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Trump lands in China for talks with Xi amid N Korea tensions

US President Donald Trump has arrived in China for a visit likely to focus heavily on trade and tensions with North Korea. He has landed in Beijing where Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping has a lavish reception planned for him. Earlier, in a speech to the South Korean parliament, Mr Trump urged China to sever ties with North Korea. Mr Trump is in China as part of a five-nation tour of Asia. He has also visited Japan so far. What’s in store on Trump’s trip? Property man meets career communist Before…

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Donald Trump warns North Korea: 'Do not try us'

Media playback is unsupported on your device US President Donald Trump has issued a blunt warning to North Korea’s leader Kim Jong-un in an address to South Korea’s parliament. “Do not underestimate us. Do not try us,” he said, while also condemning the “dark fantasy” of life in the North. He addressed Mr Kim saying “the weapons you are acquiring are not making you safer”, and urged other nations to join forces to stop Pyongyang. The US leader is in South Korea as part of a five-nation tour of Asia….

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Donald Trump arrives in S Korea with focus on Pyongyang

US President Donald Trump has landed in South Korea, with the North’s nuclear ambitions high on his agenda. He flew in from Tokyo, after saying on Monday that Japan could shoot down Pyongyang’s missiles with US equipment. Trade will also be a key focus for Mr Trump, who wants fresh terms for the US-South Korea free trade agreement. He will meet President Moon Jae-in, US troops, and local politicians. Mr Trump is currently on a five-nation tour of Asia, his first as president. Prior to his departure for South Korea,…

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US Navy prepares to defend allies amid heightened tensions with North Korea

Off the coast of the Korean Peninsula, U.S. and South Korean Navy ships prepared for an event they hope will never happen: a North Korean land and air attack against their neighbors to the south. The annual bilateral training exercise called Maritime Counter Special Operations Force involved a U.S. aircraft carrier, the USS Ronald Reagan and a U.S. destroyer, the USS Stethem, as well as South Korean ships. ABC News’ Martha Raddatz was aboard the Reagan in the Sea of Japan for the exercise this week, as the Trump administration…

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Nuclear war with North Korea not 'likely': Former CIA director Petraeus

Nuclear war with North Korea is not “likely” despite the heightened rhetoric between President Donald Trump and the regime of Kim Jong Un, said former CIA Director and retired Gen. David Petraeus. “I am concerned, but the question is, ‘How concerned?’ I don’t think [war] is likely, no,” Petraeus told ABC News “This Week” co-anchor Martha Raddatz in an exclusive interview Sunday on “This Week.” Petraeus said the sharper rhetoric by the U.S. toward North Korea should be seen as a “communications strategy” aimed at pushing China to help halt…

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UK TV drama about North Korea hit by cyber-attack

North Korean hackers targeted a British television company making a drama about the country, it has emerged. The series – due to be written by an Oscar-nominated screenwriter – has been shelved. In August 2014, Channel 4 announced what it said would be a new “bold and provocative” drama series. Entitled Opposite Number, the programme’s plot involved a British nuclear scientist taken prisoner in North Korea. The production firm involved – Mammoth Screen – subsequently had its computers attacked. The project has not moved forward – because of a failure…

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Decoding Dress in North Korea

Say “fashion in North Korea” to anyone and you’re liable to get a snort in return and a snarky comment about the hair of Kim Jong-un, the 33-year-old leader. It’s true that most North Koreans are too poor and too hungry to think much about clothing in what may be the most authoritarian, least accessible state on earth. It is a country run by a dictator, the scion of a dynasty that has ruled with complete control since an armistice ended the Korean War in 1953. And it’s easy to…

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