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Possible scenarios for next stage of N. Korea crisis

Washington, UNITED STATES | AFP | The crisis over North Korea’s nuclear program deepened Thursday when US President Donald Trump underscored his threat to rain “fire and fury” on Kim Jong-Un’s regime by saying his apocalyptic warning perhaps “wasn’t tough enough.” The latest escalation in the stand-off has set the world …

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Trump: “fire and fury” warning to North Korea maybe not enough

Washington, UNITED STATES | AFP | President Donald Trump on Thursday hardened his warning that North Korea would face “fire and fury” if it kept threatening the US, saying maybe that tough talk “wasn’t tough enough.” However, US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis later appeared to step back from the dire rhetoric …

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How serious is North Korea’s nuclear threat?

Washington, United States | AFP | US intelligence believes North Korea has now built a nuclear weapon small enough to fit onto a ballistic missile, making it a potent threat against neighbors and possibly the United States, the Washington Post reported Tuesday. The country’s nuclear advances have proceeded much more quickly …

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Trump gives North Korea ‘final warning’

Trump warns North Korea of ‘fire and fury’ Washington, United States | AFP |  President Donald Trump issued an apocalyptic warning to North Korea on Tuesday, saying it faces “fire and fury” over its missile program, hours after US media reported Pyongyang has successfully miniaturized a nuclear warhead. “North Korea …

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Thieves steal radioactive material in Mexico again

Monterrey, Mexico | AFP | Mexican authorities issued an alert Wednesday after thieves stole a piece of academic research equipment containing potentially dangerous radioactive material — at least the seventh such incident here since 2013. The thieves grabbed the nuclear densometer from the back of a truck in a shopping …

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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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UN set to adopt treaty outlawing nuclear weapons

United Nations, United States | AFP | A global treaty banning nuclear weapons is set to be adopted at the United Nations on Friday despite opposition from the United States, Britain, France and other nuclear powers that boycotted negotiations. Supporters describe the treaty as a historic achievement but the nuclear-armed states …

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