Democratic lawmakers urge Tillerson to stop Trump's NK threats

Trump administration's mixed messages on North Korea

Democratic lawmakers urge Tillerson to stop Trump's NK threats

"Hopefully Kim Jong Un will find another path", the president warned in a tweet.

"It's not that engagement is not there between the U.S. and North Korea, but it's that the engagement is not happening at the right levels, or it's not being fed back up to those levels", said Varriale.

President Donald Trump has issued fresh threats of swift and forceful retaliation against nuclear North Korea, declaring the U.S. military "locked and loaded" and warning that the communist country's leader "will regret it fast" if he takes any action against U.S. territories or allies. It is an apt analogy, but it gets one thing wrong: there is no longer anything slow about the situation.

But because of its key strategic role in the Pacific, Guam is also a target for North Korea.

The 27-year-old pop star was testifying for the first time for a US District Court jury weighing her accusation that David Mueller grabbed her bare buttocks during a pre-concert fan reception in 2013 against Mueller's assertion that she falsely accused him and then got him fired. "Let's see what he does with Guam". What's more, Trump's threat reframes, if not reverts, the nuclear dispute from an international issue to a bilateral, even personal, spat between the U.S. and North Korea and two erratic leaders. "And he'll see", he said.

Trump said the United States loses a lot of money on trade with China.

"I am not aware of any cancellations".

Ruth Pfau, a German nun who devoted her life to combatting leprosy in Pakistan, has died at the age of 87.

KCNA said that its missiles would fly over three prefectures of Japan - Hiroshima, Kochi and Shimane - part of a corridor across Japan that does not have PAC launchers in place.

At the Pentagon, spokesman Mark Wright said the Defense Department continuously conducts contingency planning for possible military actions all around the world.

DPRK stands for North Korea's official name, the Democratic People's Republic of Korea. For example, China adamantly opposes the deployment of the Terminal High Altitude Area Defence (THAAD) anti-missile system in South Korea, claiming that it undermines China's own security.

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Look at [Bill] Clinton.

"The bottom line is this is a signal to the folks on the Hill", Karako said. He writes about this in his book, These Are The Generations. And he insists his administration has "done a lot of modernization" and "a lot of renovation" already.

Here are some of the other mixed messages we've heard since North Korea's intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) test on 28 July. "We still hope and believe that common sense will prevail".

Speaking to reporters in California on Thursday, Defense Secretary James Mattis declined to discuss in detail the US military's readiness.

"We are sending an armada". But that will require cooperation from China, which the Trump administration has gone to great lengths to alienate.

"I think Americans should sleep well at night", Tillerson said.

State television reported that in a telephone call Mr Xi called on the 'relevant side' to exercise restraint saying a peaceful resolution to the crisis was needed. I noticed that many senators and others, today came out very much in favour of what I said.

"We're seeing a bit of response that we haven't seen before", says CNN military analyst Rick Francona. "What can you tell them?"

In economic news, second-quarter Singapore GDP growth was revised upwards to 2.2 percent compared to the previous quarter, above an earlier estimate of 0.4 percent growth.

However, he says while the rhetoric from both leaders continues, "I don't think we're edging to an actual confrontation yet".

One tour operator targeting wealthier, more adventurous travelers said it was receiving more inquiries in recent weeks over whether it was safe to travel.

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