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US meets Korean War allies, wants more pressure on NKorea
by Matthew Pennington - January 17, 2018 - 8:37am
Secretary of State Rex Tillerson called on Tuesday for nations to step up the U.S.-led "maximum pressure" campaign against North Korea by thwarting efforts to evade sanctions and interdicting ships conducting illicit...
Trump administration OKs $130M missile defense sale to Japan
by Matthew Pennington - January 10, 2018 - 8:47am
The Trump administration has approved a $130 million missile defense sale to Japan to meet the escalating threat from North Korea.
Trump boasts of 'nuclear button' but doesn't really have one
by Matthew Pennington - January 3, 2018 - 6:40pm
President Donald Trump boasted that he has a bigger and more powerful "nuclear button" than North Korean leader Kim Jong Un does — but the president doesn't actually have a physical button.
Official Palace will axe not from PCSO
by Matthew Pennington - January 3, 2018 - 12:39pm
Malacañang was set to announce on Wednesday the firing of a top official in President Rodrigo Duterte's government, but it was held off.
US wants world to isolate North Korea, so what's that mean?
by Matthew Pennington - December 9, 2017 - 10:28pm
When President Donald Trump's UN ambassador recently urged the world to sever diplomatic ties with North Korea
US foresaw a costly victory in war with NKorea in 1994
by Matthew Pennington - December 9, 2017 - 12:00am
In a nuclear standoff with North Korea more than two decades ago — long before the reclusive government had atomic weapons that could threaten America — US officials planned for war.
US, China hold low-key military talks amid NKorea tensions
by Matthew Pennington - November 30, 2017 - 9:06am
U.S. and Chinese generals engaged in an unusual set of security talks on Wednesday, just hours after North Korea's most powerful missile test yet, focused on how the mighty American and Chinese militaries might communicate...
US announcing new NKorea sanctions after terror designation
by Matthew Pennington - November 21, 2017 - 8:40am
The Trump administration is due to announce new sanctions on North Korea on Tuesday after declaring it a state sponsor of terrorism in the latest push to isolate the pariah nation.
Tillerson seeks stronger ties with India, chides China
by Matthew Pennington - October 18, 2017 - 11:40pm
US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson called Wednesday for the US and India to expand strategic ties. He also pointedly criticized China, which he accused of challenging international norms needed for global...
As world leaders meet at UN, opinion hardens against Myanmar
by Matthew Pennington - September 19, 2017 - 12:31am
International opinion hardened against Myanmar on Monday as the U.S., Britain and other powers renewed calls for an end to violence against Rohingya Muslims, whose plight is overshadowing the Southeast...
No fire or fury, but muted Trump response to NKorea missile
by Matthew Pennington - August 30, 2017 - 1:44am
So much for North Korea's restraint. So much for President Donald Trump's threats of "fire and fury."
Analysis: Sanctions may not halt North Korea nuclear program
by Matthew Pennington - August 8, 2017 - 12:34am
The strongest sanctions yet against North Korea could still prove no match for the communist country's relentless nuclear weapons ambitions.
North Korea and trade on agenda for US-South Korea talks
by Matthew Pennington - June 29, 2017 - 11:40pm
South Korea's new leader dined with President Donald Trump at the White House on Thursday as part of an effort to reassure Washington that he will coordinate closely on dealing with the North Korean threat.
ISIS threat in Southeast Asia alarms Washington
by Matthew Pennington - June 18, 2017 - 4:00pm
Southeast Asia’s jihadis who fought by the hundreds for the Islamic State group in Iraq and Syria now have a different battle closer to home in the southern Philippines. It’s a scenario raising significant...
Trump's climate pullback opens door to Chinese leadership
by Matthew Pennington - June 2, 2017 - 1:35am
President Donald Trump's pullback from a global climate pact could accelerate China's unlikely ascent toward leadership in stemming global warming and promoting green technology, and on global matters far removed...
Nervous about China, Southeast Asia gets Trump's attention
by Matthew Pennington - April 21, 2017 - 10:12am
Southeast Asia, a focus of past US presidents, has been overlooked thus far for the Trump administration, but Vice President Mike Pence's visit to Indonesia Thursday marked a sign of change and he announced the president...
US panel warns Trump change on one China policy 'dangerous'
by Matthew Pennington - February 9, 2017 - 8:47am
The Trump administration shouldn't abandon long-standing U.S. policy on the status of Taiwan, a prominent panel of China specialists said Tuesday, calling such a move "exceedingly dangerous."
Trump State pick irks Beijing, muddles policy on South China Sea
by Matthew Pennington - January 13, 2017 - 10:51am
Donald Trump's pick to lead the State Department has stoked confusion over the U.S.'s South China Sea policy by appearing to advocate a blockade of Chinese man-made islands.
US raises no objection over China aircraft carrier drill
by Matthew Pennington - December 28, 2016 - 2:00pm
The United States says China has the right to sail in international waters after a Chinese aircraft carrier cruised past Taiwan and into the contested South China Sea.
Top Obama officials meet China state councilor in New York
by Matthew Pennington - November 2, 2016 - 8:15am
Secretary of State John Kerry and national security adviser Susan Rice held talks Tuesday with a senior Chinese official on managing differences and expanding cooperation between the two world powers.
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