North Korea claims that 4.7 million of its citizens have volunteered to join or re-enlist in the military since leader Kim Jong Un threatened to “tame” President Trump “with fire” last week, North Korean state media reported. Millions of young men and 1.22 million women said they wanted sign up to counter the U.S. since Friday, the Rodong Sinmun newspaper reported. Pyongyang has previously claimed that North Koreans have volunteered to join the military as part of propaganda campaigns to boost solidarity, according to South Korean news agency Yonhap. China, Pyongyang’s most important ally, on Thursday ordered North Korean companies in the country and joint ventures with Chinese firms to close

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North Korea claims that 4.7 million of its citizens have volunteered to join or re-enlist in the military since leader Kim Jong Un threatened to “tame” President Trump “with fire” last week, North Korean state media reported. Millions of young men and 1.22 million women said they wanted sign up to counter the U.S. since Friday, the Rodong Sinmun newspaper reported. Pyongyang has previously claimed that North Koreans have volunteered to join the military as part of propaganda campaigns to boost solidarity, according to South Korean news agency Yonhap. China, Pyongyang’s most important ally, on Thursday ordered North Korean companies in the country and joint ventures with Chinese firms to close

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Defense officials at the highest levels of South Korea’s government told Yonhap News on Wednesday that the US would deploy “strategic assets” to the peninsula amid tensions with North Korea. “The US has pledged to expand the rotational deployment of its strategic assets near the Korean Peninsula,” Chung Eui-young, the chief of the National Security Office said according to Yonhap. While “strategic assets” can refer to nuclear weapons, it can also mean nuclear-powered submarines, aircraft carriers, or stealth aircraft. Chung said the deployment could happen as early as the end of 2017. Another South Korean publication, Chosun, reported on Tuesday that a government source said the US may send an aircraft carrier, B-2 stealth bombers, and the world’s stealthiest

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Defense officials at the highest levels of South Korea’s government told Yonhap News on Wednesday that the US would deploy “strategic assets” to the peninsula amid tensions with North Korea. “The US has pledged to expand the rotational deployment of its strategic assets near the Korean Peninsula,” Chung Eui-young, the chief of the National Security Office said according to Yonhap. While “strategic assets” can refer to nuclear weapons, it can also mean nuclear-powered submarines, aircraft carriers, or stealth aircraft. Chung said the deployment could happen as early as the end of 2017. Another South Korean publication, Chosun, reported on Tuesday that a government source said the US may send an aircraft carrier, B-2 stealth bombers, and the world’s stealthiest

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American student Otto Warmbier, who was detained and imprisoned in North Korea for 17 months, died from lack of oxygen and blood to the brain, a coroner said on Wednesday. “We don’t know what happened to him and that’s the bottom line,” Hamilton County Coroner Dr. Lakshmi Sammarco said at a news conference on Wednesday, Reuters reported. There was not enough evidence to conclude that Warmbier was tortured, she pointed out, unless those responsible come forward and say exactly what took place. WATCH: Coroner discusses exam of Otto Warmbier, who died after being sent home from North Korean prison. Read more: https://t.co/3Dq1LqhvyV pic.twitter.com/q9T9gXEOvN — NBC News (@NBCNews) September 28, 2017 “We don’t

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American student Otto Warmbier, who was detained and imprisoned in North Korea for 17 months, died from lack of oxygen and blood to the brain, a coroner said on Wednesday. “We don’t know what happened to him and that’s the bottom line,” Hamilton County Coroner Dr. Lakshmi Sammarco said at a news conference on Wednesday, Reuters reported. There was not enough evidence to conclude that Warmbier was tortured, she pointed out, unless those responsible come forward and say exactly what took place. WATCH: Coroner discusses exam of Otto Warmbier, who died after being sent home from North Korean prison. Read more: https://t.co/3Dq1LqhvyV pic.twitter.com/q9T9gXEOvN — NBC News (@NBCNews) September 28, 2017 “We don’t

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The parents of Otto Warmbier spoke out for the first time Tuesday since their son’s death, called North Korea “terrorists” as they described their son’s condition when they first saw him after his captivity. Warmbier was sentenced to 15 years in a North Korean prison in March 2016 for attempting to steal a propaganda poster from his hotel. He was released in June while in a coma and died shortly after. Doctors at the University of Cincinnati Medical Center saidWarmbier had sustained a severe neurological injury, saying it that it likely happened shortly after his sentencing and before April 2016. “We thought he was in a coma but you couldn’t call it

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The parents of Otto Warmbier spoke out for the first time Tuesday since their son’s death, called North Korea “terrorists” as they described their son’s condition when they first saw him after his captivity. Warmbier was sentenced to 15 years in a North Korean prison in March 2016 for attempting to steal a propaganda poster from his hotel. He was released in June while in a coma and died shortly after. Doctors at the University of Cincinnati Medical Center saidWarmbier had sustained a severe neurological injury, saying it that it likely happened shortly after his sentencing and before April 2016. “We thought he was in a coma but you couldn’t call it

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If the United States were to enter a war with North Korea, South Koreans would die at the clip of 20,000 a day, according to one retired Air Force brigadier general. “Too many Americans have the view that it would be like the invasion of Iraq or Afghanistan, or like combat operations in Libya or Syria, but it wouldn’t remotely resemble that,” Rob Givens said, the Los Angeles Times reported. Givens was stationed on the Korean Peninsula for four years. The Pentagon estimated the death count in South Korea to be 20,000 daily in a war situation, Givens said. (Twitter) “There is only one way that this war ends,” Givens said.

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If the United States were to enter a war with North Korea, South Koreans would die at the clip of 20,000 a day, according to one retired Air Force brigadier general. “Too many Americans have the view that it would be like the invasion of Iraq or Afghanistan, or like combat operations in Libya or Syria, but it wouldn’t remotely resemble that,” Rob Givens said, the Los Angeles Times reported. Givens was stationed on the Korean Peninsula for four years. The Pentagon estimated the death count in South Korea to be 20,000 daily in a war situation, Givens said. (Twitter) “There is only one way that this war ends,” Givens said.

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North Korea on Monday said it interpreted a tweet from President Donald Trump as a declaration of war and threatened to shoot down US B-1B Lancer strategic bombers even if they weren’t flying in its airspace — but such an attack is easier said than done. The US frequently responds to North Korea’s provocative missile and nuclear tests by flying its B-1B Lancer — a long-range, high-altitude, supersonic bomber — near North Korea. Fighter jets from South Korea and Japan often accompany the bomber, and sometimes they drop dummy bombs on a practice range near North Korea’s border. The move infuriates North Korea, which lacks the air power to make a

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North Korea on Monday said it interpreted a tweet from President Donald Trump as a declaration of war and threatened to shoot down US B-1B Lancer strategic bombers even if they weren’t flying in its airspace — but such an attack is easier said than done. The US frequently responds to North Korea’s provocative missile and nuclear tests by flying its B-1B Lancer — a long-range, high-altitude, supersonic bomber — near North Korea. Fighter jets from South Korea and Japan often accompany the bomber, and sometimes they drop dummy bombs on a practice range near North Korea’s border. The move infuriates North Korea, which lacks the air power to make a

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The White House on Sunday released a new travel ban that targets people from North Korea, Iran, Libya, Syria, Yemen, Somalia and Chad; people from those countries would not be allowed to enter the U.S. Also, people from Iraq and some people from Venezuela will face a tougher time if they want to enter the country, per the latest travel ban. These are proposed as permanent restrictions on travel, as opposed to President Trump’s initial 90-day temporary ban that he introduced in March, which temporarily banned travel to the U.S. for people from six terror haven countries. (Twitter) The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday dropped its scheduled October hearing of President Donald Trump’s previous proposed travel ban and

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The White House on Sunday released a new travel ban that targets people from North Korea, Iran, Libya, Syria, Yemen, Somalia and Chad; people from those countries would not be allowed to enter the U.S. Also, people from Iraq and some people from Venezuela will face a tougher time if they want to enter the country, per the latest travel ban. These are proposed as permanent restrictions on travel, as opposed to President Trump’s initial 90-day temporary ban that he introduced in March, which temporarily banned travel to the U.S. for people from six terror haven countries. (Twitter) The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday dropped its scheduled October hearing of President Donald Trump’s previous proposed travel ban and

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This is a breaking news story. Please check back for updates. The White House said on Monday that the U.S. did not declare war on North Korea, as the country’s foreign minister has claimed this week. (Twitter) On Monday morning, in response to President Donald Trump’s tweet over the weekend that North Korea “won’t be around much longer” if it keeps threatening the United States, North Korea’s foreign minister said Trump has “declared war,” and that North Korea would shoot down U.S. bombers if it has to. “The whole world should clearly remember it was the U.S. who first declared war on our country,” Foreign Minister Ri Yong Ho told reporters on Monday in

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This is a breaking news story. Please check back for updates. The White House said on Monday that the U.S. did not declare war on North Korea, as the country’s foreign minister has claimed this week. (Twitter) On Monday morning, in response to President Donald Trump’s tweet over the weekend that North Korea “won’t be around much longer” if it keeps threatening the United States, North Korea’s foreign minister said Trump has “declared war,” and that North Korea would shoot down U.S. bombers if it has to. “The whole world should clearly remember it was the U.S. who first declared war on our country,” Foreign Minister Ri Yong Ho told reporters on Monday in

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North Korean state media released propaganda videos and photos of a United States aircraft carrier and warplanes being blown up. The footage was seen on the DPRK Today website on Sunday, just hours after the U.S. military on Saturday sent Air Force B-1B Lancer bombers and F-15C Eagle fighter jets to fly over waters east of North Korea in a show-of-force against the country. The 90-second video begins with images mocking President Donald Trump while he is speaking at Joint Base Andrews for the 70th anniversary of the U.S. Air Force, and a missile destroying the USS Carl Vinson, Yonhap News Agency reported. The propaganda video portrayed President Trump as a “mad man,” Yonhap reported.

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North Korean state media released propaganda videos and photos of a United States aircraft carrier and warplanes being blown up. The footage was seen on the DPRK Today website on Sunday, just hours after the U.S. military on Saturday sent Air Force B-1B Lancer bombers and F-15C Eagle fighter jets to fly over waters east of North Korea in a show-of-force against the country. The 90-second video begins with images mocking President Donald Trump while he is speaking at Joint Base Andrews for the 70th anniversary of the U.S. Air Force, and a missile destroying the USS Carl Vinson, Yonhap News Agency reported. The propaganda video portrayed President Trump as a “mad man,” Yonhap reported.

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In response to President Donald Trump’s tweet over the weekend that North Korea “won’t be around much longer” if it keeps threatening the United States, North Korea’s foreign minister has said Trump has “declared war,” and that North Korea would shoot down U.S. bombers if it has to. (Twitter) “The whole world should clearly remember it was the U.S. who first declared war on our country,” Foreign Minister Ri Yong Ho told reporters on Monday in New York, according to various reports. (Twitter) “Since the United States declared war on our country, we will have every right to make countermeasures, including the right to shoot down United States strategic bombers even when they

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In response to President Donald Trump’s tweet over the weekend that North Korea “won’t be around much longer” if it keeps threatening the United States, North Korea’s foreign minister has said Trump has “declared war,” and that North Korea would shoot down U.S. bombers if it has to. (Twitter) “The whole world should clearly remember it was the U.S. who first declared war on our country,” Foreign Minister Ri Yong Ho told reporters on Monday in New York, according to various reports. (Twitter) “Since the United States declared war on our country, we will have every right to make countermeasures, including the right to shoot down United States strategic bombers even when they

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