"We have been able to sign contracts with US companies worth five billion dollars," adds the president of Uzbekistan
Mirziyoyev praises @POTUS accomplishments on tax reform and the economy and @realDonaldTrump replies, cupping his hands around his mouth,: "I agree 100 percent."
Uzbekistan President Shavkat Mirziyoyev, alongside @POTUS in the Oval Office, says the bilateral relationship has recently risen "to a new level."
In earlier remarks before the brief QandA with pool reporters, @POTUS says Uzbekistan and US "working together from the standpoint of the military."
US will still insist on DPRK denuclearization, adds @POTUS
"We'll have to see" responds @POTUS when asked if his summit with Kim Jong Un is still on
Police enter home of ousted Malaysian PM Najib
Trump's called the media "the enemy of the American people", and administration officials have found themselves in the unenviable position of hosting Uzbek officials at the White House while defending their own president's rhetoric on human rights.
A reporter asked if Trump had lost credibility since he's tweeted about revoking reporters' credentials. The official said testily Mirziyoyev's recent steps show the US has "influence in encouraging press freedom": the comments hinted at the challenges faced by US officials
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President Mirziyoyev of Uzbekistan is meeting with President Trump today. Known as something of a reformer, Mirziyoyev has released journalists held in custody and accredited the Voice of America, a US-government media outlet, to report in Uzbekistan
Earthquake of magnitude 4.9 - 112km SSW of Banda Aceh, Indonesia
Earthquake of magnitude 4.7 - South of Java, Indonesia
India orders troops to halt military operations in disputed Kashmir during the month of Ramadan, but say troops will retaliate if targeted
Pentagon denies B-52s pulled from U.S.-South Korea drill
Myanmar policeman denies planting documents on Reuters reporters
Ghaziabad: One person seriously injured due to fire that broke out in a scrap godown in Navneet Vihar, fire brigade present at the spot
Pakistan backed terror group Lashkar rejects Ramzan Ceasefire by Govt of India within three hours of announcement. Lashkar spokesperson says they will continuously target Indian security forces in Jammu and Kashmir, Even thinking about Ceasefire is a sin
China says military exercises intended to threaten Taiwan
Chinese President Xi Jinping sends condolences to Indonesian president over terror attacks occurred in East Java on Sunday and Monday, which have killed at least 12 civilians and injured dozens of others
: We have not seen China's demands yet, which should be few in that previous U.S. Administrations have done so poorly in negotiating. China has seen our demands. There has been no folding as the media would love people to believe, the meetings
: Haven't even started yet. The U.S. has very little to give, because it has given so much over the years. China has much to give.
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Kashmir: militants escape after brief gunfight, locals clash with forces
KCNA: "If it truly wishes for dialogue, it should come out to positively respond to the DPRK's pro-active measures for world peace, not posing threat to the peace and security on the Korean peninsula through the introduction of nuclear strategic assets."
KCNA: "The U.S. should not misjudge the DPRK's peace-loving willingness as an expression of weakness but stop act of rattling the dialogue partner through continued introduction of nuclear strategic assets."
KCNA: "It is a universally recognized maxim that no issue can be implemented through the efforts of only one side and that good results can be expected only when both sides create favorable conditions and environment by joint efforts."
KCNA: "The U.S. continued introduction of nuclear strategic assets has exposed the process for detenteto vulnerability and clouded the prospect of the upcoming DPRK-U.S. summit, to say nothing of suspending the north-south high-level talks that was just around the corner."
KCNA: "An atmosphere of detente and reconciliation has been created on the Korean peninsula thanks to the proactive efforts made by the DPRK. But the U.S. is going against all the peace-loving efforts and good faith the DPRK has shown so far in practice."
KCNA: "At a time when the DPRK-U.S. summit is approaching, the U.S. has launched the largest-ever drill involving B-52 strategic nuclear bomber, F-22 Raptor stealth fighters and other nuclear strategic assets. This is an extremely provocative and ill-boding act."
President of the Philippines Duterte orders Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III to lift the total deployment ban to Kuwait, says Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque
No casualties reported in the latest string of earthquake in Shimian county of Ya'an, Sichuan; Traffic blocked by landslide has resumed
A Chinese government-owned company has signed on to build a theme park in Indonesia that also features a Trump hotel and condos
Jammu and Kashmir: Encounter started after militants attacked Army patrolling party at Shopian's Jamanagri
on North Korea: "We're ready to meet. If it happens, that's great. If it doesn't, we'll see what happens If it doesn't well continue the maximum pressure campaign that's been ongoing."
Appearing on @FoxNews, @PressSec says @WhiteHouse still hopeful the summit with Kim Jong Un will occur.
First encounter in South Kashmir after Unilateral Ramzan Ceasefire declared by Indian Government. Within 90 minutes of announcement by Government of India, militants target forces at an orchard in Shopian of South Kashmir. Encounter begins. Gunbattle underway
Gunfight rages in Kashmir's Shupian
White House says 'still hopeful' Kim-Trump summit will happen
Top Security sources in Jammu and Kashmir tell: 'If Ramzan Ceasefire call is not reciprocated by the other side, it would be a disaster. It will give sense of victory to militants (militants).' Forces in J&K clearly upset with the political unilateral ceasefire call.
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Filipinos army Central Command statement on the Bohol encounter with alleged rebels
South Korea keeping its cool despite North Korea's tirade against Bolton and the U.S.
Reuters: China President Xi says supports efforts to denuclearise Korean Peninsula
Reuters: China President Xi says supports US and North Korea dialogue, supports South Korea and NK's efforts to improve bilateral relations
Reuters: China President Xi met with delegates from North Korea, says supports North Korea's efforts to develop its economy
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Russia plans to build a bridge from the mainland to its Pacific island of Sakhalin. The cost estimate currently stands at $8.7 bn
Bihar: 2 children dead, 11 injured, out of which 3 are critical, after a high voltage wire fell and came in contact with a school van in Baniapur
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Forensic team conducts investigation at the spot of the Varanasi flyover accident. The accident took place yesterday, it claimed 15 lives and 11 people were injured.
Three civilians injured as militants lob a grenade at a CRPF vehicle in Srinagar
Nepalese army chief discusses Pakistan's role in war against terrorism with General Bajwa
Bangladesh launched its first Bangabandhu-1, its communication satellite, named after their founding father, Sheikh Mujibur Rahman
Look at a political leader's contributions, not where he came from: Singaporean PM Lee
Union Cabinet has approved the setting up of a new All India Institute of Medical Sciences(AIIMS) in Deoghar, Jharkhand
Two dead, eleven admitted to hospital after a high voltage wire falls on a school van in Bihar's Chhapra
Iran asks Chinese oil buyers to maintain imports after U.S. sanctions - sources
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Indonesia Sumatra: Isis (JAD) claims also the attack at Riau's police Head Quarters: 1 policeman killed and 2 injured.
M4.3 earthquake hit Ya'an city, SW China's Sichuan province
Jammu and Kashmir: Militants snatched a rifle from a policeman at Kashmir University in Srinagar's Hazratbal
Singapore more cohesive now, but forces that could split society have also become stronger: PM Lee
3 month ago
More than one qualified prime minister candidate, says Singaporean PM Lee
China's foreign ministry said all relevant parties should cherish the detente atmosphere and act to create positive conditions for dialogue, when asked to comment on the DPRK's decision to suspend talks with the South in protest of the ROK-US joint military drill
3 month ago
Islamic State sent a claim related to attack in Pekanbaru, in which they are informing about killing of 1 Indonesian officer and wounding two after the assault on the island of Sumatra
Operation Radd-ul-Fasaad; 3 militants arrested, weapons and ammunition recovered
China says its military exercises are intended to threaten Taiwan
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Parliament: Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong to meet Dr Mahathir in Malaysia on Saturday
Malaysia's Anwar says to give full support to PM Mahathir
South Korea top prosecutor denies unfairly wielding authority over Kangwon Land Casino probe South Korea
Malaysia's Anwar walks free, says will not join cabinet any time soon
KCNA: "The period from May to August is bee-keeping season in Korea. Honey is harvested twice a year, in summer and autumn. Many families and bee houses of cooperative farms and enterprises have preserved experience gained by predecessorsto produce lots of honey."
South Korea voices regret over North Korea's unilateral suspension of talks
Seoul shares close flat on North Korea concerns
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Indonesian police shot dead four men on Wednesday after they used samurai swords to attack officers at Riau police headquarters in Pekanbaru, Sumatra
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Indian Minister visits North Korea. Development comes ahead of Trump-Kim summit in Singapore on June 12. MoS MEA General VK Singh reached North Korea on Tuesday, will hold talks today. MEA is tightlipped on the entire development
South Korea planning to set up tree nursery for forestry cooperation with North Korea
KCNA: "The countries aspiring to independence should remain on the alert for the U.S. ideological and cultural poisoning and psychological warfare and resolutely smash them."
KCNA: "The ideological and cultural poisoning of the U.S. imperialists has ended in failure in the DPRK which vigorously wages the offensive to sweep away all kinds of decadent and reactionary ideology and culture with revolutionary ideology and culture."
KCNA: "The U.S. formularized the overall use of electronic devices and information technologies such as USB memories, mobile phones and wireless internet in the ideological and cultural poisoning against the DPRK."
South Korean businessmen discuss investment in North Korea with regional counterparts
Electricity breakdown in Islamabad. Almost all parts of the Capital do not have power
"No way out" for Taiwan independence, said An Fengshan, spokesman for the State Council's Taiwan Affairs Office on Wed at a press conference, adding that the PLA's military drills and island patrols are intended to send a clear message
4.4-magnitude earthquake shakes Sultan Kudarat
Afghan Ambassador meets Pakistani Army Chief after breakthrough in APAPPS talks
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Indonesia: police shoot dead four sword-wielding men who attacked a police headquarters in Sumatra, killing one officer.
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JD(S) legislative party meeting begins in Bengaluru
Nepal's Home Ministry clarifies that the cargo helicopter which crashed in Muktinath was of Makalu Air, which had been requisitioned by the Army to carry goods
Nepal Army's cargo helicopter crashes in Nepal's Muktinath. Both the pilots killed
Korean Air family suspected of illegally hiring Filipino housekeepers
Indonesia Sumatra: Indonesian police reports that 8 militants (probably JAD: pro-Isis) attacked Riau's police HeadQuarters tonight. After a ramming car attack, militants attacked policemen with sword. 3 assailants killed, 1 wounded, and 4 on the run. 1 policeman killed.
For Pentagon, South Korea drills became a crucial but quiet endeavour
KCNA: "Japanese politicians would be well advised once again to unconditionally remove chronic and bad habit of getting hostile to the DPRKIf Japan continues to persist in its hostile policy towards the DPRK, it would face only isolation and political bankruptcy in the region."
KCNA: "There is a way for it to evade the fate of being left out alone in the region. It is to give up its hostile policy towards the DPRK."
KCNA: "Japan is denied access to the venue for discussing the issue of peace, the destiny of the Korean peninsula and the region, and it is left out alone by everyone as it is regarded as a trouble-maker creating only complexities."
Earthquake of magnitude 4.8 - 12km WSW of Sangay, Philippines
Jammu And Kashmir: Militants fired upon 42 Rashtriya Rifles patrolling party in Tral's Shikargah. Area being cordoned off
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And here it is: the English-language translation of North Korea's latest statement, taking aim pretty clearly at John Bolton.
Earthquake of magnitude 5.4 - 250km E of Enarotali, Indonesia
A U.S. B-52 strategic bomber may not participate in the ongoing South Korea-U.S. air maneuvers, a source here said Wednesday, hours after North Korea canceled high-level cross-border talks in an angry response to the exercise.
KCNA: "The U.S. will have to think twice about the fate of the DPRK-U.S. summit on high agenda before a provocative military racket against the DPRK in league with the south Korean authorities."
KCNA: "The south Korean authorities, lost to all senses, should be held wholly accountable for the scuttled north-south high-level talks and the difficulties and obstacles in the way of the north-south relations."
KCNA: "We cannot but take a step of suspending the north-south high-level talks scheduled on May 16 under the prevailing seriously awful situation that a mad-cap north-targeted war and confrontation racket are being kicked up in south Korea."
KCNA: "There is a limit in showing goodwill and offering opportunity."
KCNA: "The south Korean authoritiesresorted to such improper acts quite contrary to the promise to make efforts for the peaceand are allowing even human scum to brazenly hurl mud at the dignity of the supreme leadership of the DPRK in front of the'National Assembly'."
KCNA: "If the U.S. and the south Korean authorities regard the phase of improving inter-Korean ties and the DPRK-U.S. dialogue provided by the proactive and broadminded efforts and measures of the DPRK as something allowed any time and any hour, then they are sadly mistaken."
KCNA: "Even before the ink of the historic April 27 Declaration got dry, the south Korean authorities and the U.S. started such a drill against the DPRK, reacting to all the peace-loving efforts and good intentions which the DPRK has shown with rude and wicked provocation."
KCNA: "The DPRK-targeted drill across south Korea is an undisguised challenge to the Panmunjom Declaration and a decapture military provocation to the trend of the favorably developing situation on the Korean Peninsula."
KCNA: "Involved in the drill are over 100 fighters of various missions including B-52 strategic nuclear bombers and F-22 Raptor stealth fighters under the supervision of the U.S. imperialist aggressor forces in south Korea and the south Korean air force."
KCNA: "The south Korean authorities, together with the U.S., has been staging the largest-ever '2018 Max Thunder' joint air drill throughout south Korea since May 11 in a bid to make a preemptive air strike at the DPRK and win the air."
"We are aware of the South Korean media report," says @PressSec in statement. "The United States will look at what North Korea has said independently, and continue to coordinate closely with our allies."
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18 deaths recorded till in Varanasi under-construction flyover collapse incident. Death toll expected to rise
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7 National Disaster Response Force teams of around 325 men deployed for relief operations at the site of Varanasi under-construction flyover collapse incident. 16 bodies recovered till now. Death toll expected to rise. Rescue operations underway
The home minister of the Andhra Pradesh region of India says at least 40 passengers are missing after a river ferry capsized in heavy winds in southwest India
North Korea plans to join international efforts to implement a total ban on nuclear weapons tests, it told the United Nations disarmament body
North Korea to join global efforts to ban nuclear weapons tests
Malaysia planning to initially charge former PM Najib with misappropriating about $25 million, according to people familiar with the plans
US intel agencies are closely watching North Korea's dismantlement of Punggye-ri; work so far could be reversed in a matter of "weeks to months"
More than 12 people dead, several feared trapped after portion of an under construction flyover collapses in Varanasi's Cantt. area
3 month ago
PLAAF Su-35 landed at Zhukovski, Moscow for upgrading.
Hong Kong model and Australian man arrested in HK$1.9 million drug raid
Magnitude 5.1 quake hits South Upi, Maguindanao at 8:01 p.m.
: Trade negotiations are continuing with China. They have been making hundreds of billions of dollars a year from the U.S., for many years. Stay tuned.
The police personnel injured when the militants fired upon a police vehicle in Bijbehara's Pazalpora area in Anantnag district, succumbed to his injuries
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Thornton says priority with North Korea is denuclearization but all other issues will be addressed, inc. human rights, cyber-security, chemical and biological weapons
3 month ago
Susan Thornton, top US diplomat for Asia-Pacific, says she hopes denuclearization with North Korea will be a front-loaded process
Siddaramaiah submits his resignation to the Governor of Karnataka
Thunderstorm with gusty winds and rain likely to occur over and adjoining areas of Narnaul, Alwar, Bharatpur, Mathura and Agra during the next two hours: India Meterological Department
Militants attacked Jammu and Kashmir Police party at Arwani, Bijbehara of Anantnag in South Kashmir. One Policeman Abdul Rasheed seriously injured, shifted to hospital
Invited by International Liaison Department of the CPC Central Committee, a delegation from the DPRK's ruling Workers' Party started its visit to China on Monday to view the country's economic development and opening-up reforms as well as to promote exchanges
Philippines House of Representatives approves on the 3rd and final reading the bill requiring the registration of all users of SIM cards
The Afghanistan Pakistan Action Plan for Peace and Solidarity, envisaging the creation of six working groups, has become operational
S Korean official: N Korea's incremental denuclearization unacceptable by Seoul, U.S., Japan
Duterte on South China Sea: We are not giving up our rights. We are still insisting until to the point they are willing
KCNA: "The Western society, including the U.S., does not know well about the DPRK and, in practice all the visitors to the DPRK were stunned to find that their experience there is utterly different from what they had had in their mind before."
South Korea President Moon's Security adviser: incremental North Korea approach to denuclearisation at June summit with US would not be accepted by President Trump or US, Japanese or South Korean people
KCNA: "An American journalist, who visited the DPRK, noted in an article that the successes in free education, the fact there is no homeless person and the people's pride and confidence show more vividly the true picture of the DPRK."
KCNA: "Kim Jong Un, the Supreme Leader of the Korean people, formulated the people-first doctrine as the guiding idea of the WPK and is making a new history of giving priority to the people and respecting and loving them with his warm affection."
KCNA: "The politics of love and trust taking care of the people's destiny in a responsible manner to the last have been enforced at a higher level century after century under the wise guidance of the WPK."
KCNA: "Ordinary citizens of the country such as weaver, miner, peasant and scientist are elected as deputies to the Supreme People's Assembly discussing the state affairs and represent the people's interests."
Few days ago, some militants might have crossed into India through a tunnel. 5 militants were seen through HSTI imagining. Many militants waiting at launching pads in Pakistan to infiltrate into India: BSF DG KK Sharma in Jammu
KCNA: "But, in socialist Korea, a good example in guaranteeing the genuine civilization and human rights is being set today when the rights of human being remain seriousthe Korean people are enjoying the genuine political, social, economic and cultural rights."
KCNA: "The human rights performance is the most serious problem in the world where many countries and nations and differing ideologies and systems coexist."
Duterte on South China Sea arbitral ruling: Xi Jinping said, 'Well we just restored our relationship. I think it's a new era for us and if I may beg you not to bring this up forcefully because there will be a time when we'll be discussing it.'
South Korea joins international condemnation of terror attacks in Indonesia
More explosions would be unnecessarily risky, but there are steps North Korea could take to make the Punggye-ri shutdown more credible and safe, said Suh Kune-yull, professor of nuclear energy systems engineering at Seoul National University.
Susan Thornton, assistant secretary of State: Expect a “big down payment” from North Korea on denuclearization at Trump-Kim talks
North Korea diplomats to attend S. Korea-hosted forum in Kazakhstan: Seoul official
Presidential chopper lands at BRP Davao del Sur 3:45 pm; Duterte off to PH Rise
3 month ago
Moon expects a US-North Korea deal on June 12. 'Or else why would Trump fly all the way to Singapore?'
3 month ago
Advisor to South Korean president Moon also says main risk to Kim from shift to economy from weapons development is how the North Korean military will respond to marginalization
North Korea and South Korea agree to hold a ministerial-level meeting at the truce village of Panmunjeom on Wednesday
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Moon Chung-in, advisor to South Korean president, says Kim Jong Un needs to give a 'big gift' to Trump such as handing over some nukes, to initiate a lasting deal on denuclearization
South Korean unification advisor Chung-in Moon says a EU-like model for North and South Korea. "One nation, two sovereignty."
Safety, verification questions hang over North Korea's plan to close nuclear site
China urges restraint, 'especially' from Israel, after Gaza deaths
"In South Korea, President Trump is very popular." South Korean unification advisor Chung-in Moon tells. U.S. pundits are skeptical of N Korea in part because they are skeptical of Trump
Police are conducting raids in Indonesia after suicide bomb attacks by two separate families killed several people in two consecutive days in Surabaya, the country's second largest city
National security issues must not be exploited for political point scoring: Pakistani PM
Mumbai attacks remarks: Pakistani PM Abbasi supports Nawaz's demand to form commission
Chinese Vice Premier LiuHe will visit US as President Xi Jinping's special envoy from Tuesday to Saturday for more consultations on bilateral economic and trade issues. China is willing to work with US to ensure positive and constructive outcomes from this round of trade talks
South Korea, Singapore discuss cooperation in energy, autonomous vehicles
China's foreign ministry Tuesday expressed grave concerns over the heavy casualties caused by violent confrontations near the Gaza Strip, urging Palestine and Israel, particularly Israel, to exercise restraint to avoid escalation of tensions
The conference between Afghanistan and Pakistan Ulemas will continue, said Ulema members on their return to Afghanistan
Meeting with Pakistani Ulema was positive, and they also tried to find a solution for the ongoing war in Afghanistan: Ulema members
Former Taiwan leader Ma Ying-jeou was sentenced to 4 months in jail on Tue by the Taiwan High Court for leaking classified information, which overturned the previous not guilty verdict from a lower court, according to local media
KCNA: "The U.S. had better stop such foolish and futile deed as having its nose bitten off, well aware of who is its rival. The south Korean authorities, too, should behave themselves, properly facing up to the trend of the times."
KCNA: "For the U.S. to cling to the provocative anti-DPRK 'human rights' racket is little short of turning the trend of dialogue and peace back to the phase of confrontation and tension and, this may spoil the last hard-won opportunity of solving the issue."
KCNA: "The U.S. gets hell-bent on putting pressure on the DPRK, raising the non-existent 'human rights issue' ahead of the DPRK-U.S. dialogue. This is a senseless act of disregarding elementary etiquette towards the dialogue partner."
South Korea's foreign ministry on Tuesday stressed that U.S. troops on its soil are indispensable for the peace and stability of the region
Pasig City most wanted arrested
U.S., China still 'very far apart' on trade: U.S. ambassador
North Korea invites 8 South Korean journalists for event of dismantling nulcear test site