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Analysis: “Not likely” China will step up on North Korea

China is in a unique position since North Korea depends on China for 90 percent of its trade, and if Beijing cuts off their oil supply, the regime could collapse

North Korea details plan to launch missiles toward Guam

North Korea says it will be ready to fire four missiles toward the American territory of Guam later this month. Given the regime's steady progress in building nuclear weapons, it is no longer possible to simply dismiss its threats as mere bluster. David Martin reports.

N. Korea lays out plan to land missiles near U.S. island

If they do it, U.S. has warned North Korea faces "end of its regime and the destruction of its people"

Cuba rejects claims it caused U.S. diplomats’ hearing loss

Havana responds defiantly to U.S. allegations that covert devices were installed at diplomatic residences

Ex-admiral: N. Korea sees nuclear weapons as “survival mechanism”

The retired admiral said he doesn't believe North Korea wants to use nuclear weapons against the U.S. -- but they won't give them up either

Mattis to North Korea: Stand down or risk end of regime

The defense secretary warned the DPRK any actions it's considering would be "grossly overmatched" by the U.S.

Trump takes credit for nuclear arsenal that was largely modernized during Obama administration

The president suggested that in his nearly seven months of serving as commander-in-chief, he has made the arsenal more robust

North Korea threatens to attack Guam: state-run media

Korean People's Army said that the U.S. should "immediately stop its reckless military provocation"

Is Trump threatening something worse than the bombing of Hiroshima?

President Trump's response to the North Korean nuclear threat sounded very much like a speech Harry Truman gave after the first atomic bomb strike against Hiroshima. Rep. Darrell Issa compared the standoff to the Cuban Missile Crisis. Major Garrett has more.

Europe swelters through “Lucifer,” a brutal heat wave

"Lucifer" is living up to its name with intense heat that is fanning forest fires across France and Spain

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