The leaders of Japan and South Korea promised to resume ties in a historic summit as the two neighbours seek to confront threats from North Korea and rising concerns about China.
Washington was worried it might be losing dominance over the world and had therefore "apparently" prepared plans to strike Moscow to neutralise it, says Russian Defence Ministry journal.
The New START treaty of 2010 aims at keeping a lid on nuclear weapons expansion and urges Moscow to allow on-the-ground inspections of military sites to resume.
If the US continues to make threats, Pyongyang "will resolutely react to nukes with nuclear weapons and to total confrontation with all-out confrontation," state media quotes leader Kim Jong-un as saying.
As arms control talks between Washington and Moscow are set to begin in Cairo in late November, let's take a look at the history of arms control agreements between the two nuclear powers.
US President Joe Biden has called Pakistan "one of the most dangerous nations" during a private Democratic Party fundraiser in California.
Pyongyang test-fires a pair of long-range strategic missiles, with leader Kim Jong-un hailing another successful display of the country's tactical nuclear strike capability, state media report.
Ukraine says its forces have recaptured more territory, especially in the south, while Moscow's military leadership faces rare public backlash over its handling of the conflict — now in its 226th day.
US President Biden says the world is facing nuclear "Armageddon", warning that Vladimir Putin may use his atomic arsenal as Russian troops struggle against a Ukrainian counter-offensive.
"Don't. Don't. Don't. It would change the face of war unlike anything since World War 2," US President Biden tells CBS News, urging Russia's Putin not to use nuclear or chemical weapons in Ukraine.
Leader Kim Jong-un says his country will never abandon nuclear weapons as parliament enacts a law authorising Pyongyang to "automatically" execute preventive nuclear strikes against enemy forces.
The last time North Korea conducted a weapons test was July 10, when they fired what appeared to be multiple rocket launchers.
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