Pompeo says North Korea weapons work counter to denuclearisation pledge

By David Brunnstrom SINGAPORE, Aug 3 : Less than two months after a landmark U.S.-North Korea summit in Singapore, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo flew back to the city state on Friday and said North Korea’s continued work on weapons programmes was inconsistent with its leader’s commitment to denuclearise. Pompeo was asked en route […]

Pompeo says North Korea weapons work inconsistent with Kim pledge

By David Brunnstrom SINGAPORE, Aug 3 : Less than two months after a landmark U.S.-North Korea summit in Singapore, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo flew back to the city state on Friday and said North Korea’s continued work on weapons programmes was inconsistent with its leader’s commitment to denuclearise. Pompeo was asked en route […]

Suu Kyi spoke at length about Myanmar troubles – Turnbull

By Tom Westbrook SYDNEY, March 18 : Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi spoke at length about her country’s troubled western state of Rakhine at a Sydney conference on Sunday and appealed to Southeast Asian neighbours for help, Australia’s prime minister said. “We discussed the situation in Rakhine state at considerable length today,” Prime Minister […]

ASEAN hopes to expedite code of conduct on South China Sea – Singapore

By Fathin Ungku SINGAPORE, Feb 7 : The Association of Southeast Asian Nations is hoping to expedite negotiations on a code of conduct with China for the disputed South China Sea but it isn’t realistic to expect an agreement within a year, Singapore’s defence minister said on Wednesday. China and the 10-member ASEAN bloc adopted […]

SE Asia ministers air concerns over Beijing’s activities in South China Sea

By Jack Kim SINGAPORE, Feb 6 : Southeast Asian foreign ministers on Tuesday aired concerns over China’s activities in disputed areas of the South China Sea, noting that land reclamation continued even after talks began between their 10-member bloc and Beijing to agree a code of conduct. Meeting in Singapore, the foreign ministers of the […]

South China Sea code of conduct talks to be “stabiliser” for region-China premier

By James Pomfret and Neil Jerome Morales MANILA, Nov 14 : China’s agreement to begin talks with the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) on the fine print of a code of conduct framework for the disputed South China Sea will help to stabilise the region, Chinese Premier Li Keqiang said. “China’s greatest hope is […]