Kim Sang-Duk, or Tony Kim, was arrested at the capital's airport Saturday as he was about to leave after teaching at the Pyongyang University of Science and Technology (PUST) for several weeks, the school said. But North Korea said said it would continue to test nuclear missiles monthly and the USA could face "all out war" if president Trump and his government were "reckless enough to use military means".
The official broadcaster CCTV quoted Mr Xi as telling Mr Trump that China strongly opposes North Korea's nuclear weapons programme, which is in violation of United Nations Security Council resolutions, and hopes "all parties will exercise restraint and avoid aggravating the situation" on the Korean Peninsula.
The U.S. Treasury Department has announced sanctions on 271 individuals, who it says are scientists working on weapons development for Syrian President Bashar Assad. Trump has called Assad "evil" and said his use of chemical weapons "crossed a lot of lines". Britain welcomed USA sanctions against individuals alleged to be connected to the use of chemical weapons in Syria on Monday, saying they were a clear signal "that actions have consequences".
The foreign ministers from Russia, Syria and Iran, meeting Friday in Moscow, said any further unilateral action by the U.S.in Syria would be met with "grave consequences" and pose a danger to the entire world. "They say still that it is not very safe, but they can not put forward convincing arguments", Russia's top diplomat said. The Group of Seven industrialized nations, including Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the United Kingdom and the USA, collectively agreed that Bashar Assad ...
The news left the party reeling and set the stage for a showdown between populist and more radical, hard-right forces. During tense standoffs, around 50 people clashed with police on horseback, said Broadcaster n-tv, while police used pepper spray on the protestors, a TV correspondent said.
Then on Friday, White House budget director Mick Mulvaney said either the bill includes Trump's border wall and defense spending increase or it must defund a major part of the Affordable Care Act. Trump's administration has indicated that the wall is a high priority and that they will do what they can to fund it. The Republican president's demand that Mexico pay for the border wall triggered a diplomatic crisis with the southern USA neighbour during the first week of his presidency.