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N.Korea missile launch 'absolutely unacceptable': Abe

London - Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Saturday called North Korea's test-fire of a ballistic missile "absolutely unacceptable" and a "grave threat to our country".

N.Korea fires missile, defying US push for new sanctions

Seoul - North Korea test-fired a ballistic missile Saturday in apparent defiance of a concerted US push for tougher international sanctions to curb Pyongyang's nuclear weapons ambitions.

Negotiations on N. Korea are 'only right choice': China

New York - Stressing the need to avoid "chaos" on the Korean peninsula, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said dialogue and negotiations were "the only right choice" to address the threat from North Korea's missile and nuclear programs.

ASEAN to express 'grave concern' over tests despite N. Korea appeal

Manila - Southeast Asian countries will express "grave concern" over North Korea's nuclear weapons tests and ballistic missile launches, despite Pyongyang's appeal for support, according to a draft statement due to be released Friday.

US presses China in North Korea sanctions drive

New York - The United States on Friday pushed for tougher sanctions to confront the North Korean nuclear threat, piling pressure on China to act while warning it was keeping military options on the table.

Ukraine, Belarus leaders mark Chernobyl anniversary

Kiev - The presidents of Ukraine and Belarus toured Wednesday the site of the Chernobyl plant to mark 31 years since the "unhealing wound" of the world's worst civil nuclear accident spewed radiation across Europe.

Iran nuclear deal under review as uncertainty grows

Vienna - Iran and major powers met Tuesday in Vienna to review adherence to their 2015 nuclear deal as uncertainty grows about the landmark accord's future under US President Donald Trump.

N. Korea marks military anniversary with firing drill

Seoul - Nuclear-armed North Korea on Tuesday marked a military anniversary with a massive conventional firing drill, Seoul said, as a US guided-missile submarine docked in South Korea amid tensions over Pyongyang's weapons ambitions.

N. Korea marks military anniversary with firing drill

Seoul - Nuclear-armed North Korea on Tuesday marked a military anniversary with a massive conventional firing drill, Seoul said, as a US guided-missile submarine docked in South Korea amid tensions over Pyongyang's weapons ambitions.

N. Korea marks military anniversary with firing drill

Seoul - Nuclear-armed North Korea on Tuesday marked a military anniversary with a massive conventional firing drill, Seoul said, as a US guided-missile submarine docked in South Korea amid tensions over Pyongyang's weapons ambitions.

Australia, New Zealand hit back at North Korea threat

Sydney - Australia and New Zealand stiffened their rhetoric against North Korea Sunday after the isolated state threatened Canberra with a nuclear strike, urging it to think twice before "blindly and zealously toeing the US line".

US supercarrier due in Sea of Japan 'in days': Pence

Seoul - The US supercarrier Carl Vinson will arrive in the Sea of Japan in days, Vice President Mike Pence said Saturday, after days of mixed messages from Washington over the warship's whereabouts.

US supercarrier due in Sea of Japan 'in days': Pence

Seoul - The US supercarrier Carl Vinson will arrive in the Sea of Japan in days, Vice President Mike Pence said Saturday, after days of mixed messages from Washington over the warship's whereabouts.

US supercarrier due in Sea of Japan 'in days': Pence

Seoul - The US supercarrier Carl Vinson will arrive in the Sea of Japan in days, Vice President Mike Pence said Saturday, after days of mixed messages from Washington over the warship's whereabouts.

New actor Trump heightens N. Korea drama: analysts

Seoul - Geopolitical tensions flare every spring on the Korean peninsula, but analysts say the anxiety of recent weeks has been magnified by the unpredictable new player in the annual drama: Donald Trump.

Iran FM slams 'worn-out' US nuclear accusations

Tehran - Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif on Thursday criticised "worn-out" US accusations that it was seeking a nuclear weapon to threaten the region and the world.

US reviews 'failed' Iran nuclear deal

Washington - US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson branded the Iran nuclear deal a failure Wednesday as President Donald Trump ordered a review of how Washington is countering the threat from Tehran.

US again puts faith in China to rein in North Korea

Washington - After a few days of saber-rattling, US President Donald Trump's administration has reverted to the same North Korea policy as its predecessor: relying on China to control Pyongyang.

US, China working 'closely' on North Korea: Mattis

Riyadh - The United States and China are working "closely" together over North Korea, US Defence Secretary Jim Mattis said on Tuesday, two days after a new missile test by Pyongyang.

Trump praises China for helping on North Korea

Washington - US President Donald Trump praised China for its help in pressuring North Korea, while defending his softening stance on trade and other issues with the Asian giant, in an interview that aired Tuesday.

China seeks Russia's help to 'cool' N. Korea situation

Bejing - China is seeking Russia's help to cool surging tensions over Pyongyang's nuclear ambitions, the country's foreign minister has told his Moscow counterpart, after Beijing warned of possible conflict over North Korea.

N.Korea's Kim stages giant show of military strength

Pyongyang - North Korea's weapons of war rolled through Pyongyang streets Saturday and it promised "nuclear justice" in response to any atomic attack as leader Kim Jong-Un mounted a spectacular show of strength.

N. Korea army vows 'merciless' response to US provocation

Seoul - North Korea's army on Friday vowed a 'merciless' response to any US provocation, as tensions soar over Pyongyang's nuclear programme and speculation mounts that it is preparing a fresh weapons test.

Russia urges 'restraint' over N. Korea tensions: Kremlin

Moscow - Russia on Friday called for "restraint" over the situation in North Korea, warning against any "provocative steps" after Washington said it was assessing military options in response to the country's weapons programs.

China warns of N. Korea conflict 'at any moment'

Bejing - A conflict over North Korea could break out "at any moment", China said Friday, warning there would be no winner in any war as tensions soar with the United States.

Unpredictable Trump unsettles China as N. Korea policy wobbles

Bejing - From Twitter threats to Tomahawk missiles, US president Donald Trump's unorthodox and seemingly impulsive approach to foreign policy has unsettled China, piling new pressure on its hands-off North Korea policy.

US assessing 'military options' as North Korea test looms

Washington - The United States is assessing military options in response to North Korea's weapons programs, a White House foreign policy advisor confirmed Friday, saying another provocative test was a question of "when" rather than "if.

Trump says N. Korea 'will be taken care of'

Washington - US President Donald Trump vowed Thursday that the "problem" of North Korea "will be taken care of," as speculation mounted that Pyongyang might be preparing another nuclear or missile test.

Tensions soar as US, North Korea rattle sabers

Washington - US President Donald Trump warned Tuesday that Washington was prepared to "solve the problem" of North Korea on its own if necessary as he and Pyongyang engaged in tit-for-tat saber-rattling that sent tensions soaring in East Asia.

Acoustics used to detect cracks in nuclear power plants

Researchers at Brigham Young University have used targeted sound waves, at specific frequencies, to detect cracks in nuclear waste containers. The technology will aid the safety assessment of power plants.
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200,000 people protested against Japan's nuclear restart in Tokyo.
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