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North Korea slams Trump’s ‘warmonger’ Asia tour

SEOUL: US President Donald Trump was due to land in Hanoi on Saturday, as North Korea slammed his "warmonger" Asia tour, saying it will only accelerate Pyongyang's push for a full-fledged nuclear deterrent. Trump has repeatedly railed against the North as he urges the region to take a united front against the threat posed by the isolated nation, which has sparked global alarm with nuclear and missile tests in recent months. On Friday he warned world leaders gathered in the Vietnamese resort city of Danang that the…

Thousands urge peace in anti-Trump protest in South Korea

SEOUL: Thousands of South Koreans protested on Sunday against an upcoming visit by Donald Trump and called for peace as the US President begins an Asian tour dominated by North Korea's nuclear programme. Trump, who arrived in Tokyo on Sunday, is set to visit the South from Tuesday to Wednesday as part of his first Asian trip as head of state that also includes Vietnam, China and the Philippines. He is scheduled to hold a summit with President Moon Jae-In and visit a US military base, with all eyes on his message to the…

King Salman embraces ‘selfie’ in his tour of Asia

JAKARTA: Saudi Arabia’s King Salman has embraced the “selfie”, taking part in a number of light-hearted self-shot pictures and videos during his tour of Asia that contrast with the pomp and formality of most of the octogenarian monarch’s trips abroad. In the first days of a lengthy regional tour, the king has appeared with top-ranking officials in Indonesia and Malaysia in pictures and clips that have been shared online millions of times. Indonesian President Joko Widodo shared a video of himself dining with the king…