China urged the United States Friday to prevent Taiwanese president Tsai Ing-wen from making a stopover in American territory during her upcoming visit to three Pacific allies.
Philippine officials in Guam are reminding Filipinos there to be "calm but cautious" in the wake of new threats by North Korea to fire missiles in its direction.
North Korea fired three short-range ballistic missiles Saturday, the US military said, following weeks of heightened tensions between Washington and Pyongyang.
US President Donald Trump on Wednesday praised North Korea's leader for backing off on plans to fire missiles toward the US Pacific territory of Guam.
North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un has been briefed on a plan to fire missiles near Guam but hinted that he would hold off on the launch, Pyongyang's state media said Tuesday.
Guam's leader said Monday that "sometimes a bully can only be stopped with a punch in the nose", in a spirited defence of President Donald Trump's rhetoric against North Korea which has the island in its crosshairs.
In many ways the two leaders on either side of North Korea-United States missile stand-off could not be more different. In others they are startlingly similar.
The Department of Foreign Affairs has assured the public that contingency measures are in place in case the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) makes good its threat to fire missiles towards Guam.
Senate President Pro Tempore Ralph Recto on Sunday urged the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) to set up contingency or quick reaction funds that Filipinos could access to get out of critical situations overseas.
The Department of Foreign Affairs has assured the public that contingency measures were in place in case the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) makes good its threat to fire missiles at Guam.
The Office of Civil Defense (OCD) is on standby for any untoward incident that may arise in case North Korea makes good on its threat to launch a nuclear attack against Guam.
There's only a remote possibility that debris from a missile will hit the Philippines if North Korea launches a nuclear attack on Guam, the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) said Friday (August 11).
North Korea said Wednesday that it is considering strikes near US strategic military installations in Guam with its intermediate range ballistic missiles, state news agency KCNA reported.
US bombers carried out a rare live fire drill in South Korea Saturday, flying close to the DMZ in a show of force after Pyongyang's latest missile test, the South's defence ministry said.