The Latest: China nixes military option for North Korea

Published On: August 17, 2017 03:27 PM NPT By: Associated Press

BEIJING (AP): A senior Chinese general has told the top U.S. military officer that military action should not be an option in addressing the situation on the Korean Peninsula.

HONOLULU, August 17:  A multi-agency team scoured the ocean off Hawaii for five soldiers aboard an Army helicopter that went down during a nighttime training exercise.

China, India soldiers clash in Kashmir

Published On: August 16, 2017 03:34 PM NPT By: Associated Press

SRINAGAR, India, August 16: Indian and Chinese soldiers yelled and hurled stones at one another high in the Himalayas in Indian-controlled Kashmir, Indian officials said Wednesday, potentially escalating tensions between two nations already engaged in a lengthy border standoff elsewhere.

BEIJING, August 16:  China is telling the U.S. and North Korea to "hit the brakes" on threatening words and actions and work toward a peaceful resolution of their dispute, in a sign of growing concern over the standoff on the part of Pyongyang's only major ally.

Trump signs order to speed infrastructure construction

Published On: August 16, 2017 07:56 AM NPT By: Associated Press

WASHINGTON, August 16: President Donald Trump said Tuesday he has signed a new executive order intended to make more efficient the federal permitting process for construction of transportation, water and other infrastructure projects without harming the environment.

DUBAI, August 15: Iran could abandon its nuclear agreement with world powers "within hours" if the United States imposes any more new sanctions, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said on Tuesday.

Modi urges India to reject violence in name of religion

Published On: August 15, 2017 04:30 PM NPT By: Reuters

NEW DELHI, August 15: Prime Minister Narendra Modi urged India on Tuesday to reject religious violence, after a series of attacks against minorities sparked debate about whether a surge of Hindu nationalism is undermining the country's secular ideals.

BEIJING, August 15:  China criticized President Donald Trump's order for a possible U.S. trade investigation of Beijing's technology policies as a violation of global rules and said Tuesday it will "resolutely safeguard" Chinese interests.

North Korea spat renews push to change Guam's government

Published On: August 15, 2017 02:28 PM NPT By: Associated Press

HAGATNA, Guam, August 15: The nuclear conflict with North Korea that has made Guam the target of a threatened attack has led to new calls to change the government of the Pacific island whose inhabitants are American citizens but have no say in electing the president or the use of military force.

SEOUL, August 15: Even as North Korea presented leader Kim Jong Un with plans to launch missiles into waters near Guam and “wring the windpipes of the Yankees,” both Koreas and the United States signaled their willingness to avert a deepening crisis Tuesday, with each suggesting a path toward negotiations.