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North Korea Says it Can Destroy U.S. After Missile Test

North Korea has made the first, public step toward building a projectile capable of delivering a nuclear attack on the U.S.—and now it’s threatening to do just that if Washington doesn’t back off. After the reclusive, militarized country said Tuesday it launched its first successful test of an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM), its neighboring rival, […]


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Qatari FM calls for dialogue to resolve Gulf crisis

Qatari Foreign Minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al Thani has said Qatar will do “whatever it takes to protect our people”, as he accused Gulf states that have imposed a blockade on Doha of trying to undermine his nation’s sovereignty. Sheikh Mohammed told the Chatham House think tank in London on Wednesday that “Qatar continues […]


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US Soldier Dead After Attack in Afghanistan

A 19-year-old American soldier has died in Afghanistan’s Helmand Province from wounds received in an attack, the Pentagon said on Wednesday. Private First Class Hansen Kirkpatrick of Wasilla, Alaska, died on Monday in the incident, which was under investigation, a Pentagon statement said. Further details were not available. Large stretches of the restive province in […]


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N. Korea launches ICBM, US responds with “show of force”

Update 6:50pm EST – After further review, US confirms ICBM launch, responds with Korean “show of force” exercises, firing missiles into the sea. Emergency meeting requested at the UN. Update 3am EST – Despite US official statements, North Korea claims to have successfully launched an ICBM capable of reaching Alaska. Experts in South Korea, Japan, […]


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North Korea May Have Doubled its Nuclear Arsenal

North Korea could possess up to 20 nuclear warheads, double what it was thought to have just last year, according to an annual report released Monday from The Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI). Related: North Korea: Will Donald Trump Punish China Over Nuclear Threat Failures? The country has conducted an unprecedented number of missile […]