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Rex Tillerson urged to be ‘cool-headed’ over North Korea

Media captionRex Tillerson: “We will do everything we can to prevent conflict” China’s Foreign Minister Wang Yi has urged the US to remain “cool-headed” over North Korean tensions. The situation was at a “crossroads”, but must not be allowed to develop into a conflict, he said after hosting US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson. Mr […]

Rex Tillerson urged to be ‘cool-headed’ over North Korea

Media captionRex Tillerson: “We will do everything we can to prevent conflict” China’s Foreign Minister Wang Yi has urged the US to remain “cool-headed” over North Korean tensions. The situation was at a “crossroads”, but must not be allowed to develop into a conflict, he said after hosting US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson. Mr […]

Rex Tillerson urged to be ‘cool-headed’ over North Korea

Rex Tillerson urged to be ‘cool-headed’ over North Korea

Image copyright AFP Image caption Relations are tense almost a month before an expected summit between the two countries’ leaders China’s Foreign Minister Wang Yi has urged the US to remain “cool-headed” over North Korean tensions. The situation was at a “crossroads”, but must not be allowed to develop into a conflict, he said after […]

Rex Tillerson arrives for tricky first China visit

Media captionSecretary of State Rex Tillerson: US ‘policy of strategic patience has ended’ US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has arrived in China for the final leg of his East Asia tour, which has been dominated by anxieties over North Korea. On Friday, Mr Tillerson warned Pyongyang that a military response would be on the […]

Rex Tillerson on North Korea: Military action ‘an option’

Media captionNorth Korea dominates Rex Tillerson’s tour of East Asian countries The US has said its policy of “strategic patience” with North Korea is over and suggested it might decide to take pre-emptive military action. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said the option was “on the table” if the threat from the North’s weapons programme […]

Rex Tillerson on North Korea: Military action ‘an option’

Media captionHow do you solve a problem like North Korea? The US has said its policy of “strategic patience” with North Korea is over and suggested it might decide to take pre-emptive military action. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said the option was “on the table” if the threat from the North’s weapons programme reached […]

Tillerson: Military action against North Korea ‘an option’

Media captionHow do you solve a problem like North Korea? The US has said its policy of “strategic patience” with North Korea is over and suggested it might decide to take pre-emptive military action. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said the option was “on the table” if the threat from the North’s weapons programme reached […]

Tillerson: Military action against North Korea ‘an option’

Tillerson: Military action against North Korea ‘an option’

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Rex Tillerson visited the demilitarised zone that separates the two Koreas Military action against North Korea is “an option on the table”, US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has said during a visit to South Korea. The policy of “strategic patience” had ended, he said, and the US was exploring […]

Pakistan asks Facebook to help fight blasphemy

Pakistan asks Facebook to help fight blasphemy

Image copyright EPA Image caption Protests urging authorities to block social media sites spreading blasphemy have been held in Pakistan Pakistan says it has asked Facebook to help investigate “blasphemous content” posted on the social network by Pakistanis. Facebook has agreed to send a team to Pakistan to address reservations about content on the social […]

Kim Jong-nam death: Interpol ‘red notice’ for N Koreans

Kim Jong-nam death: Interpol ‘red notice’ for N Koreans

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Kim Jong-nam sought help at the airport shortly after his face was smeared with the deadly VX nerve agent Interpol has issued a “red notice” for four North Koreans wanted in connection with the assassination of the half-brother of North Korea’s leader. Kim Jong-nam was murdered at Kuala Lumpur […]