'Kim Jong-un may gift beautiful vase instead': Donald Trump downplays North Korea's 'Christmas gift' missile rumours
President Donald Trump has said that North Korean leader Kim Jong Un may be planning to give him a nice present such as a beautiful vase for Christmas rather than a missile launch.
Australian prime minister Malcolm Turnbull condemned North Korea's latest intercontinental ballistic missile launch, describing the action as "illegal and dangerous" to global peace and stability. North Korea "successfully" test fired an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) which is capable of hitting anywhere in the United States.
Prime minister Shinzo Abe said on Friday that Japan would "never tolerate" what he called North Korea's "dangerous provocative action that threatens world peace".
North Korea vowed on Wednesday to accelerate its weapons programmes in response to "evil" sanctions imposed by the UN Security Council following its latest and most powerful nuclear test.
China says Donald Trump's threat to cut trade with those dealing with North Korea 'unacceptable and unfair'
China said on Monday that President Donald Trump's threat to cut off trade with countries that deal with North Korea is unacceptable and unfair.
Chinese President Xi Jinping on Monday opens an annual summit of BRICS leaders that already has been upstaged by North Korea's latest nuclear weapons provocation.
Russia warned on Tuesday that new sanctions and the use of force against North Korea's regime would be a path to catastrophe, after Pyongyang launched a missile that flew over Japanese territory before landing in the Pacific Ocean.
The North conducted its second intercontinental ballistic missile test late on Friday, with leader Kim Jong-Un boasting of his country's ability to strike "all the US mainland".
Donald Trump warned that he would not allow China to "do nothing" on North Korea, after an ICBM test launch brought United States within Pyongyang's range
South Korea on Tuesday urged North Korea to refrain from carrying out a new missile test and to make a "wise decision" about it.
North Korea ICBM test: China defends its 'relentless efforts' to resolve missile crisis after latest launch
China defended its "relentless efforts" to resolve the North Korea nuclear issue following a Twitter outburst from United States president Donald Trump.
Russia's military said on Tuesday that a missile fired by North Korea appeared to be "medium-range", despite claims from Pyongyang that it had tested an intercontinental ballistic missile.
North Korea on Sunday slammed the latest United Nations sanctions as "mean" and vowed to press ahead with its missile and nuclear weapons programmes.
US president Donald Trump on Monday called North Korea's latest missile test a slap in the face for its main ally China, which the US leader praised for trying to rein in the regime.
Russia condemned on Monday the latest missile launches conducted by North Korea, while calling the world community for restraint.
The UN Security Council has strongly condemned North Korea's latest missile test and vowed to push all countries to tighten sanctions against Pyongyang.
North Korea says it's ready to deploy and start mass producing a new medium-range missile capable of reaching Japan and major US military bases there following a test launch it claims confirmed the missile's combat readiness and is an "answer" to President Donald Trump's policies.
The Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) on Monday confirmed it test-fired another medium-range ballistic missile.
The US, Japan and South Korea have called for an urgent UN Security Council meeting — to be held on Tuesday — to discuss North Korea's missile test on Sunday, diplomatic officials said.
North Korea continues to threaten the US and its allies, the White House said and urged countries like China and Russia to help resolve the situation.