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Tensions in Korean Peninsula: US moves THAAD to South Korea site

Tensions in Korean Peninsula: US moves THAAD to South Korea site

At the Senate Armed Services Committee hearing Tuesday, U.S. lawmakers probed experts on the potential consequences of a pre-emptive U.S. military strike on North Korea. He has vowed to prevent North Korea from being able to hit the United States with a nuclear missile. The impoverished, isolated state says it needs nuclear weapons to defend itself against the threat of invasion, and has issued blood-curdling promises of retaliation in the event of an atomic strike against it.



U.S. moves its THAAD anti-missile to South Korean site, sparking protests

Pyongyang remains defiant, including of China, warning that if it helped the U.S., the results would be "catastrophic". But with North Korea on a path to long-range nuclear missile capability, the window is closing on stopping that program, said Rodger Baker, vice-president of strategic analysis at Stratfor.


Pelosi cites 'progress' made on Obamacare funding dispute

Pelosi cites 'progress' made on Obamacare funding dispute

Mark Meadows, R-N.C., that caucus' leader, and Rep. Tom MacArthur, R-N.J., a leader of the moderate House Tuesday Group, with the backing of Vice President Mike Pence, Republicans say. But not long afterward, Mulvaney informed Pelosi that "absent Congressional action, the administration would cease making [cost sharing] payments", an anonymous source informed the Washington Post's Greg Sargent .


All eyes on the korean peninsula

All eyes on the korean peninsula

Landers/U.S. Navy via AP). He dismissed North Korea's threats to sink the aircraft carrier and its strike group, saying "if it flies, it will die". SEOUL , South Korea (AP) - Amid alarm over North Korea's expanding nuclear weapons and missile arsenal, Washington and Seoul are speeding ahead with the installment of an advanced USA anti-missile system in South Korea to cope with the growing threats.


Government Shutdown 2017: What's the likelihood Congress passes a budget plan?

Government Shutdown 2017: What's the likelihood Congress passes a budget plan?

Thad Cochran, the chairman of the Senate Appropriations Committee, said in a statement. What is not clear, however, is whether the Trump administration will continue with the lawsuit. Insurers are also desperate to get some clarity on the issue and make sure the administration continues making the payments. But, Republicans argue that the payments are part of mandatory spending and therefore shouldn't be part of the negotiations.


N.Korean defectors: 'President Trump, please save us'

N.Korean defectors: 'President Trump, please save us'

The Nimitz-class aircraft carrier was rerouted toward North Korea earlier this month, after initial confusion over its strike group's deployment - including a statement by President Trump that he was sending "an armada" to the Korean Peninsula.