over COVID, suggests leader Kim had it

North Korea declares victory over COVID, suggests leader Kim had it

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un speaks at a politburo meeting of the Worker’s Party on the country’s coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak response in this undated photo released by North Korea’s Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) on May 21, 2022. KCNA via REUTERS Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register SEOUL, Aug 11 … Read more

In first visit to China, South Korean foreign minister seeks to reassure Beijing over U.S. ties

In first visit to China, South Korean foreign minister seeks to reassure Beijing over U.S. ties

South Korean Foreign Minister Park Jin meets U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken at the Sokha Hotel in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, Friday, August 5, 2022. Andrew Harnik/Pool via REUTERS Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register SEOUL, Aug 8 (Reuters) – South Korea foreign minister Park Jin is set for his first visit … Read more

UN chief demands international access to Ukraine nuclear plant after new attack

UN chief demands international access to Ukraine nuclear plant after new attack

Kyiv, Moscow trade blame for hits on Zaporizhzhia site UN’s Guterres says any attack on a nuclear plant is “suicidal” Four ships with Ukrainian food sail from Black Sea ports Aug 8 (Reuters) – UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres called on Monday for international inspectors to be given access to the Zaporizhzhia nuclear plant after Ukraine … Read more

Biden, Putin strike conciliatory tones as nuclear arms talks start at U.N.

Biden, Putin strike conciliatory tones as nuclear arms talks start at U.N.

U.S. President Joe Biden delivers remarks on the economy in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building’s South Court Auditorium at the White House in Washington, U.S., July 28, 2022. REUTERS/Elizabeth Frantz Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register UNITED NATIONS, Aug 1 (Reuters) – U.S. President Joe Biden said on Monday he is ready … Read more

Putin says no one can win a nuclear war

Putin says no one can win a nuclear war

Russian President Vladimir Putin chairs a meeting on the development of the country’s metallurgical sector, via a video link at the Kremlin in Moscow, Russia August 1, 2022. Sputnik/Pavel Byrkin/Kremlin via REUTERS Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register LONDON, Aug 1 (Reuters) – Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Monday there could … Read more

N.Korea’s Kim says nuclear deterrent is ready, slams South’s Yoon

N.Korea’s Kim says nuclear deterrent is ready, slams South’s Yoon

SEOUL, July 28 (Reuters) – North Korean leader Kim Jong Un said his country is ready to mobilise its nuclear war deterrent and counter any U.S. military clash, and criticised South Korea’s new president for the first time, warning Seoul was pushing towards the brink of war. Kim made the remarks during a speech at … 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

Yellen vows tough U.S. measures against countries abusing economic order

Yellen vows tough U.S. measures against countries abusing economic order

U.S. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen speaks during a news conference, ahead of the G20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors Meeting, in Nusa Dua, Bali, Indonesia, July 14, 2022. Made Nagi/Pool via REUTERS Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register SEOUL, July 19 (Reuters) – The United States will impose harsh consequences on … Read more

U.S., Israeli leaders jointly pledge to deny Iran nuclear weaponry

U.S., Israeli leaders jointly pledge to deny Iran nuclear weaponry

JERUSALEM, July 14 (Reuters) – U.S. President Joe Biden and Israeli Prime Minister Yair Lapid pledged on Thursday to deny Iran nuclear weapons, a show of unity by allies long divided over diplomacy with Tehran. The undertaking, part of a “Jerusalem Declaration” crowning Biden’s first visit to Israel as president, followed his telling a local … Read more