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North Korea calls on ASEAN nations to support it against the US

North Korea has appealed to Southeast Asian countries for support in its confrontation with the US to prevent what it warned could be a “nuclear holocaust”. In the letter to the secretary general of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), North Korean Foreign Minister Ri Yong-Ho warned the situation…


Duterte: No point discussing South China Sea dispute at ASEAN meeting

President Duterte said there was no point even discussing China’s actions in the South China Sea when the leaders of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) meet on Saturday. “Who will dare pressure?” he said. “Who can pressure China? Us?” Asked how ASEAN should deal with China, the president…


China launches its first domestically produced aircraft carrier

China has launched its first domestically produced aircraft carrier, in a demonstration of its determination to safeguard its maritime territorial claims. The 50,000-ton carrier was towed from its dockyard this morning in the northern port city of Dalian, where the Soviet-built Liaoning carrier was refurbished before being commissioned in 2012….




Tensions mount as Trump lays down ultimatum on North Korea

President Trump has warned that “North Korea is looking for trouble”, adding that if China “does not decide to help”, the US “will solve the problem without them”. The president wrote the message on Twitter after revealing he had urged his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping to put pressure on Pyongyang…


North Korea flings missile towards Japan as tensions reach boiling point

North Korea has fired another ballistic missile into the Sea of Japan, South Korea’s defence ministry has said, days after Pyongyang warned of retaliation if sanctions were increased. “At 6.42am today (Wednesday, April 5), North Korea fired a ballistic missile from Sinpo area into the Sea of Japan,” the ministry…