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South Korea, US conduct joint maritime drill

South Korea, US conduct joint maritime drill

9/26/2016 - 18:31

(VOVworld) - South Korea and the United States conducted a combined maritime exercise in the eastern sea of South Korea.

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Missile defense shield in Europe unhelpful for peace, stability

Missile defense shield in Europe unhelpful for peace, stability

5/17/2016 - 16:19

(VOVworld)- The US missile defense shield in Europe, which has just been activated after a decade of planning, adds more conflicts to the existing differences between the West and Russia. Despite Russia’s objection and the historic nuclear deal struck recently between world powers and Iran, the US move may threaten peace in the region.

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Lavrov, Kerry hold phone talks on Syria ceasefire

Lavrov, Kerry hold phone talks on Syria ceasefire

4/2/2016 - 15:59

(VOVworld) - Russia's Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and US Secretary of State John Kerry held phone talks on Friday about measures to strengthen the ceasefire in Syria.

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Pentagon reveals weapon purchasing plan in 5 years

Pentagon reveals weapon purchasing plan in 5 years

2/6/2016 - 15:43

(VOVworld) - Secretary of Defense Ash Carter revealed the Pentagon’s plan to buy naval ships, aircraft, and weapons in the next 5 years. The US military budget in 2017 will include money to purchase nine Virginia-class attack submarines and 10 Aegis destroyers over the next five years. The Pentagon will also buy 10 F-35C models for the Navy and 3...

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Moscow accuses US of violating INF Treaty

Moscow accuses US of violating INF Treaty

12/25/2015 - 15:48

(VOVworld) – Russia has described the deployment of missile launchers in Romania as part of a US missile defense system as a violation of the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty (INF Treaty).

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Korean tensions continue

Korean tensions continue

5/28/2015 - 16:56

(VOVworld) – Increasing pressure and sanctions on the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea to bring Pyongyang back to the negotiating table was the focus of a high-level meeting between the US, Japan, and the Republic of Korea in Seoul on May 27. Given Pyongyang’s recent “provocative acts”, a tough stance by 3 of the 6 countries involved in the 6-party...

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South Korea, U.S. hold joint navy drill

South Korea, U.S. hold joint navy drill

2/27/2015 - 18:19

(VOVworld) - South Korea and the US conducted a joint naval drill on Friday ahead of the launch of large-scale military exercises next week that have incensed North Korea.

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Russian trucks carrying humanitarian aid to arrive in Ukraine

Russian trucks carrying humanitarian aid to arrive in Ukraine

8/12/2014 - 18:22

(VOVworld) - A Russian convoy of 280 trucks carrying humanitarian aid on Tuesday left Naro-Fominsk town on the outskirt of Moscow to the southwestern border with Ukraine.

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Peace on Korean peninsula remains a question

Peace on Korean peninsula remains a question

5/9/2013 - 18:04

(VOVworld)- Following a rare move to ease tensions on the Korean peninsula by moving its mid-range missiles from the East Coast, Pyongyang on Wednesday continued deploying Scud and Rodong missiles on mobile launch pads along the East Coast heightening international concern. China said it will suspend all financial transactions between the Bank of China and the Trade Bank of North...

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US sends USS Fitzgerald to the Korean peninsula

US sends USS Fitzgerald to the Korean peninsula

4/2/2013 - 16:26

The US Navy has directed the USS Fitzgerald equipped with Aegis rockets to the Southwest coast of South Korea instead of returning to its station in Japan said an authority from the Pentagon.

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Tensions on the Korean Peninsula

Tensions on the Korean Peninsula

12/6/2012 - 17:22

(VOVworld) - The Korean Peninsula has become tense since the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea announced the imminent launch of a long-range rocket carrying on earth-observation satellite. With international efforts to resume 6-party nuclear talks stalled, the latest development adds more ill will to the already strained relations between the two Koreas and Washington.

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Kwangmyongsong 3- a burning issue

Kwangmyongsong 3- a burning issue

4/10/2012 - 18:07

(VOVworld)- Japan, South Korea and the US have over the past few days strongly reacted to North Korea’s decision to launch an earth observation satellite- the Kwangmyongsong 3 despite assurance that the satellite launch is for peaceful purposes and only commemorates the 100th birth anniversary of the late President Kim Il Sung. As the launch time is nearing, the world’s...

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Japan prepares to intercept North Korean satellite

Japan prepares to intercept North Korean satellite

4/8/2012 - 15:10

Three Aegis destroyers of Japan's Maritime Self-Defense Force left their bases on Saturday for the East China Sea and the Sea of Japan to cope with North Korea's planned satellite launch widely believed to be a test of a ballistic missile.

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Wednesday September 21, 2016

 Wednesday September 21, 2016

(VOVworld) - We want to welcome Russ Ivey of the US to VOV’s worldwide Dx’er community. Russ wrote us an emailed saying “I just recently picked up the shortwave listening...

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Welcome to Vietnam

Welcome to Vietnam

Welcome to Vietnam