North Korea Cuts Only Diplomatic Tie with U.S. over Kim Jong-Un Sanction

The government of North Korea has announced that it will cease communicating with American officials through its mission in New York and instead shift to “relations under the wartime law of the DPRK,” following the announcement of the first direct sanctions on dictator Kim Jong-un by the American government last week.

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North Korea Promises Nuclear Ballistic Missile Test ‘Soon’

The government of North Korea has announced that it is seeking to conduct its fifth-ever nuclear test, placing a miniaturized warhead on a ballistic missile, “in a short time,” following weeks of threats that Pyongyang will attack South Korea and the United States with nuclear bombs if it feels such a move necessary.

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South Korean, Japanese Media Responds to Donald Trump’s Nuclear Comments

Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump’s remarks suggesting support for the nuclear armament of Japan and South Korea have sparked intense conversation in the media of both nations. Many believe the absence of America in Asia will lead to war, with Japan fearing Chinese aggression, South Korea fearing Japan, and both hoping North Korea’s strength does not match its words.

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North Korea: We Are Ready for ‘Pre-Emptive Nuclear Strike’ on U.S.

North Korea has once again asserted that it will use its nuclear weapons arsenal against the United States. Unlike previous statements, however, a note from the rogue state’s foreign minister on Monday insisted that North Korea is fully equipped and ready to use a nuclear weapon on the United States, not just willing to do so.

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South Korean Official: Kim Jong-un Preparing ‘Terror Attacks’

Kim Sung-woo, the chief presidential secretary for public affairs to South Korean President Park Geun-hye, warned on Thursday that North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un is preparing a campaign of terror against the South, as tensions between the two countries over the North’s nuclear weapons program increase.

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South Korea Fires Warning Shots at North Korean Drone as Tensions Grow

The South Korean government revealed Wednesday that it had fired 20 machine gun shots at an unidentified drone widely believed to have come from North Korea that had entered South Korean territory. The incident follows international condemnation of a weapons test Pyongyang claims was the successful detonation of a hydrogen bomb.

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World View: China Displays Belligerence, Militarism in WWII Victory Parade

Contents: China displays belligerence, militarism in WW II victory parade; China’s weaponry highlighted by the anti-American ‘carrier killer’; Many world leaders snub China’s WW II victory parade; China sends warships to Bering Sea off the coast of Alaska; China rewrites history of WW II by giving credit to Mao instead of Chiang

China Holds Military Parade To Commemorate End Of World War II In Asia