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North Korea's unprecedented missile test draws ire of Trump and Abe - Christian Science Monitor

August 29, 2017 SEOUL, South Korea—In a first, North Korea on Tuesday fired a ballistic missile designed to carry a nuclear payload that flew over Japan and splashed into the northern Pacific Ocean, officials said. The aggressive missile launch ...and more »

(EDITORIAL from Korea Herald on Aug. 31) - Yonhap News

Effective punishment. North Korea fired an intermediate-range ballistic missile over Japan into the Pacific Ocean east of Hokkaido on Tuesday. It flew about 2,700 kilometers and reached a maximum height of 550 kilometers. Unlike recent high-angle ...and more »

Japan seeks funds to boost missile ranges days after North Korea threat - Reuters

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's defense ministry on Thursday sought $160 million in a record budget request to develop swift, longer-range missiles to extend its military punch in East Asia, countering growing Chinese strength and an increasing North Korean ...and more »

US bombers drill over Korea after Pyongyang missile launch - Asia Times

China repeated a call on Thursday for restraint by all parties, as France called on Beijing to do more to get Pyongyang to the negotiating table. By Asia Times and Reuters September 1, 2017 9:59 AM (UTC+8). Share · Tweet · Linkedin; Print; Email; Share ...and more »

Japan remains committed to UK after Brexit, Abe tells May - The Guardian

But Japanese PM and head of carmaker Aston Martin warn 'transparency and predictability' needed during exit process. Peter Walker in Tokyo. @peterwalker99. Thu 31 Aug 2017 03.12 EDT Last modified on Wed 14 Feb 2018 10.33 EST. Share on Facebook · Share ...and more »

US tests nukes, as Trump says talks with N. Korea 'not the answer' - Ynetnews

The US National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) announced earlier in the week that the US Air Force completed two tests of unarmed B61-12 nuclear bombs on August 8 at a test range in Nevada, intended to qualify the weapon for future service ...and more »

5 Takeaways on North Korea's Ballistic Missile Overflight of Japan - The Diplomat

On early Tuesday morning, North Korea launched a ballistic missile that flew over Japan's northern island of Hokkaido and landed in the northern Pacific Ocean. The missile flew to a range of 2,700 kilometers following its launch from a site near Sunan ...and more »

Journalists need to resist the emerging narrative around Trump's generals - Columbia Journalism Review

President Donald Trump and Defense Secretary James Mattis. (Photo credit should read MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images). Every day seems to bring something unprecedented out of Washington, something entirely outside normal political and journalistic life ...and more »

Theresa May secures Japanese pledge on post-Brexit trade deal - The Guardian

Leaders announce in Tokyo that two countries will seek to instantly replace EU trade deal with a copycat deal for UK. Peter Walkerin Tokyo. @peterwalker99. Thu 31 Aug 2017 08.54 EDT Last modified on Wed 14 Feb 2018 10.33 EST. Share on Facebook · Share ...and more »

Diplomacy really can work against North Korea. Here's why. - Washington Post

On Wednesday, after North Korea fired a missile over Japan, President Trump announced that “talking to Pyongyang was not the answer.” Minutes later, his secretary of defense told reporters that “we're never out of diplomatic solutions.” As a ...and more »