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Trump warns N Korea that US military is ‘locked and loaded’

President Donald Trump says the US military is “locked and loaded” to deal with North Korea, ramping up the rhetorical brinkmanship. “Military solutions are now fully in place, locked and loaded, should North Korea act unwisely. Hopefully Kim Jong-un will find another path!” he tweeted. …

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North Korea Guam missile strike plan ‘ready by mid-August’

North Korea says a plan that could see it fire four missiles near the US territory of Guam will be ready in a matter of days. State media said Hwasong-12 rockets would pass over Japan and land in the sea about 30km (17 miles) from …

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North Korea not imminent threat, says Rex Tillerson

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson says there is no imminent threat from North Korea, despite Pyongyang saying it was considering strikes on the US Pacific territory of Guam. Mr Tillerson also defended President Donald Trump, who has threatened North Korea with “fire and fury”. …

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Trump threatens ‘fury’ against N Korea

US President Donald Trump says North Korea “will be met with fire and fury” if it threatens the US. His comments came after a Washington Post report, citing US intelligence officials, said Pyongyang had produced a nuclear warhead small enough to fit inside its missiles. …

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Two US troops killed in south Afghanistan

KANDAHAR -UNS : Two US soldiers were killed in Afghanistan’s restive southern province of Kandahar Wednesday when a suicide bomber rammed a vehicle filled with explosives into a convoy of foreign forces. “Two US service members were killed in action in Kandahar, Afghanistan, when their …

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President Trump signs Russia sanctions bill, but slams it as ‘flawed’

WASHINGTON -UNS: U.S. President Donald Trump signed into law new sanctions against Russia on Wednesday but he slammed the legislation as infringing on his powers to shape foreign policy, saying he could make “far better deals” with governments than Congress. After signing a bill that …

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We’re not your enemy: US to N Korea

The US government is not seeking a regime change in North Korea, the secretary of state says, amid tensions over Pyongyang’s weapons programme. “We’re not your enemy,” Rex Tillerson said, adding that the US wanted a dialogue at some point. But a Republican senator said …

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Why are there so many US diplomats working in Russia?

By Tara McKelvey Hundreds of people work for the US in Moscow and other Russian cities. What are they all doing there? Over the weekend Russia President Vladimir Putin said that the US had to reduce its diplomatic staff in the country by more than …

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US flies bombers over Korean peninsula after North Korea missile test

SEOUL -UNS : The United States flew two supersonic B-1B bombers over the Korean peninsula in a show of force on Sunday after Pyongyang’s recent tests of intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBM), the US and South Korean Air Forces said. North Korea said it conducted another …

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Trump bans transgender people in military

US President Donald Trump says transgender people cannot serve in “any capacity” in the military. He tweeted that he had consulted with military experts and cited “tremendous medical costs and disruption”. The Obama administration decided last year to allow transgender people to serve openly in …

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