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North Korea missile tests are ‘imminent threat’: Japan

Tokyo, Japan | AFP | North Korea’s missile tests are an “imminent threat” to Japan, the Japanese parliament declared Monday, as Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said talking to the reclusive state was meaningless. The upper house unanimously adopted a resolution protesting against the North’s firing of an intercontinental ballistic missile …

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US, South Korea begin largest-ever joint air drill

Seoul, South Korea | AFP | The US and South Korea on Monday kicked off their largest ever joint air exercise, an operation North Korea has labelled an “all-out provocation”, days after Pyongyang fired its most powerful intercontinental ballistic missile. The five-day Vigilant Ace drill — involving 230 aircraft, including F-22 …

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Senior UN official to make rare visit to North Korea: official

United Nations, United States | AFP | A top UN official will travel to North Korea this week for talks with officials there, a UN spokesman said Monday, amid heightened tensions over Pyongyang’s nuclear and ballistic missile programs. The unusual visit by Jeffrey Feltman, which begins Tuesday and runs to Friday, …

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Korea tensions rise ahead of US-South Korea joint military drill

Washington, United States | AFP | Tensions were on the rise Sunday ahead of the largest ever US-South Korea air exercise, with Pyongyang calling it an “all-out provocation” that could lead to nuclear conflict as a US lawmaker warned of a growing likelihood of “preemptive war” on the divided peninsula. The …

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US lawmaker: likelihood of ‘preemptive war’ with N.Korea grows

Washington, United States | AFP | A top Republican lawmaker warned Sunday that the United States moves closer to preemptive war with North Korea every time Pyongyang carries out a missile or nuclear test. North Korea’s test launch this week of an intercontinental ballistic missile has sent tensions soaring once again …

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N. Korea blasts ‘dangerous’ US-South joint military drill

Seoul, South Korea | AFP | North Korea Sunday blasted the United States and South Korea as “warmongers” on the eve of their largest-ever joint air exercise, saying it could trigger a nuclear war. The comments came as White House National Security Advisor H.R McMaster warned of the “increasing” possibility …

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North Korea holds mass celebrations for latest missile test

Seoul, South Korea | AFP | North Korea held mass celebrations for its latest successful long-range missile test, Pyongyang’s state media said Saturday, with the regime accusing Washington of “begging for nuclear war” over planned military drills. To celebrate the missile launch the ruling Workers Party’s official daily Rodong Sinmun …

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Kim Jong-Nam was carrying VX ‘antidote’: lawyer

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia | AFP | North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un’s half-brother was carrying a VX ‘antidote’ when he was assassinated with the deadly nerve agent in a stunning Cold War-style hit, a lawyer said Friday. Kim Jong-Nam had 12 tablets of Atropine in his backpack when he was attacked, said …

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North Korea’s new missile: Pyongyang vs the analysts

Seoul, South Korea | AFP | North Korea Thursday released pictures of its latest missile launch, giving analysts a chance to test Pyongyang’s claim of a breakthrough that brings the whole of the US within range of a nuclear strike. Leader Kim Jong-Un declared the test of a Hwasong-15 intercontinental …

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US threatens to ‘utterly destroy’ North Korean regime

United Nations, United States | AFP | The United States warned North Korea’s leadership will be “utterly destroyed” if war breaks out but its call for nations to cut ties with Pyongyang was rejected by Moscow while Beijing sidestepped talk of an oil embargo. Washington urged tough action at an emergency …

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