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NORTH KOREA POLITICS: Pyongyang Fires New Ballistic Missile

NORTH KOREA POLITICS: Pyongyang Fires New Ballistic Missile 0

“The U.S. mainland and the Pacific operational theater are within the strike range of the DPRK and the DPRK has all kinds of powerful means for annihilating retaliatory strike,” North Korea’s state KCNA news agency said in a commentary on Saturday.

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SOUTH KOREA POLITICS: ‘High Possibility’ for War With North Korea: Moon Jae-in

SOUTH KOREA POLITICS: ‘High Possibility’ for War With North Korea: Moon Jae-in 0

“The reality is there is a high possibility of a military conflict at NLL (Northern Limit Line) and military demarcation line,” President Moon Jae-in said.

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SOUTH KOREA POLITICS: THAAD Detected North Korea Missile, Pyongyang Missile Progressing Faster than Expected: South Korea

SOUTH KOREA POLITICS: THAAD Detected North Korea Missile, Pyongyang Missile Progressing Faster than Expected: South Korea 0

North Korea’s missile flew 787 km (489 miles) on a trajectory reaching an altitude of 2,111.5 km (1,312 miles), KCNA said.

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SOUTH KOREA POLITICS: Moon Jae-in Urges ‘Parallel’ Talks and Sanctions to Rein in North Korea

SOUTH KOREA POLITICS: Moon Jae-in Urges ‘Parallel’ Talks and Sanctions to Rein in North Korea 0

“The resolution of North Korean nuclear issue must be comprehensive and sequential, with pressure and sanctions used in parallel with negotiations,” Moon’s spokesman, Yoon Young-chan, quoted Moon as telling Xi.

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SOUTH KOREA POLITICS: Moon Jae-in Vows to Address North Korea, Broader Crisis ‘Urgently’

SOUTH KOREA POLITICS: Moon Jae-in Vows to Address North Korea, Broader Crisis ‘Urgently’ 0

South Korea President Moon Jae-in was sworn in and vowed to immediately tackle the difficult tasks of addressing North Korea’s advancing nuclear ambitions.

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SOUTH KOREA POLITICS: Moon Jae-in Biography

SOUTH KOREA POLITICS: Moon Jae-in Biography 0

Moon Jae-in was born 24 January 1953 South Korea, to father Moon Yong-hyung and mother Kang Han-ok as eldest of five children. Read Moon Jae-in Biography.

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SOUTH KOREA POLITICS: Moon Jae-in Wins Election: Exit Polls

SOUTH KOREA POLITICS: Moon Jae-in Wins Election: Exit Polls 0

“We will need to calmly wait and see as this was just exit polls,” Liberal politician Moon Jae-in told party members

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NORTH KOREA POLITICS: North Korea Vows to Bolster Its Nuclear Arsenal at ‘Maximum Pace’

NORTH KOREA POLITICS: North Korea Vows to Bolster Its Nuclear Arsenal at ‘Maximum Pace’ 0

North Korea’s Foreign Ministry branded the US “the chieftain of aggression and war, and harasser of peace who is escalating tension.”

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USA POLITICS: Trump Wants South Korea to Pay $1bn THAAD Bill, Seoul Says No

USA POLITICS: Trump Wants South Korea to Pay $1bn THAAD Bill, Seoul Says No 0

“I informed South Korea it would be appropriate if they paid. It’s a billion dollar system,” said U.S. President Donald Trump.

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NORTH KOREA POLITICS: Pyongyang Seeks ASEAN’s Help to Avert ‘Nuclear Holocaust’ as Trump Warns of ‘Major Conflict’

NORTH KOREA POLITICS: Pyongyang Seeks ASEAN’s Help to Avert ‘Nuclear Holocaust’ as Trump Warns of ‘Major Conflict’ 0

“There is a chance that we could end up having a major, major conflict with North Korea. Absolutely,” Trump told Reuters. “We’d love to solve things diplomatically but it’s very difficult.”

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NORTH KOREA POLITICS: Pyongyang Conducts Large-Scale Live-Fire Artillery Drill

NORTH KOREA POLITICS: Pyongyang Conducts Large-Scale Live-Fire Artillery Drill 0

North Korea is engaged in a large-scale live-fire artillery exercise intended to signal to a hostile United States that Pyongyang is combat-ready.

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NORTH KOREA POLITICS: Pyongyang Threatens to ‘Reduce US to Ashes’

NORTH KOREA POLITICS: Pyongyang Threatens to ‘Reduce US to Ashes’ 0

“In case of our super-mighty preemptive strike launched it will completely wipe out US imperialists’ invasion forces and reduce them to ashes,” Sinmun said.

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NORTH KOREA POLITICS: Pyongyang to US: ‘Don’t Mess With Us’

NORTH KOREA POLITICS: Pyongyang to US: ‘Don’t Mess With Us’ 0

North Korean state media warned the Americans of a “super-mighty preemptive strike” and said don’t “mess with us”.

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NORTH KOREA POLITICS: Mike Pence Warns North Korea of US Resolve

NORTH KOREA POLITICS: Mike Pence Warns North Korea of US Resolve 0

“Just in the past two weeks, the world witnessed the strength and resolve of our new president in actions taken in Syria and Afghanistan. North Korea would do well not to test his resolve or the strength of the armed forces of the United States in this region.”

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CHINA POLITICS: New Korean War May Break Out ‘At Any Moment’: Chinese FM

CHINA POLITICS: New Korean War May Break Out ‘At Any Moment’: Chinese FM 0

“Lately, tensions have risen with the US and the ROK [South Korea] on one side, and the DPRK [North Korea] on the other,” Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi told reporters on Friday, adding that “One has the feeling that a conflict could break out at any moment.”

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NORTH KOREA POLITICS: Pyongyang Military to ‘Ruthlessly Ravage’ US If American Aircraft Carrier Takes Aggressive Action

NORTH KOREA POLITICS: Pyongyang Military to ‘Ruthlessly Ravage’ US If American Aircraft Carrier Takes Aggressive Action 0

“Our toughest counteraction against the US and its vassal forces will be taken in such a merciless manner as not to allow the aggressors to survive,” a statement from the military said.

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CHINA POLITICS: Tillerson Ends China Trip With Warm Words From President Xi Jinping

CHINA POLITICS: Tillerson Ends China Trip With Warm Words From President Xi Jinping 0

“The joint interests of China and US far outweigh the differences, and cooperation is the only correct choice for us both,” Chinese President Xi said.

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SOUTH KOREA POLITICS: Moon Jae-in to Review THAAD Process

SOUTH KOREA POLITICS: Moon Jae-in to Review THAAD Process 0

If Moon Jae-in reverses policy on the deployment of THAAD missile defence system, it will place him at odds with United States, South Korea’s biggest ally.

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USA POLITICS: Rex Tillerson Faces Tough First Trip to Asia

USA POLITICS: Rex Tillerson Faces Tough First Trip to Asia 0

U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson will press China to do more on perhaps the most serious security challenge confronting President Donald Trump.

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SOUTH KOREA POLITICS: May 9 Set to Choose Park Geun-hye Successor

SOUTH KOREA POLITICS: May 9 Set to Choose Park Geun-hye Successor 0

The Constitutional Court dismissed Park Geun-hye from office on Friday when it upheld a parliamentary impeachment vote in December.

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