U.S. and South Korea combine air forces for Vigilant Ace exercise on the Korean Peninsula
Combined U.S.-South Korea forces send 230 aircraft, including 5th-generation stealth fighters, to exercise Vigilant Ace, ensuring alliance airpower is ready to defend Korea.
S. Korea imposes sanctions on 18 North Koreans, a day before Trump visit – media
South Korea imposed unilateral sanctions on 18 North Koreans on Monday, barring any financial transactions between those sanctioned and any South Koreans, as part of international efforts to dry up Pyongyang's illegal cash flows, according to Reuters.
DPRK fires another ballistic missile in direction of Japan
The Japanese government urged citizens of northeastern prefectures to find shelter as North Korean missile flew over the island of Hokkaido in the early hours of Friday.
Putin finds sanctions against DPRK to be meaningless, - Peskov
The President of Russia Vladimir Putin confirmed his attitude that the sanctions against DPRK are meaningless during the negotiations with the South Korean leader Moon Jae-in. The speaker of the Russian President Dmitry Peskov claimed this on September 6 as TASS reported.
South Korea conducts ballistic missile exercise
Armed Forces of South Korea have held a training exercise involving the use of ballistic missiles. Yonhap news agency reported that on Monday morning.
Ukraine condemns DPRK ballistic missile launch
Ukraine resolutely condemns the recent launch of an intercontinental ballistic missile by the DPRK, which posed a serious threat to neighboring Japan, according to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine.
Ukraine observes its undertaken international obligations in good faith and in a consistent manner – the President instructed the Foreign Ministry to initiate hearings within the UN Security Council to prove Ukraine’s noninvolvement in the North Korea’s m
President Petro Poroshenko was debriefed about the findings of the Working Group on the verification of information published by the New York Times on August 14, 2017.
Ukraine’s state export control system prevents possibility of rocket engine transfers to DPRK
There is no way that Ukraine could have sold military-grade rocket engines to the North Korea. That was the commentary concerning the recent scandalous story posted in the New York Times; this is what National Secretary of Security and Defense Oleksandr Turchynov wrote in his letter to President Petro Poroshenko.
Poroshenko responds to reports on Ukraine’s alleged involvement in DPRK’s missile success
Following reports hinting at a Ukrainian trace in deliveries of missile engines to North Korea, President Petro Poroshenko instructed the authorities to launch immediately a thorough and comprehensive investigation, according to a posting on the president’s Facebook page.
Russia embroils Ukraine in scandal with supply of missile engines to North Korea
The Minister of Defense of Ukraine Stepan Poltorak claimed that the scandal over the missile engines of North Korea is the explicit fake. He claimed this at the meeting with the journalists that was broadcasted by 112 Ukraine.
N. Korean ambassadors recalled to Pyongyang for meeting – media
Key North Korean ambassadors overseas are currently back in Pyongyang for a joint meeting, officials here said Monday, as the communist country is drawing unprecedentedly intense condemnation for its nuclear and missile programs from the international community, according to South Korea's Yonhap News Agency.
Russia, North Korea get more and more alike, - Ukraine’s National Security Council
The regimes in Russia and North Korea look more and more like each other; and the whole world begins to realize that. Oleksandr Turchynov, the secretary of the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine, said this commenting on the most recently approved U.S. sanctions.
Kremlin on new US sanctions: nothing to add to the MFA statement
President of Russia Vladimir Putin approved the statement by Russia’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs, made in response to the new US sanctions. The Kremlin will not give additional comments, as Dmitry Peskov, Press Secretary for the President of Russia, said, according to TASS.
Reuters: North Korea fires Scud-class ballistic missile, Japan protests
North Korea fired at least one short-range ballistic missile on Monday that landed in the sea off its east coast, the latest in a fast-paced series of missile tests defying world pressure and threats of more sanctions, according to Reuters.
Putin and Macron to discuss Ukraine and Normandy Format
The prospects of the Normandy Four and Ukraine, nuclear issue of North Korea, the situation in Syria and Libya will be the prioritized topics of the international part of the discussion between Vladimir Putin, the President of Russia and Emmanuel Macron, the President of France. Yuriy Ushakov, assistant to the president of Russia for foreign relations reported this, according to Interfax-Ukraine.
Trump, Kim Jong-un meeting delayed until Pyongyang ‘meets U.S. conditions’
U.S. president Donald Trump and his North Korean counterpart Kim Jong-un will not be meeting until Pyongyang meets the conditions of the U.S. government. Nikki Haley, the U.S. permanent envoy in the UN said that in her interview with ABC News.
Trump: Huge conflict with Pyongyang possible
There is a chance that the U.S. and the North Korea would be involved in a military conflict. U.S. President Donald Trump said that in his interview with Reuters.
Trump, Merkel discuss need for peaceful solution of Donbas crisis
U.S. President Donald Trump and German Chancellor Angela Merkel have discussed by phone a peaceful solution of the Donbas conflict, according to the White House.
Japan plans to deploy troops in case of DPRK's attack
The Government of Japan is considering for the first time the possibility of deploying self-defense forces in case if North Korean missile enters the Japanese territorial waters. This is stated in the research of the Japanese Cabinet of Ministers, reports Yomiuri.
UN urged North Korea to de-escalate tension
United Nations urges DPRK to return to dialogue regarding denuclearization of Korean peninsula and considers it necessary to double diplomatic efforts to de-escalate further tension. This was reported by Stephane Dujarric, the Spokesperson for the Secretary-General, according to Ria News.
DPRK’s leader condemned US strike on Syria and expressed support to Assad
North Korean leader Kim Jong-un on the occasion of 71st anniversary of Syria's independence sent a congratulatory telegram to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. He particularly condemned United States’ missile strike on airfield in Syria and called Washington’s actions "reckless act of invasion", according to Yonhap News.
Trump scoffs at North Korea's nuclear weapon allegedly capable to reach USA - 'It won’t happen!'
Ballistic missiles that North Korea says it has been developing will never be able to reach parts of the United States, U.S. President-elect Donald Trump wrote on Twitter.
Pentagon chief: 'Nuclear weapons are still needed to deter Russian threat'
Carter has accused Russia and North Korea of nuclear and missile provocations
North Korea successfully tested a new rocket engine and will begin preparations for another satellite launch
North Korea announces new rocket engine test
North Korea conducted successful test of the nuclear weapon
Magnitude-5.3 earthquake was reported, probably due to the probe
DPRK MFA: 'North Korea has a set of substantive measures that can turn into ashes aggressive US troops'
Pyongyang called UN condemnation a 'threat to DPRK dignity and right to existence'
North Korea has made the launch of three ballistic missiles toward Japan Sea
Missiles flew about 500-600 km
US imposes personal sanctions against DPRK’s leader and his people
The US has imposed personal sanctions against the DPRK’s leader Kim Jong-un and his ten high-ranking officials.
North Korea launched what appeared to be an intermediate-range missile to a high altitude in the direction of Japan
North Korea missile reaches new heights, 'intensifying' threat to Japan before it plunged into the sea, military officials said, a technological advance for the isolated state after several test failures.
There are about 50 million slaves in the world - Mass Media
Most slaves live in India. According to the annual Global Slavery Index that is published by an Australian team of researchers, about 46 million people in the world are slaves.
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