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North Korea: China urges neighbour to stop missile tests

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Wang Yi said his talks with North Korea’s foreign minister were “very thorough” China’s foreign minister has told his North Korean counterpart that Pyongyang should stop carrying out nuclear and missile tests, hours after fresh sanctions were agreed by the United Nations Security Council. Wang Yi said he urged Ri […]

Japan marks 72 years since Hiroshima atomic bomb | Japan News

Japan marked 72 years since the world’s first nuclear attack on Hiroshima on Sunday, with the nation’s traditional contradictions over atomic weapons again coming into focus. The anniversary came after Japan sided last month with nuclear powers Britain, France and the US to dismiss a UN treaty banning atomic weapons, which was rejected by critics […]

China Confident Sanctions Can Block North Korea Nuclear Push

China expressed confidence that new United Nations sanctions would help bring North Korea to the negotiating table to end its push for nuclear weapons and ballistic missiles. Foreign Minister Wang Yi urged North Korean counterpart Ri Yong-ho to calmly react to measures to curb its exports when they met on Sunday in Manila, where diplomats […]

Trump begins 17-day “working vacation” at N.J. golf club

BEDMINSTER, N.J. – President Donald Trump, who knocked his predecessor’s work ethic and said he probably wouldn’t take vacations as president, has settled in for 17 days here at his secluded golf club in New Jersey’s fox-hunt and horse country. Aides are billing Trump’s time at one of his favorite properties as a “working vacation,” […]

China says sanctions needed for North Korea but talks crucial

MANILA (Reuters) – China’s foreign minister said on Sunday new U.N. Security Council sanctions on North Korea were an appropriate response to a series of recent missile tests but talks were necessary to resolve an issue now at a critical juncture. Speaking on the sidelines of a regional foreign ministers’ meeting in Manila, China’s Foreign […]

Survivor of Hiroshima bomb blast rings gong of peace in San Diego

Ikunosuke “Mike” Kawamura was a 2-year-old on Aug. 6, 1945 when Little Boy detonated, its atomic blast pancaking much of Hiroshima’s downtown and sparking a firestorm that veined through the rest of the city’s paper and timber homes, consuming most of them. On Saturday at 4:15 p.m. — Sunday at 8:15 a.m. in Hiroshima, the […]

Trump eyes top policy aide for communications director role: official

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The White House may appoint a senior policy adviser with hardline views on immigration, who recently sparred with reporters in a televised briefing, as its new communications director, a senior administration official said on Saturday. Stephen Miller, a top aide and speechwriter for President Donald Trump, is a candidate to lead the […]