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Trump again cites 'military' option against North Korea
13 August 2017, 04:24 | Darnell Patrick
Trump says his North Korea comments 'may not be tough enough'
Earlier this week, President Donald Trump responded to information that North Korea may now be able to miniaturize nuclear weapons.
The leaders also discussed the need to confront the "increasingly unsafe situation" with Pyongyang's destabilizing behavior.
"President Trump stated that the United States is ready, along with its allies, to apply the full range of diplomatic, economic, and military measures to achieve that goal".
The rhetoric that US President Donald Trump has been using in connection with North Korea is reminiscent of former US President George W. Bush's statements on preventive war, Head of the Regional Security Department of the Defense Studies Center at the Russian Institute for Strategic Studies Sergei Yermakov said on Friday.
Earlier this week, Trump said if North Korea made any more threats to the US, it will be met with "fire and fury".
Investors shun Asian stocks amid North Korea risk
Japan is the world's biggest creditor country and there is an assumption investors there will repatriate funds in a crisis. Computer hardware stocks rebounded following recent weakness, with the NYSE Arca Computer Hardware Index climbing by 1.4%.
Futures lower as North Korea tensions linger
The VIX, a measure of how much volatility investors expect in stocks, jumped 25.2 percent, the biggest increase since May. The stock fell $2.04 to $20.99. "The slight bias to the upside (in stocks) is a result of the CPI number.
French President Emmanuel Macron has called on all sides in the North Korean nuclear crisis to act responsibly "to prevent any escalation of tensions" after a days-long war of words between Washington and Pyongyang. "While force remains on the table, this path where the worldwide community increases pressure on North Korea must be tried first", said Soderberg.
The president appeared to draw another red line that would trigger a USA attack against North Korea and "big, big trouble" for its leader, Kim Jong Un.
Sen. Graham also said he doesn't think Trump needs congressional approval to launch a military strike against North Korea, claiming, "There's nothing in the Constitution limiting the ability to use force to protect America".
"It is clearly time for all parties to focus on ways to reduce tensions", she said Stephane Dujarric, spokesman for the secretary-general of the united Nations, Antonio Guterres.
North Korea spat rattles Wall Street
Demand for German government bonds - seen as one of the safest financial securities in the world - intensified on Friday as U.S. The annual rate stood at 1.8%, which was below the 1.9% observed last month and the forecast of 2.1%.
S&P falls 1.4 percent in safety flight on North Korea tensions
The data comes amid tepid inflation that has remained below the Federal Reserve's 2 percent target, despite low unemployment. The Dow Jones was down 0.3% in opening trade, declining to 22,016.8 and the wider S&P 500 index dropped 0.48% to 2,463.18.
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Death toll in Nepal landslides, floods rises to 49
In the eastern city of Biratnagar, the airport was closed after the runway was submerged in half a metre of water. Monsoon rains from June to September are important for farm-dependent Nepal, but they also cause havoc each year.