Материалы: ‘The South Pacific’

Pence: Trump won’t repeat Korea mistakes

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(NOVEMBER 15, 2018) US Vice President Mike Pence says Donald Trump plans to meet North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in the new year but won’t repeat past mistakes of allowing promises to be broken on pledges to end arms programs. The United States and North Korea have been discussing a second meeting between their […]

UN condemns North Korea rights violations

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(NOVEMBER 16, 2018) A key United Nations committee has adopted a resolution condemning North Korea’s “longstanding and ongoing systematic, widespread and gross violations of human rights” and strongly urged its government to immediately end the abuses. The General Assembly’s human rights committee approved the resolution by consensus after Sudan failed in an attempt to delete […]

North Korea tests new ‘tactical’ weapon

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(NOVEMBER 17, 2018) North Korea’s leader has witnessed the test of a newly developed high-tech weapon, the country’s state media reports, while Pyongyang also released a US prisoner, sending conflicting signals at a time of sensitive negotiations. Kim Jong-un’s visit to the test site of what North Korea’s state media called a “tactical weapon” that […]

Pompeo warns Seoul over Korea ties

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In this photo provided by the North Korean government, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, left, shakes hands with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un as they pose for a photo in Pyongyang, North Korea, . Pompeo said that he and Kim made unspecified progress Sunday toward an agreement for the North to give up its nuclear weapons, though there was no immediate indication whether Pompeo had managed to arrange a much-anticipated second summit between Kim and President Donald Trump. Independent journalists were not given access to cover the event depicted in this image distributed by the North Korean government. The content of this image is as provided and cannot be independently verified. Korean language watermark on image as provided by source reads: "KCNA" which is the abbreviation for Korean Central News Agency
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(NOVEMBER 21, 2018) The United States has told its ally South Korea it should not improve ties with North Korea faster than Pyongyang takes steps to give up its nuclear weapons, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says. Speaking on Tuesday as a working group with South Korea to coordinate North Korean policy held an […]

North Korea still using main nuclear site

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(NOVEMBER 23, 2018) North Korea appears to be still expanding operations at its main nuclear site, the UN atomic watchdog indicates. The statement by the head of the International Atomic Energy Agency on Thursday is a further sign that North Korea is pressing ahead with its atomic activities despite pressure from the United States for […]

Vasilenko S.A. – The influence of the crisis in Ukraine on Russian-Australian relations

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Vasilenko Sergey Andreevich, 5th year student of the Faculty of Oriental Studies and History, Pedagogical Institute of the Pacific National University (Khabarovsk) Abstract: The crisis in Ukraine has changed not only Russia’s relations with European countries, but also with the countries of the Asia-Pacific region, including Australia. The sanctions imposed by Australia against Russia and […]

Australia and China: Do Bitlateral Relations Get Even More Complicated?

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Australia and China have a long history of mutually beneficial cooperation. Over the past five years, bilateral trade volume has grown by about fifty percent, and that was before signing the Free Trade Agreement between the countries, which took place in June 2015. Both countries make their respective mutual investments, Australian companies are widely represented […]

The story of the Abbott government

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by Peter Hartcher November 29 to December 3. Sense of mission: Abbott took to national security with table-thumping zeal, much to the chagrin of agency heads and ministers. Malcolm Turnbull was nothing if not forthright in telling Tony Abbott his shortcomings. On one occasion, Turnbull found himself in an Adelaide pub drinking beer with a […]

Australia To Build New Naval Fleet in $65B Package

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SYDNEY — Australia has announced an AUS $89 billion (US $65 billion) shipbuilding package to construct new frigates and patrol boats locally, with a decision on an international supplier for replacement submarines to be made “in coming months.” The “continuous shipbuilding” proposal, which involves the replacement of frigates, patrol boats and submarines over two decades, […]

Russia sends warships towards Australia before G20 meeting

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Russia has sent a fleet of warships towards Australia in an apparent display of muscle-flexing ahead of the G20 meeting amid tensions between the two countries over the MH17 crash. Defence announced late on Wednesday it is “monitoring Russian naval vessels that are currently transiting through international waters to the north of Australia”. It stressed: “The movement […]