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N. Korea Threat Raises Tensions

July 25, 2018
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TOKYO, Oct. 4 — North Korea declared Tuesday that it would conduct a nuclear test to bolster its defenses against the United States, raising tensions in the region and marking the communist government’s first unambiguous pledge to prove it has become a nuclear power. (Washington Post — 26 minutes ago)
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TOKYO, Oct. 2 — Seeking to mend Japan’s deteriorating relations with its neighbors, Japanese officials on Monday said they were moving quickly to arrange summit meetings between freshly inaugurated Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and his counterparts in China and South Korea. (Washington Post — 53 minutes ago)
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A day after North Korea said it will conduct a nuclear test, world powers called for restraint. (CNN — 2 hours ago)
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North Korea faced stern warnings from its neighbors Wednesday against carrying out an unprecedented nuclear test, but insisted that such a move wouldn’t be meant as a provocation. A top South Korean security official said there was no sign a test was imminent. (MSNBC — 6 hours ago)
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North Korea faced stern warnings from its neighbors against carrying out a test but insisted the move wasn’t meant to be a provocation, while a top South Korean security official said there was no sign a test was imminent. Left, protesters in Seoul. (International Herald Tribune — 6 hours ago)
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North Korea’s neighbors rushed on Wednesday to forge a common front following Pyongyang’s threat of a nuclear test, announcing a series of summits over the next week to coordinate policy and soothe frayed relations. (International Herald Tribune — 11 hours ago)
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Japan’s new PM Shinzo Abe will visit China next week, the first summit between the nations’ leaders in five years. (BBC News — 11 hours ago)
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The announcement prompted warnings from Tokyo to Washington that a test would lead to a sharp response. (New York Times — 12 hours ago)
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North Korea triggered global alarm on Tuesday by saying it will conduct a nuclear test, a key step in the manufacture of atomic bombs that it views as a deterrent against any U.S. attack. (MSNBC — 16 hours ago)
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South Korean President Roh Moo-hyun will hold summits with the leaders of Japan and China next week amid a spike in regional tension after North Korea threatened to test a nuclear weapon, Roh’s office said Wednesday. (International Herald Tribune — 16 hours ago)
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Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will hold summits with China on Oct. 8 and South Korea on Oct. 9, his office said Wednesday. (International Herald Tribune — 16 hours ago)
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New Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said Monday that Japan, China and South Korea should develop “forward-looking” relations, amid reports that he is arranging a trip to the two countries to mend ties. (International Herald Tribune — 3 October, 2006)
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