TOKYO (Reuters) — A U.S. Navy transport plane carrying 11 people crashed in the Philippine Sea south of Japan on Wednesday as it flew to the aircraft carrier the Ronald Reagan, the U.S. Seventh Fleet said.
The USS Benfold (DDG-65) was involved in a collision near Japan on Saturday with a Japanese commercial tug boat.
Journalists and critics of Donald Trump on Monday spread a false story claiming that the president committed a diplomatic faux pas while participating in a traditional Japanese ceremony.
North Korea early on Friday fired an unidentified missile eastward from the Sunan district in its capital, Pyongyang, South Korea’s military said.
A rare phone readout revealed Secretary of State Rex Tillerson offering support Tuesday to his Japanese and South Korean counterparts after a North Korean missile launch.
The White House released a statement on Tuesday condemning North Korea’s missile launch over Japanese airspace, saying “all options are on the table.”
North Korea on Tuesday morning Pyongyang time fired a ballistic missile that passed over Japan in its flight path, according to the South Korean military.
Seven North Korean missile test firings this year threatened commercial jets flying through an impact zone in the Sea of Japan that aviation analysts say poses a growing danger to civilian aircraft.