An aerial photo shows houses covered by blue sheets in preparation for torrential rain in Takatsuki, Osaka Prefecture, Japan, on Tuesday. <br>The Japan News-Yomiuri

Gas, drinking water remain suspended after Osaka, Japan, quake

Gas and water supplies remained suspended in some areas in Osaka Prefecture on Tuesday, a day after a major quake with its focus in the northern part of the prefecture.

New Zealand warns its Antarctic veterans about radiation risks from leaky US Navy reactor

The New Zealand government is warning personnel who worked in Antarctica in the 1960s and ‘70s about radiation from a leaky U.S. Navy reactor.

Trump raises risk of economically harmful US-China trade war

The United States and China edged closer Tuesday to triggering the riskiest trade war in decades, a fight that could weaken the world's two largest economies, unsettle relations between Beijing and Washington and crimp global growth.

Kim Jong Un visiting China, expected to discuss his nukes

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is making a two-day visit to Beijing starting Tuesday and is expected to discuss with Chinese leaders his next steps after his nuclear summit with President Donald Trump last week.


Halting S.Korea-US drills risks weakening N.Korea deterrence

U.S. and South Korean defense officials formally suspended a major joint military exercise, the Pentagon announced Monday, in hopes of advancing nuclear negotiations with North Korea. It's a bold gamble that could trigger a serious security crisis if the talks falter, analysts say.

China hopes for implementation of N. Korea-US summit outcome

Chinese President Xi Jinping told North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on Tuesday he hopes Pyongyang and Washington can fully implement the outcome of last week's nuclear summit at which Kim pledged to work toward denuclearization in exchange for U.S. security guarantees.

US follows through on promise to cancel ‘war games’ with S. Korea

The United States followed through on its promise to North Korea, announcing Tuesday that it was canceling war games with South Korea that had been slated for August and was expecting concrete steps toward denuclearization in return.

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