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Nervous Japanese hold drill in case North Korea fires missiles over them

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Nervous Japanese hold drill in case North Korea fires missiles over them

- KOTOURA, Japan: Residents of a town on the Japanese coast held evacuation drills on Saturday to prepare for any launch of North Korean missiles towards the U.S. Pacific territory of Guam, that would fly over their homes. As sirens blared from speakers in the town of Kotoura, children playing soccer outside ran to take shelter in a school, along with their parents and their team coach
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Keyboard warriors: S Korea, US gear up for war games to counter N.Korea threat

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Keyboard warriors: S Korea, US gear up for war games to counter N.Korea threat

- SEOUL: In air conditioned bunkers and at military bases across South Korea, it is with keyboards: not tanks: that South Korean and the U.S. forces will launch military exercises on Monday, denounced by North Korea as a rehearsal for war. The Aug. 21 to Aug. 31 exercises involve computer simulations designed to prepare for the unthinkable: war with nuclear-capable North Korea
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Top U.S. officer Joseph Dunford pledges to defend Japan from North Korean attack

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Top U.S. officer Joseph Dunford pledges to defend Japan from North Korean attack

- TOKYO - America’s top military official reiterated Friday his country’s pledge to defend Japan against a North Korean missile attack, as western Japan carried out a test of an emergency alert system. “I think we made it clear to North Korea and anyone else in the region that an attack on one is an attack on both of us,” Joseph Dunford, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said in Tokyo
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North Korea: US, Japan step up cooperation in face of nuclear threat

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North Korea: US, Japan step up cooperation in face of nuclear threat

- JAPAN and the United States agreed on Thursday to increase defence cooperation due to the looming threat of a nuclear-armed North Korea. US and Japanese defence and foreign ministers met in Washington the day after South Korea’s President Moon Jae-in said the US would not pre-emptively strike North Korea before informing Seoul. US fears about North Korea’s missile and nuclear bomb programs have grown in recent weeks
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Japan tests alert system in likely flight path of N Korea missiles

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Japan tests alert system in likely flight path of N Korea missiles

- TOKYO — The Japanese government carried out Friday (Aug 18) a drill for its emergency alert system in areas in and around the likely flight path of ballistic missiles North Korea has recently threatened to launch toward Guam. The drill for the satellite-based J-Alert system covered 202 municipalities in nine prefectures in the Chugoku and Shikoku regions of western Japan, and tested the ability of municipalities receiving alerts to automatically broadcast them to residents
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North Korea tells UN chief nuclear programme not up for negotiation

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North Korea tells UN chief nuclear programme not up for negotiation

- UNITED NATIONS (REUTERS) - North Korea's nuclear weapons programme will never be up for negotiation as long as the US government's "hostile policy and nuclear threat continue," Pyongyang's deputy UN ambassador told United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres. Guterres spoke by telephone with Deputy Ambassador Kim In Ryong on Tuesday, the North Korean mission to the United Nations said in a statement on Thursday (Aug 17)
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Tillerson, Mattis: Military option still in play for North Korea

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Tillerson, Mattis: Military option still in play for North Korea

- Tillerson and Mattis spoke after a meeting with Japanese counterparts "In close collaboration with our allies, there are strong military consequences if the DPRK initiates hostilities," Mattis said Washington (CNN)The US continues to consider military options to respond to North Korea's aggressive pursuit of missile capabilities, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said Thursday, swatting down claims that White House chief strategist Steve Bannon made in a magazine interview that "there's no military solution" to tensions with the rogue nation
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North Korea posters boast US in "strike range" of missiles

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North Korea posters boast US in "strike range" of missiles

- SEOUL: North Korea released propaganda posters on Thursday boasting that the U.S. mainland "is within our strike range!" and condemning United Nations sanctions over its recent missile tests. The colourful posters and defiant slogans are the latest sign of the tensions between Washington and Pyongyang over the North's nuclear weapons programme. Military images and fiery anti-U.S. messages are common in North Korean propaganda
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Bannon: No military solution in N. Korea; white supremacists are 'clowns'

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Bannon: No military solution in N. Korea; white supremacists are 'clowns'

- Bannon: No military solution in N. Korea; white supremacists are 'clowns' Bannon: No military solution in N. Korea; white supremacists are 'clowns' BRIDGEWATER, N.J. — Contradicting a boss already under pressure to fire him, President Donald Trump’s chief strategist Steve Bannon says there’s no military solution to the threat posed by North Korea and its nuclear ambitions. Just last week, Trump pledged to answer North Korean aggression with “fire and fury
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Bannon contradicts Trump on North Korea and lashes out at rivals

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Bannon contradicts Trump on North Korea and lashes out at rivals

- WASHINGTON — If President Donald Trump is considering whether to fire Stephen K. Bannon, his chief strategist, as has been rumored for weeks, Bannon just gave him several new reasons. In an interview published Wednesday by a liberal journalist, Bannon contradicted the president’s position on North Korea, bad-mouthed his colleagues in the administration, vowed to oust a female diplomat at the State Department and mocked Trump officials who fear the consequences of radically changing trade policy, saying they are “wetting themselves
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Bannon: No military solution in N. Korea; white supremacists are 'clowns'

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Bannon: No military solution in N. Korea; white supremacists are 'clowns'

- Bannon: No military solution in N. Korea; white supremacists are 'clowns' Bannon: No military solution in N. Korea; white supremacists are 'clowns' BRIDGEWATER, N.J. — Contradicting a boss already under pressure to fire him, President Donald Trump’s chief strategist Steve Bannon says there’s no military solution to the threat posed by North Korea and its nuclear ambitions. Just last week, Trump pledged to answer North Korean aggression with “fire and fury
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Bannon: No military solution in N. Korea; white supremacists are 'clowns'

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Bannon: No military solution in N. Korea; white supremacists are 'clowns'

- Bannon: No military solution in N. Korea; white supremacists are 'clowns' Bannon: No military solution in N. Korea; white supremacists are 'clowns' BRIDGEWATER, N.J. — Contradicting a boss already under pressure to fire him, President Donald Trump’s chief strategist Steve Bannon says there’s no military solution to the threat posed by North Korea and its nuclear ambitions. Just last week, Trump pledged to answer North Korean aggression with “fire and fury
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Bannon: No military solution in N. Korea; white supremacists are 'clowns'

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Bannon: No military solution in N. Korea; white supremacists are 'clowns'

- Bannon: No military solution in N. Korea; white supremacists are 'clowns' Bannon: No military solution in N. Korea; white supremacists are 'clowns' BRIDGEWATER, N.J. — Contradicting a boss already under pressure to fire him, President Donald Trump’s chief strategist Steve Bannon says there’s no military solution to the threat posed by North Korea and its nuclear ambitions. Just last week, Trump pledged to answer North Korean aggression with “fire and fury
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Bannon: No military solution in N. Korea; white supremacists are 'clowns'

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Bannon: No military solution in N. Korea; white supremacists are 'clowns'

- Bannon: No military solution in N. Korea; white supremacists are 'clowns' Bannon: No military solution in N. Korea; white supremacists are 'clowns' BRIDGEWATER, N.J. — Contradicting a boss already under pressure to fire him, President Donald Trump’s chief strategist Steve Bannon says there’s no military solution to the threat posed by North Korea and its nuclear ambitions. Just last week, Trump pledged to answer North Korean aggression with “fire and fury
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Steve Bannon: 'No military solution' on North Korea, white supremacists 'clowns'

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Steve Bannon: 'No military solution' on North Korea, white supremacists 'clowns'

- Stephen Bannon, the White House chief strategist, has seemingly taken issue with US President Donald Trump on North Korea, attacked white supremacists as "clowns" and "losers" and described his efforts against administration rivals in an unusual interview with The American Prospect, a progressive magazine. The interview with magazine co-editor and columnist Robert Kuttner was initiated by Bannon, Kuttner said, in an Anthony Scaramucci-style phone call out of the blue in response to a column Kuttner had written on China
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US: War would be 'horrific' but North Korea nukes 'unimaginable'

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US: War would be 'horrific' but North Korea nukes 'unimaginable'

- BEIJING (AP) — A military solution to the North Korean missile threat would be "horrific" but allowing Pyongyang to develop the capability to launch a nuclear attack on the United States is "unimaginable," the top U.S. military officer said Thursday in Beijing. The chairman of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff, Marine Corps Gen. Joseph Dunford, told reporters that President Donald Trump directly has "told us to develop credible viable military options and that's exactly what we're doing
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  • Keyboard warriors: S Korea, US gear up for war games to counter N.Korea threat
    Keyboard warriors: S Korea, US gear up for war games to counter N.Korea threat

    , channelnewsasia.com

    SEOUL: In air conditioned bunkers and at military bases across South Korea, it is with keyboards: not tanks: that South Korean and the U.S. forces will launch military exercises on Monday, denounced by North Korea as a rehearsal for war. The Aug. 21 to Aug. 31 exercises involve computer simulations designed to prepare for the unthinkable: war with nuclear-capable North Korea
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Politics & Government

  • North Korea’s Kim Jong Un to Donald Trump: It’s your move
    North Korea’s Kim Jong Un to Donald Trump: It’s your move

    , fox61.com

    North Korea leader Kim Jong Un has finished reviewing a plan to fire four missiles off Guam, and has opted to wait to see what the “foolish Yankees” do next. The comments, published in North Korea’s state media, KCNA, Tuesday, came after US Secretary of Defense James Mattis warned that if North Korea fired on US territory it would be “game on
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Sports

  • Olympics - IOC monitoring North Korea crisis, 2018 Games 'on track'
    Olympics - IOC monitoring North Korea crisis, 2018 Games 'on track'

    , channelnewsasia.com

    BERLIN: The International Olympic Committee said on Thursday it was "closely monitoring" rising tensions on the Korean peninsula, less than 200 days before the 2018 Winter Olympics are set to begin in South Korea's Pyeongchang. The Games return to the country next year for the first time since the 1988 summer Olympics in Seoul. But what would be the first winter Games in Asia outside Japan and the first of three consecutive Olympics on the continent risk being overshadowed by the mounting crisis involving North Korea
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Business

  • European stocks extend rally as North Korea fears wane
    European stocks extend rally as North Korea fears wane

    , channelnewsasia.com

    LONDON: World stock markets rose on Tuesday (Aug 15), extending the previous day's rally as fears receded over a potential clash between the United States and North Korea. Investors have cashed out of haven assets, like gold and the Japanese yen, and ploughed back into riskier assets like equities, with the US dollar also gaining ground. Asian stocks extended a relief rally into a second day, after Pyongyang appeared to put on ice its plan to launch missiles near Guam, and after a strong showing on Wall Street overnight
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Society & Culture

  • Bannon: No military solution in N. Korea; white supremacists are 'clowns'
    Bannon: No military solution in N. Korea; white supremacists are 'clowns'

    , wvtm13.com

    Bannon: No military solution in N. Korea; white supremacists are 'clowns' Bannon: No military solution in N. Korea; white supremacists are 'clowns' BRIDGEWATER, N.J. — Contradicting a boss already under pressure to fire him, President Donald Trump’s chief strategist Steve Bannon says there’s no military solution to the threat posed by North Korea and its nuclear ambitions. Just last week, Trump pledged to answer North Korean aggression with “fire and fury
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Religion & Spirituality

  • Pastor freed from North Korean prison has landed in Canada, will attend church Sunday
    Pastor freed from North Korean prison has landed in Canada, will attend church Sunday

    , ctvnews.ca

    TORONTO -- A Canadian pastor released from prison in North Korea this week is back in the country. Hyeong Soo Lim was released on what state media described as "sick bail" after being handed a life sentence with hard labour in 2015. Lim is a pastor with the Light Korean Presbyterian Church in Mississauga. Global Affairs Canada released a statement saying that the federal government is celebrating Lim's "long-awaited" return to Canada
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Travel & Recreation

  • North Korean threats already affecting Guam tourism
    North Korean threats already affecting Guam tourism

    , usatoday.com

    A tour agent catering to South Korea tourists said if North Korea makes good on its threat, Guam will be finished. Kyla Mora/PDN. HAGÅTÑA, Guam — The recent escalation in threats from North Korea appears to be having a mixed effect on South Korean tourism to Guam. The island receives about 1.3 million tourists per year, primarily from Asia. Surging visitor arrivals from South Korea this year have made the country Guam's main visitor market, surpassing Japan
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Law & Crime

  • US: War would be 'horrific' but North Korea nukes 'unimaginable'
    US: War would be 'horrific' but North Korea nukes 'unimaginable'

    , abc3340.com

    BEIJING (AP) — A military solution to the North Korean missile threat would be "horrific" but allowing Pyongyang to develop the capability to launch a nuclear attack on the United States is "unimaginable," the top U.S. military officer said Thursday in Beijing. The chairman of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff, Marine Corps Gen. Joseph Dunford, told reporters that President Donald Trump directly has "told us to develop credible viable military options and that's exactly what we're doing
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Media & Information

  • North Korea maps out detailed plan for missile launches to sea off Guam
    North Korea maps out detailed plan for missile launches to sea off Guam

    , sg.yahoo.com

    By Jane Chung and Ju-min Park. SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea offered a glimpse into its plans to fire missiles near Guam in photos released by its state media on Tuesday, as leader Kim Jong Un was briefed on the plans drawn up by the army amid heightened tensions with the United States. Kim was seen holding a baton and pointing at a map reading "Strategic Force's Firing Strike Plan", which showed a flight path for the missiles appearing to start from North Korea's east coast, then flying over Japan and ending near Guam, as Pyongyang announced last week
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