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Japan eyes Highest Defence Spending in Light of Tensions With North Korea

The Japanese military today sought to increase the country’s defence budget in view of continuing tensions with North Korea. This new development comes after the Japanese military made known to its government that its defence needed massive upgrades if it is to shoot down and intercept possible ballistic missiles fired from the Korean peninsula. The budget proposal by Japan’s Ministry of

North Korea shrugs off US allegations on denuclearization, argues on intensifying sanctions

After struggling hard to meet the Singapore meeting goals, the United States recently alleged North Korea’s non-performance in the denuclearization act, to which the Pyongyang argued back recently. On Thursday, Pyongyang accused the US for tightening international sanctions despite their goodwill approach. It said that the progress on denuclearization could not be expected if Washington continues to follow an “Outdated acting script”,

John Bolton urged Pyongyang to perform on denuclearization than rhetoric

White House national security adviser John Bolton, alleges North Korea of not taking necessary steps to withdraw their nuclear weapons program. The US has pursued North Korea's denuclearization till the last meet, which both the country representatives attended, in Singapore. Focusing on the importance of this, Bolton also said that they seek performance from North Korea and not rhetoric. Concerned about the

Diplomacy between the Two Koreas as an Alternative to U.S.A’s Failed Policies

This article was published in the monthly edition for June 2018. Author- Ms. Gayathri Iyer. *Trade sanctions are a subcategory of economic sanctions, which are commercial and financial penalties imposed by one or more countries, and targeted against a country, organization, group or individual.   Chinese Customs data for March 2018 shows that the unilateral sanctions by the U.S. on North Korea have, at the

Trump and Kim on a Historic “Mission of Peace” Summit in Singapore

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  Finally President Trump has arrived in Singapore on Sunday to meet North Korean President Kim Jong-un in an on-again-off-again historic summit. US President arrived on Air Force One with his team of delegation, landed at Paya Lebar Airbase and were greeted by Singapore Foreign Minister Vivian Balakrishnan. Trump has freshly landed after G7 Summit, where he refused to sign a joint

President Trump Calls Off Meeting with North Korea

President Trump

President Trump has called off the June 12 Summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un. In a mournful letter, Trump informed Kim of “this missed opportunity is a truly sad moment in history”. Mr. Trump also wrote how he was looking forward to meeting Kim but also mentioned North Korea’s “tremendous anger and hostility” as one of the main reason for

Donald Trump to Meet North Korea’s Leader; Date and Place Set

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US President Donald Trump has announced that the date and place for North Korean Summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, has been set, but did not elaborate further. According to the White House, the meet could take place in the coming few weeks. The agenda of the meet will be to push North Korea to give up nuclear weapons. The

Inter-Korean Summit: North’s Kim Jong Meets South’s Moon

Korean President

A new chapter has been added in the history of the divided peninsula as the North Korean leader stepped across the inter-Korean border, where he was greeted by the South Korean president. Kim Jong-un was greeted by South Korean President Moon Jae-in as he crossed the MDL – the Military Demarcation Line, the actual border – that runs through the center

President Trump to Meet with Kim Jong-un in May or Early June


Washington: U.S. President Donald Trump said on Monday that he expected to meet Kim Jong-un, the top leader of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK), in May or early June. "We'll be meeting with them sometime in May or early June, and I think there will be great respect paid by both parties," he told a cabinet meeting, saying that

Mysterious Train In China Sparks Rumor About Kim Jong Un First Visit Out Of The Korean Peninsula

Kim Jong Un

New Delhi: A video broadcasted by Japanese broadcaster Nippon TV has sparked rumors that Kim Jong Un has made a secret visit to China. Many videos of the North Korean train arriving with high security at Beijing railway station have captured the attention of international Media around the world. There was no official pronouncement from either of the counties about the

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