Friday, 18 August, 2017

Japan PM: NKorea may be capable of sarin-loaded missiles

Erik Tate | 16 April, 2017, 02:52

But the government's top spokesman stressed the following day that the update did not reflect any immediate risk to Japanese nationals' safety and there is no present need to avoid travel to South Korea.

The dollar index, which tracks the USA unit against a basket of six rival currencies, steadied at 100.590 .DXY , slightly higher on the day but down 0.6 percent for the week.

The situation looks grim as the world waits to see if North Korea intends to carry out a sixth nuclear missile test with United States forces on the way and a president unafraid to lash out. According to ABC.net.au, There's also concern about a possible flood of North Korean refugees to Japan, as well as North Korean spies and agents.

The South's Joint Chiefs of Staff also stated Friday that North Korea could conduct a sixth-ever nuclear test at any time, particularly as Pyongyang will celebrate the 105th anniversary of the birth of late founder Kim Il-sung this Saturday.

"The spokesperson for North Korea's Institute for Disarmament and Peace issued a statement condemning the [United States] for launching military attacks on a sovereign state while 'crying out for peace by strength'".

Last known survivor of 19th century dies at 117
Morano began working in a factory making jute bags when she was 16. "When I first knew her she used to eat three eggs a day". Emma Morano was fortunate enough to see numerous world's greatest losses and achievements since the late 1800s.

In a special report to parliament's foreign affairs committee, South Korea's top diplomat Yun Byung-se said new sanctions against the North may include measures which have been held in reserve or ones that until now couldn't win support from China.

At the same time, speculation is growing that Pyongyang may be close to conducting more nuclear or missile tests, despite a raft of worldwide sanctions punishing it over its nuclear weapons program.

China suspended coal imports, one of the largest sources of income for North Korea, earlier this year and stressed behind closed doors that it will press the North into halting its nuclear program. The Dow Jones industrial average fell 0.7 percent to 20,453.25. USA markets will be closed Friday for the Good Friday holiday.

CURRENCIES: The dollar bounced back after weakening against major currencies following President Donald Trump's comment in an interview with The Wall Street Journal that the dollar was "getting too strong".

The euro was steady on the day at $1.0611 EUR= .

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