South Korea recenly seized two product tankers on charges of making illicit high-seas fuel transfers to North Korean ships, but these arrests occurred in port, not in worldwide waters.
The Canadian government has organized a meeting in Vancouver on January 16 for various countries to come up with an global response to North Korea's nuclear weapons and missile program. Spokesman Lu Kang said on Wednesday the meeting would not help resolve tensions on the Korean peninsula because not all of the main parties would be there.
Writing on the US-based website 38 North, Vorontsov said North Korean diplomats the foreign ministry are certain that the USA is determined to wage a war against their country even when Seoul is oblivious to Trump's administration's motives.
Analyst Mark Valencia, a researcher at China's National Institute for South China Sea Studies, warned previous year that attempts to authorize high-seas interdictions would essentially legalize an act of war - an opposed boarding of another flag state's vessel - and potentially undermine the principle of freedom of navigation.
Pirates trade Gerrit Cole to Houston
He went 12-12 over 33 starts and compiled a 4.26 ERA in 2017, a season after he missed serious time with elbow inflammation. He has a career 3.50 ERA in 127 starts with 734 strikeouts in 782⅓ innings in parts of five seasons.
New Switch ports and video games announced in Nintendo Direct
A new Mario Tennis game , updates to Odyssey , some classics and indies, and perhaps most unexpectedly, Dark Souls: Remastered . The latest Nintendo Direct video went live yesterday, giving us a good look at what to expect for the Nintendo Switch in 2018.
Tunisia protesters give government yellow card over austerity
He said Thursday night's protests were "limited", suggesting the situation was calming down. But the authorities have failed to resolve the issues of poverty and unemployment.
On Thursday, Trump suggested in an interview with The Wall Street Journal that he could have a good relationship with Kim, though he left vague the extent of his dealings with the North Korean leader.
North Korea's first talks with South Korea in more than two years turned tense Tuesday, after representatives of President Moon Jae-in proposed discussions with Kim about giving up his nuclear weapons program. "I think you people are surprised", he added. The country explains its opposition by an alleged nuclear threat from the United States. Trump would not confirm whether he has spoken with Kim, saying only that he didn't want to comment.
He also said that China would continue to make its own efforts to push the peninsula nuclear issue back to the track of dialogue and consultation as well as settlement.