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SNG Daily: Without Russia, Ukraine Peace Summit A ‘Complete Circus’; Japan PM Says Hopes Of Ukraine Will Collapse If…

Your one-stop destination for all the top international stories of the day. Putin: Without Russia, Ukraine Peace Summit A ‘Complete Circus’ Overnight attacks have hit a huge power plant in Ukraine causing massive disruption across the war-ravaged nation. Putin’s response to that – Russia had to. Speaking to his ally Belarus’s President Lukashenko, the Russian […]Read More

Japan PM: China Greatest Global Strategic Challenge

Fumio Kishida, Japan’s Prime Minister,  urged members of the U.S. Congress to maintain their support of Ukraine on Thursday. During his address inside the House chamber, he told lawmakers to overcome “self-doubt” about America’s role on the world stage. “The leadership of the United States is indispensable. Without U.S. support, how long before the hopes […]Read More

China, Japan Patrol Disputed Waters in East China Sea

The China Coast Guard today announced that it conducted patrols in the “territorial waters” around the Diaoyu Islands, which are also referred to as the Senkaku Islands by Japan, in the East China Sea. In a separate statement, the Japan Coast Guard reported that its patrol boats requested four Chinese coast guard vessels to exit […]Read More

Biden, Kishida To Announce Historic Agreement Next Week

US deputy secretary of state Kurt Campbell yesterday said that president Joe Biden and Japanese prime minister Fumio Kishida will announce an “historic” agreement next week that will upgrade the security ties between both the countries. Biden will host Kishida for a state visit to the United States on April 10. The Japanese leader will […]Read More

Indonesia, Japan Agree To Further Strengthen Relations

Indonesian President-elect Prabowo Subianto said he wants to “further strengthen” relations with Japan as he met with Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida on Wednesday on the heels of a visit to China. Subianto, who’s currently defence minister, told Kishida that the two countries are longtime friends who have built a cooperative relationship, and that he […]Read More

North Korea Says It Test Fired New Solid-Fuel Hypersonic Missile

North Korea said Wednesday it had tested a new hypersonic intermediate-range missile powered with solid propellants, extending a run in weapons demonstrations that’s deepening a nuclear standoff with neighbours and the United States. With the supposed success of the test, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un declared his country had acquired the ability to build […]Read More

‘Oppenheimer’ Premiers In Japan

“Oppenheimer” finally premiered Friday in the nation where two cities were obliterated 79 years ago by the nuclear weapons invented by the American scientist who was the subject of the Oscar-winning film. Japanese filmgoers’ reactions understandably were mixed and highly emotional. Toshiyuki Mimaki, who survived the bombing of Hiroshima when he was 3, said he […]Read More

Why Has Japan Eased Weapons Export Rules?

Japan has green-lighted a plan to sell future next-generation fighter jets to other countries, its latest move from the pacifist principles the country adopted at the end of the Second World War. The decision to allow international arms sales is expected to help secure Japan’s role in a year-old project to develop a new fighter […]Read More