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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 […]



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 […]


North Korea Threatens U.S. Planes After Trump Tweet

North Korea’s top diplomat warned Friday that his country reserved the right to shoot down U.S. strategic bombers that have flown historically close as a nuclear standoff between the two countries becomes increasingly critical. North Korean Foreign Minister Ri Yong Ho accused President Donald Trump of “clearly” declaring war on Pyongyang after the Republican leader […]


North Korea says Trump has declared war

North Korea’s foreign minister on Monday accused US President Donald Trump of declaring war against his country and said Pyongyang was ready to defend itself by shooting down US bombers. The latest threats stoked a week-long war of words that began when the American leader threatened in his address to the United Nations General Assembly […]