US Homeland Security Chief Vows to Correct Hawaii’s Missile Alert System

US Homeland Security Chief Vows to Correct Hawaii’s Missile Alert System incoming missile in Hawaii, but said authorities are “all working to make sure it doesn’t happen again.” Officials continued to investigate the circumstances surrounding the Saturday incident in which residents of the western-most U.S. state in the… Please follow and like us:

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Hawaii: False ballistic missile alert sparks panic

A false alarm has put the people of Hawaii through a terrifying ordeal. A ballistic missile was heading their way, according to an urgent message sent to their mobile phones on Saturday morning local time. TV and radio also carried the warning. North Korea however hadn’t fired anything. It was a case of human error by… Please follow and like us:

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China’s US surplus jumps as trade with world picks up

China’s trade surplus with the United States expanded last year, raising the possibility of fresh blowback from President Donald Trump who has often bashed Beijing over the issue and fanned fears of a trade war. The increase came despite a tumble in China’s global surplus as domestic demand spurred a rally in imports. The figures on… Please follow and like us:

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Trump: ‘Great Thing for the World’ if Korean Talks Make Progress

U.S. President Donald Trump says he hopes the newly arranged talks between North and South Korea will go “beyond the Olympics” and promised the United States will take part “at the appropriate time.” Trump gave an unusual news conference Saturday from the Camp David presidential retreat, where he met with Republican lawmakers. Of the upcoming talks… Please follow and like us:

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Sharp Reactions in Congress to Trump Tweet on North Korea

U.S. President Donald Trump’s tweet warning North Korea’s leader that he has a “Nuclear Button” that is “much bigger & more powerful” than Kim Jong Un’s set off a series of sharp reactions Wednesday on Capitol Hill as the Senate gaveled in for its first day of business in 2018. “It’s embarrassing, it’s counterproductive and it’s… Please follow and like us:

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China covertly offering North Korea missiles, aid to halt nuclear program

China’s Communist Party adopted a secret plan in September to bolster the North Korean government with increased aid and military support, including new missiles, if Pyongyang halts further nuclear tests, according to an internal party document. The document, labeled “top secret” and dated Sept. 15 – just 12 days after North Korea’s latest underground nuclear blast… Please follow and like us:

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North Korea Leader Warns US of Reality of its Nuclear Program

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un says the United States must realize that the North’s nuclear program is a reality. In his annual New Year’s address Monday, Kim warned that he has a nuclear button on his desk. “The entire area of the U.S. mainland is within our nuclear strike range,” Kim said. “The United States… Please follow and like us:

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CULTURE – A look back at the key words of 2017, from ‘covfefe’ to youthquake

Several new words made their way into the lexicon in 2017 while others were inadvertently invented. FRANCE 24 takes a look back at some of the terms that helped define the year. Covfefe US President Donald Trump is no stickler for traditional spelling and usage, but when he tweeted the word “covfefe” in May, millions were… Please follow and like us:

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Secretary of State: Americans Should Be ‘Encouraged’ with US Diplomatic Efforts

U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has touted the diplomatic accomplishments of President Donald Trump’s administration this year, saying “Americans should be encouraged” by its dealings with the U.S.’ “greatest security threat,” North Korea, along with China and Russia. In an Op-Ed published Thursday in The New York Times, Tillerson wrote that Trump “abandoned the failed… Please follow and like us:

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State Department: US, Russia Agree to Continue Diplomacy Over N. Korea

U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov have “agreed to continue to work toward a diplomatic solution to achieve a denuclearized Korean peninsula,” the U.S. State Department said Wednesday. A U.S. statement said the two spoke by phone Tuesday to discuss concerns related to North Korea’s “destabilizing nuclear program and emphasized… Please follow and like us:

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Kim Jong Out? Some see signs of collapse

Kim Jong Un One month ago, when a North Korean soldier fled through the ultra-high security Demilitarized Zone amid a hail of gunfire from his comrades, he arrived in South Korea severely wounded. But Thursday, when another soldier of the communist dictatorship made a run for freedom, no shots were fired by North Korea’s elite guards.… Please follow and like us:

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White House blames North Korea for ‘Wannacry’ ransomware attack

The White House said Tuesday that North Korea was directly responsible for a “reckless” ransomware attack in May that struck computers in about 150 countries. Thomas Bossert, counterterrorism adviser to President Trump, said the U.S. has evidence that “cyber affiliates of the North Korean government” were involved in the attack. “This was a careless and reckless… Please follow and like us:

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South Korea’s per-capita GDP to top $30,000 in 2018: Goldman Sachs

South Korea’s per-capita gross domestic product (GDP) is expected to surpass $30,000 in 2018 on brisk exports of chips and other positives, Goldman Sachs said Tuesday. “Unless there is any big change in South Korean and global export conditions, South Korea’s per-capita GDP will likely break the $30,000 level next year for the first time,” Goldman… Please follow and like us:

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U.S. Air Force Ready To Strike North Korea

The U.S. Air Force’s most advanced fighters jets are ready to strike North Korea as tensions rose to even higher levels after Pyongyang’s latest ballistic missile test last week. “We are ready to go right now. Hundred percent,” Col. Scott Jobe, commander of the 35th Fighter Wing, told CBS News during a recent exercise at the… Please follow and like us:

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Red Line for North Korea Questioned Amid Massive War Games

As the United States and South Korean air forces on Monday launched their largest ever joint drills, questions are being raised whether North Korea’s missile test has shown it has already crossed what Seoul deems a “red line” – having a nuclear-tipped intercontinental ballistic missile –and what can be done about it. The five-day annual Vigilant… Please follow and like us:

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