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A powerful typhoon with record-breaking winds and heavy rain has battered the Tokyo region, sparking evacuation warnings for tens of thousands and causing widespread blackouts and transport disruption. Typhoon Faxai was one of the most powerful typhoons to hit the Japanese capital for years, packing winds of up to 216kph (134mph). Faxai made landfall in …

Exoatmospheric Kill Vehicle defends the US against ballistic missiles by destroying them while they are still in space. WASHINGTON: The Missile Defense Agency has developed a classified draft request for proposals as it tries to rapidly restart a stalled ballistic missile interceptor program designed to knock down North Korean missiles in space.  Dubbed the Next …

SEOUL, South Korea — North Korea’s foreign minister has called U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo a “poisonous plant of American diplomacy” who hampers efforts to restart nuclear negotiations. Foreign Minister Ri Yong Ho made the insult Friday to protest Pompeo’s recently reported comments that Washington will maintain crippling sanctions on North Korea unless it …

On Apr. 14, 1969 a North Korean MiG-21 shot down an unarmed EC-121 propeller-driven aircraft which was on a routine reconnaissance patrol over the Sea of Japan from its base at Atsugi, Japan. The entire 31-man crew was killed. U.S. response was to activate Task Force 71 (TF-71) to protect such flights over those international waters in …

The South Korean military detained a North Korean soldier who crossed the heavily fortified demilitarised zone that separates the two countries, according to the South’s joint chiefs of staff (JSC). The soldier expressed his intention to defect to South Korea, the JSC said on Thursday. The unidentified active-duty soldier was first detected by thermal imaging …

President Trump meets with North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un in Singapore WASHINGTON: North Korea’s test firing this morning of two short-range missiles is not an an obstacle to the Trump Administration’s efforts to reach a denuclearization agreement with Pyongyang, says Rep. Mike Turner, top Republican on the House Armed Services strategic forces subcommittee. “In looking …

North Korea has fired at least two unidentified projectiles early on Thursday from an area near Wonsan, on North Korea’s eastern coast, according to South Korea’s joint chiefs of staff. The projectiles flew about 430km (267 miles), the joint chiefs of staff said, but did not elaborate further. This would be the first launching of …

When Donald Trump and his advisers crossed over from South Korea into the heavily fortified demilitarized zone between North and South Korea over the weekend, the cameras were ready. Images of the president greeting North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un as “my friend” in a last-minute meet-up streamed across televisions worldwide.  Trump wasn’t alone. After …

Chinese President Xi Jinping is expected to present U.S. President Donald Trump with the terms it expects the U.S. to meet before Beijing is willing to settle the contentious trade fight between the two nations, The Wall Street Journal reported Thursday, citing Chinese officials. Among the conditions Beijing is expected to set, China will demand …

LE BOURGET: Startup Kleos Space has won an additional 1 million Euro ($1.2 million) in government support for development of radio frequency (RF) based geolocation data, products and services, bringing total state funding by the tiny country of Luxembourg for the firm to almost 3 billion Euro ($3.3 billion). Contingent on the success of the …