TOKYO (Sputnik) - Japan is not looking into opportunities for direct talks with North Korea after reports of arrangements being made for a summit between their two leaders this year, its foreign minister said.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has praised the Trump administration and US ambassador to the United Nations at the UN before the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) voted to condemn Israel's excessive force on the border with Gaza Strip.
The meeting, scheduled for Friday in Paris, was previously jeopardized on Wednesday after the French president Emmanuel Macron slammed Italian government for a "cynical" response to the migrant ship crisis.
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - US President Donald Trump in an interview said Russia should be readmitted into the G7 considering its members discussed issues related to Moscow about 25 percent of the time at the recent summit in Quebec.
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said that the United States will not repeat mistake of lifting sanctions on North Korea before complete denuclearization.
TOKYO (Sputnik) - Japan's government is looking at the Russian port city of Vladivostok to host a meeting between its Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Kim Jong-un of North Korea, media reported.
Years after the US led the overthrow of anti-American governments in Iraq and Afghanistan, the persistence of those attitudes - and in some cases the same actors - hasn’t escaped many of the people who fought in those conflicts. One US Army Major spoke with Sputnik about the Iraqi election results and the Taliban’s survival.
On Wednesday, US Senator David Perdue (R-GA) tried, and failed, to delete a provision in a defense bill that would unravel US President Donald Trump’s recent deal to protect ZTE’s interests in the US. Penalties against the Chinese telecommunications company are favored by congressional Democrats.
A bulk carrier vessel accused by the UN of smuggling coal from North Korea in violation of UN economic sanctions was reportedly hanging out off the coast of Singapore as US President Donald Trump prepared for his historic meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.
Following efforts to organize a cadre of transgender political candidates for office in Pakistan’s upcoming elections, a growing movement in Lahore to boycott the polls is taking shape in the wake of news that transgender and third gender candidates will not have their own gender registration category.
Wade Vielock of Bee County, Texas, was cleaning his bathroom recently when he was met with a slithery surprise in the form of a huge snake crawling out of his toilet.
The United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) held its 10th emergency meeting, Wednesday on Israel's response to protests dubbed the 'Great Return March' along the border with Gaza. The UN voted to condemn Israel's excessive force, marked by the use of live ammunition.
The US Navy has awarded a multi-million dollar contract to develop torpedoes with a greater range, thus potentially enabling a new brand of underwater warfare.
While the Singapore summit between US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un was jam-packed with a number of firsts for the two nations, Trump seemed to be his happiest when showing off his presidential ride: The Beast.
BEIRUT (Sputnik) - The scenario for the liberation of the south of Syria has not yet been determined, it could be either a peaceful solution or a forceful one, Syrian President Bashar Assad said in an interview with the Iran's al-Alam television aired on Wednesday.
On Wednesday, a spokesperson with China’s Taiwan Affairs Office of the State Council expressed opposition to any official contact between the US and Taiwan after the opening of a new compound for the New American Institute – a de facto American embassy – on the island.
The UK Parliament on Wednesday rejected a proposal that would have forced the government to negotiate to remain in the European Economic Area and thus continue to participate in the EU single market during Brexit talks.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The United Kingdom proposed to expand the mandate of the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) in Syria to allow it identify those responsible for the use of chemical weapons in the country, UK Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson said on Wednesday.
The local authorities advise those who want to attend the sporting competition in Russia to refrain from taking electronic devices with them.
A Utah grocery chain is in damage control mode after a customer complained on Twitter about an offensive product on sale at its stores: a clear soda called “Not See Kola” with a label resembling the Parteiadler - the eagle that served as an emblem of the Nazi government.