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North Korea says U.S. threats make war unavoidable, China urges calm

(Worthy News) – Two U.S. B-1B heavy bombers joined large-scale combat drills over South Korea on Thursday amid warnings from North Korea that the exercises and U.S. threats have made the outbreak of war “an established fact.” The annual U.S.-South Korean “Vigilant Ace” exercises feature 230 aircraft, including some of the most advanced U.S. stealth…

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China confirms test of powerful DF-41 intercontinental ballistic missile

(Worthy News) – China’s People’s Liberation Army has confirmed the latest flight test of the newest and most powerful intercontinental ballistic missile known as the DF-41. “It is a normal practice for China to develop missiles as scheduled, and it is not against any specific country, region or target,” Senior Col. Wu Qian, a Chinese…

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US sanctions 13 Chinese and North Korean organizations

(Worthy News) – The United States on Tuesday imposed sanctions against 13 Chinese and North Korean organizations Washington accused of helping evade nuclear restrictions against Pyongyang and supporting the country through trade of commodities like coal. The U.S. Treasury announced the action one day after President Donald Trump put North Korea back on a list…

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Russia Admits Mysterious Radioactive Cloud Is From Nuclear Plant Pollution

(Worthy News) – A mysterious radioactive cloud hovering above Europe came from Russian nuclear plant pollution, the nation admitted Monday, according to the South China Morning Post. Russia’s meteorological service confirmed there were “extremely high” concentrations of radioactive isotopes in the air in September. The cloud was first discovered over Italy in early October. Authorities…

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US carriers in rare Pacific op amid North Korea tensions

(Worthy News) – Three US aircraft carriers will stage joint drills in the western Pacific for the first time in a decade, the US Navy said Thursday (Nov 9), as tensions in the region over North Korea reach fever pitch. The USS Ronald Reagan, USS Nimitz and USS Theodore Roosevelt will conduct “coordinated operations in…

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White House: North Korea could be listed as terrorism sponsor

(Worthy News) – US President Donald Trump’s national security adviser says North Korea could be returned to the list of countries the US believes sponsor terrorism, as part of Trump’s strategy to counter the North’s growing nuclear threat. “You’ll hear more about that soon, I think,” the adviser, H.R. McMaster, said at a briefing on…

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