Blinken: US prepared to make adjustments to military posture in response to North Korea

Jim Watson/AFP/Getty Images Washington CNN — The Biden administration is “prepared to make both short and longer-term adjustments to our military posture” to respond to provocations from North Korea, Secretary of State Antony Blinken said Monday. Blinken’s comments, made alongside his South Korean counterpart at a news conference at the State Department, come as North … Read more

Why is China ‘buzzing’ Canadian, Australian planes? Here’s what you need to know – National

Reports of Chinese fighter jet pilots “buzzing Canadian and Australian planes” have broader implications for countering Chinese aggression in the Asia-Pacific region and efforts to enforce sanctions on North Korea. Experts say China’s behavior in the skies above international waters is another example of its “bullying” tactics as it seeks to claim more territory beyond … Read more

‘Concerning’ Chinese jet pilot behavior will be raised with UN Security Council: Joly – National

Canada’s foreign minister says she plans to raise reports of Chinese fighter jet pilots buzzing Canadian military planes over international waters with members of the United Nations Security Council — which China is a member of. Melanie Joly told reporters in Toronto on Friday that the Canadian surveillance plane being targeted is flying on a … Read more

Why some South Koreans want their own nuclear bomb | Nuclear Weapons News

Seoul, South Korea – Hours after US President Joe Biden left Tokyo following a five-day tour to Japan and South Korea last week, officials in Seoul sounded the alarm over the launch of a suspected intercontinental ballistic missile test from North Korea. If confirmed, the launch of an ICBM – a weapon that is capable … Read more

Trudeau calls reports of Chinese fighter jets buzzing Canadian planes ‘extremely troubling’ – National

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says his government will be addressing reports of Chinese fighter jet pilots “buzzing” Canadian planes over international waters directly with Chinese officials to ensure it is not part of an “escalatory pattern.” Global News first reported citing multiple government sources that Chinese jets have repeatedly flown so close to a Canadian … Read more

South Korean President Yoon Suk Yeol: The age of appeasing North Korea is over

Seoul CNN — The age of appeasing North Korea is over and any new talks between Seoul and Pyongyang must be initiated by North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, South Korea’s new conservative President Yoon Suk Yeol said on Monday. Speaking exclusively to CNN in his first media interview since taking office two weeks ago, … Read more

North Korea reports 1st COVID-19 death after ‘explosive’ fever spreads nationwide – National

At least one person confirmed to have COVID-19 has died in North Korea and hundreds of thousands have shown fever symptoms, state hint media said on Friday, offerings at the potentially pandemic dire scale of country’s first confirmed outbreak since the began. Some 187,800 people are currently being treated in isolation after a fever of … Read more