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FILE - In the May 2, 2017 file photo, a TV screen shows images of U.S. President Donald Trump, left, and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un during a news program at the Seoul Railway Station in Seoul, South Korea. Tensions between the United States and North Korea tend to flare up suddenly and then fade away almost as quickly, but the latest escalation won't likely go away quite so easily. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon, File)
August 14, 2017 - 7:56 pm
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea said Tuesday that leader Kim Jong Un was briefed on his military's plans to launch missiles into waters near Guam as part of an effort to create "enveloping fire" near the U.S. military hub in the Pacific. The comments, while typically belligerent, are...
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Joint Chiefs Chairman Gen. Joseph Dunford, right, and United States Forces Korea Commander Gen. Vincent Brooks, second from right, greets a helicopter flight crew as he arrives at Osan Air Base, Sunday, Aug. 13, 2017, in Pyeongtaek, South Korea. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
August 13, 2017 - 8:29 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Senior U.S. national security officials said Sunday that a military confrontation with North Korea's is not imminent, but they cautioned that the possibility of war is greater than it was a decade ago. CIA Director Mike Pompeo and Army Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster, President Trump's...
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Joint Chiefs Chairman Gen. Joseph Dunford, right, and United States Forces Korea Commander Gen. Vincent Brooks, second from right, greets a helicopter flight crew as he arrives at Osan Air Base, Sunday, Aug. 13, 2017, in Pyeongtaek, South Korea. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
August 13, 2017 - 2:43 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Senior U.S. national security officials said Sunday that a military confrontation with North Korea's is not imminent, but they cautioned that the possibility of war is greater than it was a decade ago. CIA Director Mike Pompeo and Army Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster, President Trump's...
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A PAC-3 interceptor is deployed in the compound of a garrison of the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force in Konan, Kochi prefecture, Japan, Saturday, Aug. 12, 2017. Japan started deploying land-based Patriot interceptors after North Korea threatened to send ballistic missiles flying over western Japan and landing near Guam. The Defense Ministry said Friday the PAC-3 surface-to-air interceptors are being deployed at four locations - Hiroshima, Kochi, Shimane and Ehime. (Ryosuke Ozawa/Kyodo News via AP)
August 12, 2017 - 12:50 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the North Korea crisis (all times EDT): 12:35 a.m. Chinese state media say President Xi Jinping, in a call with President Donald Trump, said all sides should avoid rhetoric or action that would worsen tensions on the Korean Peninsula. China Central Television on...
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A PAC-3 interceptor is deployed in the compound of a garrison of the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force in Konan, Kochi prefecture, Japan, Saturday, Aug. 12, 2017. Japan started deploying land-based Patriot interceptors after North Korea threatened to send ballistic missiles flying over western Japan and landing near Guam. The Defense Ministry said Friday the PAC-3 surface-to-air interceptors are being deployed at four locations - Hiroshima, Kochi, Shimane and Ehime. (Ryosuke Ozawa/Kyodo News via AP)
August 12, 2017 - 12:38 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the North Korea crisis (all times EDT): 12:35 a.m. Chinese state media say President Xi Jinping, in a call with President Donald Trump, said all sides should avoid rhetoric or action that would worsen tensions on the Korean Peninsula. China Central Television on...
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FILE - In this July 4, 2017, file photo, South Korean President Moon Jae-in speaks as he presides over a meeting of the National Security Council at the presidential Blue House in Seoul, South Korea. Moon believes the best way to solve the North Korean nuclear crisis is engagement of the sort that two past liberal leaders used to win historic summits with Pyongyang. (Kim Ju-hyung/Yonhap via AP, File)
August 10, 2017 - 2:57 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — With liberals back in charge in South Korea, Seoul is making peace offerings to its archrivals, but the North isn't biting. South Korean President Moon Jae-in believes the best way to solve the North Korean nuclear crisis is engagement of the sort that two past liberal...
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Bolivian Ambassador to the United Nations Sacha Sergio Llorentty Soliz speaks to reporters regarding the situation in North Korea before attending a Security Council meeting, Wednesday, Aug. 9, 2017, at United Nations headquarters. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
August 09, 2017 - 2:23 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump and North Korea (all times local): 2:11 p.m. The U.S. ambassador to the U.N.'s Conference on Disarmament says he urged North Korea to "end its threatening behavior," drawing a retort from an envoy from the reclusive Asian country. Ambassador...
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President Donald Trump talks about North Korea during a briefing on the opioid crisis, Tuesday, Aug. 8, 2017, at Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, N.J. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
August 08, 2017 - 11:55 pm
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea and the United States traded escalating threats, with President Donald Trump threatening Pyongyang "with fire and fury like the world has never seen" and the North's military claiming Wednesday it was examining its plans for attacking Guam. The comments follow...
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FILE - In this Oct. 23, 2016, file photo, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, center, reviews members of Japan Self-Defense Forces during a parade of the Self-Defense Forces Day at Asaka Base in Asaka, north of Tokyo. Japan’s latest defense white paper says the threat from North Korea has reached a “new stage” now that the country has acquired the capability to launch an intercontinental ballistic missile and its nuclear weapons program has advanced. The escalation of its missile development, though apparently mainly aimed at extending their range to the mainland U.S., has aided Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s effort to beef up the role of Japan’s military and its missile defenses. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko, File)
August 07, 2017 - 11:17 pm
TOKYO (AP) — The threat to Japan from North Korea has reached a "new stage" now that the country is capable of launching an intercontinental ballistic missile and its nuclear weapons program has advanced, a defense ministry report said Tuesday. North Korea was the main concern cited as Japan's...
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August 07, 2017 - 9:46 pm
TOKYO (AP) — A defense report from Japan's government says the threat from North Korea has reached a new stage now that the country is capable of launching intercontinental ballistic missiles and its nuclear weapons program has advanced. North Korea was the main concern cited in the "white paper"...
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