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Politics Vladimir Putin

  • *China agrees that further sanctions against North Korea needed. BEIJING/ VLADIVOSTOK, Russia, Sept 7- China said on Thursday it agreed the United Nations should take more action against North Korea after its latest nuclear test, while pushing for more dialogue to resolve the crisis on the Korean peninsula. North Korea said it would respond to any U.N. sanctions...

  • VLADIVOSTOK, Russia, Sept 7- North Korea on Thursday pledged to take "powerful counter measures" to respond to U.S. pressure or any new sanctions against it over its missile program, accusing Washington of wanting war. Pyongyang's pledge, made in a statement by its delegation to an economic forum in Russia's Far East, came after the United States said it wanted the...

  • Russian President Vladimir Putin

    Putin warned it is "impossible to scare" North Korea on Thursday, adding that Pyongyang would always be opposed to quitting its nuclear program.

  • VLADIVOSTOK, Russia, Sept 7- Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday he thought the North Korea crisis would not escalate into a large-scale conflict involving nuclear weapons, predicting that common sense would prevail. But on Thursday, after days of talks with regional leaders and officials, Putin struck a more optimistic note, saying Russia could...

  • A South Korean protestor holds up a placard reading 'No THAAD!' during a rally against the deployment of the US Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) system near the presidential Blue House in Seoul on July 31, 2017.

    Dozens of people were injured in clashes between South Korean protesters and police Thursday as the U.S. military added more launchers to the high-tech missile-defense system it installed in a southern town to better cope with North Korean threats.

  • *Russia, China advocate "freeze for freeze" approach. WASHINGTON/ BEIJING, Sept 6- President Donald Trump warned on Wednesday that the United States would no longer tolerate North Koreas actions but said the use of military force against Pyongyang will not be his "first choice." A senior administration official, meanwhile, said that the White House has set aside for...

  • UNITED NATIONS, Sept 6- The United States wants the United Nations Security Council to impose an oil embargo on North Korea, ban the country's exports of textiles and the hiring of North Korean laborers abroad, and subject leader Kim Jong Un to an asset freeze and travel ban, according to a draft resolution seen by Reuters on Wednesday. A U.N. resolution needs nine...

  • *Russia, China advocate "freeze for freeze" approach. WASHINGTON/ BEIJING, Sept 6- President Donald Trump warned on Wednesday that the United States would no longer tolerate North Koreas actions but said the use of military force against Pyongyang will not be his "first choice." A senior administration official, meanwhile, said that the White House has set aside for...

  • *Positive news from Washington overtakes fears about N.Korea, hurricane. *Oil prices rise as Hurricane Irma heads toward Florida. NEW YORK, Sept 6- U.S. shares rose on Wednesday and the dollar gained against the safe-haven Japanese yen as upbeat news out of Washington helped mitigate investors' concerns about North Korea's nuclear weapons tests and a major...

  • UNITED NATIONS, Sept 6- The United States wants the United Nations Security Council to impose an oil embargo on North Korea, ban the country's exports of textiles and the hiring of North Korean laborers abroad, and subject leader Kim Jong Un to an asset freeze and travel ban, according to a draft resolution seen by Reuters on Wednesday. A resolution needs nine votes...

  • *Positive news out of Washington overtakes fears about North Korea, hurricane. *Oil prices rise as Hurricane Irma heads to Caribbean. NEW YORK, Sept 6- U.S. shares rose on Wednesday and the dollar gained against the safe-haven Japanese yen as upbeat news out of Washington helped mitigate investors' concerns about North Korea's nuclear weapons tests and a major...

  • UNITED NATIONS, Sept 6- The United States wants the United Nations Security Council to impose an oil embargo on North Korea, ban the country's exports of textiles and the hiring of North Korean laborers abroad and subject leader Kim Jong Un to an asset freeze and travel ban, according to a draft resolution seen by Reuters on Wednesday. A resolution needs nine votes...

  • *Russia, China advocate "freeze for freeze" approach. WASHINGTON/ BEIJING, Sept 6- President Donald Trump warned on Wednesday that the United States would no longer tolerate North Koreas actions but said the use of military force against Pyongyang will not be his "first choice." But we will not be putting up with what's happening in North Korea, Trump told reporters,...

  • BRUSSELS, Sept 6- NATO urged all countries to step up efforts to enforce sanctions on North Korea and stop its weapons tests- an appeal that diplomats said was aimed at the reclusive state's trading partners, suspected of holding back on penalties. Diplomats, speaking on condition of anonymity, said there were concerns that existing sanctions on North Korea have...

  • *Wall Street, European stocks steady after Asia shares fall. *Oil prices rise as Hurricane Irma heads to Caribbean. NEW YORK, Sept 6- Shares in Europe and the United States rose on Wednesday, but Asian markets fell and gold neared a 1- year high on investor concern about tensions on the Korean peninsula and a major hurricane barreling towards Puerto Rico and Florida.

  • *Russia, China advocate "freeze for freeze" approach. Putin met South Korea's Moon Jae- in on the sidelines of an economic summit in the eastern Russian city of Vladivostok amid mounting international concern that their neighbor plans more weapons tests, possibly a long-range missile launch before a weekend anniversary. Putin denounced North Korea's sixth and...

  • *Wall Street steady after Europe, Asia shares fall. *Oil prices rise as Hurricane Irma heads to Caribbean. LONDON, Sept 6- Shares fell in Europe and Asia on Wednesday as simmering tension over the Korean peninsula kept investors wary of taking on risk, although Wall Street looked to have put its worst fears behind it and the dollar edged higher.

  • *Canadian dollar firm ahead of Bank of Canada meeting. LONDON, Sept 6- The dollar steadied in a quiet market on Wednesday, with traders appearing to be in wait-and-see mode ahead of a slew of central bank meetings, most importantly the European Central Bank on Thursday. "Right now everyone is basically waiting... for the ECB meeting tomorrow," said Commerzbank currency...

  • *Canadian dollar firm ahead of Bank of Canada meeting. LONDON, Sept 6- The dollar steadied in a quiet market on Wednesday, with traders appearing to be in wait-and-see mode ahead of a slew of central bank meetings, most importantly the European Central Bank on Thursday. "Right now everyone is basically waiting... for the ECB meeting tomorrow," said Commerzbank currency...

  • *Canadian dollar firm ahead of Bank of Canada meeting. LONDON, Sept 6- The dollar steadied in a quiet market on Wednesday, with traders appearing to be in wait-and-see mode ahead of a slew of central bank meetings, most importantly the European Central Bank on Thursday. "Right now everyone is basically waiting... for the ECB meeting tomorrow," said Commerzbank currency...