Putin said the nuclear test "flagrantly violates" worldwide law.
Speaking after a meeting Wednesday with the president of close USA ally, South Korea, Putin urged support for a Russian-Chinese roadmap that seeks a North Korean nuclear freeze in exchange for the US and South Korea curbing military drills.
Following North Korea's repeated provocations-including launching a missile over northern Japan last week and a sixth nuclear test on Sunday-Moon appeared significantly more comfortable with the presence of the USA system over South Korea's skies. Moon also called for a ban on overseas North Korean workers - many of them in China and Russian Federation - who provide foreign currency to the North.
In an interview with the Russian news agency Tass on Tuesday, Mr Moon said he believes now is not the time for talks and it is important for the worldwide community to strengthen pressure against Pyongyang.
South Korea's defense ministry said the four remaining batteries of the THAAD system would be deployed on a golf course in the south of the country today.
Leftist South Korean president Moon Jae-in opposed the further implementation of the THAAD system without further government inspection of, among other priorities, the environmental effect of installing it as a candidate.
Iowa National Guard joins Harvey aid efforts in Texas
In 2005, the Arkansas Guard sent about 3,000 troops to the Gulf Coast to assist Hurricane Katrina recovery, said Spc. The 44-person medical team will join 36 current Nebraska National Guard crew members now working in relief efforts.
Canadian economy beats expectations with 4.5% GDP growth in Q2
Some are now saying that the devastation from Hurricane Harvey could shave about a half-percentage point off growth this quarter. This second estimate is much better than the first (+2.6 per cent), is higher than the expectations of analysts (2.7 per cent).
ARCore, Google's answer to Apple ARKit released
Google wants to find ways for developers to bridge the divide between the two platforms such as the ARKit and the Android OS. Google just announced a tool that will allow developers to write augmented reality apps for millions of Android devices.