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Kim Jong Un briefed on possible Guam attacks

Kim Jong Un briefed on possible Guam attacks

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Kim Jong Un was briefed today by a North Korean general on the country's plan to launch missiles toward Guam, according to South Korea's largest news agency. "Dear Supreme Leader has spent a long time to review the plan to attack Guam by surrounding it and conferred with the leaders present," reads a translated statement by Yonhap, attributed to KCNA, the state news agency of North Korea, of the meeting Kim had with General Kim Rak Gyom. "Dear Supreme Leader has spent a long time to review the plan to attack Guam by surrounding it and conferred with the leaders present," the statement added. The war planning came during the leader's visit on Monday to the the headquarters of Strategy Division of the North Korea's People's Army. While there, Kim warned soldiers there to stand ready to st...
Car crashes into French pizzeria, kills 13-year-old

Car crashes into French pizzeria, kills 13-year-old

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Aug. 14 (UPI) -- A vehicle crashed into a pizzeria in northern France, killing an 13-year-old girl and injuring at least 12 others, federal police said Monday.French news outlet BFMTV reported the BMW rammed into the restaurant in the town of Sept-Sorts in the Seine-et-Marne region. The interior ministry said the act was deliberate, though officials aren't treating it as a terror attack.Police arrested the driver, who the ministry described as 32 years old and French.French national police, the Gendarmerie Nationale, posted on Twitter that it was investigating."Do not interfere with rescue operations," the post said. "Respect security permitters."Early local reports on the incident said the young girl who died was 8 years old. Her age was later revised to 13.The interior ministry told the ...
Tillerson, Mattis say 'no' to regime change on North Korea

Tillerson, Mattis say 'no' to regime change on North Korea

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Aug. 14 (UPI) -- Top U.S. officials confirmed their united front on North Korea: denuclearization through a new policy of "strategic accountability," and not regime change, is what they seek from Pyongyang in a time of heightened tensions.In a jointly written opinion piece in the Wall Street Journal, U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and U.S. Defense Secretary James Mattis stated the United States does not seek to "inflict harm" on the "long-suffering North Korean people.""We are replacing the failed policy of 'strategic patience'...with a new policy of strategic accountability," the two officials wrote.Tillerson and Mattis called for a "peaceful pressure campaign" that would be conducted with the aim of denuclearization, and without toppling the regime.But the two U.S. secretaries als...
White House: Trump condemns supremacists

White House: Trump condemns supremacists

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Donald Trump's condemnation of violence and hate includes "white supremacists", the White House has said.The President was criticised in the wake of deadly violence at a far-right rally for blaming "many sides" for the unrest in Charlottesville, Virginia, and not explicitly condemning the white extremist groups.The rally was held to condemn a decision by the city to remove a statue of General Robert E Lee, a Confederate commander during the Civil War.It was met by counter-protesters and events quickly turned ugly, with mass brawls breaking out between them and anti-fascists.The violence left one person dead and dozens more injured.Video:Scaramucci criticises Trump's Virginia response:: Charlottesville suspect's mum thought he was at Trump eventDemocrats and Republicans said the President s...
South Korea defense ministry: THAAD won't hurt environment

South Korea defense ministry: THAAD won't hurt environment

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Aug. 12 (UPI) -- The Ministry of Defense said Saturday the advanced U.S. missile defense system deployed in a southern town won't cause any adverse effects to the local environment.Earlier in the day, the defense and environment ministries conducted their joint environmental survey of electromagnetic radiation and noise from the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense system in Seongju, southeast of Seoul.Two rocket launchers and a powerful X-band radar are operational at the new U.S. Forces Korea base, formerly a private golf course.The defense ministry said the radiation level at a spot 100 meters from the radar was measured at 0.01659 watt per square meter on average during a six-minute test. From 500 meters away, it was 0.004136 W/㎡. At 700 meters from the radar, the radiation level was 0.