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India has highest number of people trapped in modern slavery: study

May 31, 2016

India has highest number of people trapped in modern slavery: study

More than 45 million men, women and children globally are trapped in modern slavery, far more than previously thought, with two-thirds in the Asia-Pacific, a study showed Tuesday. #India #United Nations #NewsTracker #North Korea #Asia-Pacific #Slavery #Walk Free Foundation #Andrew Forrest
North Korean missile launch attempt likely failed, says South Korea

May 31, 2016

North Korean missile launch attempt likely failed, says South Korea

A North Korean missile launch likely failed on Tuesday, according to South Korea's military, the latest in a string of high-profile failures that tempers somewhat recent worries that Pyongyang was pushing quickly toward its goal of a nuclear-tipped missile that can reach America's mainland. #United States #US #NewsTracker #South Korea #North Korea #Pyongyang #nuclear #missile launch
North Korea takes potshots at Barack Obama, calls his Hiroshima visit 'hypocrisy'

May 27, 2016

North Korea takes potshots at Barack Obama, calls his Hiroshima visit 'hypocrisy'

Nuclear-armed North Korea has ridiculed US President Barack Obama's visit to Hiroshima as the "childish" diplomatic ploy of a "nuclear war fanatic." #Obama #World #Barack Obama #US #NewsTracker #North Korea #World War II #Hiroshima
G7 agrees need strong message on South China Sea; China says don't 'hype' | Reuters

May 26, 2016

G7 agrees need strong message on South China Sea; China says don't 'hype' | Reuters

ISE-SHIMA, Japan Group of Seven (G7) leaders agreed on Thursday on the need to send a strong message on maritime claims in the western Pacific, where an increasingly assertive China is locked in territorial disputes with Japan and several Southeast Asian nations. The agreement prompted a sharp rejoinder from China, which is not in the G7 club but whose rise as a power has put it at the heart of some discussions at the advanced nations' summit in Ise-Shima, central Japan #United States #Japan #Syria #France #markets #Italy #North Korea
UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon urges 'dialogue' with North Korea

May 26, 2016

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon urges 'dialogue' with North Korea

During a visit toSouth Korea, UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon on Thursday urged a return to talks with North Korea. #TheySaidIt #South Korea #Seoul #North Korea #Pyongyang #UN Secretary General Ban ki-Moon
S. Korea rejects North's military dialogue offer, calls it 'fake peace' gesture

May 23, 2016

S. Korea rejects North's military dialogue offer, calls it 'fake peace' gesture

South Korea rejected the latest proposal by the North to hold military talks, saying Pyongyang needed to take steps towards abandoning its nuclear arsenal. #NewsTracker #South Korea #Seoul #North Korea #Peace #Kim Jong-un #Pyongyang #Military dialogue #denucleralisation #Geun-Hye
India and NSG: Laced with hypocrisy, China's watchdog claim is meaningless

May 21, 2016

India and NSG: Laced with hypocrisy, China's watchdog claim is meaningless

While China takes moral high ground of being global watchdog, her actions amount to being ‘dog on the watch’ or rather ‘dog in the manger’ as far as India is concerned. #India #China #Pakistan #Pervez Musharraf #InMyOpinion #Nuclear Suppliers Group #NPT #North Korea #AQ Khan #Xi Jinping #General Raheel Sharif #Chemical Weapons Convention Treaty
Trump willing to meet Kim Jong-un over North Korea's nuclear programme

May 18, 2016

Trump willing to meet Kim Jong-un over North Korea's nuclear programme

US presidential candidate Donald Trump is willing to talk to North Korean leader Kim Jong-un to try to stop Pyongyang's nuclear programme, Trump told. #United States #Donald Trump #NewsTracker #US Federal Reserve #North Korea #Kim Jong-un #Janet Yellen #nuclear program
North Korea names career diplomat as new foreign minister

May 17, 2016

North Korea names career diplomat as new foreign minister

North Korea has named a career diplomat with broad experience in negotiating with rivals South Korea and the United States as its new foreign minister, according to a diplomatic letter from Pyongyang. #United States #NewsTracker #North Korea #Foreign Minister #Kim Jong-un #Ri Yong Ho #Ri Su Yong #Kang Sok Ju
S Korea, US, Japan plan joint drills on North Korean missile threat

May 16, 2016

S Korea, US, Japan plan joint drills on North Korean missile threat

South Korea, the US and Japan will hold their first joint military training next month focused on cooperating to detect signs of missile launches from North Korea and trace missile trajectories, a Seoul defense official said on Monday. #US #NewsTracker #South Korea #North Korea #Pyongyang #Nuclear testing