Share This Story! Let friends in your social network know what you are reading about Facebook Email Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Pinterest Chinese geologists say North Korea nuclear test site collapsed, may explain end of program This may shed new light on North Korean President Kim Jong Un’s announcement that his country was ceasing its testing program. Sent! A link has been sent to your friend's email address. Posted! A link has been posted to your Facebook feed. 7 Join the Conversation To find out more about Facebook commenting please read the Conversation Guidelines and FAQs Christopher Bodeen, The Associated Press Published 10:34 a.m. ChT April 26, 2018 | Updated 11:21 a.m. ChT April 26, 2018 CLOSE President Donald Trump said in a tweet nuclear negotiations with North Korea could be unsuccessful, and criticized past administrations on how they dealt with the issue. Veuer's Maria Mercedes Galuppo has more. Buzz60 … [Read more...] about Chinese geologists say North Korea nuclear test site collapsed, may explain end of program
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North Korea’s main nuclear test site has partially collapsed under the stress of multiple explosions, possibly rendering it unsafe for further testing and leaving it vulnerable to radiation leaks, a study by Chinese geologists has shown. The findings could cast doubt on North Korea’s sincerity in announcing last weekend that it would stop testing nuclear weapons at the site ahead of Friday’s summit between the country’s leader, Kim Jong-un, and the South Korean president, Moon Jae-in. The test site at Punggye-ri, in a mountainous area in North Korea’s north-east, has been the location for all six of the regime’s nuclear tests since 2006. The findings, by scientists at the University of Science and Technology of China, suggest the partial collapse of the mountain that contains the testing tunnels, as well as the risk of radiation leaks, have potentially rendered the site unusable. The study was published soon after Kim said his country would stop … [Read more...] about North Korea nuclear test site has collapsed and may be out of action – China study
North Korea's leader Kim Jong-un has announced Pyongyang will carry out no more ballistic missile tests and will shut down its nuclear test site, a significant gesture as diplomacy in the region ramps up. The declaration, long sought by the US, is the latest apparent olive branch from the regime and comes less than a week before Mr Kim meets South Korean leader Moon Jae-in for a summit, and ahead of a much-anticipated encounter with US President Donald Trump. "As the weaponisation of nuclear weapons has been verified, it is not necessary for us to conduct any more nuclear tests or test launches of mid- and long range missiles or ICBMs," Mr Kim told a ruling party meeting. "The northern nuclear test site has completed its mission," he added at the gathering of the central committee of the Workers' Party, according to the official KCNA news agency. Mr Trump welcomed the announcement and said he was looking forward to the summit. North Korea has agreed to suspend all … [Read more...] about Kim Jong-un: North Korea suspending missile launches and shutting down nuclear test site
THE world is currently on high alert as tensions between the US and Russia over Syria continue to escalate. Adding North Korea's nuclear ambitions into the mix, an all-out war could be on the cards - but just who would win if World War 3 broke out? We explore the options. Could World War Three happen? As the world comes under fire from terror attacks, escalating hostility between Russia and the US, and repeated shows of strength from the North Korean regime, a full-blown war could soon be more likely than ever. Here's what's happened so far: 2018 April 12: Cabinet backed UK intervention in Syria "to deter the further use of chemical weapons by the Assad regime". April 11: Defence chiefs in Russia say they will respond "immediately" if their military units in Syria are hit in any US airstrikes. April 11: Russia's ambassador to Lebanon has said US missiles fired at Syria would be shot down and the launch sites targeted. April 7: A suspected nerve agent … [Read more...] about Is there going to be a World War 3 and who would win? From Syria tensions between USA and Russia to the North Korea nuclear threat, what are the chances?
North Korea will almost certainly be capable of hitting the UK with ballistic missiles within 18 months, MPs have warned, but a “reckless” cyber strike is considered far more likely. The Commons' Defence Select Committee said in a report that a missile strike against the UK was “highly unlikely”, adding that its leader Kim Jong-un was considered to be “ruthless” but “rational”. “The Ministry of Defence does not consider that the UK will be a target of North Korean nuclear missiles, as its regime does not believe the UK to be a threat,” the report said. The US and South Korea remained the primary focus for North Korea’s military planning, it said. Any use of such long-range weapons would lead to “devastating military consequences," the report said. “If there were a conflict in the region, the UK would have no legal obligation to provide military assistance. Yet, in the event of North Korean … [Read more...] about North Korea’s missiles to be able to hit UK within 18 months