• S.Korea, US begin annual military drills
S.Korea, US begin annual military drills

Top commanding generals of the United States on Tuesday held a rare press conference in South Korea to reaffirm the US commitment to the defense of its ally, South Korea, against nuclear and missile threats from the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK).

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  • North Korea resumes threats ahead of exercises
North Korea resumes threats ahead of exercises

North Korea's military unleashed its standard fiery threats to greet the start of annual US-South Korean military drills that the North claims are an invasion rehearsal. USA officials say the exercise is created to "increase readiness", though again this comes after weeks of claiming that United States troops were already ready for war with North...

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  • Moon says North is reason for Korea-US drills
Moon says North is reason for Korea-US drills

A report Pyongyang has earned millions of dollars in exports seemed likely, meanwhile, to raise doubts about the impact of sanctions to pressure North Korea into dismantling its nuclear and ballistic missile programs. Denmark is taking part in military drills with the United States and South Korea amid nuclear tensions over North Korea. Guam,...

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  • Asia Minute: US and South Korea Engage on Defense and Trade
Asia Minute: US and South Korea Engage on Defense and Trade

China's Foreign Ministry said that military exercises between South Korean and US forces were not beneficial to the easing of tensions on the Korean peninsula. The UFG computer-assisted simulation exercise began earlier in the day, mobilising about 17,500 United States soldiers and 50,000 South Korean troops.

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  • U.S. troop reduction in exercise not due to North Korea concerns - Mattis
U.S. troop reduction in exercise not due to North Korea concerns - Mattis

The US and South Korea would begin a 10-day-long annual military exercise next week, the Pentagon said today amid the continued provocative behaviour from North Korea . "We don't think the joint exercise will be conducive to easing the current tensions". China and Russian Federation back an idea known in shorthand as "freeze for freeze" - sugg...

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  • Opposition calls on United States to move nuclear weapons to South Korea
Opposition calls on United States to move nuclear weapons to South Korea

It is also developing (apparently with considerable help from a firm in Ukraine) ballistic missiles of great length and increasing accuracy, and it is mastering the technology associated with miniaturizing warheads and reentry into the earth's atmosphere.

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  • South joint drills begin amid North Korea tensions
South joint drills begin amid North Korea tensions

A USA official, who asked not to be named, said that while periodic activity has been seen at North Korea's Punggye-ri nuclear test site, he had not seen movement there for over a month and there were no current signs of an imminent test. Last year, days after the conclusion of the war games, North Korea carried out its fifth nuclear test. Pyongy...

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  • UP train accident: Shah expresses grief
UP train accident: Shah expresses grief

Spokesman for Indian Railways Anil Saxena said the injured had been taken to nearby hospitals. "Railways Ministry and Uttar Pradesh Government are doing everything possible and providing all assistance required in wake of the train derailment", Modi said.

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  • Suspect in Florida officers' killings said: 'I'm innocent'
Suspect in Florida officers' killings said: 'I'm innocent'

In fact, according to the department's Facebook page , the communications person who typically responds to messages and comments on the department's social media pages promptly, has been so overwhelmed with responses and messages of support, that they have been unable to respond to all of them.

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  • Trump says Lindsey Graham 'lied' about Trump's Charlottesville comments. Did he?
Trump says Lindsey Graham 'lied' about Trump's Charlottesville comments. Did he?

It was August 2017...in the United States of America-the land of the free and home of the courageous. Sen. Tim Scott of SC, the chamber's sole black Republican , called into question Mr. "Equating the two runs counter to our ideals as Americans", Cook wrote in a note late on Wednesday to employees, according to technology news website Recode...

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  • Australia joins South Korea, US war games
Australia joins South Korea, US war games

It later said it would postpone the missile launch, pending United States actions. North Korea then threatened to fire a salvo of missiles towards the USA territory of Guam - a plan that leader Kim Jong-un last week delayed, but warned could go ahead depending on Washington's next move.

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  • USA and Japan agree to boost defenses against North Korea
USA and Japan agree to boost defenses against North Korea

Meanwhile, North Korea's propaganda website Uriminzokkiri said in a commentary that the USA and South Korea are staging an exercise to try to wage a nuclear war around the Korean Peninsula, warning, "the North Korean army is placing the South Korean military in its crosshairs".

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  • North Korea slams US-S Korea computer-simulated drills
North Korea slams US-S Korea computer-simulated drills

The North responded by threatening to fire missiles toward the U.S. Pacific island territory of Guam, but later said it was holding off while it waited to see what the United States would do next. It was the same as last year's. Despite the threat, USA and South Korean militaries launched this year's 11-day training on Monday morning as schedul...

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  • North Korea threatens 'merciless strike' on US
North Korea threatens 'merciless strike' on US

The August exercise - called Ulchi Freedom Guardian , or UFG - is a computer based simulation for unplanned events that include military actions but also terror or chemical attacks. "The joint exercise is the most explicit expression of hostility against us, and no one can guarantee that the exercise won't evolve into actual fighting".

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  • Chile: Partial decriminalization of abortion, an important win for human rights
Chile: Partial decriminalization of abortion, an important win for human rights

The bill passed by lawmakers earlier this month - after a years-long campaign by President Michelle Bachelet - added three exceptions to a law that for almost three decades outlawed abortion in all cases. An anti-abortion demonstrator holds a sign that reads in Spanish "It is written: you will not kill" outside the Constitutional Court building i...

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  • Philippines probe minor's death in anti-drug op
Philippines probe minor's death in anti-drug op

The firebrand leader has since changed his tack, capitulating on Monday there could have been abuses in his government's war on drugs, ordering police to take into custody those accused of killing delos Santos. "Petitioner De Lima's present request for legislative furlough is no less significant than the instances provided above as it is for an off...

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  • BMW M5 debuts with 600 horsepower, all-wheel-drive
BMW M5 debuts with 600 horsepower, all-wheel-drive

Under the hood of the 2018 BMW M5 is powered by an updated version of the twin-turbo 4.4-liter V8 engine that generates 600 hp and 553 lb-ft. of torque, increase from the previous generation of 40 hp and 53 lb-ft. A third, pure rear-wheel drive mode turns the AWD off altogether, and supports having the DSC off too, for those who think they can ...

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  • Poll Shows Nearly Half Of Americans Agree With Trump About Charlottesville
Poll Shows Nearly Half Of Americans Agree With Trump About Charlottesville

On Monday, the president struck a more unequivocal tone , describing white supremacists , the Ku Klux Klan, and other hate groups as "repugnant to everything we hold dear as Americans ". Trump had blamed " both sides " for the violence, sparking a public outrage across the country. "I'm not sure that just removing every historical marker in Am...

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  • 24-Year-Old Man Arrested In Killing Of Three Girls
24-Year-Old Man Arrested In Killing Of Three Girls

A 2-year-old, reported to be another one of the suspect's sisters, was in the home at the time, but was Williams, who lives on the same street where the girls' bodies were found, was left alone by his mother, Andrena Kelly, to babysit the girls while she worked an overnight shift.

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  • Korea war games and how North might respond
Korea war games and how North might respond

Will the allies keep it low-key, or focus on projecting strength? Earlier this month, Trump pledged to answer North Korean aggression with "fire and fury". It's nearly certain that this year's drills will trigger some kind of reaction from North Korea . "The parties, especially North Korea and the United States, have to step up their effor...

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