In its statement, the Japanese foreign ministry said officials discussed measures to ensure a free and open global order based on the rule of law in the Indo- Pacific. The Indian side highlighted India's Act East Policy as the cornerstone of its engagement in the Indo-Pacific region. Sources said India's statement sought to connect the clandestine links between North Korea and Pakistan in the development of their nuclear programmes.
We are disappointed at the way our military reacted to the shootings on Monday by North Korean guards at a fellow soldier who defected to South Korea through the Joint Security Area (JSA) in Panmunjom. Suzanne DiMaggio, a director at the think tank New America , told Politico that North Korean officials are confused by the USA president's increasingly "erratic behaviour" and "really want to know what his end game is".
Democrats on the House Judiciary Committee pressed Mr. Sessions to explain whether he was pressured to restart investigations targeting President Trump's former democratic rival. Conyers repeated the question, and Sessions replied, "I would say that the Department of Justice can never be used to retaliate politically against opponents".
In July, Vietnam had to suspend an oil and gas exploration project conducted by Spain's Repsol company, under apparent pressure from China. The agreement came at a meeting between Chinese President Xi Jinping and Vietnamese Communist Party chief Nguyen Phu Trong in Hanoi.
Rodrigo Duterte has said he stabbed a person to death as a teenager, in remarks that will stoke further controversy around the Philippine president days before he is due to host Asian leaders and his USA counterpart Donald Trump at a Manila summit.
JPSS is a system of polar-orbiting satellites to be developed by NASA for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) for weather forecasting, storm tracking and climate monitoring. JPSS-1 will allow researchers to monitor changes in the atmosphere in Africa that could cause a hurricane off the coast of Florida, for example. Each will circle the globe 14 times a day, 50 minutes apart and provide full, global observations for USA weather prediction.