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North Korea's missile tests

(CNN)2017 has been a year of rapid progress for North Korea’s missile program. The country has fired 21 missiles during 14 tests since February, further perfecting its technology with each launch. 19 more words

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US preparing for North Korea's 'final step'

Washington (CNN)CIA Director Mike Pompeo said the United States has to act as if North Korea is on the verge of being able to strike it with a missile and act accordingly — and that President Donald Trump is ready to do so. 10 more words

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US company agrees to restart MH370 search in 'no find, no fee' deal

(CNN)A US marine exploration company has agreed to restart the search for missing Malaysia Airlines flight 370, according to the Australian transport minister.

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Australia receives 'unprecedented' letter from North Korea

(CNN)In an open letter addressed to parliaments in a number of countries, North Korea has declared itself a “full-fledged nuclear power” and accuses US President Donald Trump of “trying to drive the world into a horrible nuclear disaster. 10 more words

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Dark horses, sure bets: Who could rule China in the next five years (and beyond)

Steven Jiang is CNN’s Beijing senior producer. He has reported from China since 2001. Beijing (CNN)In the world’s most populous nation, seven men sit atop 1.4 billion people. 10 more words

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Snap election gamble looks set to pay off for Japan's Abe

(CNN)If current opinion polls are to be believed, this Sunday voters in Japan will return Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to office with an increased majority, putting the 63-year-old conservative on track to become the longest-serving leader in the country’s post-war history. 10 more words

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Samgyetang: Chicken soups of Korea (yes, South Korea)

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I was sitting at the airport waiting for my flight, when I thought I’d call my credit card company to tell them not to block my card (again) while I’m traveling.¬† 344 more words

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