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September 12, 2016 3:40 AM North Korea capable of another nuclear test at any time, says Seoul

North Korea is capable of detonating another nuclear device at any time at the country's main test site, South Korea has said, three days after Pyongyang carried out its fifth atomic bomb explosion. The North's latest nuclear test, the most powerful to date, sparked worries the country is making headway in its push to develop small and sophisticated 14

September 11, 2016 11:18 PM North Korea ready for another nuclear test

SEOUL: North Korea has completed preparations for another nuclear test, South Korea's Yonhap News Agency reported on Monday, citing South Korean government sources who said the North may use a previously unused tunnel at its mountainous test site. Pyongyang on Friday set off its most powerful nuclear blast to date, saying it had mastered the ability 13

September 11, 2016 11:01 PM UK growth forecast cut by BCC after Brexit

The British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) has slashed its growth forecast for the UK in the light of the Brexit vote. It now expects the UK to grow 1.8% this year, down from its March estimate of 2.2%, and by 1% in 2017 compared with its original forecast of 2.3%. Uncertainty surrounding the UK's negotiations over its EU exit would "dampen growth prospects" 12

September 11, 2016 5:04 PM After nuclear test, a new push to stop N. Korea sending workers abroad

SEOUL, South Korea — As the international community looks for new ways to punish North Korea for its latest nuclear test, one area is emerging as the next front to apply pressure: North Korea's practice of sending workers overseas to earn money for the regime. The United States and South Korea had already started quietly trying to persuade host countries 15

September 11, 2016 5:04 PM Cutting the Gordian knot of North Korea's nuclear adventurism

The Constitution's foreign policy of invincible self-defense (with no "indispensable nation" braggadocio) should inform our strategy to cut the Gordian knot to ending North Korea's nuclear adventurism. China would agree to annex North Korea, remove Kim Jong-un from power, and to shutter its nuclear and missile programs. In exchange, we would agree to cease 14

September 11, 2016 11:12 AM Emily Thornberry accuses Sky's Murnaghan of 'sexism'

The shadow foreign secretary has accused a TV interviewer of "sexism" after he asked her to name the French foreign minister. Emily Thornberry criticised Sky News presenter Dermot Murnaghan for "pub-quizzing" her as they discussed Brexit talks, saying it was "patronising". The Labour MP declined to name French minister Jean-Marc Ayrault, adding: "Can we talk about 11

September 11, 2016 10:24 AM North Korea: World's Sanctions Push 'Highly Laughable'

News agency says nuclear power efforts will continue 'in quality and quantity.' North Korea said on Sunday a push for further sanctions following its fifth and biggest nuclear test was "laughable," and vowed to continue to strengthen its nuclear power. The isolated state on Friday set off its most powerful nuclear explosion to date, saying it had mastered 12

September 11, 2016 9:32 AM Watch as Labour's Emily Thornberry Accuses Sky's Dermot Murnaghan Of Sexism As He Asks Her Basic Questions

Sky Presenter Dermot Murnaghan was accused of sexism today by Labour’s Shadow Foreign Secretary after he asked her to name prominent international politicians. In a tetchy and uncomfortable interview on Sky News this morning, Emily Thornberry blasted the presenter for asking “pub quiz” questions during discussions on Brexit and North Korea’s nuclear 10

September 11, 2016 1:15 AM Kim Jong-un tells US 'we WILL NOT be blackmailed' after biggest ever nuclear test

NORTH Korea has sent an act of defiance to the US and the world claiming it will not be blackmailed after conducting its biggest every nuclear test. Kim Jong-un's dictatorship tested its fifth nuclear weapon this week, triggering a massive 5.3 magnitude earthquake in the hermit nation. Afterwards Pyongyang state media boldly admitted a nuclear test had taken 10

September 10, 2016 2:38 PM After Nuke Tests, China Has Few Options to Rein in North Korea

China is infuriated by the North's tests but believes the U.S. and South Korea help make the region volatile. China criticized North Korea's nuclear test on Friday but Beijing is unlikely to follow up with strong action because its influence is limited and it believes the United States and South Korea share responsibility for growing tensions in the region 12