US lawmakers push Yucca nuclear dump facing transport crunch

By Timothy Gardner WASHINGTON, Apr 26 : Lawmakers in the US House of Representatives will debate legislation today to breathe life into the stalled Yucca Mountain spent nuclear fuel dump in Nevada, but critics say the project is hindered by the lack of an easy transport route. Representative John Shimkus has proposed draft legislation to […]

China warns against force as North Korea prepares celebration

By Michael Martina and Sue-Lin Wong BEIJING/PYONGYANG, Apr 13 : Military force cannot resolve tension over North Korea, China said today, while an influential Chinese newspaper urged the North to halt its nuclear programme in exchange for Chinese protection. With a US aircraft carrier group steaming to the area and tension rising, South Korea said […]

For North Korea, cutting off oil supplies would be devastating

By Tony Munroe and Jane Chung BEIJING/SEOUL, Apr 13 : Isolated North Korea doesn’t consume much oil, but curbing or cutting off its supplies in retaliation for further nuclear or long-range missile tests would be painful and potentially destabilising to the regime of Kim Jong Un. US officials have told Reuters that an oil embargo […]

At Chinese border with North Korea, trade cools but few signs of strain

By Philip Wen and Joseph Campbell DANDONG, China, Apr 13 : Despite heightened tension on the Korean peninsula and North Korea warning of a nuclear strike against any sign of US aggression, there were few signs of strain today on the main border post between China and the reclusive nation. In Dandong, through which about […]

China warns against force as North Korea prepares celebration

By Michael Martina and Sue-Lin Wong BEIJING/PYONGYANG, Apr 13 : Military force cannot resolve tension over North Korea, China said today, while an influential Chinese newspaper urged the North to halt its nuclear programme in exchange for Chinese protection. With a US aircraft carrier group steaming to the area and tension rising, South Korea said […]

China’s Xi urges peaceful resolution of N.Korea tension in call with Trump

By Michael Martina and Christian Shepherd BEIJING, Apr 12 : Chinese President Xi Jinping called for a peaceful resolution of rising tension on the Korean peninsula in a telephone conversation with US President Donald Trump today, as a US aircraft carrier strike group steams towards the region. Trump’s call with Xi, just days after they […]