TOKYO/BEIJING (The Korea Herald/ANN) - The talks mark US President Donald Trump's first phone conversations with both Shinzo Abe and Xi Jinping on the same day and come as North Korea is alleged to be preparing its sixth nuclear test or a missile test.
TOKYO (The Japan News/ANN News Desk) - By conducting a joint exercise and showing the firm Japan-US alliance, the aim is to increase pressure on North Korea, which has repeatedly engaged in provocative actions such as ballistic missile launches and nuclear tests.
BANGKOK (The Nation/ANN) - Myanmar has made substantial shifts towards its relations with major powers comprising China, Russia and the United States. They are key regional players in Southeast Asia which will impact directly on peace and stability as well as economic development in Myanmar.
KUALA LUMPUR (Sin Chew Daily / ANN) - The second round of Jakarta Governor election has ended. Chinese Christian Governer Basuki Tjahaja Purnama, who is also known as “Ahok” failed in his attempt to seek re-election. He lost to Anies Baswedan.