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Philippine government: “We are prepared for Guam missile strike”

The Philippine government has issued an assurance that it is prepared for possible North Korean missile launches targeting Guam. Speaking at a press briefing, presidential spokesman Ernesto Abella said: “The embassies and consulates in general including the one in Agana, Guam, have contingency plans which are regularly updated to enable…






US warns that time for talk over North Korea is “over”

The United States has warned that the time for talk over North Korea was “over”, rejecting a UN response to Pyongyang’s latest ICBM launch in favour of bomber flights and further missile defence system tests. Nikki Haley, US envoy to the United Nations, said there was “no point” holding an…



North Korea’s latest missile test shows all of USA now in range

North Korean’s latest intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) test proves that all of the USA is within striking distance, Pyongyang claimed today (Saturday, July 29). Kim Jong Un said yesterday’s test demonstrated the secretive state’s ability to launch “at any place and time”, the Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) reported, adding,…


The long view: Asia’s dangerous new geopolitics

The first week of July is not normally one that brings great events in world politics. Around that time, the northern hemisphere normally shifts into summer holiday mode. Recently, this has become less true. Coups in Egypt, Turkey, and a terror attack in France have bucked the trend. Asia’s early…