Japan deploys missile defence over North Korea threat to Guam

How the US would detect, try to shoot down North Korean missile

How the US would detect, try to shoot down North Korean missile

"North Korea has always threatened other countries".

Mr Trump has said he would respond to any such action with "fire and fury".

The Patriot Advanced Capability-3 missile interceptors were deployed in Shimane, Hiroshima and Kochi prefectures, which North Korea said its missiles could cross over, as well as Ehime which is located between Hiroshima and Kochi. Japan's anti-missile defence operation system deploys the navy's Aegis to bring down airborne missiles while the PAC-3 system is used to counter the projectiles evading these interceptors.

The ministry did not confirm whether Defense Minister Itsunori Onodera has already issued an order to shoot down incoming missiles. In response, the US and South Korea repeatedly fired surface-to-surface missiles into neutral waters close to North Korea.

Russia's foreign minister, Sergey Lavrov, estimated the risk of a military conflict between the USA and North Korea as "very high", and said Moscow was deeply concerned.

Asked how Moscow would act in case of a military conflict between the US and the North, Lavrov answered it would do everything it could to prevent the worst-case scenario.

Korean shares open lower amid escalating tensions over N. Korea
The data comes amid tepid inflation that has remained below the Federal Reserve's 2 percent target, despite low unemployment. ENERGY: Benchmark U.S. crude gained 39 cents to $49.95 a barrel in electronic trading on the New York Mercantile Exchange.

Naval Base Guam is an outpost for USA fast-attack nuclear powered submarines.

Despite the tensions, life on the streets of the North Korean capital remains calm.

Mid-Missouri Republican Congressman Blaine Luetkemeyer tells Moberly radio station KWIX that he expects the U.S.'s missile defense program to come into play. State-run media ensures that the population gets the North Korean side of the story, but doesn't convey any sense of worldwide concern about the situation.

"To some extent, it's a bluff on the part of North Korea; an attempt to save face and avert the American blow through worldwide rhetoric", he said.

Asked Friday about U.S. President Donald Trump's latest statements, Merkel declined to say whether Germany would stand with the U.S.in case of a military conflict with North Korea. She says Germany would work to find diplomatic solutions with the countries involved, the US and China in particular, but also South Korea.

Earlier this week, Trump said the US would slam the North with "fire and fury like the world has never seen" if it provoked America again.

Tillerson says no 'imminent threat' from North Korea
The country warned that the U.S. "Hopefully Kim Jong Un will find another path!" - Donald J. Mattis praised the efforts of United Nations Ambassador Nikki Haley that resulted in a U.N.

"I think escalating the rhetoric is the wrong answer", Merkel added.

North Korea's apparently rapid progress in developing nuclear weapons and missiles capable of reaching the US mainland has fuelled tensions that erupted into a war of words between Washington and Pyongyang this week, unnerving regional powers and global investors.

He tweeted: "Military solutions are now fully in place, locked and loaded, should North Korea act unwisely". The fact sheet noted that if North Korea delivers its promise to fire a quartet of ballistic missiles at Guam, emergency response personnel would provide information to "take shelter, go to a specific location, or evacuate a specific area" via radio, news or online sources.

North Korea is threatening to launch four liquid-fuelled, intermediate-range ballistic missiles (IRBM) into the ocean near American territory Guam, dialing up the threat of nuclear war to levels not seen this side of the 21st century.

Reports suggest that Kim Jong-un does have some form of nuclear bomb, but there is disagreement over whether the country has managed to make warheads small enough to fit on its missiles. As the New York Times reports, there are three main stages where attempts to disable a launched missile could potentially be made: on the way up, in midflight, and on the way down.

Google Fire Software Engineer Over Offensive Memo
The town hall was meant to hear out employee grievances over a flare-up that has consumed Google for much of the week. Damore's Twitter account has nearly 60,000 followers despite starting days ago.

Recommended News

  • J&K: Hizbul Mujahideen commander Yasin Yatoo killed in Shopian encounter

    "As security personnel tried to zero in on the houses damaged in the gunfight, militants opened fire again", said a policeman. Itoo was held responsible for instigating the violence in the Valley after the killing of militant Burhan Wani past year .

    Separate early morning crashes kill three

    The man, identified as Michael Butler, of Winterport, was reportedly deceased when deputies reached the scene. Three people were killed in two crashes early Saturday in neighboring Waldo County towns, authorities said.
    US, France pledged to work to denuclearize North Korea

    US, France pledged to work to denuclearize North Korea

    "Trump reiterated to President Macron the United States' commitment to stop the North Korean nuclear menace". Security Council to impose new sanctions on North Korea, including the banning of exports.
  • Antonio Conte denies team selection was a message to Chelsea hierarchy

    While there will be plenty of deflated Chelsea fans around the world, there was one major positive to be taken from Saturday. The jeers were likely directed at the match officials, with Chelsea having a player sent off in both halves.
    Wenger cagey over £80m Alexis link; admits Arsenal will make player sales

    Wenger cagey over £80m Alexis link; admits Arsenal will make player sales

    Arsenal have offered Alexis Sanchez a new contract worth £300,000 a week, according to reports in the British media. . Sanchez joined the team late this summer, following an extended tour of duty with Chile in the Confederations Cup.
    Luke Shaw's agent plays down talk of Manchester United departure

    Luke Shaw's agent plays down talk of Manchester United departure

    Luke Shaw's agent insists his client will not leave Manchester United this summer because they club "love him". The question is whether he will spend the best years of his career with United, or be sent to Tottenham.
  • Palestinian terrorist wounds Arab in Jerusalem attack

    Palestinian terrorist wounds Arab in Jerusalem attack

    A female Palestinian terrorist stabbed and wounded another Arab in a stabbing attack near Jerusalem's Old City on Saturday. However, Israel Police investigators are confident in their findings and the terrorist's identity.
    Christian Atsu and Javier Manquillo impress Newcastle United fans despite Tottenham loss

    Christian Atsu and Javier Manquillo impress Newcastle United fans despite Tottenham loss

    With 20 minutes left, Ben Davies was found by Eriksen with the Welshman scoring the second goal of the game. That was on the final day of the 2015/16 campaign, which means it was their last Premier League game.
    Netflix says in discussions with Disney over Marvel, 'Star Wars' films

    Netflix says in discussions with Disney over Marvel, 'Star Wars' films

    Disney is taking its toys away from Netflix and going home, but the SVOD is trying to make sure Disney doesn't get all of them. That is to be followed by a new Disney-branded direct-to-consumer streaming service in 2019.
  • State Department Press Briefing on North Korea

    State Department Press Briefing on North Korea

    White House adviser Sebastian Gorka told the BBC this week Trump's fire-and-fury messages must be taken seriously. US Defence Secretary James Mattis has said America still hopes to solve the North Korea crisis using diplomacy.
    TN CM seeks exemption from NEET for state students

    TN CM seeks exemption from NEET for state students

    The state government had an opportunity to insist on Neet exemption and Cauvery Management Board in the Presidential elections. The state demanding for the exception to help the rural students in getting admissions.

    NASCAR race day Pure Michigan 400 weather forecast

    We have to take risks on the strategy side, I have to take risks on the race track just to put ourselves in position for a win. Saved it, but then I was just going too fast and I got up in the gray and it went up and ended up running into the wall.

We are pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news.
Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere in the site or in the newspaper.
Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.