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Threats Fly After North Korean Missile Test, Russia and China Urge De-escalation

The North Korean government carried out a successful ballistic missile test on Tuesday that could prompt an American military response, according to recent warnings from U.S. officials. The test, which triggered an emergency session of the UN Security Council on Wednesday, was seen as a major step forward in North Korea’s missile program, as some…

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North Korea Releases American Prisoner, Said to be in Coma

American university student Otto Warmbier has been released after 17 months of captivity in North Korea, but he is in a coma and in need of immediate medical treatment, a former U.S. official said Tuesday. “Otto has been in a coma for over a year now and urgently needs proper medical care in the United…

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North Korea Accuses CIA Of Plotting A “Biochemical Attack” Against Kim Jong-Un

In the latest verbal fireworks involving the Pacific Rim’s most unstable nation, overnight North Korea accused the CIA and the South Korea National Intelligence service of supporting a terrorist cell plotting to kill its “supreme leadership” with a bio-chemical weapon and said such a “pipe-dream” could never succeed. According to AFP, the North’s Ministry of…

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The U.S. and China: Why the Sudden Convergence on North Korea?

It was no coincidence that America’s 11-ton bunker-tunnel busting bomb was deployed in Afghanistan as tensions mount over North Korea’s nuclear threats. In the past, China resisted U.S. saber-rattling against North Korea. Now China is threatening North Korea with military action. What’s going on? Why the sudden convergence of U.S.-China threats of military force against…

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