Chinese Premier Li Keqiang arrived in the Russian city of Sochi on Thursday for the 16th meeting of the Council of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization Heads of Government (Prime Ministers)

Map. History of Asia conflict

24 June 2018
6 month ago
[email protected]Sec: "[@POTUS's] administration is focused on one big thing when it comes to North Korea, and that's denuclearization of the Korean peninsula. That's our 1 priority."
6 month ago
"He's going to continue to speak to all the relevant stakeholders" about DPRK, says @PressSec.
6 month ago
@PressSec "Denuclearization" of DPRK is "number one priority" and not focused on anything beyond that, says @PressSec in response to my question about whether this administration now advocates government change in Pyongyang.
Russian foreign minister Sergey Lavrov rejects U.S. call to cut ties with North Korea, saying Russia believes sanctions pressure is "exhausted" and U.S. appears to be provoking Pyongyang.
6 month ago
Earthquake of magnitude 4.7 - 4km SW of Maramag, Philippines
6 month ago
President Mirziyoyev harshly criticizes financial and tax authorities in Ferghana province. In a display of hands-on micromanagement he targets finance minister Kuchkarov and urges him to find out reasons for tuberculosis outbreak (indicative of malnutrition)
6 month ago
US intel has designated North Korea's new Hwasong-15 ICBM the KN22 already. Quick designation turnaround. (We've gone from KN14 to KN22 in ~10 months.)
The Chinese Premier reiterated full commitment to the all-weather strategic cooperative partnership between the two countries. He stated that Pakistan's membership of SCO will further contribute to the regional peace, security, stability and development
Prime Minister of Pakistan Shahid Khaqan Abassi who is visiting Sochi, Russia to participate in the Council of Heads of Government of Shanghai Cooperation Organization today met with the Premier of the State Council of the People's Republic of China, Li Keqiang
At least seven people dead and five fishermen missing in Sri Lanka as a tropical storm hit the country6 month ago
At least seven people dead and five fishermen missing in Sri Lanka as a tropical storm hit the country
Hwasong 15/화성15/火星15型 launch images and video
Hwasong 15/화성15/火星15型 launch images and video
"President Trump committed to sending a high-level delegation to the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics," White House says.
Readout just issued by @WhiteHouse of 2nd @[email protected] call since latest DPRK missile launch says "they discussed next steps to respond to this most recent provocation by North Korea, including how to bring maximum pressure to bear on the government."
No readout from @WhiteHouse yet on the call, but Blue House adds @POTUS "expressed full support" for ROK enhancing its defense capabilities "through acquisition or development of advanced military assets."
Germany is recalling one of its diplomats to North Korea - not the ambassador - in response to Pyongyang's latest missile launch, Foreign Minister @sigmargabriel says in Washington
@moonriver365 and @POTUS phone call lasted for one hour, according to officials in Seoul.
In another phone call today, @moonriver365 and @POTUS agreed on strong sanctions and pressure to get the DPRK to "voluntarily gives up developing nuclear weapons and missiles and come out for dialogue," according to Blue House.
ROK President @moonriver365 says it's uncertain if DPRK has yet mastered the technology to miniaturize a nuclear warhead for placement atop an ICBM.
US presses China to cut off oil deliveries to North Korea
6 month ago
The latest actions of the US seemed to be aimed at provoking Pyongyang into new sharp actions, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said.
[email protected]_jackkeane: North Korea's mobile missiles pose no early warning, which will be the U.S. greatest challenge
As a party not directly concerned in the South China Sea issue, Australia should keep to its promise of not taking sides, says a Chinese defense ministry spokesman
Chinese President Xi Jinping met with former US President Barack Obama in Beijing on Wednesday, calling for enhanced communication, exchanges and cooperation between two nations
6 month ago
KCNA: "The participants danced to the tune of songs 'Our Leader Loved by the People' and 'The Country of the People,' extending the highest glory…to respected Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un who registered a great success in…completing the state nuclear force."
6 month ago
KCNA: "The successful test-fire of the new-type ICBM Hwasong-15 has thrown all servicepersons and civilians of the DPRK into great joy and excitement…Dancing parties were displayed by working people of various circles and youth and students in different parts of Pyongyang."
Xi Jinping meets with @BarackObama in Beijing, discusses China-U.S. ties
Pope Francis demands that the international community take "decisive measures" to resolve the causes of the mass exodus of Rohingya Muslim refugees from Myanmar
6 month ago
[email protected]: The Chinese Envoy, who just returned from North Korea, seems to have had no impact on Little Rocket Man. Hard to believe his people, and the military, put up with living in such horrible conditions. Russia and China condemned the launch.
Syrian Army source denied Chinese troops deploying to Syria.
E-scooter rider dies in hospital after accident with double-decker bus in Kaki Bukit, Singapore6 month ago
E-scooter rider dies in hospital after accident with double-decker bus in Kaki Bukit, Singapore
6 month ago
Malaysian tour group arrested at Hong Kong airport with HK$4 million ketamine
Earthquake hit Central part of Japan Sea(East Sea)6 month ago
Earthquake hit Central part of Japan Sea(East Sea)
6 month ago
4.9M earthquake hit offshore in Japan Sea(East Sea)
6 month ago
Earthquake of magnitude 4.9 - Sea of Japan
Pope Francis arrives in Bangladesh for a three-day visit, reports AFP
Bangladesh could move some Rohingya to flood-prone island next year: official
Chinese Premier Li Keqiang arrived in the Russian city of Sochi on Thursday for the 16th meeting of the Council of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization Heads of Government (Prime Ministers)
6 month ago
Russia rejects US call to cut North Korea ties: Foreign Minister Lavrov
EU calls for 'equal rights' for all in Myanmar's troubled Rakhine
6 month ago
South Korean chartered flight to bring home Koreans stranded by Bali eruption
Pope flies to Bangladesh after contentious Myanmar visit
6 month ago
2 separate rallies in Cebu City on Bonifacio's day
Two Pakistan Navy Ships PNS Rahnaward, and Pns Dehshat visit Iranian Port Of Bandar Abbas, visit aim at promoting bilateral cooperation for regional peace and security
An AirAsia A320 skidded off the runway at Subang Airport, Malaysia during a training flight - no injuries reported
6 month ago
KCNA: "A British committee for remembering leader Kim Jong Il was formed in London on Nov. 20. Dermot Hudson, chairman of the British Association for the Study of Songun Policy, was elected chairman of the remembrance committee."
7 dead after a bus fell 25 feet into a river in Nepal's Kathmandu yesterday
We have a wonderful relationship with PM Modi and India. A part of our constant conversations is do more to help with North Korea. It is a global problem and threat. Hope India will do more and we'll continue to have those conversations with government: Heather Nauert, US State Department
6 month ago
Earthquake of magnitude 4.9 - 19km ESE of Baculin, Philippines
6 month ago
Bank of Korea hikes key rate by 0.25 pct point for first time in more than 6 yrs
6 month ago
Earthquake of magnitude 5.5 - 214km NW of Saumlaki, Indonesia
[email protected] approves potential arms sale to Singapore for GBU-10 and GBU-12 Paveway II laser guided bombs, kits and fuzes, estimated cost $415 million
China at UN Security Council calls for "restraint" and "an early resumption of dialogue and negotiations" amid a "grave situation on the Korean peninsula" following latest DPRK ICBM launch.
"Japan will never tolerate a nuclear-armed North Korea," says Amb. Koro Bessho. DPRK "a clear global threat to all member states."
U.S. Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley: "If war comes, make no mistake: The North Korean government will be utterly destroyed."
U.S. Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley: "The dictator of North Korea made a choice yesterday that brings the world closer to war."
"China must cut off the oil to North Korea," @POTUS told President Xi today, according to @nikkihaley. "China must show leaderless and follow through."
[email protected]: "Today we call on all nations to cut all ties with North Korea."
@nikkihaley: "North Korea's behavior has become more intolerable."
"This is the ninth time this year" for UN Security Council to meet on DPRK, notes @nikkihaley. "The world has responded powerfully to North Korea's outrageous and lawless actions."
North Korea releases photos of leader Kim Jong Un watching long-range missile test6 month ago
North Korea releases photos of leader Kim Jong Un watching long-range missile test
UN Security Council holds emergency meeting on North Korea
North Korea releases photos of the new type of ICBM ' Hwasong 15' that is capable of reaching all of US mainland, the ICBM was test fired last night
Here's the Hwasong 15 on its launch vehicle6 month ago
Here's the Hwasong 15 on its launch vehicle
First pictures of North Korea's Hwasong-15 launch yesterday6 month ago
First pictures of North Korea's Hwasong-15 launch yesterday
Security Council meeting on non-proliferation and the Democratic People's Republic of Korea
"These massive tax cuts will be rocket fuel," says @POTUS as audience begins to chuckle, adds "Little Rocket Man!"
"When I was in Asia i spoke to a couple of the countries about it," says @POTUS "They know they're getting away with murder and they got to start helping us out, okay. So if you don't mind I'll start bringing that up with some of our good friends"
President says tax cuts will be "rocket fuel for the economy." Reminds him of "little rocket man," his handle for North Korean Pres Kim Jong Un. "He is a sick puppy," says Trump, on day after latest NK missle launch.
"Little rocket man, he is a sick puppy," says @POTUS diverting again from prepared remarks after crowd cheered reference to "rocket fuel" for the economy.
"They know they're getting away with murder," says @POTUS of "two countries".
"We're going to protect our country whether its North Korea or anyoneprotect our country like never before," per @POTUS "We're going to build up our military and make our product here and make our planes and our boats and our everything here"
[email protected]: "The North Korean threat is very grave. It's not just a threat to the United States or a threat to the Korean Peninsula region but to the entire world and the civilized world."
Countries should kick out guest workers from DPRK as their wages go to North Korea's nuclear and ballistic missile programs, says @statedeptspox.
Martha McSally on North Korea missile test: "We've got to make it so painful for Kim Jong Un to continue on this path and drive him to the table."
Martha McSally on North Korea missile test: "Assessments show that that means the distance could go as far as 8,100 miles which would hold Washington DC and Miami hostage."
Martha McSally on North Korea missile test: "The test went up to 2,800 miles instead of the last one at 2,300 miles."
@RajShah45: No details being released on new US sanctions on DPRK but the "maximum pressure campaign" with allies "have really yielded a lot of results."
"The North Korea threat is very grave," says @RajShah45 on Air Force One.
6 month ago
Democratic Sen. Mazie Hirono on North Korea: "I think that the President should definitely tone down his rhetoric because that is not helping at all"
[email protected]: "The other side of the aisle seems to think that this crisis that were in with North Korea is all Trump's doings and I don't think anything could be further from the truth."
Chinese Vice Premier Wang Yang has called for more efforts to improve food safety
Beijing dismisses attacks over jailing of Taiwan rights activist Li Ming-cheh
@VP: The situation in North Korea is a serious one and as @POTUS made clear yesterday, "We'll take care of it." The era of strategic patience is over. All options are on the table and the Kim government would do well not to test the resolve of POTUS or the capabilities of the U.S Armed Forces
Xi Jinping: China would like to keep up communications with the U.S. and all other related parties, and jointly push the Korean Peninsula nuclear issue towards the direction of peaceful settlement via dialogues, negotiations
Two human rights campaigners killed in the Philippines by gunmen on two motorcycles
Video: @PressSec asked whether the administration believes the new "major sanctions" on DPRK that @POTUS says are to be announced today will cause Kim Jong Un to change his behavior.
6 month ago
Earthquake of magnitude 4.6 - 272km NW of Manokwari, Indonesia
Trump says new sanctions on North Korea to be imposed today
6 month ago
[email protected]: Just spoke to President XI JINPING of China concerning the provocative actions of North Korea. Additional major sanctions will be imposed on North Korea today. This situation will be handled!
There was a @POTUS phone call today with China President Xi about the latest DPRK missile launch.
Another boat containing dead bodies has been found floating off the coast of Northern Japan. Officials suspect they all originated in North Korea
China pledges support to Zimbabwe following ED Mnangagwa inauguration says Chinese Foreign Affairs Assistant Minister Chen Xiaodong. Xiaodong met President Mnangagwa in Harare
6 month ago
KCNA: "There is a saying 'Sow the wind and reap the whirlwind'. The more desperate the old lunatic remains in such provocations as re-listing the DPRK as a 'sponsor of terrorism', the stronger self-defensive countermeasure of the DPRK they will meet."
6 month ago
KCNA: "Ko Sung Il, a KPA officer, said that the successful test-fire of new-type ICBM is another signal victory won by the DPRK in the confrontation with the U.S., adding: I seem to see old lunatic Trump and those riff-raffs making a great fuss, daunted by our new 'gift package'"
6 month ago
KCNA: "Upon receiving the statement of the DPRK government on the successful test-fire of new-type ICBM Hwasong-15 on Wednesday, the whole country is seized with great joy."
At Rangoon public mass @Pontifex: "I know that many in Myanmar bear the wounds of violence, wounds both visible and invisible," and the temptation is to exact revenge but response should be "forgiveness and compassion"
President Duterte to soldiers: Kill armed The New People's Army rebels and I'll answer for you
6 month ago
Vietnam won't pursue charges vs Philippines Navy for slain fishermen
Experts and politicians from Central and Eastern European countries speak highly of the fruitful results of cooperation between China and their countries, as well as a speech delivered by Chinese Premier Li Keqiang at a China-CEEC forum6 month ago
Experts and politicians from Central and Eastern European countries speak highly of the fruitful results of cooperation between China and their countries, as well as a speech delivered by Chinese Premier Li Keqiang at a China-CEEC forum
Pakistan expresses deep concern over reported launch of a ballistic missile by the Democratic People's Republic of Korea - constitutes a violation of UN Security Council resolutions and undermine goals of peace and stability of the Korean Peninsula and beyond: Govt of Pakistan
Zimbabwe President Mnangagwa meets Chinese delegation led by Assistant Foreign Affairs Minister Chen Xiaodong at Munhumutapa offices
Malaysia will not emulate Duterte's war on drugs, says Deputy Prime Minister. "We respect the method undertaken by them but it is only suitable for their country"
6 month ago
UK First Secretary of State and Minister for Cabinet Office Green on the threats made by Tullip Siddiq to a Channel 4 journalist: The government are in dialogue with Bangladesh
Tripura: Eight Rohingyas including four minors arrested by Police in Khayerpur, on the outskirts of Agartala
6 month ago
KCNA: "Greatly satisfied with the at-a-go success in the test-fire of the newly developed ICBM Hwasong-15, respected Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un was so excited to…extend his heartfelt gratitude to all those who took part in the development of the new type rocket weapon system."
6 month ago
KCNA: "With this system, the DPRK has become possessed of another new-type inter-continental ballistic rocket weaponry system capable of carrying super-heavy nuclear warhead and attacking the whole mainland of the U.S."
6 month ago
KCNA: "The ICBM Hwasong-15 weapon system represents the weapon system peculiar to the Workers' Party of Korea, which was developed with domestic efforts and technology 100 percent to suit the specific conditions of the country."
6 month ago
KCNA: "The test-fire confirmed that all the integers of the weapon system have satisfactorily complied with the requirements of design and that it is capable of fully ensuring reliability in combat situation to serve its mission as strategic weaponry system."
6 month ago
KCNA "He expressed great satisfaction over the fact that such vehicles can be manufactured as many as the country wants now that the munitions industry has made a breakthrough in putting the production of all parts of the vehicle on a domestic and Juche basis 100 percent."
6 month ago
KCNA: "He came out to the place where technical preparations for the rocket was under way late at night to see the 9-axis self-propelled launching vehicle manufactured by workers of the munitions industry."
6 month ago
KCNA: "He indicated the orientation of developing a new type rocket…and gave detailed instructions every day to the Academy of Defence Science for doing so and thus made sure that the Hwasong-15 weapon system was successfully completed."
6 month ago
KCNA: "Kim Jong Un personally supervised the whole course of the test-fire."
Pope Francis holds mass for 200,000 Catholics during first ever papal visit to Myanmar
6 month ago
South Korean, Japanese foreign ministers have phone talks to discuss North Korea missile
Anonymous Russian online community "Conscience" (Совесть) speculates that following annexation of Crimea, Russian government will move to absorb northern Kazakhstan to ease transit issues to China
TASS: Slutsky: A Russian delegation is working in Pyongyang to prevent an escalation of tensions.
Pope urges Myanmar Buddhist clergy to tackle 'prejudice and hatred'
President Duterte preparing an order declaring communists as militants
6 month ago
Moon, Abe vow to seek additional U.N. sanctions against North Korea
North Korea claims nuclear statehood with US in missile range
6 month ago
Moon says will ask China's Xi to play more active role in halting North Korean provocations
6 month ago
Moon, Abe agree they can no longer tolerate North Korean provocations
China has urged North Korea to "stop actions that heighten tensions on the Korean peninsula" after Pyongyang said its new missile test put the entire US mainland within range of its nuclear weapons
Spanish Foreign Secretary @AlfonsoDastisQ: "We condemn the latest missile launch by North Korea". Statement describes "irresponsible act that constitutes one more link in a long chain of threatening acts towards neighbouring countries"
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