Report: Russia discussing evacuation request with US

Russia is in close contact with the US, China and South Korea in relation to North Korea's request to consider evacuating its embassy staff, according to the Russian news agency RIA.

The report quotes the Russian foreign minister Sergei Lavrov.


S Korea on alert for missile test

South Korea and the US remain on high alert for a North Korean missile test. Pyongyang has stationed as many as five medium-range missiles on its east coast, according to defence assessments made by Washington and Seoul.