International Incidents

North Korea fires new type of short-range ballistic missiles

Jul 25, 2019

North Korea fired a new type of short-range ballistic missile into the sea in its first weapons launches in more than two months

Iran's president hints at quid pro quo for seized UK ship

Jul 24, 2019

Iranian president suggests Iran might release British-flagged ship if UK takes similar steps on Iranian oil tanker

The Latest: New Zealand set to talk free trade with Johnson

Jul 24, 2019

New Zealand says it's ready to begin negotiating a free-trade agreement with Britain when Britain is ready

S. Korea's claim on warning shot firings disputed by Russia

Jul 23, 2019

South Korea says its air force jets fired 360 rounds of warning shots after a Russian military plane twice violated South Korean airspace, but Russia quickly disputed the account

UK: Europe-led mission will protect vital shipping in Gulf

Jul 22, 2019

Britain says it's planning to develop and deploy a Europe-led 'maritime protection mission' to protect shipping in the vital Strait of Hormuz in light of Iran's seizure or a British-flagged tanker in the vital waterway

Iran's poking at West heightens risks of military missteps

Jul 20, 2019

Iran doesn't seem to want to tangle with a stronger U.S. military, but instead is poking and prodding its Western antagonists in ways apparently designed to avoid triggering war while also heightening the risk of missteps that could lead to armed conflict

The Latest: UK rejects Iranian position on tanker seizure

Jul 20, 2019

Britain's foreign secretary says he rejects Iran's attempt to link its seizure of a British-flagged tanker to a July 4 incident in which British marines helped take control of an Iranian tanker off Gibraltar

Iran says British tanker seized because of collision

Jul 20, 2019

Report: Iran says it seized a British oil tanker over a collision with a fishing boat

Japan vows action if S. Korea hurts companies in trade row

Jul 20, 2019

Japan's foreign minister says Tokyo will take "necessary measures" against South Korea if interests of Japanese companies are harmed in an escalating dispute over World War II forced labor

The Latest: UK official says tanker seizure an 'escalation'

Jul 19, 2019

UK Chamber of Shipping CEO Bob Sanguinetti says the seizure of a British oil tanker by Iranian forces represents an escalation in tensions in the Persian Gulf that makes it clear more protection for merchant vessels is urgently needed

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