TOKYO (Sputnik) - The Japanese Parliament's upper house on Wednesday passed a law ratifying the new Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement of 11 countries, not counting one original member, the United States.
TOKYO (Sputnik) - Japanese Defense Minister Itsunori Onodera expressed concern on Wednesday about US President Donald Trump's intention to terminate joint military drills with South Korea, Kyodo news agency reported.
TOKYO (Sputnik) - US President Donald Trump told North Korea's Kim Jong-un about Washington's intention to lift sanctions against Pyongyang amid further improvement of relations between the two countries, the North Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) has reported.
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has accepted US President Donald Trump's invitation to visit the US, and the US president has accepted Kim's invitation to visit Pyongyang, North Korean state news agency KCNA reported Tuesday.
As ships from the Indian Navy traveled to Guam last week for exercises with the US Navy and Japanese Maritime Self-Defense Force, Chinese vessels shadowed and tailed the Indian ships, forcing them to take “evasive measures,” sources informed India Today.
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - The United States will scrutinize very closely the process of denuclearization of North Korea, US President Donald Trump said after the summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un.
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - The summit in Singapore between US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un is an important step toward stability and peace on the Korean peninsula, Canadian Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland said in a statement.
US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un have held their first ever meeting in Singapore. Their one-on-one meeting lasted for 45 minutes and was followed by lunch and an expanded meeting, which included delegations from both sides. Sputnik spoke with Victor Teo, professor at the University of Hong Kong, about the meeting.
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - The agreement reached between US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un after a historic summit in Singapore is the direct result of Trump's courageous leadership, Trump campaign senior advisor Lara Trump said in a statement.
BEIJING (Sputnik) - China’s so-called double freeze plan on the North Korean settlement, envisaging the latter’s halting its nuclear activity in exchange for the United States ceasing drills near the peninsula as well as the establishment of the peace dialogue, has ultimately proved to be effective, the Chinese Foreign Ministry said on Tuesday.
At present, the majority of the Freedom of Navigation Operations (FONOP) in the region are conducted by the US, despite strong protests against them from China. Beijing, however, continues to deploy more military equipment to the islands, claiming the country’s moves are purely defensive in nature.
After the summit, Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un signed a document in which the North Korean leader confirmed his commitment to the “complete denuclearization of Korean Peninsula,” which according to the US president, would start “very quickly.”
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Singaporean Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong has congratulated US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un on the successful conclusion of their much-anticipated bilateral meeting.
Fake warnings with photographs of suspected child kidnappers are spreading across India over WhatsApp and have led to the lynching of at least nine people in the last month, despite repeated appeals by the administration not to heed such messages.
TOKYO (Sputnik) – Japan supports the signing of a document after the North Korea-US summit, and considers it a step towards comprehensive resolution of different issues, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said Tuesday.
Last year, China blocked the Nathu La pass, citing “unfavorable weather conditions.” However, the move was largely seen as an offshoot of the crisis that saw Indian and Chinese troops engage in a prolonged standoff on the Doklam plateau.
Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un signed a document after a historic summit in Singapore on June, 12. Addressing the results of the negotiations, Trump said North Korea's denuclearization process would be starting "very quickly," while the North Korean leader stated, that the world was about to see "a major change."
BEIJING (Sputnik) - Beijing is hoping that US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un will be able to reach consensus on the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula and create a mechanism for a peace settlement in the region, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said in a statement published on the ministry's website on Tuesday.
According to the claims of some US reporters from the American press pool covering the historic US-North Korean summit in Singapore, access to some of the main events on Singapore's Sentosa Island has been limited.
TOKYO (Sputnik) - South Korean President Moon Jae-in expressed hope on Tuesday that the US-North Korean high-level summit will pave the wave for an "era of complete denuclearization" and peace in the region.