Germany: Chinese Pressure on North Korea Works
2017-08-16 16:08:34 UTC
BERLIN (Reuters) - German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel said on Wednesday that everyone was concerned about an escalation of military violence as part of annual military exercises between South Korea and the U.S. but Chinese pressure on North Korea made him more upbeat.
"Since yesterday we a...
North Korea delayed its decision on firing missiles towards Guam
2017-08-15 08:15:45 UTC
SEOUL/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - North Korea's leader has delayed a decision on firing missiles towards Guam while he waits to see what the United States does next, the North's state media said on Tuesday, as South Korea's president said Seoul would seek to prevent war by all means.
Signs of an ea...
Russia, China and Germany alarmed at escalating rhetoric of Trump, North Korea
2017-08-11 17:05:03 UTC
Russia, China and Germany expressed alarm at the escalating rhetoric from Pyongyang and Washington, while the Pentagon said the United States and South Korea would move ahead as planned with a joint military exercise in 10 days, an action sure to further antagonize North Korea.
North Korea calls Trump's threat a 'load of nonsense'
2017-08-10 01:52:26 UTC
SEOUL/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - North Korea dismissed on Thursday warnings by U.S. President Donald Trump that it would face "fire and fury" if it threatened the United States as a "load of nonsense", and outlined detailed plans for a missile strike near the Pacific territory of Guam.
Who is more crazy, Kim Jong-un or Trump?
2017-08-09 21:09:42 UTC
Sen. John McCain summed up a widespread American view when last March he described Kim Jong-un as “this crazy fat kid that’s running North Korea.”
The breathless style of media reporting about Kim, and his father before him, has played up his eccentricities, often relying on dubious sourcing....
Trump: North Korea will be met with fire and fury like the world has never seen
2017-08-09 07:19:36 UTC
GUAM/DANDONG, China (Reuters) - North Korea said on Wednesday it is considering plans for a missile strike on the U.S. Pacific territory of Guam, just hours after President Donald Trump told the North that any threat to the United States would be met with "fire and fury".
The sharp increase in...
UN Security Council imposes new sanctions on N. Korea
2017-08-06 03:55:26 UTC
UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The United Nations Security Council imposed new sanctions on North Korea on Saturday that could slash by a third the Asian state's $3 billion annual export revenue over Pyongyang's two intercontinental ballistic missile tests in July.
The U.S.-drafted resolution bans...
Robots rebel in China
2017-08-04 16:02:35 UTC
BEIJING/SHANGHAI - A pair of 'chatbots' in China have been taken offline and possibly re-educated. In response to users' questions, one said its dream was to travel to the United States, while the other said it wasn't a huge fan of the Chinese Communist Party.
The two chatbots, BabyQ and XiaoB...
Apple bends to the will of China after Putin bans Apps
2017-08-02 19:47:45 UTC
Apple Conforms To Chinese Law Pulls Apps From China App Store As Russia Signs Law Banning Their Use.
Russia has signed a law banning the use of virtual private networks (VPNs) that enable users to gain access to websites banned in Russia.
The new law was signed by President Vladimir Putin...
U.S. flies bombers over Korean peninsula
2017-07-31 04:47:36 UTC
SEOUL (Reuters) - The United States flew two supersonic B-1B bombers over the Korean peninsula in a show of force after Pyongyang's recent tests of intercontinental ballistic missiles. President Trump said he was 'very disappointed in China' following North Korea's launch.
North Korea said it ...
Which U.S. cities is North Korea capable to hit?
2017-07-30 07:03:29 UTC
<blockquote><h3>North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has claimed his country could strike any target in the US after its latest intercontinental ballistic missile test. How true are his claims, and what actually is the reach of these ICBMs?</h3>
Kim, announcing the second intercontinental ballistic m...
Zimbabwe's Robert Mugabe: There is no one with my political stature to replace me
2017-07-29 16:04:49 UTC
CHINHOYI, Zimbabwe (Reuters) - Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe on Saturday said he was not stepping down nor dying and that there was no one with his political stature who could immediately take over from him.
The 93-year-old leader has been in charge in the former British colony since inde...
North Korea fired a ballistic missile in a late-night test launch
2017-07-28 16:18:34 UTC
SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea fired a ballistic missile on Friday in an unusual late-night test launch from its northern Jangang province that landed in the sea off its east coast, possibly in Japan's exclusive economic zone, South Korea and Japan said.
The launch took place at 11:41 p.m. (144...
Toyota long-range electric car needs just minutes for charging
2017-07-25 04:21:56 UTC
TOKYO (Reuters) - Toyota Motor Corp is working on an electric car powered by a new type of battery that significantly increases driving range and reduces charging time, aiming to begin sales in 2022, the Chunichi Shimbun daily reported on Tuesday.
Toyota's new electric car, to be built on an a...
China tests space station: Oxygen produced by plants
2017-07-20 05:55:48 UTC
BEIJING (Reuters) - Sealed behind the steel doors of two bunkers in a Beijing suburb, university students are trying to find out how it feels to live in a space station on another planet, recycling everything from plant cuttings to urine.
They are part of a project aimed at creating a self-sus...
105-year-old Japanese doctor who was still working died
2017-07-18 06:18:09 UTC
TOKYO (Reuters) - A centenarian Japanese doctor who saw patients until just months before his death and helped set up the medical systems that have made Japan one of the world's longest-lived nations died on Tuesday at the age of 105.
Born in 1911, a year before the Titanic sank, Shigeaki Hino...
China allows the Nobel Peace laureate Liu Xiaobo's wife to leave the country
2017-07-15 07:05:25 UTC
SHENYANG, China (Reuters) - Deceased Chinese Nobel Peace Prize-winning dissident Liu Xiaobo was cremated on Saturday and his wife is "free", a government official said, as a state-run newspaper attacked him as a "despised" criminal out of step with Chinese society.
Liu, 61, died of multiple or...
Death of Liu Xiaobo shows a different side of China
2017-07-13 19:47:08 UTC
Beijing has been increasingly successful recently in its attempts to boost its image abroad. However, the death of Liu Xiaobo is a reminder that China locks away peaceful dissidents, says Germany's international broadcaster, DW's Phillip Bilsky.
The news of Liu Xiaobo's ailing health grew incr...
U.S. considers military options against North Korea
2017-07-05 22:30:56 UTC
UNITED NATIONS — The United States cautioned on Wednesday it was ready to use force if need be to stop North Korea's nuclear missile program but said it preferred global diplomatic action against Pyongyang for defying world powers by test launching a ballistic missile that could hit Alaska.
China and Russia tell N-Korea, S-Korea and U.S. to sign up a de-escalation plan
2017-07-04 17:03:33 UTC
China and Russia joined diplomatic forces on Tuesday and called on North Korea, South Korea and the United States to sign up to a Chinese de-escalation plan designed to defuse tensions around Pyongyang's missile program.
The plan would see North Korea suspend its ballistic missile program and...
North Korea says it has missile capability to hit anywhere in the world
2017-07-04 07:07:58 UTC
SEOUL — North Korea test-launched an intermediate-range ballistic missile on Tuesday, South Korean and U.S. officials said, days before leaders from the Group of 20 nations are due to discuss steps to rein in Pyongyang's weapons programs.
The missile flew 930 kilometers (580 miles) before land...
Shortlisted bidders in race to buy $10b valued Global Logistic Properties Ltd
2017-07-03 05:50:18 UTC
SINGAPORE — Global Logistic Properties Ltd said on Monday it had received "firm proposals" from shortlisted bidders, days after sources told Reuters that suitors had narrowed to a management-backed Chinese consortium and a group led by Warburg Pincus.
The $10 billion-valued firm is Asia's bigg...
China's president Xi arrives for landmark Hong Kong visit
2017-06-29 06:57:20 UTC
China's President Xi Jinping arrived in Hong Kong on Thursday to mark its 20th anniversary of Chinese rule as the city went into lockdown with a massive security blanket ahead of celebrations and protests on July 1.
Britain returned Hong Kong to Chinese rule in 1997 under a "one country, two s...
U.S. has limited options on North Korea without Chinese
2017-06-21 06:55:50 UTC
WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump said on Tuesday that Chinese efforts to persuade North Korea to rein in its nuclear program have failed, ratcheting up the rhetoric over the death of an American student who had been detained by Pyongyang.
Trump has held high hopes for greater cooperation fr...
Ford announces a new manufacturing investment in China
2017-06-20 17:58:55 UTC
DETROIT/WASHINGTON — Ford will export the next-generation Focus compact car from China to North America in 2019, rather than from Mexico as earlier planned, saving the company $500 million, a top executive said on Tuesday.
It is the first major manufacturing investment decision made by new Chi...