Mesraim G. Salazar

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North Korea: Kerry presses for talks

John Kerry, the US secretary of state, pressed his message of potential dialogue with North Korea as he wrapped up his diplomatic tour in Japan, …

Military expenditure falls - but Russia and China buck trend

Military expenditure fell in the West but rose significantly in emerging regions such Asia, the Middle East and Eastern Europe, a survey has found.<p><b>China</b> and <b>Russia</b> were the major countries to buck the trend of a worldwide decrease in defence outlays, the first for 14 years. They increased spending …

North Korea announces plans to restart nuclear complex

North Korea has said it plans to restart its main atomic complex, a move that could bolster its nuclear arsenal and add to tensions in the region.<p>The …

Pentagon May Outsource Supply Of Explosives Due To US Shortage

A recent Pentagon probe has revealed that the U.S. Defense Department may be running out of domestic suppliers of so-called energetic materials used …

Ban Ki-moon: 'Nuclear threats not a game'

Over Time, Nuclear Power Would Kill Fewer People Than Petroleum

James Hansen, climate change researcher and activist, is retiring from NASA, but not without making some new waves.<p>Using nuclear power for energy instead of coal has prevented almost 2 million pollution-related deaths around the world, and could save millions more lives in the future, according to …

Kerry: North Korea's Rhetoric Is 'Unacceptable'

US deploys second destroyer to Western Pacific

Stocks close sharply lower on North Korea fears

Stocks finished sharply lower Wednesday, with the S&P 500 and Nasdaq falling 1 percent each, amid building worries over North Korea and after San Francisco Federal Reserve Bank President John Williams said the central bank could begin to taper purchases this summer if the economy continues to …

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North Korea: US and Seoul brace for missile test

The US and South Korean combined forces command in the South has stepped up surveillance of the North and added intelligence staff as the region …

G8 ministers condemn North Korea in 'strongest terms'

G8 foreign ministers strongly condemned North Korea over its nuclear programme and said they were appalled by the rising death toll in Syria as they wrapped up two days of talks that focused on the two spiralling crises.<p>After a two-day meeting in London, the ministers - including Foreign Secretary …

North Korea

Kerry on NKorea: US Would Not Rule Out Talks, But Only If Denuclearization Steps Taken

Secretary of State John Kerry arrived in Tokyo today for the last leg of his Asia trip, reiterating the Obama administration's pledge to seek a …

Photos: North Korean marathon confounds after a week of war talk

Amid threat of thermonuclear war, North Korea is celebratory in advance of its most important holiday of the year, the birthday of national founder Kim Il Sung, celebrated on April 15. Today, through the streets of its capital city Pyongyang, runners from 16 different countries participate in the …

North Korea

Nobody's Seen Kim Jong Un Publicly for Two Weeks

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>North Korea's been owning headlines for the better part of a month now with its threats against the …

North Korea dismisses offer of talks as John Kerry urges dialogue

North Korea has dismissed the South's proposal to resolve tensions through dialogue, describing it as "a crafty trick" to disguise Seoul's …

North Korea must end its 'belligerent approach', says Obama

Barack Obama has called on North Korea to end what he described as its "belligerent approach" as US intelligence officials concluded for the first …

Guam eager to receive U.S. missile defense system

Previous plans for a different missile defense system were mothballed in 2010.<p>HAGÅTÑA, Guam — As North Korea has become increasingly bellicose, telling foreign embassies Friday that they might want to evacuate its capital and claiming its military has approval to launch a nuclear attack, the U.S. …

North Korea gives nuclear-war warning

The North Korean army has warned the US that its military has been cleared to wage an attack using "smaller, lighter and diversified nuclear" weapons.<p>"The moment of explosion is approaching fast," the military said, warning that war could break out "today or tomorrow".<p>The statement, carried by the …

Anonymous hacks North Korea’s Flickr & Twitter accounts

Anonymous has compromised North Korea’s state-run news agency Uriminzokkiri’s website and social networks days after the hacktivist group declared open season on the country.<p>Anonymous’ efforts are in part due to the North Korea government’s (led by dictator Kim Jong-Un, parodied above) oppressive …

The Sky Isn't Falling Over The Korean Peninsula — Yet

Almost every day, there's some new threat out of North Korea.<p>It's hard to determine how seriously to take these threats. War on the Korean Peninsula could be catastrophic, so the bluster can't be dismissed. On the other hand, North Korea has a long history of hyperbole, of making threats it doesn't …