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U.N.: Floods Kill 60, Displace 44,000 in N. Korea

Flooding following heavy rain has killed 60 people and left over 44,000 homeless in North Korea, the United Nations said Tuesday, after the country reported that a northeastern river suffered its worst-ever flood.

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S. Korea-U.S. Military Drill Shadowed by N. Korea Threats

South Korea and the United States kicked off large-scale military exercises on Monday, triggering condemnation and threats of a pre-emptive nuclear strike from North Korea.

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N. Korea Accuses U.S. of Seeking 'Preemptive Nuclear Strike'

North Korea has accused Washington of planning a pre-emptive nuclear strike, after the U.S. announced it would deploy its B-1 bomber in the Pacific for the first time in a decade.

The strategic aircraft were to be deployed on Saturday on the U.S. island of Guam, the U.S. military said last month, describing the operation as a routine rotation with the B-52 bomber.

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N. Korea Warned of 'Real Consequences' over Weapons Program

The United States warned North Korea Tuesday that it faces "real consequences" over its internationally condemned nuclear and missile tests, which have inflamed tensions in East Asia.

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N. Korea Says Missile Tests Simulated Nuclear Strike on South

North Korea said Wednesday its latest ballistic missile tests trialled detonation devices for possible nuclear strikes on U.S. targets in South Korea and were personally monitored by supreme leader Kim Jong-Un.

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N. Korea Test-Fires Three Ballistic Missiles

North Korea test-fired three ballistic missiles on Tuesday, in further defiance of the international community and in apparent reaction to the planned deployment of a U.S. defense system in the South.

The launches drew swift condemnation from the United States and Japan, who vowed a coordinated response to Pyongyang's repeated violations of UN sanctions that bar it from weapons tests.

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N. Korea Threatens Action over US Anti-Missile System

North Korea threatened Monday to take "physical action" after Washington and Seoul announced they would deploy a sophisticated US anti-missile defence system to counter the growing menace from Pyongyang.

Seoul and Washington on Friday revealed their decision to deploy the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) system in the South following recent North Korean missile and nuclear tests.

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N. Korea Slams U.S. for Money Launderer Label

North Korea hit back at the United States on Sunday for labeling it a money-laundering state, describing it as a "nonsensical" effort that only revealed the flaws of existing sanctions pushed by Washington.

The U.S. on Wednesday branded Pyongyang a "global money laundering concern", aiming to lock the impoverished by nuclear-armed country out of the world financial system.

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U.S. Acts to Further Isolate North Korea from Global Banking

The United States took steps Wednesday to further lock North Korea out of the world financial system as it officially labeled the country a "global money laundering concern."

The action would prevent both direct and indirect North Korean financial activities within the U.S. banking system, ensuring that any third-party deals involving significant sums of U.S. dollars or other currencies cannot transit the United States.

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North Korea Takes a Shine to Donald Trump

Donald Trump's push for the White House has caught the approving eye of North Korea, which appears to be relishing the potential strategic benefits of a Trump presidency.

An editorial Wednesday in the ruling party's official newspaper, the Rodong Sinmun, gleefully pointed to rival South Korea's "anxiety" at the prospect of the former TV reality star winning November's U.S. election.

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