Grace Buckmaster-Pruett

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New Doubts Over North Korea’s Claim of a Hydrogen-Bomb Test

Although there has been no independent confirmation of the test, there is skepticism and condemnation of the claim.<p><b>Updated at 2:22 p.m. on January 6</b><p>What we know so far:<p>—North Korea says it successfully detonated its first hydrogen bomb on Wednesday morning at the Punggye-ri Nuclear Test Site. It …

North Korea

U.S. Coast Guard: New Spike in Cuban Migrant Boats, Violence

MIAMI, FL — U.S. Coast Guard officials say they are worried about a new spike in “desperate” Cubans heading for the United States on rickety, homemade boats, with some of those migrants willing to resist and confront the Coast Guard officers who intercept them.<p>“In the past year, we’ve had over 20 …

UN Security Council promises new 'measures' after North Korea test

The UN Security Council has issued a unanimous statement denouncing North Korea's latest nuclear test as a "clear violation of Security Council …

North Korea

Germany identifies three suspects in New Year attacks on women

DUESSELDORF/BERLIN, Germany (Reuters) - German police have identified three suspects in connection with attacks on women at New Year celebrations in the city of Cologne but have not yet made any arrests, the interior minister of the state of North Rhine-Westphalia (NRW) said on Wednesday.<p>Women …

Angela Merkel

North Korea test draws threat of sanctions despite H-bomb doubts

SEOUL/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - North Korea said it successfully tested a powerful nuclear bomb on Wednesday, drawing threats of further sanctions even though the United States and weapons experts voiced doubts the device was as advanced as the isolated nation claimed.<p>The underground explosion shook …

North Korea