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Putin signs deals with Vietnam in bid to shore up ties in Asia to offset Moscow's growing isolation

Jun. 20, 2024 08:38 AM EDT

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin signed at least a dozen deals with his Vietnamese counterpart on Thursday and offered to supply fossil fuels including natural gas to Vietnam for the long term during a state visit that comes as Moscow is seeking to bolster ties in Asia to...

What's known, and not known, about the partnership agreement signed by Russia and North Korea

Jun. 20, 2024 08:17 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Both Russian President Vladimir Putin and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un say a new strategic partnership is a breakthrough, but what it means for their relationship is still uncertain. The pact requires both countries to use all available means to provide...

South Korea will consider supplying arms to Ukraine after Russia and North Korea sign strategic pact

Jun. 20, 2024 08:16 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea said Thursday that it would consider sending arms to Ukraine, a major policy change suggested after Russia and North Korea rattled the region and beyond by signing a pact to come to each other’s defense in the event of war. The comments from...

EU envoys agree on more Russia sanctions. LNG imports are among the targets.

Jun. 20, 2024 07:38 AM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union ambassadors have reached agreement on a “powerful and substantial” new series of sanctions that are part of its ongoing response to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, the bloc’s Belgian presidency said Thursday. “This package provides new...

Mutual defense pact between North Korea and Russia raises new questions, but it's far from unique

Jun. 20, 2024 06:13 AM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — A new mutual-defense pact signed by Russian President Vladimir Putin and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un commits each country to come to the other's aid if attacked. Just what the threshold for such assistance would be is currently unclear -- maybe deliberately so,...

Russia and North Korea sign partnership deal that appears to be the strongest since the Cold War

Jun. 19, 2024 17:32 PM EDT

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un signed an agreement Wednesday that pledges mutual aid if either country faces “aggression,” a strategic pact that comes as both face escalating standoffs with the West. Details of the...

Russian state news agency says President Putin arrives in Vietnam for visit to strengthen ties with a longtime partner

Jun. 19, 2024 14:53 PM EDT
HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — Russian state news agency says President Putin arrives in Vietnam for visit to strengthen ties with a longtime partner.

Japan, New Zealand agree on intel sharing pact amid growing regional security concerns

Jun. 19, 2024 13:04 PM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Japan and New Zealand agreed Wednesday in principle on an intelligence sharing pact as their leaders shared concerns over the increasingly challenging security environment in the region, including closer ties between Russia and North Korea. In a joint statement, Prime...

How did North Korean soldiers wander across the world's most heavily guarded border?

Jun. 19, 2024 04:54 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Don’t believe the name: The Demilitarized Zone between the two rival Koreas might be the most heavily armed place on earth. Two million mines, barbed wire fences, tank traps and tens of thousands of troops from both countries patrol a divided swath of land 248...

Kim Jong Un vows 'full support and solidarity' for Russia in Ukraine in first comments during summit with Putin

Jun. 19, 2024 01:22 AM EDT
PYONGYANG (AP) — Kim Jong Un vows 'full support and solidarity' for Russia in Ukraine in first comments during summit with Putin.