Seoul and Tokyo Stare Each Other Down

Japan’s move to impose unprecedented trade measures against South Korea to retaliate against its increasingly hard-line stance toward Tokyo’s wartime conduct will leave Seoul with few options to respond effectively. Domestic political drivers in both South Korea and Japan will … Read More

China blames US ‘bullying’ for Iran nuclear crisis

BEIJING: China on Monday (Jul 8) said “unilateral bullying” by the United States was the cause behind the escalating Iran nuclear crisis, after Tehran announced it was set to breach its uranium enrichment cap. “The facts show that unilateral bullying has already … Read More

Trump says U.S.-Japan security pact has to be changed

OSAKA U.S. President Donald Trump on Saturday said he told Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe that a decades-old security treaty between their countries must be changed, reiterating his criticism of the pact as unfair. Trump said he was not planning … Read More

Trump announces U.S.-China trade truce, talks to resume

OSAKA, Japan — President Donald Trump and China’s Xi Jinping agreed to a cease-fire Saturday in their nations’ yearlong trade war, averting — at least for now — an escalation feared by financial markets, businesses and farmers. Trump said existing … Read More

Earthquake rocks Japan, triggering fears of tsunami

A magnitude 6.8 earthquake struck off northwestern Japan on Tuesday, triggering a two-hour tsunami advisory for three prefectures in the region. The Japan Meteorological Agency said the quake struck Tuesday night at 10:22, or 9:22 a.m. EDT, 30 miles southwest of Sakata … Read More

North Korea Warns US to Drop ‘Hostile Policy’

TEHRAN (FNA)- North Korean state media warned that an agreement reached at a 2018 summit between the leaders of North Korea and the United States in Singapore could become “a blank sheet of paper” if Washington did not “withdraw its … Read More

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