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Seoul warns Pyongyang's readiness for nuke test

Updated: Jul 18, 2016 14:56 IST      
Seoul warns Pyongyang's readiness for nuke test

Seoul, July 18 (ANI): Amid worries about increased activity in the main nuclear test site of Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK), South Korea on Monday warned the former's readiness for the fifth nuclear test.

Unification Ministry spokesman Jeong Joon-hee said that North Korea appeared to have been in a state of conducting another nuclear test at any time, saying the government is maintaining full readiness and closely monitoring situations based on a close alliance between Seoul and Washington, reports Xinhua.

His comments came after Japan's Kyodo news agency yesterday reported that increased activity has been detected in North Korea's main Punggye-ri nuclear test site where the country carried out four underground nuclear tests since 2006.

Pyongyang had in January this year claimed it detonated its first hydrogen bomb, which led to toughest UN Security Council sanction in response to the nuclear detonation.

It again on February launched a long-range rocket drawing flak

from neighboring countries. (ANI)

Trump terms 'Morning Joe' hosts as 'low I.Q.','psycho'

Updated: Jun 29, 2017 20:40 IST     

New Delhi [India], June 29 (ANI): U.S. President Donald Trump in his early Thursday tweets mocked MSNBC's 'Morning Joe' co-hosts Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski and called them 'low I.Q.' and 'psycho'.

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Brussels [Belgium], June 29 (ANI): European Union President Donald Tusk has said that Europe is taking more responsibility at the international level in these turbulent times, while talking about the biggest global challenges.

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London [UK], June 29 (ANI): The British Government on Thursday ruled against American media mogul Rupert Murdoch buying Britain's largest pay-TV group Sky without further investigation.

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Ankara [Turkey], June 29 (ANI): Russia's contract with NATO member Turkey on the delivery of the S-400 Triumf long-range anti-aircraft missile systems has been agreed while the issue of loan provision has yet to be settled, Russian Presidential Adviser for Military and Technical Cooperation Vladimir Kozhin said on Thursday.

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Trump meets Moon, To discuss Kim Jong-un,THAAD

Updated: Jun 29, 2017 18:09 IST     

New York [U.S.], June 29 (ANI): Having common agenda of pressurizing North Korea to abandon its nuclear and missile programs, U.S. President Donald Trump will hold talks with South Korean President Moon Jae-in on Thursday.

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New Delhi [India], June 29 (ANI): Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) chief Imran Khan on Thursday criticised Washington's foreign policy and said that President Donald Trump 'has no business giving India an interventionist role in Afghanistan.'

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Trump not responding to Russia's threats: U.S. Intelligence

Updated: Jun 29, 2017 17:02 IST     

New York [U.S.A], June 29 (ANI): U.S. Intelligence officials are finding it tough to convince President Donald Trump that Russia still poses a threat to America and said that the President is not paying attention to the ongoing election-related cyber threat from Moscow, adding, "such potential threats are not only from Russia but also from China, North Korea and Iran."

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Iraq announces 'end of Islamic State' in Mosul

Updated: Jun 29, 2017 16:22 IST     

Abu Dhabi [Iraq], June 29 (ANI): Iraq on Thursday announced the end of Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), also known as Daesh, in the city of Mosul that has been under seizure of the extremist groups for three years.

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Political crisis in Afghanistan amid security challenges

Updated: Jun 29, 2017 16:20 IST     

Kabul [Afghanistan],June 29 (ANI):Ashraf Ghani Government is struggling to retain its authority amid rising challenges from the Taliban, terrorist attacks and ISIS-Khorasan ,an offshoot of Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant, while waiting for President Donald Trump to unveil the U.S. policy for Afghanistan.

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Pak summons Indian diplomat over alleged ceasefire violation

Updated: Jun 29, 2017 15:52 IST     

Islamabad [Pakistan], June 29 (ANI): Pakistan on Thursday summoned the Indian High Commission's First Secretary in political wing S Raguram to lodge a protest over an alleged recent cross-border violation by Indian forces.

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Former Israel PM Olmert to be freed on July 2

Updated: Jun 29, 2017 15:36 IST     

Jerusalem [Israel], June 29 (ANI):The former Israel Prime Minister Ehud Olmert has been granted early release from prison.

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Kabul [Afghanistan], June 29 (ANI): At least two policemen were killed and two others injured in a roadside mine blast in Afghanistan's western Farah province.

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Islamabad [Pakistan], June 29 (ANI): Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan has said that the country's sovereignty will be at risk if Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif gets a clean chit from the Supreme Court-appointed Joint Investigation Team (JIT) probing into his family's offshore assets.

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Three Killed in Cylinder blast in Pakistan

Updated: Jun 29, 2017 14:16 IST     

Lahore [Pakistan], June 29 (ANI) : As many as three passengers were killed and eight others injured when a gas cylinder exploded inside a van on Faisalabad road near Shahkot on Thursday.

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Xi arrives in Hong Kong under ­unprecedented security cover

Updated: Jun 29, 2017 13:02 IST     

Hong Kong [China], June 29 (ANI): Amid huge protests and security threats, Chinese President Xi Jinping landed at Hong Kong International Airport on Thursday under an ­unprecedented security blanket to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the former British colony's return to China.

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Tel Aviv [Israel], June 29 (ANI): In a special gesture, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will accompany his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi at all events during the later's historic visit to the country from July 4-6.

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Faizabad [Afghanistan], June 29 (ANI): Two female police officers have reportedly been shot dead by Taliban militants in the northern Afghanistan's Badakhshan province.

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Geneva [Switzerland], June 29 (ANI): China's threat to the sovereignty of Bhutan and its unilateral action to alter the status quo on bilateral boundary issues related to the Doklam Plateau has been strongly criticized by human rights activists in Europe and in other parts of the world.

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Pak expresses concern over growing Indo-U.S. relations

Updated: Jun 29, 2017 10:15 IST     

Islamabad [Pakistan], June 29 (ANI): Pakistan has expressed its concerns over the recent US-India Joint Statement during Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to the United States and said that it could aggravate an already tense situation between Islamabad and New Delhi.

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Israel awaits PM Modi's historic visit

Updated: Jun 29, 2017 09:31 IST     

New Delhi [India], June 29 (ANI): Israel will welcome Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on his visit to the country from July 4-6 on the backdrop of marking 25 years of diplomatic relations between the two nations.

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