The Group of Seven (G7) of the world’s leading economies gathered Friday in Japan’s city of Hiroshima, nearly wiped off the map by the world’s first atomic bomb in World War Two.
Cracks have emerged in ties between Western allies, with Japan refusing to rally behind a $60-a-barrel cap on purchases of Russian crude oil.a
The suspected Chinese spy balloon that attracted national attention as it traversed the United States was part of a larger surveillance program, the U.S. intelligence officials have concluded.
Japan has declined the refugee status of a Christian evangelist who fled his native Bangladesh after Islamic militants threatened to kill him for converting to Christianity and being forced to marry a Muslim woman.
Ukraine faced “terror on New Year’s Eve” as Russia fired more than 20 cruise missiles at targets in Ukraine on Saturday, killing at least one person in the capital Kyiv and injuring more, authorities said.
Thai Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha ordered an urgent probe and offered condolences after at least 37 people, most of them children, were killed in a knife and gun attack at a childcare center in north-eastern Thailand.
A U.S. aircraft carrier strike group has concluded several days of drills alongside Japan and South Korean warships that drew heavy protest from an increasingly bellicose North Korea.
The US and Japan carried out a joint fighter plane drill Tuesday in immediate response to North Korea’s test firing of a ballistic missile that flew over Japan before landing in the Pacific Ocean, the Manila Times reports.
The US is set to redeploy an aircraft carrier to South Korea’s east coast after North Korea test fired an intermediate-range ballistic missile over Japan on Tuesday, Sky News reports.
Japan’s government urged its citizens to take cover on Tuesday as North Korea fired a potentially nuclear-capable ballistic missile over the country.
North Korea on Saturday fired two short-range ballistic missiles toward its eastern waters, South Korean and Japanese officials said, making it the North’s fourth round of weapons launches this week that are seen as a response to military drills among its rivals.
Japan began honoring former prime minister Shinzo Abe, who was assassinated in July, with a rare state funeral in Tokyo, but protests overshadowed the ceremony.
Typhoon Nanmadol slammed onto the shore of southern Japan on Sunday and caused massive infrastructure disruptions, including power outages and forcing thousands of people to evacuate.
First responders in Taiwan are searching through rubble for survivors after a 6.9 magnitude earthquake struck the island Sunday, triggering fears of a tsunami in Japan.
Super Typhoon Hinnamnor, the strongest tropical storm of this year, is now moving towards the East China Sea, threatening Japan’s southern islands, according to the Japan Meteorological Agency. The Hinnamnor Typhoon has been classified as a Super Typhoon by the Joint Typhoon Warning Center. The typhoon is currently travelling with winds at a staggering 160 miles per hour. The height of the maximum significant wave has been observed at 50 feet by the Joint Typhoon Warning Center.
United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres wants international inspectors to be given access to a vast nuclear power plant in war-torn Ukraine, saying an attack on the site is “suicidal.”
The White House condemned the Chinese Communist Party’s (CCP) launch of 11 ballistic missiles into the waters around Taiwan Thursday. The administration also said that it would move an aircraft carrier strike group into the region to defend its partners and allies.
In the East, however, security and economy-focused blocs led by Beijing and Moscow are looking to take on new members of their own, including Iran and Saudi Arabia, two influential Middle Eastern rivals whose interest in shoring up cooperation on this new front could have a significant impact on global geopolitical balance.
A volcano on Japan’s western major island of Kyushu has erupted with the alert level raised to 5 – the highest.
U.S. President Joe Biden and other world leaders have expressed shock and outrage at the fatal shooting of former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Friday.