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What Would a Hydrogen Bomb Do to the Pacific Ocean?

The latest fiery exchange between the United States and North Korea has produced a new kind of threat. On Tuesday, during his speech at the United Nations, President Trump said his government would "totally destroy North Korea" if necessary to defend the United States or its allies. On Friday, Kim J

THE ATLANTIC - 2017-09-22 18:49:56

Earthquake In North Korea Sets Off Alarm And Speculation

Numerous scientific agencies on both sides of the Pacific detected an earthquake Saturday near the site where North Korea set off a hydrogen bomb earlier this month, at first prompting speculation of another weapons test, before a consensus appeared to emerge that the tremor was a natural occurrence

NPR - 2017-09-23 17:40:16

Morgan Freeman Angers Russians Over Video About 2016 Election

The investigation into Russian meddling during the 2016 presidential election features a cast of what by now are household names: Donald J. Trump, Vladimir V. Putin, Paul J. Manafort and Robert S. Mueller III. A two-minute video posted online this week added another well-known - albeit unlikely - na

NEW YORK TIMES - 2017-09-23 00:04:26

Kim Jong Un Insulted Donald Trump And Taught America A New Word At The Same Time

President Donald Trump called Kim Jong Un "rocket man" earlier this week, and now the North Korean dictator has returned fire. Kim gave Trump a nickname of his own and it's one that sent Americans scrambling for a dictionary. "I will surely and definitely tame the mentally deranged dotard with fir

HUFFINGTONPOST - 2017-09-22 02:32:18

Russia held a big military exercise this week. Here's why the U.S. is paying attention.

Military jet flies during the joint Russia-Belarus strategic military exercises Zapad 2017 near Borysow in Belarus, September 20. (Tatiana Zenkovich/EPA-EFE) VILNIUS, Lithuania - The vast Russian military exercises that ended this week showed off a muscular fighting force practicing state-on-state w

WASHINGTON POST - 2017-09-23 10:37:00

Athletes Beat Donald Trump In the Sport of Trash Talk

This week at the United Nations General Assembly, President Donald Trump referred to North Korean leader Kim Jong-un as "Rocket Man." Last night he called NFL players who kneel in protest during the national anthem "sons of bitches." This morning he tweeted at Stephen Curry, an athlete pretty much e

TIME - 2017-09-24 02:05:28

Trump to Let Congress Decide Fate of Iran Deal, Like Everything Else: Report

President Trump teased reporters on the fate of the Iran nuclear deal on Wednesday morning, repeatedly telling them "I have decided," but refusing to say what his call actually is. Now four sources, including a senior administration official, are trying to spoil his big season finale reveal. They te

NYMAG.COM - 2017-09-21 07:35:17

When Will We See North Korea's First Mushroom Cloud?

Trump and Kim Jong Un spent the week firing words of mass destruction at each other as North Korea threatens to test a thermonuclear device over the Pacific. Is anyone here sane? On Friday, Kim Jong Un called President Donald Trump's behavior "mentally deranged." The North Korean leader made sure t

DAILY BEAST - 2017-09-22 23:41:19

What Is the Difference Between a Hydrogen Bomb and an Atomic Bomb?

North Korea warned this week that it might test a hydrogen bomb in the Pacific Ocean, weeks after saying the country had already successfully detonated one. A hydrogen bomb has never been used in battle by any country, but experts say it has the power to wipe out entire cities and kill significantly

TIME - 2017-09-22 21:01:02

Clinton: Trump has 'been even worse than I thought he would be'

Hillary Clinton on President Trump: "He's been even worse than I thought he would be" https://t.co/34depcFT0k- MSNBC (@MSNBC) September 23, 2017 Former Democratic presidential nominee Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonBiden slams Trump over golf gif hitting ClintonOvernight Cybersecurity: E

THE HILL - 2017-09-23 15:15:41

Where are the world's nuclear weapons?

Nine nuclear-capable states exist in the world, experts say Eight believed to have weapons ready to be incorporated into their arsenals

CNN - 2017-09-23 14:53:08

Here's why deterrence and diplomacy are the only real options against North Korea

KRT via AP Video/AP A powerful military deterrent and a resolve to pursue effective diplomacy can prevent war on the Korean peninsula, preserve the lives of the millions living in Seoul (and probably tens of thousands of American service members), and secure American vital national interests in Asi

BUSINESS INSIDER - 2017-09-21 18:27:40

How Namibia responded to Trump inventing a country called 'Nambia'

Analysis Interpretation of the news based on evidence, including data, as well as anticipating how events might unfold based on past events As President Trump spoke to African leaders at the United Nations on Wednesday, he made not one but two references to a country called Nambia. "Nambia's health

WASHINGTON POST - 2017-09-21 17:28:00

Trump praises health care of Nambia, a nonexistent African country

Trump spoke during a speech to African leaders "Nambia's health system is increasingly self-sufficient," he said

CNN - 2017-09-21 08:59:39

Here's why Donald Trump wants his nukes to be smaller

Smaller nuclear weapons come possibly without the risk of nuclear holocaust.Kevin Lamarque/Reuters So President Donald Trump wants a mini-nuke. At least that is what Politico's Bryan Bender reports is under consideration in the government's ongoing Nuclear Posture Review, which may propose "smaller

BUSINESS INSIDER - 2017-09-23 16:27:00

North Korea's Kim Jong Un Calls President Trump 'a Frightened Dog' and 'Dotard'

The leader of North Korea called President Donald Trump "a frightened dog" and a "gangster fond of playing with fire" in an official yet fiery statement on Thursday. Kim Jong Un, the president of North Korea who Trump has recently started calling "Rocket Man," spoke on North Korean state televisi

NBC NEWS - 2017-09-22 01:58:48

'Cold War-light' policy toward North Korea not a sure-fire win

Almost by default, inside-the-Beltway pundits are advocating a Cold War approach to North Korea's accelerating nuclear-missile threat. Nothing seems to be working to halt it. Sanctions and more sanctions, each stiffer than the ones before, have failed to rein in the rogue state's nuclear and missile

THE HILL - 2017-09-22 19:40:07

The Atlantic Politics & Policy Daily: 'It's in Very, Very, Very Perilous Shape'

Today in 5 Lines President Trump announced new sanctions against North Korea, and enhanced the Treasury Department's authority to target companies and individuals doing business with the country. Dominica Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit said Hurricane Maria has killed at least 15 people on the Cari

THE ATLANTIC - 2017-09-21 21:51:37

Analysis: Trump's U.N. trip sets up showdown with Iran and North Korea over nukes

NEW YORK - It's not every year at the United Nations that an American president condemns one country as "a murderous regime" and threatens another with nuclear destruction - but Donald Trump has never been one to stick to diplomatic norms. Few American presidents have made the history books during a

USA TODAY - 2017-09-21 21:46:19

Kim Jong-un, Taking On U.S. Directly, Sidelines China and South Korea

Kim Jong-un, center, at a missile launch at an undisclosed location, in a picture released by the Korean Central News Agency this month.Credit Korean Central News Agency, via Agence France-Presse - Getty Images SEOUL, South Korea - Over the years, as North Korea raced to build a nuclear arsenal, th

NEW YORK TIMES - 2017-09-23 12:59:24