Monday, October 09, 2006
Sinais do Extremo do Oriente
1. North Korea says it has carried out its first test of a nuclear weapon.
North Korea carried out a nuclear test on Monday to allay doubts about its strength and deter U.S. threats of regime change, but still wants talks to rid the Korean peninsula of atomic weapons, a source close to the regime said.Pyongyang announced on Monday it had safely and successfully carried out an underground nuclear test, defying a warning from the U.N. Security Council and drawing international condemnation.
(Ng Han Guan/AP, via Bloguítica)
2.Abe's China trip has provided a turning point for the improvement of Sino-Japanese relations. The high-level contacts and communications, and an exchange of visits and meetings between their leaders will facilitate bilateral relations warming up.