France’s Macron sets sights on EU cheap labour rule

France’s Macron sets sights on EU cheap labour rule

The EU is a "real step" closer to overhauling a controversial rule on detached workers, after talks with leaders from eastern and central Europe, French President Emmanuel Macron said on Wednesday.
N.K. leader briefed on plan for missile strikes near Guam

N.K. leader briefed on plan for missile strikes near Guam

 North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has been briefed on the military's plan to fire ballistic missiles near the U.S. territory of Guam, home to key American air and naval bases, Pyongyang's state media said Tuesday.
President Moon Jae-in (front row, third from L) salutes the national flag in a ceremony marking the country's 1945 liberation from the Japanese colonial rule in a ceremony held in Seoul on Aug. 15, 2017. (Yonhap)

Moon vows more diplomatic efforts to denuclearize N. Korea

South Korean President Moon Jae-in said Tuesday that the country will expand its diplomatic efforts to peacefully resolve North Korea's nuclear and missile issues, vowing to prevent a war from breaking out on the Korean Peninsula.
White House defends Trump’s response to Virginia violence

White House defends Trump’s response to Virginia violence

The White House on Sunday struggled to defuse the growing criticism of President Donald Trump’s initial failure to explicitly condemn white supremacists for their role in the violent protest on Saturday in Virginia, insisting that his condemnation included all such groups.
US President Donald Trump, with Vice President Mike Pence to his right, has more tough words for North Korea. — AFP/VNA

Trump, Xi urge N. Korea to stop provocative behavior

The leaders of the United States and China once again called on North Korea on Saturday to stop its provocative actions, which recently have sparked high tensions on the Korean Peninsula, while vowing to cooperate on a peaceful resolution to the North's nuclear issue.
Gold prices hit 4-month high on geopolitical risks

Gold prices hit 4-month high on geopolitical risks

Escalating geopolitical risks surrounding North Korea's nuclear and ballistic missile programs have caused gold prices to soar in South Korea and led to a surge in trade in the precious metal, the local exchange said Sunday.
S. Korea, U.S. agree to discuss all steps against N. Korea in advance

S. Korea, U.S. agree to discuss all steps against N. Korea in advance

Top security advisers of South Korea and the United States agreed Friday to discuss in advance any steps they could take to contain provocative North Korea, Seoul's presidential office Cheong Wa Dae said, apparently suggesting the U.S. will not pre-emptively strike the communist North without informing Seoul beforehand.
President of the National Legislative Assembly of Thailand Pornpetch Wichitcholchai. — Photo pattayamail.com

Thailand’s top legislator to visit VN next week

President of the National Legislative Assembly of Thailand Pornpetch Wichitcholchai, his spouse and a high-ranking delegation from the National Legislative Assembly will pay an official visit to Viet Nam from August 13-16.