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Keyboard warriors: South Korea, U.S. gear up for war games to counter North Korea threat

SEOUL (Reuters) – In air conditioned bunkers and at military bases across South Korea, it is with keyboards – not tanks – that South Korean and the U.S. forces will launch military exercises on Monday, denounced by North Korea as ...

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U.S. says joint South Korea war games not on the negotiating table

BEIJING/SEOUL (Reuters) – The United States and South Korea will go ahead with joint military drills next week, the top U.S. military official said on Thursday, resisting pressure from North Korea and its ally China to halt the contentious exercises. ...

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South Korea’s Moon says U.S. to seek Seoul’s approval before any action on North Korea

SEOUL (Reuters) – South Korean President Moon Jae-in said on Thursday U.S. President Donald Trump has promised to seek Seoul’s approval before pursuing any option against nuclear-armed North Korea. Reuters: World News

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Zimbabwe’s Grace Mugabe turns herself into South African police: TV

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) – Zimbabwe’s first lady, Grace Mugabe, handed herself in to South African police on Tuesday after reports she had assaulted a woman in Johannesburg’s up-market Sandton district over the weekend, eNCA television said. Reuters: World News

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South Korea, U.S. agree to pressure North Korea, China hopes for North-South talks

SEOUL/MANILA (Reuters) – South Korean President Moon Jae-in and his U.S. counterpart, Donald Trump, agreed to apply maximum pressure and sanctions on North Korea in a telephone call on Monday, while China expressed hope that North and South Korea could ...

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South Korea, U.S. agree on pressure for North Korea, China media warns on sanctions

SEOUL/BEIJING (Reuters) – South Korean President Moon Jae-in and his U.S. counterpart, Donald Trump, agreed to cooperate and apply maximum pressure on North Korea in a telephone call on Monday, as Chinese media warned of the limits of new U.N. ...

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Two U.S. bombers hold firing drills with South Korean forces

SEOUL (Reuters) – Two U.S. supersonic bombers conducted live-fire drills on Saturday in South Korea in a show of force following North Korea’s test-launch of an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM), the South’s military said. Reuters: Top News

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Syrian army announces ceasefire in south ahead of Astana talks

BEIRUT (Reuters) – The Syrian army said on Monday it would suspend combat operations in southern Syria until Thursday ahead of a new round of peace talks in the Kazakh capital Astana, but rebels said the army had already violated ...

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U.S. warship sails near disputed island in South China Sea

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A U.S. warship sailed near a disputed island in the South China Sea claimed by China, Taiwan and Vietnam on Sunday in an operation meant to challenge the competing claims of all three nations, a U.S. Defense ...

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China builds new military facilities on South China Sea islands: think tank

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – China has built new military facilities on islands in the South China Sea, a U.S. think tank reported on Thursday, a move that could raise tensions with Washington, which has accused Beijing of militarizing the vital waterway. ...

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