SecDef Mattis spoke with his South Korean counterpart Song Young-moo today to discuss the US-North Korea Summit, per @ChiefPentSpox. DoD readout says discussion also centered on "how we are working together to fulfill the President's guidance on US-ROK combined military exercises"
US official says to Reuters that Trump is no longer thought of China's influence over North Korea as a compelling reason not to impose tariffs he has a direct line of communication with Pyongyang
U.S. military officials say the target of a strike in Kunar last night is believed to have been Mullah Fazlullah, the head of the Pakistani Taliban. It's unclear if he was actually killed and not clear that his death would actually make a difference in the TTP's ops.
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Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) leader Maulana Fazlullah had a $5 million price tag on his head - set by @StateDept in March US holds him responsible for Dec 2014 attack on Army Public School in Peshawar that killed +130 kids, and for attempted assassination of @Malala in 2012
Earthquake of magnitude 5.0 - 110km N of Tobelo, Indonesia
US military official has confirmed to VOA that an American drone strike targeted Mullah Fazal Ullah, the leader of the Pakistani Taliban in an Afghan province near the border with Pakistan
Trump's expected amb. to South Korea Adm. Harry Harris: "We must continue to worry about the nuclear threat," he tells Congress following Trump-Kim summit
Abducted Army jawan Aurangzeb killed by militants.
Retired Adm. Harry Harris welcomes 'pause' in joint exercises: "I think we are in a dramatically different place. I think the whole landscape has shifted and I believe that we should give exercises, major exercises, a pause, to see if Kim Jong Un in fact is serious."
Defense chiefs of South Korea, U.S. discuss combined military drills
"I think we must continue to worry about the nuclear threat" President Trumps nominee for Ambassador to South Korea Adm Harry Harris, testifying today at confirmation hearing.
Operation to rescue kidnapped trooper in Jammu and Kashmir ends, cordon and search over
Trump's choice for ambassador to S Korea, retired Adm. Harry Harris, tells senators "I think we must continue to worry about the nuclear threat" from North Korea .. At odds with Trump's assertion US can sleep well coz there's 'no longer' a nuclear threat from NK.
: that I am back from Singapore, where we had a great result with respect to North Korea, the thought process must sadly go back to the Witch Hunt, always remembering that there was No Collusion and No Obstruction of the fabricated No Crime.
Kashmir journalist @bukharishujaat, a voice of moderation, dies after being shot multiple times.
America's top Naval officer held video teleconference with his Chinese counterpart today, official US readout makes no direct reference to Chinese militarization of the South China Sea, says "both leaders recognized the importance of communications to avoid miscalculation"
Major military exercises 'suspended indefinitely' on Korean peninsula: US official
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Vietnam is expanding its outpost at Ladd Reef, likely driven in part by recent Chinese threats to its outposts and energy exploration to the southwest
Russian President Putin says the U.S.-North Korean summit has reduced the threat of a major conflict
US Secretary of State Pompeo tells China President Xi that Trump truly values their relationship
China President Xi says US and China should make most of bilateral mechanisms
U.S. says China will ensure diplomats' safety after illness reports
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Secretary of State Mike Pompeo meets with Chinese President Xi Jinping
Russian president Putin has invited North Korean leader Kim Jong Un to visit Russia in September
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Here's the US President saluting a North Korea General.
Trump-Kim meeting created ways for peaceful resolution of Korean conflict - Putin
North Korea military delegation chief expresses displeasure at close of cross-border talks
Two Koreas exchange views on demilitarizing Panmunjom on trial basis
Two Koreas agree to completely restore eastern and western military communication lines
Kazakhstan's Oil Output Up 1% M/m In May, Above OPEC+ Quota
'Still risks' that North Korean denuclearization won't happen: Pompeo
Two Indonesian men were sentenced to 10 and 14 weeks of jail, after they were found smuggling contraband cigarettes into Singapore
Sec. of State Mike Pompeo holds news conference with Chinese foreign minister.
Indian Army soldier abducted from Jammu and Kashmir's Pulwama
Moon will "consider" suspending joint ROK-U.S. military drills: Blue House
US intelligence assessment of the nuclear and other military threat posed by North Korea to US and allies remained unchanged despite Trump and Moon's assertions about the nuclear threat being over: senior US official
Reuters: South Korea President Moon Jae-in says there is need for flexible change regarding military stance if talks between US and North Korea continue to progress positively
South Korea's Moon says will closely examine joint military drills with US - statement
Ex-chairman of China's insurance regulator confesses guilt to crimes: Xinhua
Trump to meet advisers on China tariffs as Beijing urges talks
J&K: Militants abducted an Army Jawan, Aurangzeb from Pulwama district. He is a resident of Poonch. Police begin investigation in the matter
Militants abduct Rifleman Aurangzeb of Indian Army from Shopian, Kashmir. Incident happened while he was traveling in a vehicle. Original resident of Poonch. Massive manhunt launched by J&K Police. Army man was part of Ops which killed militantSameer Tiger
North, South Korea hold military talks amid U.S. plan to stop drills
Dureza: We never pulled out from peace talks. A final decision has not been made
Philippines Peace Secretary Jesus Dureza says the resumption of peace talks with the communist rebels scheduled on June 28 is cancelled
Flight operations suspended at Chandigarh Airport due to poor visibility following dust storm
"The scheduled supposed resumption of peace talks will not happen as originally set," Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process Jesus Dureza says
South Korea president Moon says U.S.-North Korea summit moved world back from brink of war
North Korea expected to take denuclearization measures within 2-3 weeks: ex-minister
South Korea prosecutors demand 12 years for ex-president Park for taking bribes from spy agency
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11 out of 22 crew members of Merchant Vessel SSL KOLKATA were rescued after the vessel caught fire last night. Indian Coast Guard ship Rajkiran from Haldia and Coast Dornier arrived in area earlier today. Rescue operation for remaining crew underway
China foreign ministry reiterates previous China position that existing trade agreements void if US enacts tariffs on Chinese goods
Pentagon weighs future of Korea drills after Trump nixes 'war games'
Kerala: 3 people dead, 8 people feared trapped in a landslide due to heavy rainfall, in Kozhikode's Kattipara; Search and rescue operation underway. Kerala Chief Minister has directed chief secretary and district collectors for immediate action.
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi visits Bhilai Steel Plant in Chhattisgarh
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President Rodrigo Duterte visits wake of late former Parañaque First District Representative and former National Security Adviser Roilo Golez
U.N. calls for inquiry into human rights violations in Kashmir
The Security Council of Kyrgyzstan estimated the damage from corruption in millions of dollars
South Korea president Moon says he will double efforts to implement pledges following election victory
Pompeo says U.S., allies will push for 'CVID,' Kim understands need for quick denuclearization
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Kerala: Severe water-logging in parts of Kozhikode following heavy rainfall in the city
South Korea main opposition leader steps down over election defeat
Maharashtra: Pune Police Cyber Cell filed another charge sheet in connection with Crypto-currency fraud case. No involvement of any celebrity has been found so far
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South Korea's Moon meets Pompeo, says world has escaped nuclear weapons threat
Three women were arrested for allegedly sneaking illegal drugs at Cebu City Jail at past 9 a.m. on Thursday, June 14. Renante Rubio, city Jail warden, said that the suspects placed the illegal drugs inside their private parts
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Militants opened fire at a joint check point of CRPF and Police near Pulwama's Gangoo
KCNA: "Seminar on the respected Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un's work 'The Cause of the Great Party of Comrades Kim Il Sung and Kim Jong Il Is Ever-Victorious' was held by the Swiss Group for the Study of the Juche Idea on June 9. Martin Lotscher, chief of the group, made a report."
KCNA: "The leading officials wholeheartedly extended the warmest congratulations to Kim Jong Un who ushered in a new phase of the DPRK-U.S. relations while steering the trend of the political situation on the Korean Peninsula with his energetic external activities."
KCNA: "A ceremony for greeting the Supreme Leader took place at the airport overflowing with the burning minds of all the people missing him on a foreign tour very much and ardently wishing him safe return. He was warmly greeted by the leading officials ofparty and government."
KCNA: "He exchanged warm good-byes with the senior officials of the Singaporean government who came out to see him off and got into the plane for his personal use. The Chinese plane carrying him arrived at Pyongyang International Airport at 7:00 a.m. of Wednesday."
KCNA: "Amid the great attention and excitement of mankind toward the epochal talks unprecedented in history which shocked the whole world, Kim Jong Un, the respected Supreme Leader, left his lodging quarters on Tuesday night and set out on a return trip."
KCNA: "Kim Jong Un, chairman of the Workers' Party of Korea, chairman of the State Affairs Commission of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea and supreme commander of the Korean People's Army, arrived after successfully concluding the historic DPRK-U.S. summit meeting."
Pentagon expected to cancel August military exercise with South Korea, senior administration official says.
KCNA: "A meeting of aged people from the DPRK and China took place at the Central Youth HallAn art performance was given by aged people of the two countries at the meeting. Watching the performance, the participants further deepened the feelings of friendship and fraternity."
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BAIER: Kim Jong Un is "clearly executing people." TRUMP: "He's a tough guy. Hey, when you take over a country, tough country, tough people, and you take it over from your father if you could do that at 27-years old, I mean, that's 1 in 10,000 that could do that." (via FOX)
Earthquake of magnitude 4.9 - 68km WSW of Muara Siberut, Indonesia
Earthquake of magnitude 4.6 - 1km ENE of Chiba-shi, Japan
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US Department of State: We are concerned by reports of at least 147 people killed and 21,000 arrested since early May by Bangladeshi security forces in nationwide counter-narcotics campaign. We urge Bangladesh to conduct thorough, transparent investigations and to fully meet its human rights obligations.
A youth from Budgam had gone missing to join terrorist ranks but with timely intervention, support of his family and constant follow up by police, he was persuaded to come back. Dist police has ensured all help to him so he can lead normal life again: Budgam police
Pompeo says very confident US will begin next engagement with North Korea "in the next week or so"
Pompeo: "lots of other places" where understandings were reached with North Korea that were not included in final Singapore document, will return to those when talks resume
There is "a great deal of work to doa long way to go with North Korea," Pompeo says
US Pompeo says he will have the lead role in driving process forward with North Korea
Pompeo says North Korea understands 'there will be in-depth verification' of nuclear commitments in any deal with US
US hopes for 'major' North Korea disarmament by 2020: Secretary of State Pompeo
Pompeo: Trump will resume military exercises with South Korea if North stops negotiating in good faith
Pompeo says US wants North Korea to take major nuclear disarmament steps by end of Trump's first term.
Earthquake of magnitude 4.9 - 10km ENE of Nangan, Philippines
Jammu And Kashmir: Militants fired an Under Barrel Grenade Launcher (UBGL) at Pulwama's Lassipora police station. The grenade landed outside police station. Guard posted at the station retaliated with aerial firing. No injuries/casualties reported.
EU must resist Chinese attempts to divide it: Maas
: So funny to the Fake News, especially NBC and CNN. They are fighting hard to downplay the deal with North Korea. 500 days ago they would have "begged" for this deal-looked like war would break out. Our Country's biggest enemy is the Fake News so easily promulgated by fools.
Indian Central Bureau of Investigation requests to Interpol to send red corner notice against Nirav Modi's brother Nishal Modi and his company's employee, Subhash Shankar Parab
South Korea's ruling party set for landslide victory in regional polls
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Newly released from CPC military. nine HQ-16 missiles launched together. (judged from the shape of the TEL, not entirely sure).
Pakistan firing kills 4 Indian soldiers in Kashmir
Ian Bremmer: After Trump-Kim summit, unlikely to have conflict in North Korea, "That is a win." Says North Korea suspending missile tests also win for Trump. Bremmer says he has "cautious optimism."
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China for the first time landed bomber aircraft, including H-6Ks, on Woody Island in the SouthChinaSea. AMTI shows the bombers' range, why it matters, and the likelihood of more showing up on the Spratlys
Malaysia's top two judges have resigned amid a purge of officials seen as close to the previous administration.
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arrived in Seoul today to give South Korean Pres Moon and other officials a briefing on @POTUS summit and agreement with Kim Jong-un. Met on arrival with US military and diplomatic officials including Gen. Vincent Brooks, Commander, US Forces Korea.
Indonesian rescuers search for survivors after at least 15 die in boat capsizes
Two persons died when mudslide buried them in a construction site for a condominium at Sandico Street.
Putin to meet with N. Korean supreme people's assembly presidium president Kim Yong Nam, who will attend FIFA world cup opening ceremony - Peskov
India, China discussing getting more U.S. oil to Asia: official
Duterte mulls arming village chiefs for drug war
Moments after landing back at Andrews air force back near Washington DC, U.S President Trump tweets that there is no longer a nuclear threat from North Korea.
: Just landed - a long trip, but everybody can feel much safer than the day I took office. There is no longer a Nuclear Threat from North Korea. Meeting with Kim Jong Un was an interesting and very positive experience. North Korea has great potential for the future.
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President Trump returns to Joint Base Andrews following summit with North Korea leader Kim Jong Un
AFP kills 28 Islamic State militants in Mindanao
Yonhap reports that exit polls show South Korea President Moon's party on its way to a sweeping victory in provincial and parliament by-elections
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Visuals: A level-II fire breaks out in commercial premises at Appasaheb Marathe Marg in Worli, Mumbai. Fire tenders present at the spot.
China's foreign ministry says Trump's announcement of halting war games on Korean Peninsula shows China's dual suspension proposal is tenable
Japan would help with initial costs of North Korea denuclearization only after IAEA inspections
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Tripura: Heavy rains lead to severe flooding in Sabroom and Belonia
Kremlin welcomes start of 'direct dialogue' at Kim-Trump summit
Philippines aims to arm community leaders to help fight crime, drugs
China supports Trump's halting of war games on Korean peninsula
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The Russian press is calling the Singapore summit a "PR success" and "victory" for Kim Jong-un. One paper warns that Trump's "exaggerated self-belief in his powers of negotiation" puts the US president "at risk of manipulation by his negotiating partners."
Australia keeps China out of internet cabling for Pacific neighbor
U.S. sanctions Cambodia PM's top bodyguard over rights abuses
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North Korea celebrates the summit between Trump and Kim. Mentions the halt of the war games in the south and the sanctions relief, but downplays the denuclearization
"The ball is in Pyongang's court" and it's up to Kim Jong Un to reciprocate to Trump's "kindness and generosity" says Special Advisor to South Korean President Moon
"If North Korea does not show any concrete steps (towards denuclearisation) then there can be no changing in the plan" says Special Advisor to South Korean President Moon
Special Advisor to South Korean President Moon tells Sky News the Singapore Summit "opened a new page of history"
Investors wipe $3 billion off China's ZTE as U.S. settlement sinks in
Earthquake of magnitude 5.4 - 70km WSW of Muara Siberut, Indonesia
Moon Chung-in: "Trump has opened the gates to progress in a way none of his predecessors—Democrat or Republican—were willing or able to. But going forward, the United States alone cannot manage the North Korean nuclear issue in the post-summit period."
Trump must show resolve, caution with North Korea: U.S. Republicans
Trump, North Korea's Kim agreed to visit each other's country: KCNA
KCNA: "The LKP and other conservatives, far from reflecting on their hideous crimes, are making desperate efforts to put down the support of the Panmunjom Declaration, swimming against the trend of the timesjust as traitors Lee Myung Bak and Park Geun Hye did."
KCNA: "The National Committee for the Study of the Juche Idea of DR Congo on June 1 posted on its website the full text of the respected Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un's work 'The Cause of the Great Party of Comrades Kim Il Sung and Kim Jong Il Is Ever-Victorious'."
Earthquake of magnitude 5.2 - 67km WSW of Muara Siberut, Indonesia
: "[Kim Jong Un has] a very good personality. He's funny, and he's very, very smart. He's a great negotiator, and he's a very strategic kind of a guy." Hannity
: "Last year we lost $500 billion with China. We can't do that anymore." Hannity
: A year ago the pundits and talking heads, people that couldn't do the job before, were begging for conciliation and peace - "please meet, don't go to war." that we meet and have a great relationship with Kim Jong Un, the same haters shout out, "you shouldn't meet, do not meet."
Here is KCNA's full English-language translation of its report on Kim Jong Un's meeting with Donald Trump yesterday in Singapore. You may have to squint a bit.
: I want to thank Chairman Kim for taking the first bold step toward a bright new future for his people. Our unprecedented meeting – the first between an American President and a leader of North Korea – proves that real change is possible.
KCNA: "Kim Jong Un invited Trump to visit Pyongyang at a convenient time and Trump invited Kim Jong Un to visit the U.S. The two top leaders gladly accepted each other's invitation, convinced that it would serve as another important occasion for improved DPRK-U.S. relations."
KCNA: "Chairman Kim Jong Un and President Trump expressed expectation and belief that the two countries which have lived in the quagmire of hostility, distrust and hatred would pass the unhappy past over and dynamically advance toward an excellent and proud future."
KCNA: "Kim Jong Un said that today both sides came to sign the historic joint statement heralding a new start, passing the past over, stating that the world would witness an important change. Kim Jong Un had a meaningful photo session with Trump to commemorate the signing."
KCNA: "After the luncheon, the top leaders had a walk, deepening friendly feelings."
KCNA: "Kim Jong Un and Trump had the shared recognition to the effect that it is important to abide by the principle of step-by-step and simultaneous action in achieving peace, stability and denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula."
KCNA: "Kim Jong Un clarified the stand that if the U.S. side takes genuine measures for building trust in order to improve the DPRK-U.S. relationship, the DPRK, too, can continue to take additional good-will measures of next stage commensurate with them."
KCNA: "Trump expressed his intention to halt the U.S.-south Korea joint military exercises, which the DPRK side regards as provocation, over a period of good-will dialogue between the DPRK and the U.S., offer security guarantees to the DPRK and lift sanctions against it."
KCNA: "Kim Jong Un said in order to achieve peace and stability of the Korean Peninsula and realize its denuclearization, the two countries should commit themselves to refraining from antagonizing with each other, and take legal and institutional steps to guarantee it."
KCNA: "President Trump appreciated that an atmosphere of peace and stability was created on the Korean Peninsula and in the region, thanks to the proactive peace-loving measures taken by the respected Supreme Leader from the outset of this year."
KCNA: "Noting that he is pleased to sit face-to-face with President Trump and the U.S. side's delegationKim Jong Un highly praised the president's will and enthusiasm to resolve matters in a realistic way through dialogue and negotiations, away from the hostility-woven past."
KCNA: "The two top leaders had a candid exchange of views on the practical issues of weighty significance in putting an end to the decades-long hostile relations between the DPRK and the U.S. and making peace and stability settle on the Korean Peninsula."
KCNA: "Noting that it was not easy to get to where they were, Kim Jong Un made the meaningful words there was a past that gripped their ankles and prejudice and wrong practice covered their eyes and ears, but they overcame all that to come this place."
KCNA: "Chairman Kim Jong Un had a souvenir photo taken with President Trump. The two top leaders went to the conference room, having a familiar talk. Tete-a-tete talks were held between the two top leaders."
KCNA: "The top leaders of the two countries came to take their first step toward reconciliation for the first time in the 70 odd years-long history of standoff and antagonism since the division of the Korean Peninsula, and to stand face to face at the venue of dialogue."
KCNA: "At 9:00 a.m. local time the respected Supreme Leader of the party, state and army of the DPRK Kim Jong Un met and shook hands with U.S. President Donald J. Trump for the first time."
KCNA: "Seen standing at the lobby of the venue of the talks where the top leaders of the DPRK and the U.S. will have the first meeting were the flags of the DPRK and the U.S."
KCNA: "Singapore, the country of the epoch-making meeting much awaited by the whole world, was awash with thousands of domestic and foreign journalists and a large crowd of masses to see this day's moment which will remain long in history."
KCNA: "Thanks to the fixed decision and will of the top leaders of the two countries to put an end to the extreme hostile relations between the DPRK and the U.S., which lingered for the longest period on the earth, the first DPRK-U.S. summit is to be held."
KCNA: "Kim Jong Unheld the summit meeting and talks with Donald J. Trump, president of the United States of America, at Sentosa Island of Singapore on June 12, 2018 for the first time in the histories of the two countries."
Earthquake of magnitude 5.1 - 70km WSW of Muara Siberut, Indonesia
Earthquake of magnitude 5.8 - 94km SW of Muara Siberut, Indonesia
The Japanese government has created a nationwide television broadcast advising civilians on how to protect themselves in the event of a North Korean missile attack.