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The Latest: Tokyo subway temporarily closed over N. Korea

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The Latest on North Korea test-firing a missile Saturday (all times local):

1:05 p.m.

One of Tokyo’s major subways systems says it shut down all lines for 10 minutes early Saturday after receiving warning of a North Korean missile launch. 1,239 more words

National / World

Seoul: N Korea fails in missile test-fire near its capital

SEOUL, South Korea/April 28, 2017 (AP)(STL.News) — North Korea test-fired a mid-range ballistic missile from the western part of its country Saturday, but the launch apparently failed, South Korea and the United States said Saturday. 7 more words

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(Source: www.straitstimes.com)

North Korea test-fires ballistic missile – Yonhap

North Korea test-fired a ballistic missile on Saturday from a region north of its capital, but it appears to have failed, South Korea’s military said, defying intense pressure from the United States and the reclusive state’s main ally, China. 548 more words

Current Affairs

Turkey, Russia clinch agreement on S-400 air defense system deliveries

Turkey will purchase Russia’s anti-aircraft missile systems as it “needs to strengthen its air defense capabilities,” the country’s Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said

ANKARA : Turkey and Russia have reached an agreement in principle on the delivery of Russian-made S-400 long-range surface-to-air missile systems to the Turkish side and are negotiating the price and joint production issues, Turkey’s Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said on Friday. 311 more words


Trump and Syria: Were the Missiles Right?

Speculation and controversy have surrounded President Donald J. Trump’s first few months in office. A failed Obamacare repeal, potentially dangerous banter with North Korea, and a short lived and illiberal ban on immigration from certain countries. 498 more words


AP FACT CHECK: US anti-missile system in S Korea has limits

SEOUL, South Korea/April 28, 2017 (AP)(STL.News) — Neat certainties are rare in the North Korean nuclear crisis, which for decades has simmered and occasionally boiled over, without resolution. 14 more words

Seoul rejects Trump demand it pays for THAAD missile system

(Source: www.channelnewsasia.com)

SEOUL: Seoul on Friday (Apr 28) brushed aside US President Donald Trump’s suggestion that it should pay for a US$1 billion missile defence system the two allies are installing in South Korea to guard against threats from the North. 312 more words

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