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Japanese authorities conduct evacuation drill amid frequent North Korea missile launches

Japanese authorities conduct evacuation drill amid frequent North Korea missile launches

The Rodong Sinmun, North Korea's state-run newspaper and official mouthpiece, blamed the conservative Park Geun-hye administration for molding the relationship into its "worst-ever" condition, lamenting the absence of dialogue or cooperation.

The situation in the South China Sea has improved and shown positive development momentum, the spokesperson said, citing the success of the first meeting of the China-Philippines bilateral consultation mechanism, and the agreement between Beijing and Asean countries on the framework for the Code of Conduct (COC) in the disputed region.

"They keep sending nuclear-powered strategic weapons to South Korea like aircraft carriers and bombers", which actually are meant to invade the North by launching another war.

The South's part hoped to hold the event on June 15 in the North Korean border city of Kaesong, but the North's side insisted that it should be held in Pyongyang.

On May 22, Seoul's unification ministry said that it will sternly respond to North Korea's provocative acts, but plans to resume civilian inter-Korean exchanges to an extent that the move would not hamper the global sanctions regime.

A top Russian official said Sunday at an security conference in Singapore that North Korea's nuclear ambitions are a "direct threat to Russia".

Family of girl dragged by sea lion blasted for reckless behavior
Andrew Trites, the director of UBC's Marine Mammal Research Unit, did not blame the animal for its behaviour in the video. The sea lion grabbed the girl by her dress and pulled her into the water after which a man had to dive in to get her out.

"There is no other option".

"China is resolutely opposed to this and urges the concerned parties to stop issuing irresponsible remarks and fully respect the efforts of the countries in the region to maintain peace and stability in the South China Sea and play a constructive role in this regard", she said.

A South Korean civic group which offered to provide anti-malarial supplies to North Korea said Monday the North has rejected the proposal to protest the South's support of new United Nations sanctions against North Korea.

On Friday in NY, the United Nations Security Council said it would apply existing sanctions to 14 North Korean individuals and four entities. It is unclear how much the new United Nations sanctions will hurt North Korea, which is already under multiple rounds of United Nations and other worldwide sanctions.

The Japanese official did not say whether Hishammuddin raised the issue of the murder of the estranged half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un at Kuala Lumpur worldwide airport in mid-February.

The ambassador also called on other countries to "sever diplomatic ties and cease illegal trade with North Korea".


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