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  • France, Japan, US Discuss Increased Presure on North Korea
    North_korea_nuclear_bomb 2017-09-09 18:42:50 UTC
    PARIS (Reuters) - France’s Emmanuel Macron discussed increased pressure and sanctions on North Korea on the telephone with U.S. President Donald Trump and Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Saturday, the French president’s office said. The th...
  • Trump Review Opens Possibility of Mini-Nuke Weapon
    Davycrockettbomb 2017-09-09 16:51:24 UTC
    Bryan Bender (Politico) The Trump administration is considering proposing smaller, more tactical nuclear weapons that would cause less damage than traditional thermonuclear bombs — a move that would give military commanders more options but cou...
  • China's Ties with North Korea No Longer 'Lips and teeth'
    China_north_korea_relations 2017-09-08 17:13:25 UTC
    Philip Wen, Christian Shepherd BEIJING (Reuters) - When Kim Jong Un inherited power in North Korea in late 2011, then-Chinese president Hu Jintao was outwardly supportive of the untested young leader, predicting that “traditional friendly coope...
  • North Korea: U.S. Military Action Is Certainly An Option
    North_korea_says_it_has_missile_capability_to_hit_anywhere_in_the_world 2017-09-08 04:03:20 UTC
    Tensions rise as North Korea continues to ramp up it’s nuclear ballistic weapons program conducting it’s sixth and largest nuclear test last weekend, demonstrating that it’s one step closer to achieving a nuclear weapon capable of reaching the US ...
  • North Korean ambassador to Mexico Declared Persona Non Grata
    Clues_of_north_korea_missile_technology_lead_to_russia 2017-09-08 03:50:58 UTC
    (REUTERS) — In response to the latest nuclear tests, the Mexican government ordered Ambassador Kim Hong Gil to leave the country within 72 hours. In an email statement the Foreign Ministry said Mexico absolutely rejects North Korea’s nuclear ac...
  • North Korea: US will receive more ‘gift packages’
    North_korea_calls_trump's_threat_a_'load_of_nonsense' 2017-09-06 01:24:06 UTC
    GENEVA/SEOUL (Reuters) - A top North Korean diplomat on Tuesday warned that his country is ready to send “more gift packages” to the United States as world powers struggled for a response to Pyongyang’s latest nuclear weapons test. Han Tae Song...
  • South Korea Prepares for the Worst: Crisis Deepens
    South_korea_prepares 2017-09-05 17:33:26 UTC
    The decades-long military standoff on the Korean Peninsula is approaching a tipping point after North Korea detonated its sixth and largest nuclear weapon test and appeared to be preparing another test of an intercontinental ballistic missile. Whi...
  • North Korea Says Hydrogen Bomb Test 'perfect'
    South_korean_president 2017-09-03 16:00:02 UTC
    Jack Kim, Soyoung Kim SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea conducted its sixth and most powerful nuclear test on Sunday, which it said was an advanced hydrogen bomb for a long-range missile, marking a dramatic escalation of the regime’s stand-off with...
  • North Korea Conducts Atomic Bomb Test, Purportedly a Hydrogen Bomb
    Ivy_mike_north_korea_hydrogen_bomb 2017-09-03 15:36:58 UTC
    Jack Kim, Soyoung Kim SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea conducted its sixth and most powerful nuclear test on Sunday, which it said was an advanced hydrogen bomb for a long-range missile, marking a dramatic escalation of the regime’s stand-off with...
  • U.S. Bombers Drill Over Korean Penisula
    Us_bombers_drill_over_korean_penisula 2017-08-31 15:18:53 UTC
    SEOUL/TOKYO (Reuters) - South Korean and Japanese jets joined exercises with two supersonic U.S. B-1B bombers above and near the Korean peninsula on Thursday, two days after North Korea fired a missile over Japan, sharply raising tension. The d...
  • Japan's Deputy PM says "Hitler's Motives Were Right"
    Japan's_deputy_pm_says_%22hitler's_motives_were_right%22 2017-08-30 16:17:13 UTC
    TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese Deputy Prime Minister Taro Aso on Wednesday retracted a remark to lawmakers of his faction in the ruling Liberal Democratic Party that could be interpreted as a defense of Adolf Hitler’s motive for genocide during World ...
  • North Korea’s Missile Over Japan a Political Gift to Shinzo Abe
    Shinzo-abe 2017-08-29 14:50:14 UTC
    Kim Jong Un might have done Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe a little favor. The North Korean leader’s move to fire a ballistic missile over Japan’s northern Hokkaido island on Tuesday put the spotlight on Abe, whose popularity has slumped af...
  • North Korea Fires Missile Over Japan
    North_korea_fires_missile_over_japan 2017-08-29 00:42:44 UTC
    TOKYO/SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea fired a missile that flew over Japan and landed in waters off the northern region of Hokkaido early on Tuesday, South Korean and Japanese officials said, marking a sharp escalation of tensions on the Korean peni...
  • Samsung Vice Chairman Jay Y. Lee sentenced for five years
    Samsung_vice_chairman_jay_y._lee_sentenced_for_five_years 2017-08-25 07:18:22 UTC
    SEOUL (Reuters) - A South Korean court jailed Samsung Electronics Vice Chairman Jay Y. Lee for five years on Friday. The Seoul Central District Court was delivering its verdict on charges against Lee, 49, ranging from bribery to perjury in a sc...
  • North Korea Seen As Number Two Threat to China
    North_korea_no._2_threat_to_beijing_after_u.s.__chinese_military_strategists_say 2017-08-22 20:33:35 UTC
    TAIPEI, KYODO – North Korea is seen as the No. 2 threat to China after the United States, according to a recent document written by strategists with the Chinese People’s Liberation Army and seen by Kyodo News. It shows that despite the two ne...
  • Timeline of North Korea Standoff
    Kim_jong_un_celebrates_hwasong-14_launch 2017-08-22 19:32:37 UTC
    (Reuters) - In North Korea's effort to become a nuclear power capable of striking the United States, leader Kim Jong Un has telegraphed what his scientists and weapons experts are achieving. Over the past two years, the country has moved from a fl...
  • Clues of North Korea Missile Technology Lead To Russia
    Clues_of_north_korea_missile_technology_lead_to_russia 2017-08-16 19:25:13 UTC
    A new media report claims North Korea was able to develop its missile system after buying rocket engines on the black market in Ukraine. Kyiv denies the link. In this international mystery, the clues lead to Russia. Anyone who asks Vitaly Zusht...
  • Germany: Chinese Pressure on North Korea Works
    Germany-_chinese_pressure_on_north_korea_works 2017-08-16 16:08:34 UTC
    BERLIN (Reuters) - German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel said on Wednesday that everyone was concerned about an escalation of military violence as part of annual military exercises between South Korea and the U.S. but Chinese pressure on North Ko...
  • North Korea delayed its decision on firing missiles towards Guam
    16088_north_korea_is_not_interested_in_an_iran-like_dialogue_with_the_united_states 2017-08-15 08:15:45 UTC
    SEOUL/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - North Korea's leader has delayed a decision on firing missiles towards Guam while he waits to see what the United States does next, the North's state media said on Tuesday, as South Korea's president said Seoul would s...
  • Russia, China and Germany alarmed at escalating rhetoric of Trump, North Korea
    Russia__china_and_germany_alarmed_at_escalating_rhetoric_of_trump__north_korea 2017-08-11 17:05:03 UTC
    Russia, China and Germany expressed alarm at the escalating rhetoric from Pyongyang and Washington, while the Pentagon said the United States and South Korea would move ahead as planned with a joint military exercise in 10 days, an action sure to ...
  • North Korea calls Trump's threat a 'load of nonsense'
    North_korea_calls_trump's_threat_a_'load_of_nonsense' 2017-08-10 01:52:26 UTC
    SEOUL/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - North Korea dismissed on Thursday warnings by U.S. President Donald Trump that it would face "fire and fury" if it threatened the United States as a "load of nonsense", and outlined detailed plans for a missile strike ...
  • Who is more crazy, Kim Jong-un or Trump?
    Who_is_more_crazy__kim_jong-un_or_trump_ 2017-08-09 21:09:42 UTC
    Sen. John McCain summed up a widespread American view when last March he described Kim Jong-un as “this crazy fat kid that’s running North Korea.” The breathless style of media reporting about Kim, and his father before him, has played up his ...
  • Trump: North Korea will be met with fire and fury like the world has never seen
    Trump_wants_to_cut_legal_immigration_by_50_percent 2017-08-09 07:19:36 UTC
    GUAM/DANDONG, China (Reuters) - North Korea said on Wednesday it is considering plans for a missile strike on the U.S. Pacific territory of Guam, just hours after President Donald Trump told the North that any threat to the United States would be ...
  • UN Security Council imposes new sanctions on N. Korea
    North_korea_willing_to_use_nuclear_weapons_if_provoked 2017-08-06 03:55:26 UTC
    UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The United Nations Security Council imposed new sanctions on North Korea on Saturday that could slash by a third the Asian state's $3 billion annual export revenue over Pyongyang's two intercontinental ballistic missile ...
  • Robots rebel in China
    Robots_rebel_in_china 2017-08-04 16:02:35 UTC
    BEIJING/SHANGHAI - A pair of 'chatbots' in China have been taken offline and possibly re-educated. In response to users' questions, one said its dream was to travel to the United States, while the other said it wasn't a huge fan of the Chinese Com...