• Weapons of mass destruction will not be used on Korean peninsula - Putin

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    New Delhi: Russian president Vladimir Putin is confident that there will be no conflict with the use of weapons of mass destruction in North-East Asia, he said at the Eastern Economic Forum (EEF) in Vladivostok. "We hope it will not come to a conflict with the use of weapons of mass destruction in North-East Asia", Russian president Vladimir Putin stated at the Eastern Economic Forum (EEF) in Vladivostok. "There are possibilities to achieve the settlement of Pyongyang's problem by diplomatic means. This is possible and must be done," he stated. Putin believes in the possibility of solving the ques...Read More


  • South Korea conducts bombing drill in response to Pyongyang’s missile test

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    New Delhi: Demonstrating its "overwhelming" military force to North Korea, South Korea conducted bombing drills just hours after Pyongyang launched what appeared to be an intermediate range ballistic missile that reportedly fell in Japanese waters. The show of force, ordered by South Korean president Moon Jae-in, involved four F15K fighter jets dropping MK84 multipurpose bombs on a shooting range near the inter-Korean border in Taebaek, the presidential press secretary told reporters, according to Yonhap. Moon's chief press secretary, Yoon Young-chan, said the bombing drill was ordered immediately ...Read More


  • Pakistan fires back at US, asks not to be made 'scapegoat' for Afghan failures

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    New Delhi: Pakistan has hit out at Donald Trump's allegations it is sheltering terrorists, made as the US leader announced a new Afghanistan strategy. Islamabad says Washington is making it a "scapegoat" for its own failures. On Monday, Trump presented a new strategy for Afghanistan at the US Army's Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall. During his speech, the US leader criticized Pakistan by saying it has "safe havens" for terrorists. Trump added that the US is running out of patience and wants to see more commitment to peace from the Pakistani government. US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson later follo...Read More


  • Spanish police kill suspects in second attack after 13 die in Barcelona

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    New Delhi: Spanish police say they have shot dead five suspected terrorists in the town of Cambrils in a second vehicle attack, hours after another in Barcelona killed 13 people and injured dozens. Police said the men were linked to the Barcelona attack, which so-called Islamic State said it had carried out. Police are still hunting the man who drove his van into crowds on Las Ramblas in Barcelona on Thursday. Spanish media have named Moussa Oubakir, 18, as the suspect. He is the brother of Driss Oubakir, whose documentation was allegedly used to rent the van involved in the attack. Spanish PM M...Read More


  • Russia denies 'blocking' UNSC statement on N. Korea missile test, condemns leak & misinterpretation

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    Mumbai: Reports of Moscow "blocking" the US-drafted condemnation of the recent North Korean missile launch are false, Russia's United Nations mission has clarified in a statement, while condemning the leak and media misinterpretation of internal UN conversations. The claim that Russia allegedly "blocked" the draft Security Council statement was reported earlier on Thursday by Reuters, which cited unnamed diplomats who leaked an internal email conversation between Russian representatives to the UN and their "Security Council colleagues." "The rationale is that based on our (Ministry of Defense's)...Read More