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In Seoul, Trump calls for North Korea to make a deal

–SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — In a striking shift of tone, President Donald Trump abandoned his aggressive rhetoric toward North Korea on Tuesday, signaling a willingness to negotiate as he urged Pyongyang to “come to the table” and “make a deal.” Trump, in his first day on the Korean Peninsula, again pushed Pyongyang to abandon its nuclear weapons program, but

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North Korea says US declared war, says it can shoot down bombers

– North Korea’s foreign minister on Monday accused President Donald Trump of declaring war, saying that gives the rogue regime the right to shoot down U.S. strategic bombers. Pyongyang could target planes even when they are not flying in North Korean airspace, Foreign Minister Ri Yong Ho told reporters in New York. “The whole world should clearly remember it was the U.S. who

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Korean peninsula draws range of military drills in show of force amid mounting tensions 

BEIJING/SEOUL, Sept 18 (Reuters) – The U.S. military staged bombing drills with South Korea over the Korean peninsula and Russia and China began naval exercises ahead of a U.N. General Assembly meeting on Tuesday where North Korea’s nuclear threat is likely to loom large. The flurry of military drills came after Pyongyang fired another mid-range ballistic missile over Japan on

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North Korea fires missile towards Japan

North Korea has fired another test missile over Japan, leading to global condemnation amid already high tensions over Pyongyang’s nuclear warhead tests. The missile flew over the northern island of Hokkaido, where thousands were awoken by air-raid sirens for the second time in just three weeks, and landed some 1,240 miles off the cape of Erimo just before 7am local

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South Korea detects radioactive xenon gas from North Korea nuclear bomb test

South Korea said on Wednesday traces of radioactive xenon gas were confirmed to be from a North Korean nuclear test earlier this month, but it was unable to conclude whether the test had been for a hydrogen bomb as Pyongyang claimed. North Korea conducted its sixth nuclear test on Sept. 3, prompting the UN Security Council to step up sanctions with a ban on the reclusive regime’s textile exports

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North Korea ‘secretly helped by Iran to gain nuclear weapons’, British officials fear

North Korea’s sudden advancement in developing nuclear weapons may be due to secret support from Iran, British officials fear. The Foreign Office is investigating whether “current and former nuclear states” helped Kim Jong-Un in his drive to mount nuclear warheads on missiles.  Senior Whitehall sources told The Sunday Telegraph it is not credible that North Korean scientists alone brought about

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China Fears Radioactive Fallout From North Korea Blast

BEIJING—China is amping up monitoring for signs of radioactive fallout from North Korea’s latest nuclear test, concerned that contamination could provoke a public outcry and force Beijing to harden its approach to Pyongyang, diplomats and analysts say. Beijing put an extensive radiation-monitoring network on emergency level of operations Sunday, after sensors detected a 6.3-magnitude tremor from North Korea’s sixth and largest

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