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RUSSIA: Military options against North Korea unacceptable

United Nations, United States | AFP |  Russia on Friday warned at the United Nations that military options to address the threat from North Korea’s nuclear and ballistic programs were “completely unacceptable” and would have “catastrophic consequences.” Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Gennady Gatilov told the Security Council that China’s proposals …

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North Korea ignores Trump, conducts ‘massive fire drill’

N. Korea marks military anniversary with firing drill Seoul, South Korea | AFP |  Nuclear-armed North Korea on Tuesday marked a military anniversary with a massive conventional firing drill, Seoul said, as a US guided-missile submarine docked in South Korea amid tensions over Pyongyang’s weapons ambitions. Speculation had mounted that …

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China seeks Russia’s help to ‘cool’ North Korea situation

Beijing, China | AFP |  China is seeking Russia’s help to cool surging tensions over Pyongyang’s nuclear ambitions, the country’s foreign minister has told his Moscow counterpart, after Beijing warned of possible conflict over North Korea. Fears over the North’s rogue weapons programme have soared in recent days, with a …

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North Korea displays its submarine-launched ballistic missile

Kim oversees North Korea display of military strength Pyongyang, North Korea | AFP |  North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un Saturday saluted as ranks of goose-stepping soldiers followed by tanks and other military hardware paraded in Pyongyang for a show of strength with tensions mounting over his nuclear ambitions. After inspecting …

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Spotlight on China as North Korea prepares for war

China warns of war as North Korea vows ‘merciless’ response to US Beijing, China | AFP |  China issued a stern warning Friday that a conflict over North Korea could break out “at any moment”, as Pyongyang vowed a “merciless” response to any US military action. Tensions in the region …

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