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North Korea Wants US To Take Bomb Test Threat ‘Literally’

A North Korean official said that the U.S. should take North Korea’s threat of testing a hydrogen bomb over the Pacific Ocean seriously in an interview with CNN. “The foreign minister is very well aware of the intentions of our Supreme leader, so I think you should take his words literally,” said Ri Yong Pil, […]

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Philippines’ Duterte receives Russian assault rifles

Russia handed over army trucks and thousands of assault rifles to Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte on Wednesday as the two nations celebrated their growing military ties. Duterte accepted the weaponry during a visit to a Russian naval ship docked in Manila, the latest move to embrace Russia and China while distancing the Philippines from its […]


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North Korea vows to become a ‘state nuclear force’

North Korea’s state news agency has called the US-led effort to impose sanctions over its weapons programme futile, vowing the country inevitably will become a “state nuclear force”. The comments on Sunday came from the Korean Central News Agency’s website Uriminzokkiri after US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson met for talks with China’s top diplomats […]



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How Many People Would Die in a War With North Korea?

The human cost of a conventional war between the United States and North Korea would be astronomical. From soldiers deployed in the Korean Peninsula and Japan, to troops and civilians in Pacific islands like Guam and Hawaii, many Americans would be under direct threat. There’s also growing concern that North Korea has developed an intercontinental […]