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South Korea and United States begin drills as North warns of rising tensions

South Korea and United States begin drills as North warns of rising tensions

The messages in Rodong Sinmun , the official government newspaper, come a day before the USA starts the Ulchi Freedom Guardian military exercises with South Korea on Monday. Warning of an "uncontrollable phase of a nuclear war" on the peninsula, it added: "If the USA is lost in a fantasy that war on the peninsula is at somebody else's doorstep far away from them across the Pacific, it is far more mistaken than ever".



U.S. defector to North Korea dies, aged 74

A reduction in USA troops taking part in a joint exercise with South Korean forces this year simply reflects a need for fewer personnel and is not because of tensions with North Korea , Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said on Sunday. North Korea has in the past threatened to attack Japan, a staunch USA ally and host to US military bases. "And had Pyongyang halted testing in 2015, Washington wouldn't be facing the imminent threat of a North Korean ICBM today".


Italy quake of 3.6-magnitude rocks resort island of Ischia

Italy quake of 3.6-magnitude rocks resort island of Ischia

Residents and tourists on the island, which is crowded at the height of the summer season, ran out on to the streets from homes and hospitals. The U.S. He says the Rizzoli hospital has been evacuated, except for patients on respirators. Allocca said the situation was calm and under control. Helicopters are transporting the injured to hospitals in Naples, officials said.



Like Ijaws, Ndigbo, Yorubas knock Buhari's position on Nigeria's unity

The South-West National Committee of Buhari Support Groups (NCBSG) says that it will continue to support President Muhammadu Buhari's government. The 74-year-old, who received treatment for an undisclosed condition in London, appeared thinner than usual as he read slowly from a prepared statement in which he also vowed to redouble the fight against Boko Haram jihadists.


Rescuers expand search for Army helicopter crew in Hawaii

Rescuers expand search for Army helicopter crew in Hawaii

Army officials have listed the status of the missing soldiers as "duty status-whereabouts unknown", signifying that they can not be located but have not been confirmed as deceased. Unauthorized vessels are not allowed to enter the zone without Coast Guard approval. Also pictured, Lt. Scott Carr, of the US Coast Guard's 14th District, left, Capt.


Japan's alert system against North Korea malfunctions

Japan's alert system against North Korea malfunctions

Thousands of troops will take part in 10 days of military simulations, created to prepare American and South Korean forces for conflict with North Korea, amid heightened tensions in the peninsula. The United States has remained technically at war with North Korea since the 1950-53 Korean conflict ended in an armistice rather than a peace treaty.