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  • Christopher Hill, former ambassador to South Korea, says the U.S. needs to do more to convince China to curb Pyongyang's nuclear program.

  • An April 15, 2017 picture released from North Korea's official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) shows North Korean leader Kim Jong-un arriving for a military parade in Pyongyang.

    Former U.S. ambassador says North Korea's latest missile launch suggests an attempt to separate the U.S. from the Korean peninsula.

  • TOKYO, July 5- Japan's Nikkei share average slipped to its lowest level in nearly three weeks on Wednesday amid heightened tensions following North Korea's ballistic missile launch, while automakers managed to extend gains on encouraging sales. Secretary of State Tillerson mentioning North Korea's intercontinental ballistic missile early this morning...

  • Jonathan Pain, author of The Pain Report, says he's buying gold and selling the dollar as he's worried about potential conflict between North Korea and the U.S.

  • Christopher Hill, former U.S. ambassador to South Korea, says North Korea wants the U.S. out of the picture so that it can unify the Korean peninsula.

  • David Wright of the Union of Concerned Scientists says North Korea could halt weapons development if it perceives foreign hostilities against it have ceased.

  • North Korean leader Kim Jong Un inspects the intermediate-range ballistic missile Pukguksong-2's launch test in this undated photo released by North Korea's Korean Central News Agency, May 22, 2017.

    The U.S. confirmed North Korea's latest missile launch was an ICBM, as the North had boasted, with Tillerson calling it a "new escalation."

  • *South Korea, Japanese stocks a shade lower in early trade. *North Korea says fired ICBM, South and US troops conduct test. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan was off 0.01 percent, having shed 0.6 percent on Tuesday when North Korea fired a missile into Japanese waters.

  • Josef Jelinek of Frontier Strategy says China is both wary of North Korea's missile tests and reluctant to pressure the North into halting its program.

  • *Dollar/yen slips 0.3 pct on North Korea. TOKYO, July 5- The dollar slipped against the yen on Wednesday on concerns about rising tensions between the United States and North Korea while the Canadian dollar held firm after the nation's central bank chief backed an interest rate increase. The Pentagon condemned the missile test and said it was prepared to defend...

  • North Korean leader Kim Jong Un reacts with members of the Korean People's Army in this undated photo released by North Korea's Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) on May 15, 2017.

    North Korea's missile has passed the intermediate range to count as intercontinental range, says the Union of Concerned Scientists' David Wright.

  • Despite those measures, "most analysts agree that U.S. and multilateral sanctions have not prevented North Korea from advancing its fledgling nuclear weapons capability," said a report last year from the U.S. Congressional Research Service. Reuters has reported that Trump is focusing his North Korea strategy for now on tougher sanctions, possibly including...

  • *Trump:' Perhaps China will put a heavy move on North Korea'. WASHINGTON, July 4- The United States now believes North Korea probably test-launched an intercontinental ballistic missile, but is still reviewing the data, two U.S. officials told Reuters on Tuesday, as experts cautioned the U.S. state of Alaska may now be within range. If confirmed as an ICBM, it would mark a...

  • *Trump:' Perhaps China will put a heavy move on North Korea'. WASHINGTON, July 4- The United States now believes North Korea probably test-launched an intercontinental ballistic missile, but is still reviewing the data, two U.S. officials told Reuters on Tuesday, as experts cautioned the U.S. state of Alaska may now be within range. If confirmed as an ICBM, it would mark a...

  • WASHINGTON, July 4- The United States is still reviewing data but now believes that North Korea likely test launched an intercontinental ballistic missile, two U.S. officials told Reuters on Tuesday, in what would be a major milestone in Pyongyang's missile development. Independence Day, appeared to be a test of a two-stage missile, the officials said, speaking...

  • *Trump:' Perhaps China will put a heavy move on North Korea'. WASHINGTON/ SEOUL, July 4- North Korea said on Tuesday it successfully test-launched a first intercontinental ballistic missile,, which analysts said could put all of the U.S. state of Alaska in range for the first time. North Korea has said it is working to develop a nuclear-tipped missile capable of...

  • July 4- The United States has requested a closed-door meeting of the United Nations Security Council on North Korea's latest missile launch, a spokesman for the U.S. mission to the United Nations said on Tuesday. The spokesman said the meeting of the 15- member council was likely to be scheduled for Wednesday. Pyongyang said on Tuesday it had successfully...

  • *Trump:' Perhaps China will put a heavy move on North Korea'. WASHINGTON/ SEOUL, July 4- North Korea said on Tuesday it successfully test-launched a first intercontinental ballistic missile, which analysts said could put all of the U.S. state of Alaska in range for the first time. North Korea has said it is working to develop a nuclear-tipped missile capable of...

  • *Trump:' Perhaps China will put a heavy move on North Korea'. SEOUL, July 4- North Korea said on Tuesday it successfully test-launched a first intercontinental ballistic missile, which some analysts said could put all of the U.S. state of Alaska in range for the first time. North Korea has said it is working to develop a nuclear-tipped missile capable of striking the...

  • *Nerves caused by North Korea missile test ease in Europe. LONDON, July 4- World shares pulled back and bonds and gold regained favour on Tuesday as a long-range ballistic missile test by North Korea and July 4 holidays for U.S. markets dampened risk appetite. Asian shares were pushed lower and South Korea's won slid to a 16- week low after the North's missile landed...