SEOUL-North Korea on Wednesday called a speech by US President Donald Trump at the South Korean Parliament an "open declaration of war". During his speech last week, Trump, who was here during his 5-nation Asian tour, had criticised the repressive North Korean regime and painted a bleak picture of life in the country, Efe news reported. The Republican politician had also called North Korean leader Kim Jong-un "short and fat" in his tweet.
PYONGYANG - North Korea lashed out at US President Donald Trump again on Saturday, describing him as a "destroyer" who "begged for nuclear war" during his tour of Asia. "His current trip to our surrounding region is a warmonger's visit for confrontation to rid the DPRK (Democratic People's Republic of Korea) of its self-defensive nuclear deterrence," North Korea's Foreign Ministry said in a statement published on the state media,
VIETNAM - US President Donald Trump on Friday pitched an "America First" trade policy at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Summit (APEC) here, warning that he will not allow "the US to be taken advantage of any more." Speaking at a gathering of business leaders, Trump demanded trade "on a fair and equal basis" and returned to his campaign rhetoric, promising to place America first in global deals and agreements.
BEIJING - Companies from China and America on Wednesday signed 19 deals worth a total of $9 billion on the first day of US President Donald Trump's visit to the Chinese capital. The agreements, which encompass sectors such as energy, aeronautics and agriculture, were signed at a ceremony presided over by Chinese Vice Premier Wang Yang and US Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross at the Great Hall of the People, Efe news reported.
SEOUL - US President Donald Trump and his South Korean counterpart Moon Jae-in on Tuesday urged Pyongyang to "come to the table" and discuss giving up its nuclear weapons as "it is the right thing, not only for North Korea but for humanity all over the world". Striking a different note from the previous fiery rhetoric, the US President said he "hoped to God" he did not have to use the US military against Pyongyang.
TOKYO - US President Donald Trump arrived in Japan on Sunday, the first stop of his five-nation tour through Asia where he is set to focus on the North Korean threat, media reports said. Upon his arrival, Trump rallied American and Japanese forces at the Yokota Air Base near Tokyo, touting the strength of the US-Japanese alliance, reports CNN. Praising the assembled troops as "brave warriors" who are "the last bulwark against threats"
TOKYO - US President Donald Trump's daughter and senior advisor Ivanka Trump said here on Friday that sexual harassment of women should "never be tolerated". Ivanka Trump's visit came just two days before the US President's scheduled arrival in Japan on the first stop of an Asia tour. At a World Assembly for Women, she spoke about boosting equal participation in "traditionally male-dominated sectors of our economy"
NEW YORK - A resolute New York was on high alert on Wednesday after an Islamic State-linked terror strike using a van killed eight people - most of them tourists - on Tuesday near the site of the 9/11 attack. Sayfullo Habibullaevic Saipov, 29, a Uzbek immigrant who drove the rented van on to a bike path along the Hudson River running over bicyclist and pedestrians amd also injuring 13 people, was shot and arrested by police.
WASHINGTON - Paul Manafort, who served as Donald Trump's campaign chairman, surrendered on Monday to federal authorities after being indicted in connection with the special counsel's investigation into alleged Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election. Manafort and a former business associate, Rick Gates, face conspiracy and 11 other charges, Efe reports.Trump, for his part, weighed in on the case against his...
WASHINGTON - former US Ambassador to India Richard Verma has joined the board of the US India Strategic Partnership Forum (USISPF), a New Delhi-centric advocacy group aiming at strengthening ties between the two nations, the media reported. Announcing Verma's appointment, the USISPF said on Thursday: "Verma's extensive career and long-standing knowledge of foreign policy makes him an invaluable addition to the USISPF Board,"