North Korea is ‘greatest immediate threat’ to U.S.: McMaster
03 December 2017 | 7:03 am
White House National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster said on Saturday that North Korea's nuclear efforts were the 'greatest immediate threat' to the United States and added that Americans should not feel afraid to attend the Winter Olympics in South Korea.
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A US national is in North Korean custody after crossing the border from South Korea. Unnamed US officials have said the man is an absconded US soldier who had joined a border village tour before making the crossing.
Facing disciplinary measures in the US, Private Travis King has escaped punishment by crossing the DMZ. Will he follow in the footsteps of other Americans who made North Korea their home?
Travis King had sprinted into North Korea while on a civilian tour on the border between the two Koreas. North Korea has been silent about King's status.
The bloodshed between North and South Korea ended in a 1953 armistice, but both sides agree there is little immediate chance of permanent reconciliation.
Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu and Chinese Communist Party politburo member Li Hongzhong attended a military parade marking 70 years since the armistice halting the Korean War.
Organizers of the 25th World Scout Jamboree are under fire for poor preparations that saw hundreds of teens taken ill, while recriminations begin over allegations of inappropriate spending in the run-up to the camp.
Kim Jong Un's call to mass produce missiles comes shortly before South Korea and the US start annual military drills.
It's the first time that Pyongyang has commented on the case after US soldier Travis King dashed into North Korea on July 18. Media reports suggest the soldier was unhappy with an "unequal American society."
The UN rights chief said Pyongyang was using resources for its nuclear program even as people failed to access basic necessities. This was the first meeting on North Korea by the UN Security Council in six years.
South Korean authorities linked a hacking attempt to a North Korean group known as Kimsuky, but added that no classified military information was compromised.
Beijing green-lighted the resumption of North Korea's Air Koryo flights between the two countries. The move comes as they both ease travel restrictions after strict COVID measures.
Pyongyang said the second attempt to launch a spy satellite failed at the third stage of the flight of the rocket but would try again in October. South Korea, Japan and the US have all reacted.
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