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April 23, 2017 11:28 AM N. Korea detains US citizen, Yonhap news agency says

A North Korean soldier looks through a pair of binoculars at a watch tower in Sinuiju just across from Dandong of China’s Liaoning province, April 14, 2017. A US citizen was arrest in North Korea. — Reuters picSEOUL, April 23 — A US citizen has been arrested as he tried to fly out of North Korea, becoming the third American to be detained there, South 11

April 23, 2017 10:35 AM Japanese warships in joint exercises with US carrier strike group before ‘armada’ steams toward North Korea

The US aircraft carrier Carl Vinson and other warships started joint exercises with Japan on Sunday, the American navy said, as regional tensions rise over North Korea’s missile and nuclear programmes. The exercises - also involving a US guided-missile cruiser and guided-missile destroyer - are being held in the Philippine Sea, the navy said, as the naval 11

April 23, 2017 8:15 AM North Korea says ready to strike US aircraft carrier

The aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) transits the Indian Ocean, April 15, 2017. Picture taken April 15, 2017. — US Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Matt Brown/Handout via ReutersSEOUL, April 23 — North Korea said today it was ready to sink a US aircraft carrier to demonstrate its military might, as two Japanese navy ships 12

April 23, 2017 5:01 AM US warship in west Pacific for Japan navy drills: Tokyo

Tokyo (AFP) - The US supercarrier Carl Vinson will start joint exercises with Japan's navy on Sunday, Tokyo's defence ministry said, as the warship passes through the western Pacific after days of contention over its whereabouts. The strike group is in the region as tensions spike over North Korea's rogue arms programme and concerns that Pyongyang is planning 12

April 23, 2017 4:54 AM US carrier heading for Korea trains with Japanese destroyers

TOKYO: An American aircraft carrier heading toward the Korean Peninsula began joint exercises Sunday with Japanese naval ships in the Philippine Sea. Two Japanese destroyers joined the USS Carl Vinson and two other U.S. warships as they continued their journey north in the western Pacific Ocean, the U.S. Navy said in a statement. The Vinson had canceled 11

April 23, 2017 4:15 AM Japanese ships join U.S. carrier for drills as it nears Korean waters

SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea said on Sunday it was ready to sink a U.S. aircraft carrier to demonstrate its military might, as two Japanese navy ships joined a U.S. carrier group for exercises in the western Pacific. U.S. President Donald Trump ordered the USS Carl Vinson carrier strike group to sail to waters off the Korean peninsula in response to rising 15

April 23, 2017 3:46 AM US supercarrier to arrive in Sea of Japan in days: Pence

SYDNEY: US supercarrier Carl Vinson will arrive in the Sea of Japan in days, Vice President Mike Pence said Saturday, on a visit to Australia aimed at mending fences following a testy first call between the countries' leaders. Pence sought to put to rest the surly telephone conversation between US President Donald Trump and Australian Prime Minister 13

April 23, 2017 1:20 AM Terrorists killed in Philippines gun battle as security steps up amid ASEAN trade talks

At least four militants from Philippines terrorist group Abu Sayyaf have been killed in a gun battle with security forces close to where Association of South-East Asian Nation trade meetings were being held. Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte warned ahead of the talks, which included Australian delegates, that Abu Sayyaf were moving into the central 14

April 22, 2017 10:15 AM Pence: US to honour ‘dumb’ refugee deal with Australia

Trump reportedly exploded and cut short the telephone call when he was told about a deal to move some refugees from Pacific island camps to America. SYDNEY: The US will honour a controversial agreement with Australia to take refugees from Pacific island detention centres, Vice President Mike Pence said Saturday — a deal Donald Trump had previously branded 10

April 22, 2017 10:11 AM US to honour ‘dumb’ refugee deal with Australia, says Pence (VIDEO)

US Vice President Mike Pence visited South Korea and Japan before arriving in Australia to reassure allies fretting over Pyongyang’s nuclear and missile programmes. — Reuters picSYDNEY, April 22 — The US will honour a controversial agreement with Australia to take refugees from Pacific island detention centres, Vice President Mike Pence said today — a deal Donald 10