‘We Cherish Nuclear Deterrents’: North Korea Affirms Resolve Against US Threats

Pyongyang was celebrating the first anniversary of Kim Jong-un ascending to the chairmanship of the Workers' Party of Korea, a position to which he was elected in early May 2016....

Death Toll in Iranian Coal Mine Explosion Rises to 42

MOSCOW (Sputnik) — The rescue teams retrieved seven more bodies early in the day, according to the Tasnim news agency. The blast occurred on May 3, trapping at least...

Ultranationalists Attack RT Ruptly Producer in Seoul – Reports

MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Attackers have destroyed a tape recorder and caused physical injuries to the producer, the broadcaster specified. "There was not a single policeman nearby,"...

Southeastern Australian State to Ban Flights of Drones Near Prisons

MOSCOW (Sputnik) — The government of the southeastern Australian state of Victoria is introducing a ban on flights of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) in the vicinity of prison facilities, the press...

US Navy Littoral Warship Coronado Departs Singapore for Patrol in Pacific

WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — The US littoral combat ship Coronado left port at Sembawang Wharves in Singapore on May 8 to conduct operations in the Pacific, the US Navy said in a...

Pyongyang Calls for Easing of Hostility With Seoul Before Presidential Election

In March, Park was taken into custody on allegations of corruption and criminal activity.  According to the North’s Rodong Sinmun newspaper, “conservative groups” have sought to heighten anxieties on the...

'Nukes in Discussion' as Tensions on Korean Peninsula 'Reach a New...

"US Forces Korea confirms the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) system is operational and has the ability to intercept North Korean missiles and defend...

'Immortal Regiment' March in Turkey Attended by Over 300 People

ANKARA (Sputnik) — Citizens of Russia, Belarus, Ukraine, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Moldova and other former Soviet republics took part in the event. They, in particular, laid flowers to the monument...

At Least 11 People Killed in Collision in Central Vietnam

MOSCOW (Sputnik) — According to the VnExpress newspaper, the accident took place in Gia Lai province. The bus was carrying 36 passengers, and the tractor had two...

Thirty-Seven Alpinists Rescued in China's Qinling Mountains After Snowstorm

BEIJING (Sputnik) — Earlier in the week, media reported that several groups of hikers had gone missing in the Qinling Mountains during the Labor Day holidays. Local authorities have...

'Immortal Regiment' March Takes Place in Japan for 1st Time

TOKYO (Sputnik) — The WWII commemoration event, dubbed "Immortal Regiment" was held in the Japanese capital of Tokyo for the first time on the territory of the Russian embassy, Russian...

Japan to Contribute $40Mln to High-Tech Infrastructure Projects in Asia

TOKYO (Sputnik) — Japan will donate $40 million in funds to high-level technology infrastructure projects elsewhere in Asia over two years, its Finance Minister Taro Aso said Saturday. "Japan...
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