Pence avoids Olympics encounter with North Korean official as Korean athletes march together
U.S. Vice President Mike Pence made only a brief appearance at a reception marking the start of the Winter Olympics on Friday, avoiding a potentially awkward encounter with the ceremonial leader of North Korea attending the same event, APA reports quoting Reuters.
03:09 10 February
North Korea says no plans to meet U.S. officials at Olympics
North Korea has no intention of meeting U.S officials during the Winter Olympics that start on Friday, the KCNA news agency reported, dampening hopes the Games will help resolve a tense standoff over the North’s nuclear weapons program, APA reports quoting Reuters.
07:38 08 February
U.S. vows new North Korea sanctions ahead of Olympics face-off
U.S. Vice President Mike Pence vowed tough new sanctions against North Korea and called it the world’s most tyrannical regime on Wednesday, two days before he is due to attend the winter Olympics, along with two of the North’s most senior officials, APA reports quoting Reuters.
03:35 08 February
Japan PM Abe to attend Pyeongchang Olympics in South Korea
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said on Wednesday he would attend the Pyeongchang Olympics in South Korea next month, after reports he would not attend due to a dispute over “comfort women” forced to work in Japan’s wartime military brothels, APA reports quoting Reuters.
03:19 25 January
South Korea's Hyundai says faces headwinds from weaker yen next year
South Korean automakers face a major headwind from a weakening Japanese yen, which will boost rivals like Toyota Motor Corp. (7203.T) next year, a Hyundai Motor (005380.KS) think tank said, APA reports quoting Reuters.
07:19 10 December
Abe hails 'fresh start' to Japan-China ties after Xi meeting
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Chinese President Xi Jinping hailed a “fresh start” to the relationship between the countries after a meeting in Vietnam that saw them agree to work more closely on North Korea, APA reports citing Reuters.
01:29 12 November
North Korea threatens ‘merciless retaliation’ to Trump’s remarks’
Pyongyang responded to US President Donald Trump’s latest salvo in their war of words by calling the American leader’s remarks during his trip to Asia “foolish”, APA reports quoting sputniknews
00:05 07 November
Trump arrives in Japan, first in five-country Asian tour
President Donald Trump touched down in Japan late Saturday ahead of a 13-day trek through Asia that he hopes will divert from a bruising political controversy back home, APA reports quoting CNN.
07:14 05 November
President Ilham Aliyev congratulates Japanese PM Shinzo Abe on re-election
Azerbaijan’s President Ilham Aliyev has congratulated Prime Minister of Japan Shinzo Abe on his re-election, APA reported.
17:48 02 November
President Trump heads to Manila for Asian Summit
The U.S. State Department announced Wednesday that President Donald Trump will focus on three major issues, North Korea, the South China Sea and terrorism at the upcoming ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nations) summit in Manila, APA reports quoting Anadolu Agency.
07:46 02 November
Dollar hits three-month peak vs. yen after Abe party's win
The dollar touched a three-month high against the yen on Monday, as investors bet the overwhelming election victory for Japan’s ruling party would mean a continuation of “Abenomics,” the ultra-easy policies that have kept downward pressure on the yen, APA reports quoting Reuters.
02:07 24 October
Approach to Iran exposes growing irritation between U.S. and allies
Just before President Trump announced on Friday that he would decertify the Iran nuclear deal, French President Emmanuel Macron called his counterpart in Tehran to offer reassurance, Macron’s office said in a statement. No matter what Trump said, he told Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, Europe would continue to back the agreement, APA reports quoting the Washington Post.
05:31 15 October
Dollar hits one-and-half-month peak as yields rise on improved U.S. economic outlook
The dollar struck a 1-1/2-month high on Tuesday as Treasury yields rose after a strong reading for U.S. manufacturing activity hardened expectations for U.S. interest rates to rise by the year-end, APA reports quoting Reuters.
07:34 03 October
US imposes new sanctions on North Korea
President Donald Trump imposed fresh sanctions against North Korea on Thursday, critically blocking individuals, companies and financial institutions from doing business with that country, APA reports quoting Reuters.
21:21 21 September
Trump to make 'important sanctions-related announcement' about North Korea, says White House
President Donald Trump is poised set to make an important sanctions-related announcement about North Korea, officials have revealed.
18:10 21 September
Japanese PM sends letter to Azerbaijani president on 25th anniversary of diplomatic relations between two countries
Prime Minister of Japan Shinzo Abe has sent a letter to President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev on the occasion of the 25th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between the two countries.
16:50 13 September
Protesters clash with police as US adds launchers to South Korean THAAD Site
As Seoul takes a harder line against North Korea following Pyongyang’s recent nuclear activities, the US military added new launchers to its controversial missile defense system in South Korea Thursday and dozens of South Korean protesters sustained injuries in clashes with the police, APA reports quoting Sputnik.
23:45 07 September
Japanese PM urges Russia to collaborate in untangling situation around DPRK
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has urged Russia to collaborate against the policies pursued by the DPRK and voiced the hope joint steps on the part of Japan and Russia would help scale down the current tensions on the Korean Peninsula, APA reports quoting TASS.
06:32 06 September
Trump discusses North Korea with Japan's Abe
U.S. President Donald Trump on Saturday spoke by telephone with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to discuss the escalating threats from North Korea, the White House said, APA reports quoting Reuters.
07:23 03 September
UK, Japan to stick to Int'l commitments amid N. Korean threat - Foreign Office
The United Kingdom and Japan will continue to adhere to their international obligations against in the wake of the recent military activities of North Korea, a source at the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office told Sputnik on Thursday, APA reports quoting Sputnik.
01:27 01 September