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US aircraft carriers in rare Pacific operation amid North Korea tensions

Three US aircraft carriers will stage joint drills in the western Pacific for the first time in a decade, the US Navy said Thursday,...
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Echoes of war as South Korean grannies on protest front lines

A powerful US missile system installed in South Korea to defend it from the nuclear-armed North made international headlines this year. But the stars...

Pentagon chief says US admin backs Tillerson´s North Korea effort

Pentagon chief Jim Mattis tried to clear up doubts about the US administration’s North Korea strategy Tuesday, backing Secretary of State Rex Tillerson’s effort...

Thinking the unthinkable in China: Abandoning North Korea

North Korea's nuclear antics have rattled its alliance with China to the point that Beijing is allowing the previously unthinkable to be discussed: Is...
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US warns North Korea will be ‘destroyed’ if threats continue

Donald Trump's administration ramped up the pressure on North Korea on Sunday (Sep 17) ahead of a week of high-stakes diplomacy at the United...

Japan PM urges stronger defence amid North Korea worries

Japan's prime minister on Monday (Sept 11) called for a boost to the country's defences in the face of North Korean threats, warning that...
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South Korea, US deploy missile defence amid China protest

South Korea and the United States on Thursday completed the deployment of a US missile defence system to counter North Korean threats, sparking demonstrations...

South Korea to Bring Back US Tactical Nuclear Missiles?

Opposition parties and sections of South Korea's media are stepping up calls for the government to invite the United States to reintroduce tactical nuclear...

China ‘strongly condemns’ North Korean nuclear test: foreign ministry

China strongly condemned North Korea's Sunday nuclear test, slamming Pyongyang for ignoring international condemnation of its atomic weapons programme. North Korea "has ignored the international...

North Korea: fears of nuclear test as earthquake detected

Geological agencies have detected an earthquake in North Korea that signals it conducted its sixth nuclear test. The presumed test rachets up tensions after...