Japanese defense minister sounds alarm on North Korea

CLARK, Philippines (AP) — Japan’s defense minister asserted Monday that North Korea’s nuclear and ballistic missile capabilities have grown to an “unprecedented, critical and imminent” level. The minister, Itsunori Odonera, said that this rising threat means his country, along with South Korea and the United States, have to collectively take what he called “different responses.” […]

Tillerson: NKorea diplomacy continues until 1st ‘bomb drops’

WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said Sunday that diplomatic efforts aimed at resolving the North Korean crisis “will continue until the first bomb drops.” That statement comes despite President Donald Trump’s tweets a couple of weeks ago that his chief envoy was “wasting his time” trying to negotiate with “Little Rocket Man,” […]

US flies mission north of DMZ, sends message to North Korea

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a show of American military might to North Korea, U.S. bombers and fighter escorts flew on Saturday to the farthest point north of the border between North and South Korea by any such American aircraft this century. The Pentagon said the mission in international airspace showed how seriously President Donald Trump […]

Kim fires off insults at Trump and hints at weapons test

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un lobbed a string of insults at President Donald Trump on Friday, calling him a “mentally deranged U.S. dotard” and hinting at frightening new weapons tests. It was the first time for a North Korean leader to issue such a direct statement against a U.S. […]

UN Security Council sets emergency meeting on NKorea blast

NEW YORK (AP) — The U.N. Security Council is holding its second emergency meeting in a week about North Korea on Monday after a powerful nuclear test explosion added another layer of urgency for diplomats wrestling with what to do about the North’s persistent weapons programs. Scheduled after North Korea said it detonated a hydrogen […]

Mattis: NKorea threat would bring massive military response

WASHINGTON (AP) — Defense Secretary Jim Mattis on Sunday shot back at North Korea’s latest nuclear provocation with a blunt threat, saying the U.S. will answer any North Korean threat with a “massive military response — a response both effective and overwhelming.” While he said America does not seek the “total annihilation” of the North, […]

North Korea claims to have new Hydrogen Bomb

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un inspected a new, “super explosive” hydrogen bomb meant to be loaded into an intercontinental ballistic missile, Pyongyang’s state media said Sunday, a claim to technological mastery that some outside experts will doubt but that raises the possibility of an imminent nuclear bomb test. Photos […]

N. Korea threatens S. Korean reporters over book review

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea has vowed to execute reporters from two South Korean newspapers, saying they insulted the country’s dignity while reviewing and interviewing the British authors of a book about life in the isolated country. Pyongyang’s official Korean Central News Agency on Thursday carried a state court statement expressing anger over […]

Fiscal irresponsibility of governments at all levels beginning to harm U.S. Dollar

Conroe and Washington, D.C., August 30 – A new phenomenon has begun to impact the United States Dollar in comparison to global currencies. The Dollar is no longer a haven for nervous investors when international events create uncertainty. The situation has been especially pronounced during the past three days after global markets sought investments, other […]

Trump: ‘All options are on table’ after NK missile launch

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Tuesday that “all options are on the table” in terms of a U.S. response to North Korea’s launch of a missile over Japan. In a terse, written statement Tuesday, Trump said that with the missile launch North Korea has “signaled its contempt for its neighbors, for all members […]

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