China heaping scorn on North Korea meeting next week in Vancouver

China heaping scorn on North Korea meeting next week in Vancouver

China said Wednesday it will not attend next week's meeting of foreign ministers in Canada to discuss how best to respond to North Korea's nuclear and missile programs.

The summit, set to take place on January 16, will be co-hosted by Canadian Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland and the US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and will welcome ministers from 17 countries, including South Korea, India, Britain, France and the states that fought in the Korean War of 1950-53.

The Vancouver meeting is expected to put a heavy emphasis on finding ways to crack down on the many smuggling and money-laundering schemes that Pyongyang has employed to sidestep sanctions and pay for its nuclear program.

Russian Federation is also expected to be absent along with China, meaning two of North Korea's most important and influential neighbours will be missing when Freeland and Tillerson sit down with other foreign ministers.

The agenda will include talk of new measures and steps to enforce existing sanctions, perhaps through maritime interdiction to screen vessels headed to North Korea for illicit shipments barred by United Nations sanctions.

US President Donald Trump yesterday suggested he could have a good relationship with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, but refused to say if the two had spoken.

J&K education system needs overhaul to check radicalisation: Army chief
Asked about the "pressure" being exerted on Pakistan by U.S. , he said: "It would be premature to say what will be the impact of the pressure".

Angela Merkel's party, others strike coalition deal
Merkel has also agreed to a "soft" immigration cap of 200,000 per year, although the Social Democrats feel uneasy this. SPD party members still need to formally approve coalition talks before they can begin.

SS&C in talks to buy DST Systems for over $5 billion
This simple numeric scale reads 1 to 5, and it changes brokerage firm Moderate Sell recommendations into an average broker rating. With around 14,400 employees across the globe, DST reported pro forma revenue of $2.3bn for the one year ended in September 2017.

Global Affairs Canada spokeswoman Amy Mills said Canada recognizes the essential role that China has to play in any diplomatic efforts involving North Korea, and has "repeatedly engaged" with it about the Vancouver meeting.

State Department Director of Policy Planning Brian Hook briefed reporters on the meeting, which will be held on Tuesday in Vancouver, Canada.

Pyongyang also agreed to send its high-ranking delegation and athletes to the 2018 Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games, which are set to run from February to March in South Korea's eastern county of PyeongChang.

According to him, North Koreans officials believe the US public opinion is inching closer to supporting a pre-emptive strike because they fear Pyongyang would attack the U.S.as soon as it had the opportunity to do so-a serious misperception, one diplomat told Vorontsov.

North Korea observed a six-week break in missile launches between September 15 and November 29, but the prospect of war with the USA, which held a series of joint military drills with South Korea during that period, never stopped preoccupying the officials who spoke with Vorontsov.

Related News:

  • Aadhaar adds new security layer with 16-digit 'Virtual ID'

    Aadhaar adds new security layer with 16-digit 'Virtual ID'

    It will be compulsory for all agencies that undertake authentication to accept the Virtual ID from their users from 1 June 2018. Here's a 9-point explainer on how Virtual ID is supposed to work - and if it addresses security concerns.
    Rian Johnson Defends New Force Powers In Star Wars: The Last Jedi

    Rian Johnson Defends New Force Powers In Star Wars: The Last Jedi

    Regardless of how the film was perceived, the Star Wars movie train continues to chug along. I carried it around and used it for nothing except writing the script.
    HUD announces funds for homeless programs

    HUD announces funds for homeless programs

    On the other hand, the report said, veteran homelessness decreased 4.1 percent and chronic homelessness decreased by 35.9 percent. The study found 553,742 persons experienced homelessness on a single night in 2017, an increase of.7 percent since a year ago .
  • Trump lawyer sues research firm and Buzzfeed over Russian Federation  dossier

    Trump lawyer sues research firm and Buzzfeed over Russian Federation dossier

    In fact, Steele was so shocked by what he learned from his sources that he felt obliged to report it to the FBI, Simpson says. The file includes salacious details that could have embarrassed Trump and been used as leverage over him.
    Due To Injury, Paige's WWE In-Ring Career Is Over

    Due To Injury, Paige's WWE In-Ring Career Is Over

    The match was stopped and a stretcher was brought out, though she eventually was able to walk out on her own power. Paige (Saraya-Jade Bevis) will no longer be allowed to wrestle for WWE due to a neck injury.
    Another view: Trump's drive-by diplomacy on Pakistan

    Another view: Trump's drive-by diplomacy on Pakistan

    The ministry could not be reached for comment but the US Embassy in Islamabad confirmed on Tuesday that a meeting had taken place. Minutes after lashing out at Pakistan, Trump turned to Iran , saying that the Islamic Republic " is failing at every level ".
  • Stan Lee's lawyer denies sexual misconduct allegations

    Stan Lee's lawyer denies sexual misconduct allegations

    Fortune: Stan Lee's personal fortune is estimated at $50 million after a lifetime of involvement in the Marvel empire. The source added: 'While people might think Stan is a frail and fragile old man, that's not the case.
    Sam's Club abruptly closes stores across the country

    Sam's Club abruptly closes stores across the country

    The company claimed the wage and benefit changes would benefit the company's more than one million U.S. hourly associates. The company is also boosting its paid maternity leave policy for full-time hourly workers to 10 weeks at full pay.
    Germany expected to top medals table at the 2018 Winter Olympics

    Germany expected to top medals table at the 2018 Winter Olympics

    Verizon has announced that it's waiving global roaming fees for customers who are going to attend the Winter Olympics. The 2018 Winter Olympics starts February 9, and Nike has unveiled what Team USA will be wearing.
  • Trump lawyer Cohen sues BuzzFeed, Fusion over dossier allegations

    Here are some highlights from the transcript released Tuesday of Glenn Simpson's testimony to the Senate Judiciary Committee . Trump said , arguing that if there is no evidence of collusion, "it seems unlikely that you would even have an interview".
    Bannon Hires Quinn Emanuel Atty For House Russia Probe

    Bannon Hires Quinn Emanuel Atty For House Russia Probe

    According to a new Politico/Morning Consult poll , less than 20-percent of GOP voters said they had a favorable view of Bannon. When asked if his relationship with Bannon is permanently broken, Trump stated, "I don't know what the word permanent means".
    Venkatesh, Ajay Reddy shine as India beat Pakistan by 7 wickets

    Venkatesh, Ajay Reddy shine as India beat Pakistan by 7 wickets

    After the Men in Blue refused to travel to Pakistan for the World Cup, the organizers were forced to shift all the games to UAE. Seven ICC Under-19 Cricket World Cup matches will be played at Bay Oval including the final on Saturday, February 3, at 2pm.


Most liked

Gabriel Jesus to return in two to three weeks - Pep Guardiola
Salah has improved leaps and bounds since then, though will take to this fixture without the service of Philippe Coutinho . The Belgian has been a level above everyone this season and has the PFA Player of the Year award all but in the bag.

Man Arrested in Deadly 'Swatting' Prank Charged With Involuntary Manslaughter
Instead, Andrew Finch, 28, opened his front door when he saw police lights outside and didn't know why. Bennett could not immediately say why Finch's address became the target of the hoax call.

Delta Air Lines Inc Earnings Advance 13% In Q4
Following the transaction, the executive vice president now directly owns 72,393 shares in the company, valued at $4,090,204.50. The firm had revenue of $10.25 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $10.14 billion.

Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane defended by Hierro
But at the same time, Barca will continue to nurture young players at the training centre to maintain the style and identity. Zidane's unwillingness to shake things up can be traced to Real's limited activities in the last transfer window.

Destiny 2: Crimson Days Is Back; Big Endgame Changes Incoming
Multi-Emote: When multi-emote launches, you will be able to choose which emote you have equipped to each of your four emote slots. Barrett said that the in-game store, which primarily sells cosmetic items, will be changing in upcoming seasons of Destiny 2 .

Gal Gadot is Huawei's secret weapon, as U.S. distribution plans fall through
Media speculation alleged that the company is in talks to release its Huawei Mate 10 Pro in sales through the AT&T operator. But according to The Wall Street Journal , the carrier backed out of the deal without any explanation.

Palestinians Fire Back at Trump's Threat to Cut Off Aid
Early Tuesday, the Israeli parliament voted to make it more hard for both sides to negotiate Jerusalem in any peace negotiations. "We are paying billions of dollars to various countries, not only to Pakistan, but also to other countries".

Women to attend first football match as Saudi relaxes rules
The rest of the country's football grounds will be ready for female fans by the beginning of the next sporting season. The kingdom wants to increase participation of women in the Saudi labor market and and other aspects of life.

Leonardo DiCaprio to reunite with Quentin Tarantino in Charles Manson movie
Business Insider contacted DiCaprio and Tarantino's representatives for confirmation but did not get an immediate response. However, DiCaprio's newest role with Tarantino will be the actor's first movie since his Oscar win for The Revenant .

Extreme Avalanche Risk Leaves Thousands of Tourists Stranded in Ski Resort Town
He had been skiing with his family but went for a last run on his own, despite worsening weather, and failed to return. Relief trains have started to reach thousands of tourists stranded by snow and avalanches in the Swiss Alps .

OnePlus 5T Lava Red edition makes its way to India
Currently, the Lava Red is available only as the higher-end OnePlus 5T model with 8GB of RAM and 128GB of on-board storage. The OnePlus 5T has a 6.01-inch full-HD + (1080x2160 pixels) Full Optic AMOLED display with an aspect ratio of 18.5:9.

Rob Lowe Blasts Bella Thorne For Clueless Mudslide Tweet
BELLA Thorne has been flooded by messages of support after emotionally revealing that she was sexually abused until she was 14. Thorne's representatives didn't immediately respond to INSIDER's request for comment.

APS Crews To Restore Power In Puerto Rico
A request for similar information to Via Christi Hospital in Pittsburg was not returned. Patel said a team at Duke met to discuss the shortage.and to devise a solution.

Pelosi's 'five white guys' joke not well received by peer
Way to show you're for the working class, Pelosi. "But for most people it's real money", she said. Among those "five white guys" negotiating is Rep.

Led By Akash Ambani, Reliance To Create Own Cryptocurrency 'JioCoin'
The unidentified official said the team will build the blockchain technology for JioCoin . The company could deploy smart contracts and use it in supply chain management logistics.