North Korea nuclear program in 'new phase,' IAEA's Amano says

Mar 21, 2017

North Korea nuclear program in 'new phase,' IAEA's Amano says

North Korea’s uranium enrichment facility has doubled in size over the last few years, the U.N.’s atomic watchdog chief has warned, as global tensions grow over Pyongyang’s burgeoning nuclear weapons program. Yukiya Amano, head of the International Atomic Energy Agency, told The Wall Street ...

North Korea defiant amid threat of U.S. military strike

Mar 21, 2017

North Korea defiant amid threat of U.S. military strike

North Korea said Monday it is not frightened by U.S. threats of possible pre-emptive military action to halt its nuclear and missile buildup. A spokesman for North Korea’s Foreign Ministry slammed U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson’s recent talk of tougher sanctions, more pressure, ...

Health scare prompts China to ban Brazilian meat

Mar 21, 2017

Health scare prompts China to ban Brazilian meat

Brazil said Monday that China had suspended imports of meat from the South American country over police claims that Brazilian exporters had sold tainted products. “Until it receives more information, China will not unload meat imported from Brazil,” the Brazilian agriculture ministry said in ...

/ Mar 20, 2017

China warns U.S. over arms sales to Taiwan

China on Monday reiterated its firm opposition to U.S. arm sales to Taiwan, amid reports that Donald Trump’s administration is preparing a large shipment of advanced weaponry for the self-ruling island. “China firmly opposes U.S. arms sales to Taiwan, this is consistent and clear-cut,” ...

/ Mar 20, 2017

China aims advanced DF-16 missiles at Taiwan: minister

China is aiming advanced medium-range ballistic missiles at Taiwan as part of a growing military threat towards the island, Taipei’s defense minister said Monday. The announcement came after Taiwan said for the first time last week that it is capable of launching missiles at ...

/ Mar 20, 2017

Taiwan warns U.S., China not to use it as a pawn

Taiwan’s government, worried about being used as a pawn by China and the United States, said Monday the self-ruled island must protect its own interests as concerns in Taipei rise ahead of an expected meeting of the U.S. and Chinese leaders. China has never ...