Thursday, October 18, 2018

US bomber mission over South China Sea risks inflaming tensions ahead of Asean defence summit

US bomber mission over South China Sea risks inflaming tensions ahead of Asean defence...

Two US B-52 bombers have flown over the disputed South China Sea, in a move that could inflame tensions ahead of a key regional defence summit in Singapore where the US and Chinese defence ministers are slated to meet. The two US Air Force bombers departed from the Anderson Air Force Base in Guam as…
China, Russia, North Korea call for adjusted sanctions ahead of denuclearisation

China, Russia, North Korea call for adjusted sanctions ahead of denuclearisation

Chinese, Russian and North Korean deputy foreign ministers have met in Moscow to coordinate a trilateral approach to the denuclearisation process on the Korean peninsula, and called on the UN Security Council to “adjust” the current sanctions regime against Pyongyang. This is in contrast to the Trump administration’s declaration that tough sanctions would remain on…
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