On the Asia trip, Biden said he would be willing to use force to defend Taiwan

White House official says no policy change China says the US should not defend Taiwan independence The United States wants to tighten policy without provoking a Beijing analyst Biden visits Japan for his first presidential trip to Asia TOKYO (Reuters) – U.S. President Joe Biden said on Monday he would be willing to use force … Read more

Biden, South Korean Yoon vow to deter North Korea while offering COVID aid

SEOUL (Reuters) – President Joe Biden and his new South Korean counterpart agreed Saturday to hold larger military exercises and deploy more U.S. weapons if needed to deter North Korea, while offering to send COVID-19 vaccines and possibly meet Kim Jong. United nations. Biden and Yoon Seok Yeol said their countries’ decades-old alliance needs to … Read more

North Korea announces first death from COVID-19 as fever spreads ‘explosively’

SEOUL (Reuters) – At least one person confirmed to have COVID-19 has died in North Korea and hundreds of thousands have developed symptoms of fever, state media said on Friday, providing hints about the potentially dangerous scale of the spread of the country’s first confirmed case. epidemic. The data represents an unprecedented acknowledgment of an … Read more

North Korea reports first outbreak of COVID-19, orders shutdown in ‘most severe emergency’

North Korea declares ‘most dangerous national emergency’ The possibility of an “unprecedented crisis” for Kim Jong-un – expert The isolated country rejected the international offer of the vaccine No North Korean civilians are believed to have been vaccinated SEOUL (Reuters) – North Korea on Thursday confirmed the first outbreak of the COVID-19 virus, calling it … Read more