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When it comes to North Korea, worry about Kim Jong-un, not Trump

So far, the assumption that Trump is bungling or exacerbating the crisis with North Korea isn't justified.<p>Ever since he came down the escalator at …

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U.S.-North Korea War 'Certainly' Possible, Trump Warns

President predicts 'very sad day' for isolated nation if America attacks<p>War with North Korea is possible as that country continues its nuclear arms …

Kim’s closest ally backs away

H-bomb or not, experts say North Korea near its nuclear goal

TOKYO (AP) — North Korea's latest nuclear test was part theater, part propaganda and maybe even part fake. But experts say it was also a major display of something very real: Pyongyang's mastery of much of the know-how it needs to reach its goal of becoming a full-fledged nuclear state.<p>It remains …

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South Korea expects North to launch ICBM on Saturday, prime minister says

<b>Seoul (CNN) —</b> South Korea says it expects another North Korea intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) launch "on September 9," according to the country's Prime Minister Lee Nak-yon.<p>"The situation is very grave. It doesn't seem much time is left before North Korea achieves its complete nuclear …

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North Korea's Kim guides special operations drill targeting South | Reuters

SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korean leader Kim Jong Un guided a special operations drill targeting the South, the North’s media reported on Sunday, as rival South Korea remained on alert for any attempt by the North to take advantage of political turmoil in the South.<p>North Korean leader Kim Jong Un …

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North Korean hackers stole US fighter jet blueprints

As part of a years-long cyber attack, North Korean hackers have allegedly stolen 42,000 materials from South Korean organizations and government agencies, including blueprints for F-15 fighter jet wings.<p>The hacking began in 2014 and was first detected in February, according to South Korea's police …

Donald Trump Says He Would Meet With North Korean Leader in U.S.

'I'll speak to anyone,' Trump says<p>ATLANTA–Presumptive Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump said Wednesday he would be open to meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on U.S. soil. “If he came here, I’d accept him,” Mr. Trump told a campaign rally in Atlanta. “I’ll speak to anybody.” …

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North Korea's Kim Jong-un claims new missile can strike US targets in Pacific

Kim Jong-un has boasted of North Korea’s “sure capability” to strike US targets in the Pacific after his military carried out an apparently successful test of its Musudan medium-range missile.<p>The North Korean leader, who personally monitored Wednesday’s missile tests, described the launch as a …

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Is This an American Gatling Gun in North Korean Hands?

South Korean media report says Pyongyang has the GAU-19/A.<p>A South Korean news agency reports that North Korea has started outfitting its navy with gatling guns—American gatling guns, at least according to defense officials in Seoul.<p>The Yonhap News Agency report says gatling guns have been showing …

South Korea to double propaganda loudspeakers on border

Amid rising tensions, South Korea will double the number of loudspeakers on its heavily fortified border with North Korea. The broadcasts aim to …

U.S., South Korea to Deploy THAAD Missile Defense Over North Korea

SEOUL – The United States and South Korea said Friday they had decided to deploy an advanced missile defense system to counter North Korea's missile threat.<p>The Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) anti-missile system will be deployed solely to counter the threat from the North, the South's …

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North Korea says it has been practicing to blow up South Korean airports

TOKYO — North Korea said Wednesday that it practiced trying to blow up South Korean ports and airports with nuclear warheads during its most recent ballistic missile launches, the latest sign of Pyongyang’s anger over attempts to contain it.<p>North Korea launched three missiles — two short-range …

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