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US bombers stage North Korea show of force

US bombers have flown close to North Korea’s east coast in a show of force, the Pentagon says. The move is to demonstrate that President Donald Trump has a “range of military options to defeat any threat”, spokeswoman Dana White said. The US and North Korea have ramped up their rhetoric recently. At the UN on Tuesday, Mr Trump said that he would “totally destroy” North Korea if the US was forced to defend itself or its allies. “This is the farthest north of the Demilitarized Zone [DMZ] any US…

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North Korea: Tremor detected near weapons' test site

A magnitude-3.4 earthquake has been detected in North Korea. The earthquake occurred about 50km from a nuclear test site, monitors say. Previous quakes have occurred during weapons’ tests. Chinese seismologists said it was a “suspected explosion”. But South Korea says that it could be a natural quake not caused by a nuclear test. North Korea carried out a massive nuclear test on 3 September which has been widely condemned at the UN. Decoding Kim’s nuclear Pacific threat North Korea: Does this mean war? The size of Saturday’s tremor is smaller…

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North Korea: Trump signs new order to widen sanctions

US President Donald Trump has signed a new order that boosts sanctions against North Korea over its nuclear weapons programme. The US treasury has been authorised to target firms and financial institutions conducting business with the North. The president also said China’s Central Bank had instructed other Chinese banks to stop doing business with Pyongyang. It comes less than two weeks after the UN approved new sanctions against the country over its latest nuclear test. Tensions have risen in recent weeks over the North’s continued nuclear and ballistic missile tests,…

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News: World Travel Awards Caribbean and North America winners unveiled

The Caribbean and North America winners of the World Travel Awards 2017 have been unveiled. Las Vegas, Nevada, leads the winners having been voted North America’s Leading Destination and North America’s Leading Meetings & Conference Destination with the famous Las Vegas strip taking the title, North America’s Leading Tourist Attraction. Also among the winners was The Palms Turks & Caicos – hailed Turks & Caicos’ Leading Hotel and the Caribbean’s Leading All Suite Hotel. Staying in the Turks & Caicos Islands, The Shore Club Turks & Caicos was recognised as…

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North Korea will reach its nuclear force goal – Kim Jong-un

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has vowed to reach the country’s nuclear goals, according to state media. This was being done despite international sanctions against it, the KCNA news agency quoted him as saying. His comments come after North Korea fired its latest missile over Japan – in what is being described as the country’s furthest-reaching test. The move split world powers who united behind new UN sanctions against North Korea just days ago. “We should clearly show the big power chauvinists how our state attain the goal of completing…

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North Korea missile test splits world powers

The latest missile test by North Korea, one of its furthest-reaching yet, has split world powers who united behind new UN sanctions just days ago. The US said the burden of responding to the North should fall on China, its main ally, and Russia, which also has ties to the communist state. But China suggested the US was shirking its own responsibility, while Russia condemned “aggressive” US rhetoric. The missile fired over Japan was in range of the US territory of Guam. Reaching an altitude of about 770km (478 miles),…

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North Korea 'fires missile from Pyongyang'

North Korea has fired a missile eastwards from its capital, Pyongyang, towards Japan, the South Korean and Japanese governments say. The missile is likely to have reached an altitude of about 770km (478 miles) and travelled some 3,700km, South Korea’s military said. South Korea and the US are analysing the details of the launch, it added. Last month, North Korea fired a missile over Japan in what Tokyo called an “unprecedented threat”to the country. The missile launch comes just days after new sanctions were imposed on North Korea by the…

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