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US, S. Korea mull military options on N. Korea

Washington, United States | AFP | The heads of the US and South Korean militaries discussed “military response options” after North Korea test launched an intercontinental ballistic missile, the Pentagon said Friday. General Joe Dunford, who is Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and Admiral Harry Harris, who heads the …

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US, South Korea conduct live-fire exercise after N.Korea ICBM test

Washington, United States | AFP |  The US and South Korean militaries conducted a live-fire exercise using surface-to-surface missiles in response to North Korea’s test of an intercontinental ballistic missile, the US Army said Friday. The joint exercise, which occurred Saturday morning South Korea time, came shortly after officials said …

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N. Korea official: ‘We don’t care’ about US travel ban

Pyongyang, North Korea | AFP | Washington’s ban on US citizens travelling to North Korea will have no effect on the country’s tourism industry and Pyongyang does not care about it “at all”, a senior development official insisted Tuesday. The measure is due to be enacted this week and once it …

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N. Korea appears to be preparing new missile test: Yonhap

 Seoul, South Korea | AFP |  Speculation intensified Tuesday that North Korea is preparing another missile launch to coincide with a military anniversary, just weeks after conducting its first successful test of an ICBM that experts warned could reach Alaska. US and South Korean media reports cited intelligence and military …

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Last chance to see North Korea for US tourists

Pyongyang, North Korea | AFP | The Westerners lined up on Sunday before giant statues of North Korea’s founder Kim Il-Sung and his son and successor Kim Jong-Il and, on command from their guide, bowed deeply. It is a ritual that the Trump administration intends to stop US tourists performing, with …

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N. Korea likely has more plutonium than previously thought: monitor

Seoul, South Korea | AFP | New images of North Korea’s main nuclear facility show that the isolated regime has apparently produced more plutonium for its weapons programme than previously thought, a US monitor said, as tensions soar over Pyongyang’s ambitions. The respected 38 North website, a monitoring project linked …

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Explosions in sky as Pyongyang celebrates ICBM launch

Pyongyang, North Korea | AFP |  Fireworks lit up the sky over Pyongyang’s Juche Tower as North Korea celebrated its launch of an intercontinental ballistic missile, a milestone in its decades-long weapons drive. The stone monument to the ideology of founder Kim Il-Sung stands in the centre of the capital, …

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Pentagon is confident it can stop N Korean ICBM

Washington, United States | AFP |The Pentagon is confident it can protect the United States against an incoming North Korean rocket, an official said Wednesday following Pyongyang’s first successful test of an intercontinental ballistic missile. Tuesday’s launch saw North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un fire a new type of missile from …

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Trump urges China to get ‘heavy’ with North Korea

Washington, United States | AFP | US President Donald Trump said it was time for China to take decisive action against North Korea after Pyongyang’s latest ballistic missile launch, urging Beijing to “end this nonsense once and for all”. “Does this guy have anything better to do with his life?” …

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