The USS Decatur had an "unsafe" interaction with a Chinese warship Sunday while the US ship was sailing within 12 miles of the disputed Spratly Islands in the South China Sea, according to US officials. One official said the Chinese destroyer came as close as 45ft

Map. History of Asia conflict

20 October 2018
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Earthquake of magnitude 4.9 - 53km ESE of Hitachi, Japan
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"US repeatedly sends military ships without permission close to South China Seas islands, seriously threatening China's sovereignty and security, seriously damaging Sino-U.S. military ties and seriously harming regional peace and stability," responds China defense ministry.
2 week ago
KCNA: "Our Party set forth the policy of raising potatoes on a large scale in all possible areas, whether they are mountainous or flatUnder the wise guidance of Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un, a fresh turn is being brought about in the implementation of this policy."
2 week ago
Earthquake of magnitude 6.0 - 30km SSW of Nggongi, Indonesia
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Earthquake of magnitude 5.9 - 37km S of Nggongi, Indonesia
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Earthquake of magnitude 5.2 - 25km N of Palu, Indonesia
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Earthquake of magnitude 5.4 - 31km S of Nggongi Satu, Indonesia
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Earthquake of magnitude 5.4 - 32km SSW of Nggongi, Indonesia
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KCNA: "The DPRK is taking substantial and crucial steps to implement the joint statement made at the DPRK-U.S. summit, but the U.S. is still trying to subdue someone by resorting to sanctions, oft-repeating the story about escalation of sanctions pressure on the DPRK."
2 week ago
KCNA: "The end of war, which meets the interests of not only the DPRK and the U.S. but also the countries in Northeast Asia, is not just a gift from a man to another at all. Furthermore, it can never be a bargaining chip for getting the DPRK denuclearized."
2 week ago
KCNA: "The war-end declaration should have been resolved half a century ago, under an armistice agreement. It is also the most basicprocess for the establishment of new DPRK-U.S. relations and peace mechanism on the Korean peninsula, to which the U.S. was also committed."
2 week ago
KCNA: "Korean issue experts of America are recently spouting such rubbish that the U.S. should force the DPRK to not only notify its nuclear program and have it verified but also dismantle its Nyongbyon nuclear facility and missile facility in return forwar-end declaration."
2 week ago
U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis is wheels down in Paris. On the plane, he told reporters he did not expect ties with China to worsen despite recent tensions. "We're just going to have to learn how to manage this relationship We'll sort this out,"Mattis said.
Taiwan Navy to commission two Perry-class frigates next month2 week ago
Taiwan Navy to commission two Perry-class frigates next month
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[email protected]: The Chinese warship "approached USS Decatur in an unsafe and unprofessional maneuver in the vicinity of Gaven Reef in the S. China Sea"the Chinese ship "conducted a series of increasingly aggressive maneuvers accompanied by warnings for the Decatur to depart"
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Two US officials confirm that a Chinese warship carried out an unsafe encounter by coming within 45 yards of the USNavy destroyer USS Decatur as it sailed through the Spratly Islands this weekend during a freedom of navigation operation
2 week ago
While one official initially said the Chinese destroyer came as close as 45 feet to the USS Decatur, two defense officials put the distance between the US and Chinese ships at approximately 135 feet
2 week ago
The USS Decatur had an "unsafe" interaction with a Chinese warship Sunday while the US ship was sailing within 12 miles of the disputed Spratly Islands in the South China Sea, according to US officials. One official said the Chinese destroyer came as close as 45ft
2 week ago
Over 10 000 militarymen involved in CSTO drill in Tajikistan
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Earthquake of magnitude 4.6 - 53km NW of Kefamenanu, Indonesia
2 week ago
KCNA: "Kim Yong NamMonday sent a message of sympathy to Joko Widodo, president of the Republic of Indonesia, as regards a strong earthquake and tsunami that hit Central Sulawesi Province of Indonesia, claiming hundreds of lives."
A city of 350,000 in ruins.  . @MattRiversCNN reports from Palu, Indonesia2 week ago
A city of 350,000 in ruins. . @MattRiversCNN reports from Palu, Indonesia
2 week ago
Earthquake of magnitude 5.1 - 143km NNW of Bamboo Flat, India
In Tajikistan, the president Rakhmon dismissed the head of Mountainous Badakhshan Autonomous Region (MBAR), a semi-autonomous part of the country. This remote and poorly accessible area was the location of fighting in 20122 week ago
In Tajikistan, the president Rakhmon dismissed the head of Mountainous Badakhshan Autonomous Region (MBAR), a semi-autonomous part of the country. This remote and poorly accessible area was the location of fighting in 2012
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La Union mayor Buquing ambushed
State Minister for Interior @ShehryarAfridi1 arrives at Poly Clinic Islamabad to inquire health of woman Police Constable who was sexually abused two days ago, Interior Ministry taking every possible step to arrest accused2 week ago
State Minister for Interior @ShehryarAfridi1 arrives at Poly Clinic Islamabad to inquire health of woman Police Constable who was sexually abused two days ago, Interior Ministry taking every possible step to arrest accused
Typhoon KongRey is rapidly intensifying. CIMSS automated Dvorak estimates give a raw T of 7.7. Kong-Rey may claim the title of the strongest TC of 2018.2 week ago
Typhoon KongRey is rapidly intensifying. CIMSS automated Dvorak estimates give a raw T of 7.7. Kong-Rey may claim the title of the strongest TC of 2018.
Jodhpur Airport (JDH) in India was temporarily closed after a hijack threat against Air India flight AI645 from Mumbai. Four people have been arrested by police2 week ago
Jodhpur Airport (JDH) in India was temporarily closed after a hijack threat against Air India flight AI645 from Mumbai. Four people have been arrested by police
2 week ago
Afghanistan: Afghan Army says over a dozen Islamic State militants dead in drone strike in Nangarhar
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Secretary Mattis will not be visiting China to discuss security issues with senior Chinese officials in October as originally planned, a US official tells CNN. The last minute cancellation has not been publicly confirmed by the Pentagon but comes amid heightened US-China tensions
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Earthquake of magnitude 4.9 - 216km NNW of Tobelo, Indonesia
Russian Air Force  Il-96-300 departed Brunei Russia's Security Council Nikolai Patrushev2 week ago
Russian Air Force Il-96-300 departed Brunei Russia's Security Council Nikolai Patrushev
Death toll of tsunami and earthquake in Indonesia reached 12002 week ago
Death toll of tsunami and earthquake in Indonesia reached 1200
Indonesia Navy' patrol boat KRI Andau (FPB-57 class) washed ashore by Palu' Tsunami2 week ago
Indonesia Navy' patrol boat KRI Andau (FPB-57 class) washed ashore by Palu' Tsunami
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Earthquake of magnitude 5.1 - 101km NNW of Palu, Indonesia
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Seoul says South Korea has begun removing mines on border, expects North is doing the same under summit deal.
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Earthquake of magnitude 4.8 - 25km E of Chitose, Japan
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KCNA: "In the message Kim Jong Un extended warm congratulations and cordial greetings on behalf of the WPK and the DPRK government and people to Xi Jinping and, through him, to the CPC and the PRC government and people on the occasion of the 69th founding anniversary of the PRC."
2 week ago
KCNA: "Kim Jong Un, chairman of the Workers' Party of Korea (WPK) and chairman of the State Affairs Commission of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, sent a message of greeting to Xi Jinping, general secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China."
2 week ago
KCNA: "Seeing the north and the south being pleased together with the auspicious national event, the Koreans once again and clearly realized that the Korean nation is just like an organism that can survive when reunified and cannot when bisected."
2 week ago
KCNA: "The Korean nation ardently hopes for the country's reunificationreunification ensures the existence, development, dignity and prosperity of the homogeneous nation with a long history spanning 5 000 years."
2 week ago
KCNA: "The spirit of national independence and unity indicative of the self-determination of the nation and the strong desire for peace and reunification run through every paragraph of the 'September Pyongyang Joint Declaration.'"
2 week ago
KCNA: "What the U.S. should clearly know is that sanctions and pressure cannot work on the DPRK. Sanctions and dialogue can never go together. It is a contradiction that the U.S. is talking about the dialogue with its partner while ratcheting up sanctions and pressure on it."
2 week ago
KCNA: "China and Russia have expressed strong opposition to the unilateral sanctions under the U.S. law as regards the fact that the U.S. is intensifying the sanctions and pressure on the DPRK. Many countries in the world are joining them."
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Islamic State says it has killed three Sufi Muslims in Quetta. Pakistan
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