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North Korea may be readying missile test, timing unclear - U.S. officials

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SEOUL/WASHINGTON The United States has seen indications that North Korea may be preparing for a new missile test-launch in the coming days or weeks, U.S. officials said on Thursday, in what could be an early test of President-elect Donald Trump's administration.

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North Korea may test-launch ICBM soon - South Korean media 19 Jan 2017

SEOUL North Korea may be preparing to test-launch a new, upgraded prototype of an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM), South Korean media reported on Thursday, citing military sources.

CORRECTED-UPDATE 1-North Korea may test-launch ICBM soon - South Korean media 19 Jan 2017

SEOUL, Jan 19 North Korea may be preparing to test-launch a new, upgraded prototype of an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM), South Korean media reported on Thursday, citing military sources.

North Korea may test-launch ICBM soon - South Korean media 19 Jan 2017

SEOUL, Jan 19 North Korea may be preparing to test-launch a new, upgraded prototype of an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM), South Korean media reported on Thursday, citing military sources.

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Elite North Korean defector says more diplomats waiting to defect to Seoul - Yonhap 17 Jan 2017

SEOUL More high-level North Korean diplomats are waiting to defect to South Korea from their overseas posts in Europe, Pyongyang's former deputy ambassador to London said on Tuesday, according to the Yonhap News Agency.

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U.S. blacklists North Korean officials over rights abuses 11 Jan 2017

WASHINGTON The U.S. Treasury Department has added seven senior North Korean officials, including leader Kim Jong Un's sister, to its sanctions list because of human rights abuses and censorship by the communist nation.

U.S. deploys high-tech radar amid heightened North Korea rhetoric - official 11 Jan 2017

WASHINGTON A high-tech sea-based U.S. military radar has left Hawaii to monitor for potential North Korean intercontinental ballistic missile test launches, a U.S. defence official said on Wednesday.

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Trump secretary of state choice to say Russia must be held to account 11 Jan 2017

WASHINGTON U.S. President-elect Donald Trump's secretary of state nominee, Rex Tillerson, on Wednesday will voice concerns about Russia's actions on the world stage and say China must help pressure North Korea to reform.

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Japan, South Korea 'comfort women' feud flares amid Pyongyang missile fears 11 Jan 2017

TOKYO A South Korean political vacuum and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's concerns about his conservative political base have rekindled a feud over wartime history, just as tension over North Korea makes cooperation between the U.S. allies as vital as ever.

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U.S. says might not shoot down North Korean ICBM, eyeing intel 11 Jan 2017

WASHINGTON The U.S. military might monitor a North Korean intercontinental ballistic missile test and gather intelligence rather than destroy it, as long as the launch did not pose a threat, Defense Secretary Ash Carter said on Tuesday.