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International News
Xi urges Trump to exercise restraint on North Korea threat build-up
 
(Beijing, Aug 12, 2017): China's President Xi Jinping on Saturday urged US President Donald Trump to exercise restraint following a dramatic exchange of threats between Washington and Pyongyang.

Xi made it clear in a phone call that he was asking both sides to scale down the rhetoric and stressed the importance of diplomacy, China's Foreign Ministry said in a statement.

"At present, relevant parties should exercise restraint and avoid words and actions that would escalate tensions on the Korean Peninsula," Xi told Trump during the call.

He also said that China was willing to work with the US government to resolve the issue, Xinhua news agency reported.

"China and the US have common interests in achieving de-nuclearisation on the Korean Peninsula and maintaining peace and stability there," Xi said.

But North Korea continued to fuel tension, with the state-run newspaper Rodong Sinmun reporting that almost 3.5 million people, including students and retired soldiers, had asked to join the military to fight against the US after the regime announced a retaliation against the US on August 7 for its support of the new UNSC sanctions.

Meanwhile, Japan finished installing surface-to-air missile interceptors in the western prefectures that North Korea said would be in the flight path of any missiles launched towards Guam, where North Korea is threatening an "enveloping strike".

In South Korea, the government began the environmental survey needed to complete the deployment of the Terminal High Altitude Area Defence missile system.

Trump, who is scheduled to visit China later this year, on Tuesday threatened to respond to further threats from North Korea by unleashing "fire and fury" if Pyongyang continued to threaten the US or its allies.

He made the comments after US intelligence analysts assessed that North Korea had produced a miniaturised nuclear warhead. Pyongyang also tested its first two known intercontinental ballistic missiles last month, bringing it a step closer to being able to carry out a nuclear strike on the US mainland.

Trump doubled down on his statements since then. On Friday, he said in a tweet that he had "military solutions" that were "locked and loaded" at his disposal to use against North Korea.

His comments came after Pyongyang announced a plan to bomb the US island of Guam in the Pacific with ballistic missiles. Trump also said on Friday that North Korean leader Kim Jong-un "will truly regret" if he issued an overt threat or attacks Guam or a US ally.

But he also said he wanted a peaceful solution to the problem.

The White House on Saturday said that Trump and Xi agreed that the "recent adoption of a new UNSC resolution" to tackle North Korea's continuing weapons tests was "an important and necessary step towards achieving peace and stability" in the region.

"The Presidents also reiterated their mutual commitment to the de-nuclearisation of the Korean peninsula", the statement said.


Wreckage of US warship found after 70 years
Bangladesh sentences 10 to death for plot to kill Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina
Stand-up comedian, activist Dick Gregory dies
‘Pakistan’s Mother Teresa’ accorded state funeral
Knife attacker in Russian city wounds 8, shot by police
High security as Afghanistan marks independence day
Two dead, six injured in Finland stabbing spree
Mattis says a decision is closer on strategy for Afghanistan
US approves USD 500-million aid to Nepal
Spain police say suspects planned bigger attack
Barcelona rocked by terror attack
UN eyes October for 'real' Syria peace talks: envoy
US designates 2 top ISIS leaders as 'global terrorists'
US move to blacklist Hizbul Mujahideen 'unjustified', says Pak
India should not forcibly return ethnic Rohingya refugees:HRW
US dollar ends marginally higher against rupee
PIO brutally beaten in New Zealand, critical
China rejects US criticism on religious freedom
US designates Hizbul Mujahideen as foreign terrorist group
Obama's Charlottesville tweet most liked tweet in history
ENTERTAINMENT NEWS
'Predator' star Sonny Landham passes away
 (Los Angeles, Aug 19, 2017): Sonny Landham, best known for starring in hit action films such as "Pre  
Bollywood's attitude towards women changed: Kareena
Kochiites give warm welcome to Sunny Leone
Daniel Craig to return as 'James Bond'
KERALA NEWS
Shukkoor murder: CBI re-investigation against CPI(M) leaders
 (Kannur, Aug 19, 2017, DG): The CBI has decided to conduct a re-investigation against CPI(M) leaders
Malappuram conversions: State didn't submit report, says Minister
Two new earthworm species found in Western Ghats
Oommen Chandy's idea not practical: Antony
NATIONAL NEWS
Post demonetisation, separatists and Maoists feel 'fund-starved': Arun Jaitley
 (MUMBAI, Aug 20, 2017):Union finance minister Arun Jaitley on Sunday said demonetisation left
Kalinga Utkal Express derailment: 4 railway officials suspended based on prima facie cause of accident
ACB forced me to testify against BS Yeddyurappa: KAS officer
Nitish Kumar-led JD(U) passes resolution to join NDA
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