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U.S., SOUTH KOREA AND JAPAN HELD MISSILE DEFENSE EXERCISE – PENTAGON

The United States, South Korea and Japan held a ballistic missile warning, search and tracking exercise off the coast of Hawaii last week between August 8 and 14, the Pentagon disclosed on Monday.According to the South Korean side, the country will also resume its joint military drills with the U.S. from August 22 to September… Continue reading U.S., SOUTH KOREA AND JAPAN HELD MISSILE DEFENSE EXERCISE – PENTAGON

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DEATH TOLL CAUSED BY HEAVY RAIN IN S. KOREA RISES TO 12 PEOPLE WITH 7 MISSING

Deaths from this week's heavy rain in South Korea have risen to 12, and seven have gone missing, officials said Thursday.Seven of the dead were in Seoul, three were in the surrounding Gyeonggi Province, and two were in the eastern Gangwon Province, according to data from the Central Disaster and Safety Countermeasures Headquarters.The Chinese Embassy… Continue reading DEATH TOLL CAUSED BY HEAVY RAIN IN S. KOREA RISES TO 12 PEOPLE WITH 7 MISSING

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U.S NAVY CHALLENGES CHINESE CLAIMS IN SOUTH CHINA SEA FOR SECOND TIME IN A WEEK

A US Navy warship on Saturday challenged Chinese claims to disputed islands in the South China Sea, the US 7th Fleet said in a statement – the second operation of its kind this week.The guided-missile destroyer USS Benfold sailed near the Spratly Islands – known as the Nansha Islands in China – in the southeastern… Continue reading U.S NAVY CHALLENGES CHINESE CLAIMS IN SOUTH CHINA SEA FOR SECOND TIME IN A WEEK

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U.S. STATE DEPARTMENT APPROVES POTENTIAL ARMS SALES WORTH $1.5B

The U.S. State Department has approved the potential sale of HIMARS rocket systems to Estonia, missiles to Norway and torpedoes to South Korea in separate deals that could be worth more than $1.5 billion, the Pentagon said on Friday.The sales comes as European countries increase arms purchases after Russia invaded Ukraine, heightening security fears across… Continue reading U.S. STATE DEPARTMENT APPROVES POTENTIAL ARMS SALES WORTH $1.5B

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NORTH KOREA SAYS U.S IS SETTING UP ASIAN NATO, VOWS STRONGER DEFENCE

North Korea has accused the United States of setting up a military alliance like NATO in Asia, saying the unwavering U.S. aim to oust North Korea's government compelled it to develop stronger defences.The North Korean criticism comes amid concern it could be preparing its first nuclear test in five years and after a recent agreement… Continue reading NORTH KOREA SAYS U.S IS SETTING UP ASIAN NATO, VOWS STRONGER DEFENCE