22
Saturday
September 2018
1:44 AM IST
News Headlines
Let the boundaries go away: Pakistani youth sings Jana Gana Mana with full respect        Three kidnapped cops killed by terrorists in Jammu and Kashmir        Freak penne trending with dislikes and trolls        Kannur International Airport: Kerala to be the first state with four international airports        Kim, Moon join hands on peak of sacred North Korean volcano        Birthday boy Rashid stars in Afghanistan's 136-run win against Bangladesh        Shahbaz Nadeem claims eight wickets; breaks List A world record        CAT 2018: Registration extended to Sept 26; Admit card to Release on Oct 24        BAI distributes 1.6 crore to state Association        Rodrigues, Yadav help Indian women take 1-0 lead in T20 series        Sensex recovers over 100 points on value-buying, global cues        Deepak Kapoor Appointed the new Chairperson of Save the Children        Palestinian schools strive to modernize classrooms        Trump: Declassified Russia probe papers expose 'bad things'        2 history-sheeters arrested following encounter: Police        Attack on Cong workers in Chhattisgarh is political persecution: Rahul Gandhi        Cabinet clears ordinance to make triple talaq penal offence Law Minister        Instant Triple Talaq to be criminal offence        Viswasam- On set photos leaked        Aiswarya- Abhishek's Gulab Jamun would go on floor in mid 2019        
Home   | Main News   | Kerala  | National   | International  | Business   | Sports   | Entertainment   | Columns   | Offbeat   | About Deepika 
International News
Trump opens door to N.Korea talks as Asia trip begins in earnest
 
(Tokyo, Nov 6, 2017): President Donald Trump appeared to strike a more conciliatory tone on North Korea as he got down to business Monday on an Asian tour that will be dominated by the nuclear crisis with Pyongyang.

Trump began his marathon trip in belligerent form, warning yesterday that "no dictator" should underestimate US resolve, a clear swipe at North Korea and its young leader Kim Jong-Un.

However he then appeared to open the door for talks with Pyongyang, saying in an interview broadcast on US TV that he would "certainly be open" to meeting Kim.

"I would sit down with anybody," he said. "I don't think it's strength or weakness, I think sitting down with people is not a bad thing," he said on the "Full Measure" show.

"So I would certainly be open to doing that but we'll see where it goes, I think we're far too early."

The president arrived in Asia with tensions over North Korea at fever pitch, as US bombers fly sorties over the Korean peninsula and concerns mount that Pyongyang might stage another nuclear or missile test.

Hawkish Abe and Trump are closely allied on the North Korea issue, with the Japanese prime minister sticking firmly to the US line that "all options" are on the table to deal with the rogue state.

"The closeness of the relationship is unprecedented. And the degree to which US and Japanese strategies are aligned, both on the Korean Peninsula but also throughout the Indo- Pacific, is also unprecedented," a senior Trump administration official said yesterday.

That closeness was demonstrated on the first day, when the two golfing buddies hit the course within hours of Trump touching down on Japanese soil.

Both leaders later tweeted images of their nine-hole encounter, with Abe saying the "relaxed" nature of their game allowed them to have "candid" discussions on some "difficult" issues.

However, that did not stop Trump lashing out at the trade relationship with Japan today, saying it had been "winning" for decades at the expense of the United States.

"We want fair and open trade but right now our trade with Japan is not fair and open," Trump told business leaders.

"The US has suffered massive trade deficits with Japan for many, many years. So we will have to negotiate and we will do this in a friendly way."

Trump will today meet families of civilians kidnapped by North Korea to train their agents in Japanese culture and language -- an emotional issue that still angers Tokyo.

North Korea has admitted to kidnapping 13 Japanese civilians but Japan believes the regime took dozens more, including a 13-year-old girl abducted on her way home from school.

"You are going to see some focus on the often overlooked question of human rights conditions in NK," said the White House official.

Trump stressed US military power and resolve while wearing a bomber jacket in front of service personnel when he landed in Japan, but speaking to reporters on the plane, he reserved some warm words for the North Korean people.

"I think they're great people. They're industrious.

They're warm, much warmer than the world really knows or understands. They're great people. And I hope it all works out for everybody," he said.

However, he described North Korea as "a big problem for our country and for our world and we want to get it solved".

Trump also announced that he would hold talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin during his trip, as the global community scrambles for a solution to the North Korean crisis.

"We want Putin's help on North Korea," he said.

After meeting the Emperor and Empress of Japan, Trump holds talks with the prime minister and will brief the media before a final banquet with his "friend" Abe.

But Trump's Asian tour is set to become more testing as he flies to South Korea, then on to China.

Trump has a cooler relationship with South Korean President Moon Jae-In, whose dovish approach to the crisis he has denounced as "appeasement".

The president will address the parliament in Seoul but will not visit the Demilitarized Zone dividing the Korean peninsula -- a visit derided in Washington as a bit of a "cliche."

From Seoul, Trump travels to Beijing to meet his counterpart Xi Jinping who has solidified his grip on power after being handed a second term.

Trump's high-stakes visit to the region was overshadowed by what the president described as a "horrific shooting" in Texas, where a gunman killed at least 26 people and wounded 20 more during Sunday services.

"Our hearts are broken," he told business tycoons in Tokyo.(PTI)


Kim, Moon join hands on peak of sacred North Korean volcano
Palestinian schools strive to modernize classrooms
Trump: Declassified Russia probe papers expose 'bad things'
100 die in severe flooding in Nigeria: relief agency
Pak govt, Opposition agree for parliamentary probe into vote rigging charges
Air Tanzania to soon resume direct flights to India
Imran Khan govt auctions 70 luxury cars as part of austerity drive
Time Magazine sold to Marc Benioff for $190 million
Hurricane Florence: Death toll mounts to 14
Death toll rises to 8 as Florence pours on the rain
Evacuations underway as huge typhoon nears Philippines
South and North Korea open first liaison office for better communication
Amid deep budget cuts, $52,701 spent on curtains for Nikki Haley’s official residence: Report
Japan's Abe expresses support for better Trump-Kim ties
Police: 1 man dead in North Las Vegas school shooting
Putin urges 'security guarantees' for NKorea denuclearisation
Trump in Pennsylvania on 9/11 to honor Flight 93 heroes
Over a million asked to evacuate as Hurricane Florence nears US East Coast
Pak court issues arrest warrants against former prime minister
Miss New York Nia Imani Franklin wins Miss America pageant
ENTERTAINMENT NEWS
Freak penne trending with dislikes and trolls
 One million views and 250 K dislike in just 18 hours and amidst all these, Freak penne from Oru Adar  
Viswasam- On set photos leaked
Aiswarya- Abhishek's Gulab Jamun would go on floor in mid 2019
Varun and Anushka signed as ambassadors of Skill India Campaign
KERALA NEWS
Kannur International Airport: Kerala to be the first state with four international airports
 Malappuram: With Kannur International Airport becoming operational, Kerala will be the first state i
Bar bribery case: Court dismisses the vigilance report
State Kalolsavam to be held in December
Actor Captain Raju passes away at 68
NATIONAL NEWS
Let the boundaries go away: Pakistani youth sings Jana Gana Mana with full respect
 While India won the match against Pakistan in Dubai, one Pakistani youth won the hearts of all India
Three kidnapped cops killed by terrorists in Jammu and Kashmir
CAT 2018: Registration extended to Sept 26; Admit card to Release on Oct 24
2 history-sheeters arrested following encounter: Police
Untitled Page
Rashtra Deepika LTD
Copyright @ 2018 , Rashtra Deepika Ltd.