South Korea on heightened alert as isolated North readies for army celebration

U.S. President Donald Trump left and Chinese President Xi Jinping walk together at Mar-a Lago in Palm Beach Fla. Following his meeting with Chinese leader Xi Jinping U.S. President Donald Trump stepped on a

China is seriously concerned about nuclear threats after North Korea said they would test missiles regularly and warned of a pre-emptive nuclear strike against the U.S. in case they suspected an attack.

The United Nations Security Council on Thursday condemned North Korea's latest missile test and demanded Pyongyang not conduct any more nuclear tests in a statement that was delayed as the United States and Russian Federation sparred over its language.

"We have reached the final stage of preparations to test-launch an intercontinental ballistic missile", Kim said, adding that, "Research and development of cutting edge arms equipment is actively progressing".

US Vice President Mike Pence reiterated his country's commitment to the security of Japan yesterday, as North Korea intensified concerns over its weapons programme with a vow to launch missile tests "every week".

U.S. defence officials told CNN News that the tests have been in the pipeline as part of the military's overall ballistic missile defence programme in the wake of North Korean or Iranian threats.

Donald Trump's deputy is in the region to reassure allies fretting over Pyongyang's quickening missile program, and its apparent readiness to carry out another banned nuclear test in its quest to develop an atomic weapon that can hit the United States mainland.

North Korea test-fired what the United States believed was a mid-range missile on Sunday.

A fresh United States warning by Vice President Mike Pence has come with references to USA actions in Syria and Afghanistan and could, therefore, mean that Washington may not shy away from taking a similar action against North Korea.

Lu made the remark after U.S. President Donald Trump was quoted by the Associated Press as urging the leadership of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea to seek a peaceful solution.

Mr Mattis condemned the attempted missile launch as he began a Middle East tour, telling reporters travelling with him to Saudi Arabia: "The leader of North Korea again recklessly tried to provoke something by launching a missile".

Arkansas Suffers More Setbacks To Execution Plan
The judge filed her order Thursday after the state complained to the Arkansas Supreme Court that she was taking too much time. The state filed an amended plan Monday that grants attorneys for the inmates more phone access while on prison grounds.

Nuclear weapons specialist Denny Roy calculated how many casualties may appear as a result of North Korea's nuclear attack on the United States. The resolutions ban the country from conducting nuclear tests and using ballistic missile technology. The strike group was now heading to the Western Pacific "as a prudent measure" following a "curtailed" period of training with Australia, U.S. Pacific Command spokesman Commander Dave Benham said on Wednesday.

Such statements are agreed by consensus.

USA officials said there was a higher-than-usual level of activity by Chinese bombers, signalling a possible heightened state of readiness by Beijing, reclusive North Korea's sole major ally, although the officials played down concerns and left open a range of possible reasons.

The term "reckless" is one the North Koreans have used to describe continuing large-scale US and South Korean military exercises, which the North calls a dress rehearsal for an invasion.

The country's United Nations envoy, Kim In Ryong, said this week that the US had pushed the Korean Peninsula to the "brink of war".

"Now I'm put in a position where he actually has nuclear and we're gonna have to do something about it", Trump said.

US Ambassador Nikki Haley separately stressed that the onus was on North Korea to prevent an escalation.

South Korea's acting President Hwang Kyo-ahn called on the military and security agencies to maintain vigilance.

He pointed to North Korea's "provocative words and actions" and the upcoming army foundation day.

Related News:

  • DR. STRANGE Director Summoning LOCKE & KEY Adaptation

    DR. STRANGE Director Summoning LOCKE & KEY Adaptation

    Joe Hill and Gabriel Rodriguez's creator-owned title Locke & Key has been ordered for a pilot by Hulu, according to Deadline . While the fan-favorite project was passed over, it was eventually screened as a one-off at Comic-Con 2014.
    49ers, Bears & Jets 'most eager' to trade back in top 10

    49ers, Bears & Jets 'most eager' to trade back in top 10

    Cameron Erving, the 2015 first-round pick, failed at center past year but will get the chance to compete for the right tackle job. With the need for a quarterback glaring, the Browns find themselves once again trying to find their franchise signal caller.

    Ontario, Canada brings in foreign housing tax to cool market

    He has said that at least some of the housing measures will be included in the Ontario budget, set to be tabled April 27. It will also introduce a C$125 million ($93 million) five-year program to encourage apartment construction.
  • Horse race bet with William Hill

    How to place a bet To place your wager/bet, all you need is to provide the appropriate information to the ticket writer. Simply you just have to pay £1horse bet and you can easily watch the live horse racing broadcast on your device.
    Olympic hurdles champion banned for whereabouts mix-up

    Olympic hurdles champion banned for whereabouts mix-up

    Athletes are required to be available for one hour each day for testing under global anti-doping regulations. Under World Anti-Doping Agency rules, athletes can not miss three tests in a 12-month period.
    Police Say Facebook Murder Suspect 'Shot And Killed Himself'

    Police Say Facebook Murder Suspect 'Shot And Killed Himself'

    The alert McDonald's drive-thru employee recognized Stephens while taking his order, and immediately dialed 911. A source close to Facebook says it has "thousands" of people reviewing content around the world.
  • Qualcomm: ARM-Powered Windows 10 PCs will be arrive in Q4 2017

    Qualcomm: ARM-Powered Windows 10 PCs will be arrive in Q4 2017

    But at Qualcomm's Q2 results yesterday , the chipmaker's CEO, Steve Mollenkopf, offered a firmer fourth quarter 2017 timeframe. Microsoft and Qualcomm work closely together on smartphones, and the Windows 10 Mobile OS requires Snapdragon chips.
    Barcelona fans, players, coach stay positive after CL exit

    Barcelona fans, players, coach stay positive after CL exit

    If they lose to Real Madrid again on Sunday, it would leave them six points behind their title rivals having played a game more. The three Italian defenders ensured legendary goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon had just one save to make all night at the Nou Camp.
    Browns zeroing in on No. 1 overall pick in NFL draft

    Browns zeroing in on No. 1 overall pick in NFL draft

    Lance Zierlein, NFL.com: The guy is a freak, which leads us to a comparable NFL talent in Jevon "The Freak" Kearse. There is no premier quarterback in this draft, so the Browns can get the next best thing - a premier pass rusher.
  • American Express Company (AXP) Stock Is Charged and Ready to Go

    American Express Company (AXP) Stock Is Charged and Ready to Go

    The purchase was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through this link . Also, insider L Kevin Cox sold 77,006 shares of the company's stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, January 25th.
    Mourinho expects the worst with Ibrahimovic, Rojo injuries

    Mourinho expects the worst with Ibrahimovic, Rojo injuries

    As extra time came, Marcus Rashford slotted past Martinez from a knockdown from Marouane Fellaini . Ibrahimovic was denied from close range, then saw penalty appeals waved away before he fired wide.
    SC questions Centre for making Aadhaar mandatory for PAN cards

    SC questions Centre for making Aadhaar mandatory for PAN cards

    The Supreme Court today questioned the Centre's stand that Aadhar card should be made mandatory to file income tax returns. Is making Aadhaar mandatory only way to stop fraud, Supreme Court asks government.


Most liked

President Aliyev offers condolences to Egyptian president
Al-Sisi has declared a three-month state of emergency for the country, and ordered troops to help police secure public spaces. The Christian community has been a relatively strong supporter of the President since he came to power in 2013.

Liberum Capital Indicates Potential -21.61% Decrease In Shares Of Rio Tinto PLC
PageGroup plc, formerly Michael Page International plc, is engaged in the recruitment consultancy and other ancillary services. The Company's North America segment includes Courseware, Assessments and Services businesses in the United States and Canada.

More Americans Than Ever Support Marijuana Legalization
This sentiment has increased each year we've measured it since 2013, with the turning point to majority support coming in 2014. Experts predict the market could hit $21bn in sales by 2020 - bringing in millions in taxes for state governments, too.

Patriots open season hosting Chiefs on Thursday Night Football
All in all, New England plays nine games in the 1 p.m. slot and five games in primetime, including the season opener. I guess that's a nice way of saying the Falcons could have doomed themselves with a Week 1 loss to the Patriots.

Olympic champion Brianna Rollins banned for a year for anti-doping violations
The United States Anti-Doping Agency ( Usada ) says Rollins failed to properly file her whereabouts information for drug testers. As well as the eight out-of-competition tests, Rollins also passed all eight in-competition drug tests she took previous year .

Australia Plans To Tighten Rules For Citizenship
Budding Australian citizens would have to be competent English-language speakers and have been permanent residents for at least four years.

Barcelona fans, players, coach stay positive after CL exit
If they lose to Real Madrid again on Sunday, it would leave them six points behind their title rivals having played a game more. The three Italian defenders ensured legendary goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon had just one save to make all night at the Nou Camp.

Arkansas Executes Inmate After Court Rulings Clear Obstacles
He was the first to die of eight inmates who had been scheduled for executions over 11 days starting last Tuesday. The company said it had been misled because the state had never said it planned to use the drug in executions.

Wits students protest over accommodation
Among their complaints is the lack of WiFi access, study areas, cleaning services, a computer lab and student bus services. Vehicles within the university were diverted by police onto Yale Road towards to the Jorissen Street exit.

Celtics Expect Thomas to Rejoin Team for Game Three
In Game 2 the margin was less drastic (43-38), but still apparent with the Bulls grabbing five more defensive rebounds. Well, the Bulls are coming home to the United Center for Game 3 on Friday night and Game 4 with a 2-0 series lead.

ISIS Claims Responsibility in Paris Police Shooting Attack
According to French officials, the attacker had already served jail-time in 2000's for attacking police officials with a gun. National Front's Marine Le Pen was once a fringe candidate, but is now considered a front-runner in Sunday's election .

Patriots, Trump Slam NYT Over Tweet of Team Photos
And by " Trump's team", I mean the New England Patriots, whose owner, Robert Kraft , is a longtime Trump friend. Several members of the team will not attend the ceremony because of the man whose hand they would be shaking.

Prosecutors: Man arrested over attack on German soccer team
The blast shattered the bus windows, and Spanish worldwide Marc Bartra, 26, underwent surgery after he was hit by flying glass. The bus of the BVB Borussia Dortmund football team was struck by three explosions.

Cleveland Browns to play Minnesota Vikings in London October 29
The Steelers open the season with five-straight 1 p.m. games against Cleveland, Minnesota, Chicago, Baltimore and Jacksonville. Also, for the second-straight year, and only the second time in team history, the Steelers will play on Christmas Day.

Le Pen loses ground to Macron in French election race
Leading presidential candidates have urged greater counterterrorism measures in a campaign already under a state of emergency. Meanwhile, French Prime Minister Bernard Cazeneuve has shown solidarity with the policeman, who was killed in the shooting.