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N. Korea fears war with U.S.

SEOUL, Jan. 11 (Yonhap) -- North Korean diplomats are extremely serious about the possibility of war between North Korea and the United States, …

It’s Time to Bomb North Korea

Nothing can be known about this week’s talks between North and South Korea other than their likely outcome. As in every previous encounter, South …

North Korea Calls U.N. Sanctions an ‘Act of War’

North Korea on Sunday called the latest round of punishing United Nations sanctions an “act of war,” and reminded the United States that the North’s rapid development of missiles and atomic bombs meant it posed a “substantial nuclear threat to the U.S. mainland.”<p>In a statement released by the …

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World's first human head transplant a success, controversial scientist claims

The world's first human head transplant has allegedly been performed on a corpse in an 18 hour operation which successfully connected the spine, nerves and blood vessels of two people.<p>The operation was carried out by a team led by Dr Xiaoping Ren of Harbin Medical University, China, who last year …

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House and Senate Panel Pass Tax Bill in Major Step Toward Overhaul

WASHINGTON — With 227 Republican votes, the House passed the most sweeping tax overhaul in three decades on Thursday, taking a significant leap forward as lawmakers seek to enact $1.5 trillion in tax cuts for businesses and individuals and deliver the first major legislative achievement of …

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5 takeaways from the Democrats' big night

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> After a year of doubts, recriminations and special election misfires, Democrats finally got the big victories Tuesday they'd so desperately craved in the year since Donald Trump won the presidency.<p>Ralph Northam won the Virginia governor's race and Phil Murphy took a New Jersey …

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Trump, Putin to meet and discuss North Korea

<b>Tokyo (CNN) —</b> President Donald Trump will seek to enlist his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin this week on a mission to confront an increasingly truculent North Korea during their second face-to-face meeting.<p>Trump said aboard Air Force One as he winged toward Japan on Sunday that he expected the …

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On eve of Asia trip, Trump pays visit to Pearl Harbor

JOINT BASE PEARL HARBOR-HICKAM, Hawaii (AP) — President Donald Trump paid a solemn visit to the memorial at Pearl Harbor, a sacred journey for a commander-in-chief about to depart on an Asia trip that will be shadowed by fears of another international conflict.<p>Trump saluted Friday after entering …

North Korea conducts mass-evacuation drills as threat of war heightens

North Korea has been conducting rare mass evacuation and black out drills throughout the country in preparation for war, it emerged this weekend.<p>Multiple sources told NK News that the drills have taken place in secondary and tertiary cities and towns, particularly along the east coast, but not in …

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Diplomacy with North Korea looks to be on its 'last legs' as Trump openly ponders war

Multiple US government and congressional sources have said US diplomatic efforts with North Korea stand on their "last legs" as Pyongyang threatens more nuclear tests and Washington ponders all-out war.<p>The sources told NBC News on Wednesday that the efforts of Joseph Yun — a top US diplomat working …

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A Newly Assertive C.I.A. Expands Its Taliban Hunt in Afghanistan

WASHINGTON — The C.I.A. is expanding its covert operations in Afghanistan, sending small teams of highly experienced officers and contractors alongside Afghan forces to hunt and kill Taliban militants across the country, according to two senior American officials, the latest sign of the agency’s …

Senate Passes Budget Resolution Seen As Key To Trump's Tax Overhaul

Senate Republicans passed a $4 trillion budget blueprint late Thursday by a narrow 51-49 vote, with Kentucky's Sen. Rand Paul joining Democrats in opposing the measure considered a key step in forward on President Trump's promises of a tax overhaul.<p>The White House praised the bill, saying it …

Putin says military strike against North Korea not sure to succeed

MOSCOW (Reuters) - President Vladimir Putin said on Wednesday that a military strike against North Korea designed to destroy its nuclear and missile program might not succeed because Pyongyang could have hidden military facilities that nobody knows about.<p>Russian President Vladimir Putin (C) meets …

Irma, Now a Tropical Storm, Leaves Six Million Without Power in Florida

TAMPA, Fla. — Irma was downgraded to a tropical storm Monday morning after a terrifying weekend where the devastating superstorm battered much of Florida with triple-digit winds and plunged millions of residents into darkness.<p>The extent of the damage after a day of triple-digit winds and raging …

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North Korea threatens 'pain and suffering' ahead of UN sanctions vote

<b>(CNN) —</b> North Korea has warned the United States that it will pay a "due price" if harsh sanctions against the country are agreed at a United Nations Security Council meeting on Monday.<p>North Korea's Foreign Ministry said in a statement published on state media that if the US "does rig up the …

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In Nighttime Tweet, Trump Offers Mixed Message on Immigration

WASHINGTON — In his seven months in office, President Trump has proved to be the commander in chief of mixed messages. But even for him, the nighttime tweet on Tuesday was a head-turner.<p>Earlier in the day, Mr. Trump had scrapped his predecessor’s program sparing younger illegal immigrants from …

South Korea wants to 'punish' North Korea with US aircraft carriers and nuclear submarines

"Opinions have converged that the direction which the government should take is to strengthen punishment," rather than dialogue, South Korea's Minister of National Defense, Song Young Moo said on Monday, according to NK News.<p>As part of a plan to punish North Korea for its provocative …

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North Korea makes chilling threat against UK as it ramps up war preparations

North Korea has threatened the UK with “a miserable end” if it participates in the joint US-South Korea military exercises currently taking …

China demands U.S. immediately withdraw N. Korea sanctions, warns they will damage ties

By Simon Denyer<p>, Bureau chief<p>BEIJING — China demanded Wednesday that the United States immediately withdraw new sanctions on companies and individuals trading with North Korea, saying that such punitive measures will damage Sino-U.S. ties.<p>The Treasury Department imposed sanctions Tuesday on 10 …

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Tillerson Suggests North Korea May Soon Be Ready for Talks

WASHINGTON — In some of the most conciliatory remarks to North Korea made by the Trump administration, Secretary of State Rex W. Tillerson complimented the government in Pyongyang for going more than two weeks without shooting any missiles or blowing up any nuclear bombs.<p>“I’m pleased to see that …

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North Korea warns of 'merciless strike' ahead of US-South Korea drills

<b>(CNN) —</b> Joint US-South Korean military drills are underway Monday despite warnings from North Korea a day earlier that they could lead to a "uncontrollable phase of a nuclear war."<p>The 10-day Ulchi Freedom Guardian military exercises are conducted annually and touted by South Korea and the United …

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Trump warns North Korea: US military 'locked and loaded'

<b>Bridgewater, New Jersey (CNN) —</b> President Donald Trump further escalated his rhetorical standoff with North Korea Friday morning, suggesting the US was ready to respond with military force should the rogue nation "act unwisely."<p>In an early morning tweet, Trump appeared to warn the Pyonyang regime …

Beijing warns Pyongyang: You’re on your own if you go after the United States

By Simon Denyer<p>, Bureau chief<p>Amanda Erickson<p>, Reporter<p>BEIJING — China won’t come to North Korea’s aid if it launches missiles threatening U.S. soil and there is retaliation, a state-owned newspaper warned Friday — but it would intervene if Washington strikes first.<p>The Global Times newspaper is not …

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Could Congress stop Trump from bombing North Korea?

<b>(CNN) —</b> President Donald Trump threatened North Korea with "fire and fury" Tuesday if Pyongyang doesn't stop threatening the United States. But can the President launch a military strike on his own?<p>The Constitution may give Congress the ability to declare war, but in reality it has little ability …

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Tillerson dials back rhetoric after Trump's North Korea 'fire and fury' threats

<b>(CNN) —</b> US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has sought to allay fears of a military confrontation with North Korea after President Donald Trump warned he could unleash "fire and fury" on the pariah state.<p>Tillerson defended Trump's comments but said there was no sign that the threat level from North …

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What the new U.N. sanctions on North Korea mean

By Adam Taylor<p>Reporter<p>When it comes to dealing with North Korea's nuclear weapons program, many people hope sanctions are a useful tool. But not all sanctions are created equal.<p>This weekend, the U.N. Security Council voted unanimously to impose strict new sanctions on Pyongyang — a response to …

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US slams North Korea missile test as Kim claims 'whole US mainland' in reach

<b>(CNN) —</b> North Korea tested an intercontinental ballistic missile Friday that appears to have the range to hit major US cities, experts say, and prompted a fresh round of condemnation from the United States, China, Japan and South Korea.<p>A combination of US, South Korean and Japanese analyses of the …

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Nuclear energy: Exploding stars may hold the key to unlocking nuclear fusion on Earth

Nuclear fusion and nuclear energy has the potential to save the world, but also destroy it<p>The global nuclear threat ramped up in recent months …

SpaceX details plans to launch thousands of internet satellites

SpaceX and Tesla-founder Elon Musk has made some rather bold promises over the years. In addition to building a fleet of reusable rockets, an …

Bipartisan Agreement Reached to Fund Government Through September

WASHINGTON — Congressional leaders reached a bipartisan agreement on Sunday to fund the government through September, effectively ending any suspense about the possibility of a government shutdown next weekend.<p>The agreement, which still must be voted on by lawmakers, includes increased funding for …