North Korea’s Kim agrees to ‘dismantle’ key missile test sites

North Korea has agreed to “permanently” shut one of its main missile facilities in the presence of foreign experts, South Korea’s President Moon Jae-in announced at a joint press conference with Kim Jong-un on Wednesday. The leaders of the two Koreas, who held summit talks in Pyongyang, said they agreed to turn the Korean Peninsula…

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Hawaii Governor Gains Ground in Primary After False Missile Alert Fallout

Re-election prospects looked bleak for first-term Hawaii Gov. David Ige after he fumbled the response to a false ballistic missile alert earlier this year. A poll taken in March showed the soft-spoken, 61-year-old Democrat trailing a well-funded challenger from his own party by 20 points, making him one of the more vulnerable incumbent governors in…

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North Korea Expands Facilities at Missile Site

SEOUL—North Korea has constructed two new buildings at a missile facility in the northern suburbs of Pyongyang and appears to be actively continuing production there, according to an analysis of newly available commercial satellite imagery, the latest sign of continued progress in the country’s nuclear and missile program. The satellite imagery, which was captured on…

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Investigators: Russian missile brought down MH17 over Ukraine

An international criminal investigating body has concluded that a Russian missile brought down the Malaysian Airlines flight MH17 in eastern Ukraine in 2014. In a report released on Thursday, investigators said they have “convincing evidence” to support their report, but no one has been named as the culprit of the case. Hundreds perish as Malaysian…

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North Korea says it will freeze nuke and missile tests

The State Department dropped almost all uses of the term “occupation” from its latest annual report on the human rights situation in Israel and the Palestinian Authority. Between the lines: This is a significant change, because the public language used by the State Department usually communicates a policy. The U.N., the E.U., Russia, China and…

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North Korea ‘to suspend’ nuclear and missile tests

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has announced that his country will suspend nuclear and missile tests immediately, according to state media. The announcement on Saturday came amid increasingly decreasing tensions on the Korean peninsula ahead of a landmark summit between the North and the South next week. The official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) said…

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Kim Jong Un Says No Need for More Nuclear or Missile Tests

North Korea has achieved its goal of developing a nuclear arsenal and is suspending further tests of atomic weapons or intercontinental ballistic missiles, its state-run media reported, citing leader Kim Jong Un. Kim said the nuclear test site in North Korea’s north will be closed, according to the Korean Central News Agency. Punggye-ri, built in…

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Trump tells Russia to ‘get ready’ for Syria missile strikes

US President Donald Trump told Russia in an early morning tweet to prepare for “nice and new and ‘smart!'” missile attacks in Syria after an alleged gas attack on the last rebel stronghold in the country. The tweet came after the Russian ambassador to Lebanon said in an interview on Tuesday with Hezbollah-owned al-Manar TV that “if there…

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