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In jappan
August 19, 2017 9:12 am gmt |
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Nearly 150 residents took part in an evacuation drill in a coastal town of western Japan on Saturday (August 19) in preparation for a possible missile launch by North Korea towards Guam that might fly over parts of the country. The latest civilian anti-missile drill took place in Kotoura Town, Tottor...
In World
August 15, 2017 7:30 am gmt |
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North Korea’s leader received a report from his army on plans to fire missiles towards Guam and said he will watch the actions of the United States before making a decision to fire, the North’s official news agency said on Tuesday. Kim Jong-un ordered the army to be ready to launch should...
In World
August 14, 2017 8:06 am gmt |
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Guam officials said on Monday (August 14) that they do not plan to evacuate the island in the event of a missile attack amid threats from North Korea, citing the time frame would be “too short”. Guam governor Eddie Baza Calvo nevertheless reiterrated that the security threat level remains...
In Canada
August 12, 2017 9:24 am gmt |
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Canada’s foreign affairs minister and the envoy who secured the release of an imprisoned Presbyterian minister have both held talks over the last few days with senior North Korean officials about the deteriorating international situation. Chrystia Freeland said Friday that she met with Ri Yong-...
In World
August 12, 2017 6:56 am gmt |
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Chinese President Xi Jinping and his U.S. counterpart Donald Trump on Saturday discussed bilateral ties and the situation on the Korean Peninsula over the phone. China hopes that the parties concerned will exercise restraint and refrain from taking any action that will aggravate tensions on the penin...
In Canada
August 11, 2017 7:25 am gmt |
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The release of a Canadian pastor held in a North Korean prison for more than two years was the result of a long negotiation between Canada and North Korea, CBC News has learned. Rev. Hyeon Soo Lim, a Presbyterian minister from Mississauga, Ont., arrived in Japan early Thursday, but the story of his r...
In Latest Stories
August 11, 2017 4:37 am gmt |
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In the escalating game of chicken between North Korea and the US, North Korea is showing no signs of flinching: Pyongyang has announced detailed new plans for firing four ballistic missiles that would fly over Japan and land between 19 and 25 miles off the shore of the US territory of Guam. North Kor...
In jappan
August 10, 2017 10:59 am gmt |
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Japanese Defence Minister Itsunori Onodera said on Thursday (August 10) Japan will be fully prepared to intercept North Korea’s missile with its defence systems which includes the Patriot Advanced Capability-3 (PAC-3). North Korea dismissed on Thursday warnings by U.S. President Donald Trump th...
In World
August 10, 2017 5:25 am gmt |
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UN defence secretary Jim Mattis has told North Korea to avoid action that could user in the “end of its regime and the destruction of its people”. The pentagon chief also said Pyonyang would be “crossly overmatched” in a war against the us and its allies. His stark warning a day after president donal...
In World
August 9, 2017 5:49 am gmt |
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North Korea said Wednesday that it is considering strikes near US strategic military installations in Guam with its intermediate range ballistic missiles, state news agency KCNA reported. The threat came hours after US President Donald Trump threatened Pyongyang with “fire and fury” over ...
In America
August 9, 2017 3:59 am gmt |
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President Donald Trump said on Tuesday (August 8) North Korea “will be met with fire and fury like the world has never seen” if it threatened the United States again. “North Korea best not make any more threats to the United States. They will be met with fire and fury like the world...
In World
August 7, 2017 10:55 am gmt |
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North Korea rejected offers of talks from the South during a rare exchange between the two rivals’ foreign ministers; Seoul’s Yonhap news agency reported Monday after the UN imposed a new round of sanctions on nuclear-armed Pyongyang. News of the brief encounter on the sidelines of a regi...
In World
August 7, 2017 6:32 am gmt |
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On the streets of South Korea and Japan’s capitals on Monday (August 7), most residents expressed doubt that new United Nations sanctions imposed on their North Korean neighbour will be effective. The United Nations Security Council unanimously imposed sanctions on North Korea on Saturday (Augu...
In America
August 6, 2017 8:53 am gmt |
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Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi on Sunday urged his North Korean counterpart to abide by U.N. resolutions and stop provoking “the international community’s goodwill” with missile launches and nuclear tests. Mr. Wang spoke to reporters in Manila after meeting with North Korean Foreign Minister Ri Yon...
In World
August 5, 2017 11:00 am gmt |
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The French airline has said it is expanding its “non-flyover area around North Korea” while denying that passengers were at risk last week when one of its jets flew past the location where a North Korean missile splashed into the sea minutes later. Last Friday’s relatively close encounter...
In America
August 2, 2017 6:11 am gmt |
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    “We’re not your enemy,” Rex Tillerson said, adding that the US wanted a dialogue at some point. Meanwhile, a senior Republican senator said President Trump considered going to war with North Korea as an option. Pyongyang claimed that its latest missile test could hit the US...
In Latest Stories
August 1, 2017 12:04 pm gmt |
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Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said on Monday (July 31) he spoke with U.S. President Donald Trump by phone and that they agreed on the need to take further action on North Korea in the wake of its most recent missile launch. Abe told reporters that he praised Trump’s commitment on North Kor...
In Latest Stories
July 29, 2017 4:33 am gmt |
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North Korea has hailed as a success its latest test of an intercontinental ballistic missile describing it as a “stern warning” for the US. North Korean leader Kim Jong-un said the test proved that the entire US was within striking range, state media reported. The launch came three weeks ...
In World
July 28, 2017 7:28 am gmt |
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Japan’s top government spokesman said on Friday (July 28) that the country will impose additional sanctions on North Korea, which has made no secret of its plans to develop a nuclear-tipped missile. Nine individuals and five organisations will be added to the list of those who are subject to as...