Tuesday, 17 September, 2019

North Korea says it test-fired a 'super-large multiple rocket launcher'

People watch a television news screen showing file footage of a North Korean missile launch at a railway station in Seoul North Korea fires unidentified projectiles toward East Sea
Patty Aguilar | 12 September, 2019, 21:27

Having once branded John Bolton a "war maniac", North Korean officials could see U.S. President Donald Trump's removal of his national security adviser as a chance to resume denuclearization talks without facing an unyielding hawk on the other side.

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un watches a missile launch in Kaechon, South Pyongan Province on Tuesday, in this image from the [North] Korean Central News Agency on Wednesday.

The latest weapons test came just hours after North Korea offered to resume nuclear talks with the United States.

While offering talks, North Korea still warned its dealings with the US may end if Washington fails to come to the negotiating table without new acceptable proposals.

Trump had been growing more impatient with the failure to oust socialist Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro through a US -led campaign of sanctions and diplomacy in which Bolton was a driving force.

"Pyongyang made its disdain for Bolton well known. That would increase the likelihood of denuclearisation talks restarting soon".

Back in April 2018, Bolton talked in an interview about applying the "Libyan model" to North Korea on denuclearization.

Bolton has not been the only target of North Korean rhetoric.

Friday Briefing: Robert Mugabe and what he left behind in Zimbabwe
Supporters of the ruling ZANU-PF party are being bused from all over the country to go to the stadium ceremonies. That's the decision of the whole family", his nephew Leo Mugabe told the Agence France-Presse news agency.

Cloud over Justify's Triple Crown win 11:28am
Such a result should have resulted in a disqualification, purse forfeiture and the removal of his Kentucky Derby entry. Justify was estimated to be valued at $75 million after securing the Triple Crown.

Apple and Foxconn broke Chinese labor laws to make the new iPhone
Student workers have been forced to work overtime hours, completing internships at the factory that are unrelated to their degree. Foxconn Technology Group additionally confirmed the dispatch employee violation following an operational overview.

North Korea is widely believed to want the United States to provide it with security guarantees and extensive relief from US -led sanctions in return for limited denuclearization steps. Last month it called Pompeo a "diehard toxin" who only complicated talks.

"These have been the president's policies. Tokyo didn't ask us to share latest intelligence either".

Kim and US President Donald Trump adopted a vaguely-worded statement on the "complete denuclearization of the Korean peninsula" at their first summit in Singapore in June a year ago, but little progress has since been made on dismantling Pyongyang's nuclear program.

North Korea is due to come into focus when the UN General Assembly meeting starts next week in NY, after a UN Security Panel report said Pyongyang was violating sanctions to help fund its weapons programme.

North Korea has denounced Bolton as a "war maniac" and "human scum".

"Bolton may not be loved by everyone but surely was a bulwark against a half-baked nuclear deal with North Korea, knowing very well about its negotiating tactics", said Kim Hong-kyun, a former South Korean nuclear envoy.

"If there are only preconditions made for the other side, or lists drawn up, or even trying to use extreme pressure to get the other side to make unilateral concessions, then this didn't work in the past and it won't work now or in the future".

South Korea's presidential office declined to comment on Bolton's departure.

Recommended

  • Republicans have no idea what Trump wants them to do on guns

    Republicans have no idea what Trump wants them to do on guns

    He said the positives of gun ownership are usually overlooked, citing examples of people who have used AR-15 rifles in self-defense.
    Water vapor found on an 'Earth-sized' exoplanet 110 light-years from home

    Water vapor found on an 'Earth-sized' exoplanet 110 light-years from home

    The planet in question is known as K2-18b, and orbits a red dwarf star some 110 light-years away in the constellation of Leo. Professor Giovanna Tinetti said: 'Our discovery makes K2-18b one of the most interesting targets for future study'.
    Girl's memory resets every 2 hours - and doctors don't know why

    Girl's memory resets every 2 hours - and doctors don't know why

    The teen carriers her textbook, notebook, and pencil with her throughout the day because she can't remember where her locker his. Schoolgirl Riley Horner wakes up every morning thinking it is June 11, until the calendar on her door tells her otherwise .
  • Nintendo's New Fitness Game Puts Joy-Cons in Strange Places

    Nintendo's New Fitness Game Puts Joy-Cons in Strange Places

    The game takes players an "expansive world" with enemies to battle through real-world physical exercise. You'll explore the world by jogging in place, using the Ring-Con to perform certain movement abilities.
    QuickTake Is Exclusive To iPhone 11, Plebs

    QuickTake Is Exclusive To iPhone 11, Plebs

    With a curated catalog that will chart over a hundred games, subscribers can enjoy game-play across a number of Apple devices. Apple fans' much-awaited wait ends today, as Apple successfully launches its latest iPhone handsets in the market this month.
    Trump on 9/11 vows to hit Taliban 'harder'

    Trump on 9/11 vows to hit Taliban 'harder'

    A column of smoke was captured in photos early Wednesday morning, thought to be near the US Embassy in Kabul's "exclusion zone". A rocket exploded at the US Embassy in Afghanistan , reported the Associated Press, on the anniversary of the 9/11 attacks .
  • Fugitive married murder suspects recaptured in Arizona

    Fugitive married murder suspects recaptured in Arizona

    The couple overpowered two guards, tied them up and put them in the back of the van with a third prisoner, who wasn't involved. Police said they may have stolen a cache of almost 100 guns before setting fire to his house, causing an explosion.
    Trump delays tariff hikes on Chinese goods ahead of talks

    Trump delays tariff hikes on Chinese goods ahead of talks

    United States president Donald Trump has agreed to a two-week delay in a planned increase in tariffs on some Chinese imports. Deputy trade negotiators are due to meet in Washington in mid-September, with minister-level talks to follow in October.
    Oil rises as Saudi signals cuts to continue under new minister

    Oil rises as Saudi signals cuts to continue under new minister

    Enter Al-Falih's deputy, an urbane OPEC veteran who'd worked with Iranian Oil Minister Bijan Zanganeh for decades. According to a Bloomberg report, Saudi Aramco is now the world's most profitable company .
  • How to watch the third Democratic primary debate in Houston

    How to watch the third Democratic primary debate in Houston

    Beto O'Rourke will need something to happen as nothing he has tried seems to have jump-started his faltering campaign. It's worth noting that the debate this month is estimated to last 30 minutes to an hour longer than the July debates.
    Tesla claims Laguna Seca lap record, but what's under the hood?

    Tesla claims Laguna Seca lap record, but what's under the hood?

    Musk said video of the new lap, which will reveal the official time, will be posted soon. It will be available on the Model S, Model X and all-new Roadster .
    Protesters plead with President Trump to

    Protesters plead with President Trump to "please liberate Hong Kong"

    The goal of the protest was to urge members of the United States Congress to support the Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act. But the president has suggested that it's a matter for China to handle, though he also has said that no violence should be used.

Google Pixel 4 hands-on videos and camera samples leak online Google Pixel 4 hands-on videos and camera samples leak online Google purposely leaked the Pixel 4's design in early June and then spent July and August successfully controlling the narrative. If you don't own a Pixel, this might not mean much, but for those that do, you'll notice this is a revamped camera app.

Justin Trudeau calls Canadian general election for 21 October Justin Trudeau calls Canadian general election for 21 October Currently, the Liberal and Conservative parties continue to be neck-and-neck in the polls. Ontario also implemented a similar tax under the previous provincial Liberal government.

NASA joins ISRO to track Vikram lander ‘calling home’ NASA joins ISRO to track Vikram lander ‘calling home’ But sadly the lander could not control the velocity during the last two minutes due to which it couldn't soft-land on the moon. DSN supports Nasa and non-NASA missions that explore the furthest points of our solar system.

Trump commemorates 9/11 attacks at Pentagon ceremony Trump commemorates 9/11 attacks at Pentagon ceremony Warning terrorist groups of any such misadventure in future, Trump said, "And I'm not even talking about nuclear power". He said: "What they did was disgusting , they killed an American soldier".

OPEC+ faces 'daunting' market surplus in 2020, IEA says OPEC+ faces 'daunting' market surplus in 2020, IEA says "The installation of the necessary pipelines and terminals is continuing apace, which will ensure that the trend continues". Brent futures have tumbled more than 18% from a peak reached in April, with WTI down over 15% over the same period.

Ashes 2019: Pick your combined England-Australia team Ashes 2019: Pick your combined England-Australia team Captain Tim Paine has made it quite clear he is gunning for a 3-1 scoreline and is not happy to settle for less. That made his fellow all-rounder , Curran, a must-pick and forced an early end to the Roy experiment.

Johnson considering building bridge between Scotland and Northern Ireland Johnson considering building bridge between Scotland and Northern Ireland McDonald added, "Despite Mr Johnson's claims to the contrary, the path he is leading would lead us to a hard border". Nearly half of voters said they feel less closer to the rest of the United Kingdom than they did five years ago.

Bianca Andreescu gives most Canadian apology to crowd for winning US Open Bianca Andreescu gives most Canadian apology to crowd for winning US Open She will also get a United States dollars 3.85 million check. "I think that's really been helping me, even in tough situations". The 19-year-passe produced a valorous efficiency out on court, clinching a 6-3, 7-5 success in an hour and 39 minutes.

Influential Singer-Songwriter Daniel Johnston Passes Away at 58 Influential Singer-Songwriter Daniel Johnston Passes Away at 58 According to a statement posted on Facebook , Johnston died of natural causes at his Houston-area home. After this episode, Johnston was involuntarily committed to a mental hospital.

"Very Dangerous": Trump Warns Iran But Doesn't Rule Out Lifting Sanctions For one, the maximum pressure campaign has gone nowhere, and it has pushed Iran out of compliance with the nuclear accord. Rouhani said as long as sanctions remain, "negotiating with the US makes no sense".

Michael Schumacher 'Conscious' After Treatment in Paris, Says French Report Michael Schumacher 'Conscious' After Treatment in Paris, Says French Report Schumacher was taken to a cardiovascular ward on a gurney with a covering that hid his body and face, the Daily Mail reported . The Schumacher family has been extremely private about Michael's condition ever since the skiing accident in December 2013.

Appeals court puts on hold ruling blocking asylum change Appeals court puts on hold ruling blocking asylum change This amendment gave the administration the authority to enforce the policy on asylum seekers arriving in New Mexico and Texas. The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals then narrowed Tiger's his order again on Tuesday by issuing an administrative stay.

Hurricane Dorian Leaves 2,500 Unaccounted For In Bahamas Hurricane Dorian Leaves 2,500 Unaccounted For In Bahamas More than 1,000 buildings were destroyed in Marsh Harbour, one of the hardest hit areas of the Bahamas. No other Navy combatant ship has been involved in the operation".

Florida teen tries to hire someone to kill her parents, deputies say Florida teen tries to hire someone to kill her parents, deputies say The parents of 17-year-old Alyssa Hatcher called police Sunday night after discovering they were missing large chunks of money. Lake County Sheriff's Sergeant Fred Jones told local station WFTV, " The parents are good people, outstanding citizens ".

Hundreds of Nigerians, Zimbabweans leaving South Africa in wake of deadly violence Hundreds of Nigerians, Zimbabweans leaving South Africa in wake of deadly violence But there is also high unemployment in the country and some people feel foreigners are taking their jobs. There has been reported xenophobic attacks against Nigerians and their businesses in South Africa.