North Korea’s foreign minister said that the U.S. had declared war after U.S. warplanes flew along the east coast of North Korea on Saturday in a show of force, the Wall Street Journal reported. Eight U.S. aircraft remained in international airspace as they flew north of the demilitarized zone close to the North Korean shoreline.
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Kim Jong-Un responded to President Trump’s speech to the U.N. General Assembly by calling him a “mentally deranged U.S.
World leaders have expressed a range of reactions to President Trump’s speech to the U.N. General Assembly, the AP reported. Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu hailed the address as a bold and courageous message.
Addressing the U.N. General Assembly, President Trump threatened to “totally destroy” North Korea and labeled Iran a “rogue nation,” the New York Times reported. In remarks at the summit of world leaders, Trump called the North Korean regime “a band of criminals” and said the U.S.
U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley said on Sunday that the Security Council has no options left to contain North Korea’s nuclear program. Trump administration officials escalated their rhetoric against North Korea and warned that the U.S.
North Korea fired a ballistic missile over Japan on Friday in its longest ever test flight, the New York Times reported. The missile launched from an airport north of Pyongyang and flew a distance of 2,300 miles east, crossing over northern Japan and then splashing down in the Pacific Ocean. That distance is slightly farther than the range needed to reach Guam, an American territory that Pyongyang has repeatedly threatened.
Late Wednesday, Democratic leaders announced they had cut a deal with President Trump to pursue legislation protecting young undocumented immigrants from deportation, the Washington Post reported.
The Supreme Court stayed the Ninth Circuit’s September 7 decision in Hawaii v. Trump, which exempted refugees with assurances from U.S. resettlement programs from Executive Order 13780, the so-called “revised travel ban,” the Washington Post reported on Tuesday.
The U.N. Security Council voted unanimously on Monday to strengthen sanctions on North Korea, the New York Times reported. The new restrictions on Pyongyang’s oil imports fell short of U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley’s original proposal for a total ban on purchases of foreign oil.