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North Korea says army must develop to be able to beat U.S.

 North Korean leader Kim Jong Un urged the army to develop to ensure it wins any confrontation with the United States, the reclusive country’s news agency said on Sunday, a day after U.S. President Barack Obama warned the North of its military might. Kim led a meeting of the Central Military Commission and “set forth

Obama reassures Japan, other allies on China as Asia trip begins

 U.S. President Barack Obama has said Washington welcomes China’s rise but that engagement with Beijing would not come at the expense of its Asian allies – as Chinese state media greeted his arrival in the region with a broadside accusing the United States of wanting to “cage” the emerging superpower. The reassuring remarks aimed at

Japan’s Dispatches of Fighter Jets Against China Rise by a Third

 Japan dispatched fighter jets to pursue Chinese aircraft flying close to its airspace 415 times over the past year, up about a third from the previous year, the Ministry of Defense said yesterday in a press release on its website. The increase comes amid a territorial dispute between Asia’s two largest economies over a chain

South Korea says North fired 25 rockets in “provocative” act

North Korea has fired 25 short-range rockets from its east coast into open water, in what appears to be a “provocative” action, a South Korean Ministry of National Defense spokesman said Sunday. “We evaluate it as a firing demonstration in response to the joint drill between South Korea and the U.S. We are currently additionally

US asks UN to act against NKorea for missile tests

 The United States is asking the U.N. Security Council to take action against North Korea for firing two rounds of ballistic missiles in the past week in “clear and calculated violations” of U.N. sanctions. A report by the United States to the council committee monitoring sanctions against North Korea, which was seen by The Associated