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Ex-NBA star Rodman heading to North Korea

Seoul, South Korea | AFP |  Flamboyant former NBA star Dennis Rodman is expected to arrive in Pyongyang Tuesday, US media reported, with the heavily-tattooed former player apparently set for another round of his controversial “basketball diplomacy”. The eccentric ex-Chicago Bulls power forward made at least four visits to Pyongyang, …

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North Korea fires ‘unidentified projectile’

Seoul, South Korea | AFP |  North Korea fired off an “unidentified projectile” Sunday according to South Korean defence officials, a week after its latest missile launch. “North Korea fired an unidentified projectile at Pukchang, South Pyongan province in the afternoon today,” the South’s Joint Chiefs of Staff said in …

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Defiant North Korea test-fires ballistic missile

Trump calls for tougher sanctions after N. Korea missile Seoul, South Korea | AFP |  President Donald Trump called for tougher sanctions against North Korea after it fired a ballistic missile Sunday in an apparent bid to test the South’s new liberal president and the US. “Let this latest provocation …

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Now, China says it tested new missile in northeastern sea

Beijing, China | AFP |  China has recently tested a new type of guided missile in a northeastern sea near the Korean peninsula, the defence ministry said Tuesday, hours after South Korean elections and amid regional tensions. The test in the Bohai Sea was conducted to “raise the operational capability …

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US THAAD missiles arrive in Seoul, China not amused

Seoul, South Korea | AFP | Trailers carrying US THAAD missile defence equipment entered a deployment site in South Korea early Wednesday with tensions high over North Korea’s intentions, Yonhap news agency reported. Arrival of the six trailers at the golf course location sparked clashes between locals and police, the …

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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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