News Worms
News Worms

US Bombers Hold Live-Fire Drills Near North Korea

US Bombers Hold Live-Fire Drills Near North Korea

Worldwide divisions on how to contain the North Korean threat continued to sharpen, meanwhile, as Russian Federation blocked a U.N. Security Council statement calling for fresh sanctions and China appealed for a scaling down of rhetoric.

Concern about North Korea's military capabilities comes as the authoritarian government, headed by Kim Jong Un, tested intercontinental ballistic missiles off their coast Tuesday.

"It's a shame they're behaving this way - they're behaving in a very, very unsafe manner and something will have to be done about it", Trump said while addressing a news conference on Thursday with Polish President Andrzej Duda. "It's one that requires calculated increases in pressure, allow the regime to respond to that pressure, and it takes a little time to let these things happen".

Trump has this week expressed frustration that North Korea's neighbour China has not put more pressure on Pyongyang, notably through trade, to try to rein in its weapons programme.

US President Donald Trump walks next to First Lady Melania Trump to give a public speech at Krasinski Square, in Warsaw July 6, 2017. Some US experts say the missile appeared to have the range to hit Alaska, Hawaii and parts of the US Pacific Northwest.

U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said on Thursday that the launch of an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) by the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) does not bring the United States and the DPRK "closer to war".

Mattis said the United States is still analyzing the launch to determine what advances North Korea was able to achieve. Diplomats said on Friday that negotiations on the statement had stalled.

Donald Trump also made allegations against China, as he tweeted on Wednesday morning: "Trade between China and North Korea grew nearly 40% in the first quarter". "There is a difference in terms of view around tactics and peace and so we will continue to work with them to see if we can not persuade them as to the urgency that we see".

In Hamburg, Trump, as per a report flushed out by Star Tribune, called North Korea a country of "problem and menace".

The president was flanked in the meeting room by about a dozen top administration officials including Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and adviser Jared Kushner.

The leaders called on the worldwide community to "swiftly and fully implement all UNSC resolutions and to take measures to reduce economic relations with the DPRK", said the statement said. "We will use them, if we must, but we prefer not to have to go in that direction".

Beijing and Moscow on Tuesday proposed a plan to ease tensions, suggesting Pyongyang suspend missile tests with the USA and South Korea ceasing large scale military exercises. Today, US President Donald Trump told Xi Jinping that something must be done about North Korea, reported news agency ANI. "We are trying to get more information, following the developments of the situation and making the assessment", Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Geng Shuang said on Wednesday during a press briefing.

The United States is working with allies to influence North Korea.


editors' picks

July 09, 2017
Heat and humidity Saturday with possible storms
The chance for flooding is still minor, but we're taking into consideration that many waterways are at or close to their peaks. Widespread severe weather is not expected, but a few storms could bring some gusty winds with their heavy rain and lightning.

July 09, 2017
New York Knicks sign Tim Hardaway Jr
He developed in Atlanta, where he averaged 14.5 points and 2.3 assists per game a year ago and shot 45.5 percent from the field. The New York Knicks are betting $71 million on Tim Hardaway Jr . continuing his development into a star-caliber scoring threat.

July 08, 2017
Tesla to Install World's Largest Battery in South Australia
It will back up the 315 megawatt Hornsdale Wind Farm , charging during low energy usage and providing electricity for peak hours. Header: Elon Musk , innovator and visionary, is one of the richest men in America, with an estimated worth of $10 billion.

July 08, 2017
Wimbledon 2017: Novak Djokovic dismisses John McEnroe comments
As for whether the comments from McEnroe were justified, Djokovic said: "He has his right to say the things he wants to say". He added: 'I'm not going to go into details of the conversation. "I [didn't] have my best day on court", Del Potro admitted.

July 08, 2017
Voice of the Reader: Get rid of nuclear weapons
Once 50 states have completed that process the treaty becomes worldwide law. The treaty was signed at the United Nations on Friday, July 7.

July 08, 2017
Former Kansas Jayhawk Traded to the Boston Celtics
According to an ESPN report, the Boston Celtics are finalizing a trade to send guard Avery Bradley to the Detroit Pistons . Also, it allows President Stan Van Gundy to experiment with younger talent, like Stanley Johnson and Luke Kennard .

July 08, 2017
Mayweather, McGregor World Tour Dates Announced
Judah got close in 2006, when he made him touch the canvas with his glove, though the judge ruled it a slip. On top of that, videos of McGregor training haven't been the most impressive.

July 08, 2017
Trump omits demand that Mexico fund wall in Pena Nieto meeting
Trump met his Mexican counterpart for the first time today as the G20 Summit gets underway in Hamburg, Germany. Peña Nieto agreed, saying the meeting would "continue a flowing dialogue" between the two countries.

July 08, 2017
Armed Man Arrested Trying to Meet Ivanka at Trump Tower
No members of the Trump family were in the building, as the USA president and his daughter are in Germany for the G20 summit. Benitez would not have been able to meet Trump had he gotten through security, since she is in Europe.

July 08, 2017
Explosives scare caused evacuation at Hanscom AFB
The truck has since been cleared, but some items that were removed will be taken to a special facility for testing. The Massachusetts State Police bomb squad is investigating, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation is aiding.