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China won't allow chaos or war on Korean peninsula, Xi says

China will not allow chaos and war to break out on the Korean Peninsula, Chinese President Xi Jinping told a group of Asian foreign ministers on Thursday. He said such an eventuality would be to no one’s advantage. North Korea’s drive to develop a nuclear weapons capability, in defiance of ...

UNSC preparing response to latest North Korea missile test attempts

Apr 29, 2016

UNSC preparing response to latest North Korea missile test attempts

U.N. Security Council diplomats Thursday warned North Korea to expect a response after Pyongyang’s repeated failed attempts to test-fire a powerful ballistic missile, the latest defiance of U.N. resolutions. At the request of the United States, the council held urgent closed-door consultations after North ...

Apr 29, 2016

No Pacific-wide tsunami threat as M-7 temblor hits Vanuatu

A strong magnitude-7 earthquake rattled the Pacific Island nation of Vanuatu on Friday but authorities said there was no tsunami threat and no immediate reports of damage or injuries. The U.S. Geological Survey reported that the quake hit near Malekula Island. It was centered ...

Apr 28, 2016

China prompts criticism with tough curbs on foreign NGOs

China’s parliament passed a controversial law governing foreign nongovernment organizations, the Xinhua News Agency said on Thursday, giving wide powers to the domestic security authority and prompting criticism from Amnesty International. The law is part of a raft of legislation, including China’s counterterrorism law ...