China's Foreign Ministry criticizes US President Donald Trump's comment about the United States considering stopping trade with countries that do business with North Korea.
Japan and the United States seek to "exert maximum pressure" on North Korea after the country's sixth nuclear test, Japanese Foreign Minister Taro Kono and US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson agreed in a telephone call on Monday.
Asean rises as an important strategic partner to South Korea amidst President Moon's efforts to strengthen tie.
South Korea will likely deploy four additional Thaad launchers as early as next week, according to anonymous South Korean and US military personnel.
Former Thai prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra's mysterious escape ahead of a Supreme Court verdict due last week shocked the country. Political conflicts that have simmered for more than a decade are far from over and will only deepen from here, analysts say.
North Korea fires a ballistic missile which flies over the Japanese island of Hokkaido before landing in the Pacific Ocean, prompting residents to seek shelter and calls for additional actions against the reclusive state.