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Nuclear concerns push 'Doomsday Clock' closer to midnight

Jan 25, 2018 - 11:50 PM

The last time the clock was at two minutes to midnight was in 1953 when the United States and Soviet Union were testing hydrogen bombs

DOOMSDAY CLOCK. Members of the Bulletin of Atomic Scientists deliver remarks on the 2017 time for the "Doomsday Clock" in January 26, 2017 in Washington, DC. Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images/AFP

North Korea calls Trump nuclear button boast the 'bark of a rabid dog'

Jan 16, 2018 - 5:46 PM

North Korea's official party newspaper Rodong Sinmun dismisses Trump's 'swaggering' as nothing but the 'spasm of a lunatic' frightened by North Korea's power, and the 'bark of a rabid dog'

NUCLEAR BUTTONS. Kim Jong-Un Photo by KCNA via KNS/AFP. Donald Trump photo by Saul Loeb/AFP.

Trump boasts of U.S. nuclear arsenal in new North Korea warning

Aug 09, 2017 - 11:25 PM

Hours after putting Pyongyang on notice that it faced fire and fury over its weapons and ballistic missile programs Trump takes to Twitter to issue another stark warning

This file photo taken on August 8, 2017 shows US President Donald Trump speaking about North Korea at a meeting with administration officials on the opioid addiction crisis at the Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, New Jersey. Photo by Nicholas Kamm/AFP

N. Korea congress adopts policy to improve, expand nuclear arms

May 09, 2016 - 7:56 AM

The congress has largely been seen as an elaborate coronation for the 33 year old Kim securing his status as supreme leader

LANDMARK EVENT. Portraits of late North Korean leaders Kim Il-Sung (L) and Kim Jong-Il (R) are displayed past flags on The April 25 Palace, venue of the Workers' Party Congress, ahead of the event in Pyongyang on May 6, 2016. Photo by Ed Jones/AFP

N. Korea leader orders nuclear arsenal on 'standby'

Mar 04, 2016 - 7:57 AM

3rd UPDATE Kim Jong Un also warns that the situation on the divided Korean peninsula had become so dangerous that the North needed to shift its military strategy to one of pre emptive attack

ON STANDBY. Two North Korean soldiers stand guards on their sentry post (background) and South Korean sentry post (front) stand on opposite sides of the inter-Korean border in the border city of Paju, in Gyeonggi-do, South Korea, March 3, 2016.  Photo by Jeon Heon-Kyun/EPA