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US sanctions Chinese, Russians over N.Korea support

Washington - The United States on Tuesday slapped sanctions on 16 Chinese and Russian individuals and companies, accusing them of supporting North Korea's nuclear program and attempting to evade US sanctions.

US sanctions Chinese, Russians over N.Korea support

Washington - The United States on Tuesday slapped sanctions on 16 Chinese and Russian individuals and companies, accusing them of supporting North Korea's nuclear program and attempting to evade US sanctions.

UAE nuclear programme edges toward 2018 launch

Abu Dhabi - At first glance, the long hallway seems abandoned. But behind glass walls, in soundproof offices, engineers and physicists are putting the final touches to the Arab world's first nuclear programme.

Iran's top priority to protect nuclear deal from US: Rouhani

Tehran - Iran's President Hassan Rouhani said Sunday the top foreign policy priority for his new government was to protect the nuclear deal from being torn up by the United States.

North Korea slams upcoming joint US-South military exercises

Seoul - North Korea warned Sunday that the United States will be "pouring gasoline on fire" by conducting an annual war game in the South next week amid heightened tensions between Pyongyang and Washington.

Joint exercises could send Korea tensions soaring again

Seoul - After North Korea and the United States traded bellicose threats of nuclear conflagration, all eyes will be on an annual war game in the South next week that could send tensions spiralling back upwards, analysts say.

US insists military ready to counter North Korea

Washington - Senior US officials insisted they are ready to respond to any North Korean attack Thursday, after a White House aide dismissed talk of a "military option.

Iran says can quit nuclear deal if US keeps adding sanctions

Tehran - President Hassan Rouhani warned Tuesday that Iran could abandon its 2015 nuclear deal with world powers within hours if the United States keeps on imposing new sanctions.

Iran can quit nuclear deal if US keeps adding sanctions: Rouhani

Tehran - President Hassan Rouhani warned on Tuesday that Iran could abandon its 2015 nuclear deal with world powers within hours if the United States keeps on imposing new sanctions.

Mattis warns of risk of war, pushes N. Korea diplomacy

Washington - Defense Secretary Jim Mattis warned Monday that an attack by North Korea against the United States could quickly escalate into war, as he and Secretary of State Rex Tillerson moved to dial down tensions.

US-NKorea crisis tests Cold War's nuclear deterrence doctrine

Paris - The doctrine of nuclear deterrence, put to the test in the standoff between Washington and Pyongyang, dates to the Cold War when the world's two superpowers seemed hellbent on "mutually assured destruction".

CIA chief says 'nothing imminent' in US-N.Korea standoff

Washington - CIA director Mike Pompeo offered assurances Sunday there was "nothing imminent" in the US standoff with nuclear-armed North Korea but said he wouldn't be surprised if Pyongyang conducted another missile test.

CIA chief says 'nothing imminent' in US-N.Korea standoff

Washington - CIA director Mike Pompeo offered assurances Sunday there was "nothing imminent" in the US standoff with nuclear-armed North Korea but said he wouldn't be surprised if Pyongyang conducted another missile test.

France's Macron speaks to Trump, warns over N. Korea escalation

Paris - French President Emmanuel Macron on Saturday warned against an "escalation of tensions" over North Korea amid a growing war of words between Washington and Pyongyang.

Britain's Boris Johnson says N. Korea must fix crisis it started

London - British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson on Saturday blamed North Korea for the stand-off with the United States and said London wants a diplomatic end to the crisis.

Japan deploys missile defence over N. Korea threat to Guam

Toukyo - Japan deployed its Patriot missile defence system on Saturday after North Korea threatened to fire ballistic missiles over the country towards the US Pacific territory of Guam, local officials and reports said.

Satellite photos suggest North Korea preparing submarine missile test: report

Washington - Recent satellite photos suggest North Korea could be preparing for fresh submarine-based ballistic missile tests, an expert on its military said Friday.

Canada FM urges US, N. Korea to step back

Ottawa - Canadian Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland on Friday condemned North Korea's "unacceptable" actions while urging both the United States and the totalitarian regime to step back from a possible catastrophic conflict on the Korean peninsula.

Richardson: tough talk by Trump and Kim raises risks of war

Washington - Bill Richardson, the US politician and diplomat who has spent years quelling crises with North Korea, says President Donald Trump and Korean leader Kim Jong-Un's increasingly unrestrained verbal provocations raise the risk that a small security acciden...

North Korea military option 'locked and loaded', says Trump

Washington - US President Donald Trump on Friday said a military option against North Korea was "locked and loaded," his latest salvo in an escalating war of words with Pyongyang's nuclear-armed regime.

China urges US, North Korea to be 'cautious', ease tensions

Bejing - China urged the United States and North Korea on Friday to be "cautious" with their words and actions after the two sides stepped up their bellicose rhetoric over Pyongyang's weapons programme.

As tensions soar, South Korea mulls nuclear arms

Seoul - As nuclear-armed North Korea's missile stand-off with the US escalates, calls are mounting in the South for Seoul to build nuclear weapons of its own to defend itself -- which would complicate the situation even further.

As tensions soar, S. Korean media urge nuclear arms

Seoul - As nuclear-armed North Korea's missile stand-off with the US escalates, calls are mounting in the South for Seoul to build nuclear weapons of its own to defend itself -- which would complicate the situation even further.

Trump says Iran not 'living up to the spirit' of nuclear deal

Washington - President Donald Trump on Thursday blasted Iran for not "living up to the spirit" of the nuclear deal it reached in 2015 with world powers including the United States, and reiterated that he thought it was a "horrible agreement.

North Korea: Trump fire talk singes Tillerson's wings

Washington - Will the United States defeat the North Korean nuclear threat through "peaceful pressure" or "fire and fury"?

Trump says maybe his warning to NKorea 'wasn't tough enough'

Bedminster - US President Donald Trump doubled down on his warnings to North Korea Thursday, saying his threat to rain "fire and fury" on it maybe "wasn't tough enough.

UN hits N. Korea with tough new sanctions - but will they work?

New York - In slapping its seventh set of sanctions on North Korea, the United Nations has adopted its toughest measures yet against the regime -- but how effective they will be in changing Pyongyang's behavior is another matter.

US 'speaking with one voice' on North Korea, State Dept insists

Washington - The United States is speaking out with a unified message on North Korea, the US State Department insisted Wednesday, playing down divergent comments from President Donald Trump and Secretary of State Rex Tillerson.

Key quotes from Trump's war of words with North Korea

Washington - Not long ago, US President Donald Trump said he would be "honored" to meet with Kim Jong-Un -- the North Korean leader the US president also has variously dubbed "a madman" and "a smart cookie.

Nagasaki mayor pleads for end to nuclear threat on bomb anniversary

Toukyo - Nagasaki must be the last place to suffer an atomic bombing, its mayor said Wednesday, marking 72 years since the devastating American nuclear attack on the Japanese city with a passionate call for denuclearisation.
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