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WORLD / Politics
Jul 20, 2018
Days after Helsinki summit with Trump, Russia shows off Putin's 'super weapons'
Russia on Thursday broadcast a series of videos showing the testing and operation of a new generation of nuclear and conventional weapons, days after Vladimir Putin and U.S. President Donald Trump discussed how to avoid an arms race.
Japan Times
WORLD / Society
Jul 19, 2018
Migrant rescue boat heads for Spain with surviving migrant and bodies as row simmers with Italy
A sea rescue charity is taking a lone survivor and the bodies of two dead migrants found at sea to Spain, it said on Wednesday, after clashing with Italy over what should be done with them.
Japan Times
WORLD / Society
Jul 5, 2018
Migrant rescue ship Open Arms arrives in Spain after rejection by Italy and Malta
A humanitarian rescue boat carrying 60 migrants rescued off Libya docked in Barcelona on Wednesday after being turned away by Malta and Italy, in the latest example of European divisions on immigration.
Japan Times
WORLD / Society
Apr 17, 2018
Italian court releases migrant rescue ship seized last month, justifies vessel's actions
An Italian court on Monday ordered the release of a Spanish charity ship that was seized after prosecutors said it was helping to ferry migrants illegally from Libya.
JAPAN
Apr 6, 2018
Kim told Xi he wanted to resume six-party disarmament talks: Nikkei
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un told Chinese President Xi Jinping during talks in Beijing last week that he agreed to return to six-party talks on his nation's nuclear arms program and missile tests, the Nikkei newspaper said on Thursday.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Feb 16, 2018
Japan's next ambassador to U.S. firm on stance against North Korea
Shinsuke Sugiyama, the next Japanese ambassador to the United States, said Thursday that he will do all he can to resolve issues pertaining to North Korea's nuclear arms and missile programs and its abductions of Japanese nationals.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC / Politics
Feb 14, 2018
U.S. intel chief Dan Coats says North Korea 'decision time' is near
The U.S. director of national intelligence warned on Tuesday that time was running out for the United States to act on the threat posed by North Korea's nuclear weapons program.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Jan 26, 2018
North Korea exporting coal to South Korea and Japan via Russia despite U.N. sanctions: Europe intel sources
North Korea shipped coal to Russia last year that was then delivered to South Korea and Japan in a likely violation of U.N. sanctions, three Western European intelligence sources said.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC / Politics
Jan 10, 2018
Washington now hails Seoul-Pyongyang talks despite Kim's refusal to discuss its nuclear threat
North and South Korea held their first talks in over two years on Tuesday, and Washington welcomed them as a first step to solving the North Korean nuclear weapons crisis, even though Pyongyang said those were aimed only at the United States and not up for discussion.
Japan Times
WORLD
Jan 8, 2018
Trump to call on Pentagon, diplomats to play bigger role on arms sales, sources say
The Trump administration is nearing completion of a new "Buy American" plan that calls for U.S. military attaches and diplomats to help drum up billions of dollars more in business overseas for the American weapons industry, going beyond the assistance they currently provide, U.S. officials said.
Japan Times
WORLD / Politics
Jan 4, 2018
Americans should fret over Kim's mental fitness, not Trump's, White House says after tweet rant
The White House on Wednesday defended Donald Trump's tweet about the size of his nuclear button, saying Americans should be concerned about the North Korean leader's mental fitness, not their president's.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Media / MEDIA MIX
Dec 2, 2017
Japan's plan to export arms is lacking ammo
When U.S. President Donald Trump was here last month, he said Japan should be buying more military hardware from America, and seemed to believe it would. Trump's penchant for talking off-the-cuff is well-known, but Japan's reluctance to address the matter forthrightly may have more to do with the fact...
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Nov 21, 2017
Seoul frets over further missile tests by Pyongyang this year in threat to U.S.
North Korea may conduct additional missile tests this year to polish up its long-range missile technology and ramp up the threat against the United States, South Korea's spy agency said on Monday, adding that it was monitoring developments closely.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Oct 13, 2017
UAE follows Qatar and Kuwait lead and terminates North Korea diplomatic mission
The United Arab Emirates said on Thursday it was ending the mission of North Korea's nonresident ambassador and terminating its own envoy's services in Pyongyang, the foreign ministry said in a statement carried by state news agency WAM.
JAPAN / Politics
Oct 12, 2017
Nobel Peace Prize laureate raps Japan's snub of nuclear ban treaty
A key member of an international organization that won this year's Nobel Peace Prize criticized the Japanese government Wednesday for ignoring a landmark U.N. treaty that outlaws nuclear weapons.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Jul 31, 2017
U.S. might blacklist Kim Jong Un in new U.N. sanctions resolution
The United States is considering blacklisting North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un under a new U.N. sanctions resolution after the country test-fired a second intercontinental ballistic missile, diplomatic sources said Sunday.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Jul 5, 2017
North Korea apparently used Chinese timber truck for to carry ICBM, evading sanctions
To transport and erect the ballistic missile launched on Tuesday, North Korea apparently used a Chinese timber-hauling truck, highlighting the challenge of enforcing sanctions to curb the North's weapons program.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Jul 4, 2017
Nuclear weapons ban treaty likely to be adopted this week at U.N.
The United Nations appears set to adopt a landmark nuclear weapons ban treaty this week after the third and final draft of the accord circulated Monday following intensive negotiations over the weekend.
ASIA PACIFIC
Jun 30, 2017
Defector alleges wage skimming at Koreas' joint industrial zone funding Kim Jong Un's arms quest
North Korea's party organization funding the leadership siphoned nearly all dollars paid in cash by South Korean companies as salaries for the laborers over an economic cooperative project in the border city of Kaesong, a defector told Kyodo News.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Jun 11, 2017
Japanese arms makers muster at MAST to build ties with Southeast Asia
Defense firms put their wares on display Monday at Japan's only dedicated arms show, a site for Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's government to promote industrial military ties that will bolster the country's influence in Southeast Asia.

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