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Secret North Korea talks with US RESURRECTED to calm WW3 fears, former official declares – Express.co.uk

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The talks are being conducted using a New York channel through the United Nations, it has been reported.

Key players in the talks are reported to be Joseph Yun, a former US ambassador to Malaysia and now the US special representative for North Korea policy, and North Korea’s senior diplomat, Choe Son Hui, who is head of the Foreign Ministry’s North American office.

Previous secret talks between the countries in Norway are understood to have led to the release of American student Otto Warmbier from North Korea.

Robert Einhorn, a former State Department official and now Brookings senior fellow who was involved in the Norway talks, said: “Since that episode, I’m told that the ‘New York channel’ has been resurrected and there are periodic contacts.

The current back-channel talks between the two nations have been going on for several months, it was reported last week.

Mr Einhorn said the New York channel was resurrected after being interrupted about a year ago when the Obama administration imposed sanctions on North Korea for human rights violations, and also designated dictator Kim Jong Un as one of the targeted individuals.

He said: The North Koreans retaliated by cutting off the New York channel, and what that meant was no official contacts between the United States and North Korea.

Mr Einhorn was also sceptical about the prospect of the US engaging in a formal dialogue with Pyongyang to talk about denuclearisation of North Korea.

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He said: The impression that the US has is that the North Koreans are not eager for such a dialogue.

The US has indicated that before talks can begin that the North Koreans would have to take some steps to demonstrate their sincerity.”

James Carafano, vice president of foreign and defence policy studies at the Heritage Institute, said: “Back-channels are useful tools for sending messages back and forth but they won’t be any kind of path forward in terms of setting up negotiations or resolving things.

Meanwhile, the North Korean regime yesterday said that South Korean President Moon Jae-in miserably failed to improve ties between the two nations during his first 100 days in office.

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Rodong Sinmun, the hermit kingdoms propaganda mouthpiece, said: “In particular, he failed in inter-Korean relations.

He spoke of dialogue and an implementation of inter-Korean agreements, but in reality, he acted in the opposite direction.”

Mr Moon marked his 100th day in office on Thursday.

The South Korean Presidents parents were refugees from North Korea.

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US and South Korea ‘push North Korea closer to WW3’ by carrying out tests TODAY – Express.co.uk

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South Korea has also been condemned by Pyongyang for its part in the 10-day military exercise, with North Korea labelling it as reckless behaviour driving the situation into the uncontrollable phase of a nuclear war”.

Around 17,500 US troops are expected to take part in the exercise, yet most will only be involved in the computer simulation aspect.

State media in the hermit nation said: “The joint exercise is the most explicit expression of hostility against us, and no one can guarantee that the exercise won’t evolve into actual fighting.”

It added: If the United States is lost in a fantasy that war on the peninsula is at somebody else’s doorstep far away from them across the Pacific, it is far more mistaken than ever.”

Russia and China had tried to broker a deal which would see a pause on military exercises in exchange for a freeze on Pyongyangs missile tests, but the US has claimed their drills are defensive in nature.

Joseph Dunford, chairman of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff, added military drills were “not currently on the table as part of the negotiation at any level.

The upcoming drills are part of two annual war games held every year involving a large number of troops.

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Japan’s Ground Self Defense Force Type 90 tanks (front) and U.S. Marine Corps LAV-25 Light Armoured Vehicles take part in their joint exercise, named Northern Viper 17

South Korea typically deploys 50,000 troops while the US pour in between 25,000 to 30,000 solidiers, with exercises typically involving land, sea and air simulation.

Held in South Korea, the two sets of troops practiced drills for chemical and terror attacks last year.

Although defended by the US and South Korea as defensive drills, North Korea claim they are training for an invasion.

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As the drills went on last year, North Korea carried out ballistic missile testing sparking fears something similar may happen again.

And amid heightened tensions between the two nations, which saw Donald Trump promising to unleash fire and fury on Pyongyang, this years drills come at a particular delicate time.

North Korea had responded with a threat to strike the US territory of Guam in mid-August, further ratcheting up World War 3 tensions.

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Where to find your nearest nuclear bunker in the event of WW3 – Coventry Telegraph

Donald Trump has issued fresh threats towards North Korea – declaring the US military “locked and loaded”.

The US President also warned that the communist country’s leader “will regret it fast” if he takes any action against American territories or allies.

The warnings came in a cascade of unscripted statements throughout the day, each ratcheting up a rhetorical stand-off between the two nuclear nations.

The US president appeared to draw another red line that would trigger an attack against North Korea and “big, big trouble” for its leader Kim Jong Un.

The comments from Mr Trump have led many to fear the prospect of a Third World War.

Hundreds of thousands of people would be killed if a nuclear blast hit Coventry and Warwickshire.

Imagining the bomb went off at ground level in Broadgate, the city centre would be turned into a 300m wide and 200m deep crater, according to interactive data site Nukemap .

The city would be dependent on outsiders and national agencies for help after the blast.

In the fallout survivors would find dozens of hospitals and medical facilities would have been destroyed.

A dozen fire stations would also have been wiped out.

At the same moment around 200 schools and hundreds of churches, mosques, gurdwaras and temples could have been levelled or badly damaged.

So, where could you find shelter?

Following the end of the Cold War, the nationwide network of bunkers fell into disrepair and were sold off.

Some of the bunkers entered active military service, whilst others were sold off privately.

Local councils also have hardened control rooms which mainly date back to the Cold War and Nuclear era.

However these now act as emergency control rooms, and are not referred to as nuclear bunkers.

Don’t panic, though, because there are still a string of bunkers dotted across the country.

And, handily, you can find your nearest one in the West Midlands by clicking here.

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Kim’s WW3 threat: Rare colour pics show brutal reality of LAST Korean War – Daily Star

THESE incredible colour pictures capture the brutal reality of the Korean War for Western troops as tensions escalate between Washington and Pyongyang.

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The shots, sure to worry Kim Jong-un, show UN forces in action during the devastating conflict, which lasted from 1950-1953.

US soldiers are seen firing bazookas, taking cover behind tanks, and training their sights on enemy forces.

The pictures emerge as North Korea and the US ramp up their war of words.

Defence Secretary Jim Mattis last week said continued aggression from Pyongyang could escalate into war very quickly.

Washington and Pyongyang have stoked fears of nuclear conflict since the North Korean tyrant said he was carefully considering an attack on a US military base on Guam earlier this month.

These stunning images of the Korean war were painstakingly colourised by digital colourist and retiree Doug Banks, from Brighton, UK

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Donald Trump said the hermit kingdom would be met with fire and fury if it maintained its threats.

The photographs will be a stark reminder of the horrors faced in the last Korean conflict.

They reveal images including three grizzled Royal Marines taking cover in a trench with fixed bayonets and a monster M20 rocket launcher.

One weary US marine is shown huddling against the bitter cold, while another bloodied troop tries to find a moment of solitude.

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US marines and Japanese tanks are taking part in a military exercise on Japan’s northern island of Hokkaido as tensions reach breaking point on the Korean peninsular

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Soldiers from Japan’s Ground Self-Defense Force take part in a field drill with US Marines during joint military exercises with in Eniwa, Hokkaido prefecture

Another shot captures a US Grunman Panther fighter jet gliding above the Pacific Ocean, as Navy ships sail on below.

Two optimistic gunners of the Royal New Zealand Artillerys 16th Field Regiment are pictured peering out of windows in their makeshift hut.

The stunning images were painstakingly rendered by digital colourist and retiree Doug Banks, from Brighton.

He said: I try to create an accurate historical record using layers of colour as if I were painting on a canvas.

The most important thing is to research the image thoroughly before attempting the colouring.

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My aim is to establish the media of colourising black and white images in a way that will earn credibility among the purists who think that black and white photos should remain in that way.

I also want to educate those, particularly youngsters, that otherwise would not be interested in dull black and white images that are gathering dust in museums and private collections.

Earlier this month, Daily Star Online uncovered other pics from the conflict showing wounded American troops on the battlefield.

In June, we also revealed colourised World War Two photos that capture dogfights and RAF heroes with their aircraft.

These stunning images have been published in a new book. The amazing shots show in beautiful detail the battle in the skies as the world battled the genocidal Nazi regime

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USAF pilot Captain Fred Christensen on July 7th 1944 he shot down six enemies in one day

The Korean War began when North Korea invaded South Korea in June 1950.

The UN came to the aid of South Korea with US forces providing the bulwark of resistance.

After three years of fighting, an armistice was signed and the Korean Demilitarised Zone separated North and South Korea.

No peace treaty was agreed and the two Koreas are still technically at war.

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US to stage massive drills on Kim’s doorstep as WW3 fears grow – Daily Star

THE US and South Korea are set to carry out joint military drills next week resisting calls from the North and China to halt their exercises.

WASHINGTON will step up its military actions in Asia as tubby tyrant Kim Jong-un defies calls to surrender Pyongyang’s nukes.

Fears over the Hermit Kingdoms nuclear programme have grown in recent weeks after the Norths supremo announced he was considering firing a barrage of missiles at Guam.

But Pyongyang appears to have cooled talks of an imminent strike on the US-owned Pacific island.

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Since 2008, photographer Eric Lafforgue ventured to North Korea six times. Thanks to digital memory cards, he was able to save photos that was forbidden to take inside the segregated state

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Taking pictures in the DMZ is easy, but if you come too close to the soldiers, they stop you

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It dialled back its rhetoric after US President Donald Trump vowed to use fire and fury against North Korea if it continued to develop nuclear missiles that could hit the American mainland.

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said Washington did, however, prefer a peaceful solution and offered an olive branch to the rogue regime.

He said: Our effort is to cause them to want to engage in talks but engage in talks with an understanding that these talks will lead to a different conclusion than talks of the past.

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Ever since the death of US student Otto Warmbier, the US has wanted to ban its citizens from travelling to the rogue nation. In spite of this, travel guide Shane Horan is still leading tours deep into the heart of the hermit state

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An army officer in frony of Mount Paektu on the Northern Chinese border. This is a sacred place for Koreans, and it is said that General Kim Jong Il was born at the base of the mountain

Our effort is to cause them to want to engage in talks

The Hermit Kingdom was quick to dismiss any suggestion it would give up its nuclear programme and said this week it would never be up for negotiation as long as the US governments hostile policy and nuclear threat continue.

In 2005, Pyongyang agreed to suspend its nuclear in return for much-needed energy assistance before the deal collapsed.

Chubby Kim has repeatedly threatened to use its nuclear weapons and Intercontinental Ballistic Missiles (ICBM) to bomb targets in the US, South Korea and Japan.

The rogue communist state became more emboldened in July after it successfully launched two Hwasong-14 missiles that could strike targets in the American heartland, including Los Angeles and Chicago.

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Did the Bible predict North Korea starting World War 3 with the US? – Express.co.uk

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Analysis from the Philadelphia Church of God, claims the danger posed by North Korea is graver than many people realised.

They suggest Pyongyang and despot leader Kim Jong-Un could inflict major damage on the US or other Western nations.

Writing for The Trumpet, the news magazine of the church, Jeremiah Jacques indicates any strike could contribute to the wars and rumors of wars that Jesus Christ warned would occur before the third world war breaks out.

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End times and the apocalypse have long been linked to possible nuclear war.

The Bible describes that some 2,000 years ago, as Jesus sat on the Mount of Olives in Jerusalem with his disciples, he was asked what would happen at the end of the world.

He claimed there would be wars and rumors of wars, as well as fierce international tensions and famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes.

And while Mr Jacques admits this is unlikely to refer to North Korea, he suggested the hermit state could in fact play the role of a trigger to cause the devastating scenes of Revelations.

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The analysis said: All of the missiles and nuclear technology the Kim dynasty has been developing over the years will contribute to the unprecedented devastation to occur during that prophesied third world war.

And he claims that although North Korea will not cause WW3 according to the Bible, the world should take its threats and actions seriously.

Trumpet executive editor Stephen Flurry and managing editor Joel Hilliker said: If nothing else, the mere threat of a mentally unstable tyrant in North Korea using nuclear weapons should cause all of us to be asking some very hard questions.

Rising current nuclear tension should provoke us to consider seriously the biblical prophecies of nuclear destruction.

Those prophecies are drawing closer than ever to fulfillment!

It comes after Pastor Greg Laurie of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Riverside, California says analysis of the escalating tensions between North Korea and the US suggests a nuclear war between the two superpowers fits into the End Times prophecy.

He said: In the Last Days there is no mention of any nation that would resemble North Korea however the Bible does speak of Iran in the End Times scenario.

You might be surprised to know there is an alignment of sorts between North Korea and Iran.

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In fact, former ambassador the United Nations John Bolton recently said if North Korea developed a delivery system for nuclear weapon Iran would have it the next day simply by writing a cheque.

Tensions between North Korea and the United States have escalated in recent weeks with US President Donald Trump and dictator Kim embroiled in a war of words.

Mr Trump warned the US was “locked and loaded” as Kim threatened to strike US territory Guam in the Pacific Ocean.

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North Korea set to launch ‘FINAL ATTACK’ – WW3 fears grow as Pyongyang ESCALATES rhetoric – Express.co.uk

State media also declared that the North Korean army is not afraid to back down from nuclear war should tensions bubble over, stating that Pyongyang is capable of fighting any war the US wants.

The editorial added the US now finds itself in an ever worsening dilemma, being thrown into the grip of extreme security unrest by the DPRK. This is tragicomedy of its own making.

It continues: If the Trump administration does not want the American empire to meet its tragic doom in its tenure, they had better talk and act properly.”

It comes after Trumps most recent comments, with the President claiming the US is locked and loaded and ready to deal with the threat posed by the hermit kingdom.

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He said military solutions were in place to take out the rogue state, as the North Korean crisis continues to escalate.

He urged Kim not to act “unwisely” and to choose “another path”.

Meanwhile North Koreas propaganda mouthpiece has declared it already has more than 3.5 million people had signed up to fight.

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The Pyongyang subway The best place to escape american fire and fury

The propaganda rag claimed these millions were volunteers and included students and former soldiers – although the truth is likely to be far more grim.

The piece said: “All the people are rising up across the country to retaliate against the US thousands of times. In North Hwanghae Province, 89,000 young men pleaded to enlist or reenlist on August 9 alone.

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In Daedong County of South Pyongan Province, more than 20,000 students, party members and labourers filed enlistment or reenlistment requests.

And Japan has moved missiles and defence systems to its major cities in preparation for a missile attack.

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North Korea sends ‘coded message to Donald Trump’ as WW3 threat looms – Daily Star

NORTH Korea has sent a coded message to Donald Trump as the world braces itself for nuclear war, an expert has claimed.

The regime led by Kim Jong-un seemingly backed down from its threat to nuke the US overseas territory of Guam overnight.

In a statement, Pyongyang said it planned on watching the foolish and stupid conduct of the Yankees before committing to a strike.

North Korean officials announced: The US Imperialists caught the noose around their necks due to their reckless military confrontation racket… (but) he would watch a little more the foolish and stupid conduct of the Yankees spending a hard time of every minute of their miserable lot.

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Since 2008, photographer Eric Lafforgue ventured to North Korea six times. Thanks to digital memory cards, he was able to save photos that was forbidden to take inside the segregated state

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Taking pictures in the DMZ is easy, but if you come too close to the soldiers, they stop you

The unknown factor in this is not Kim, its Trump

But an expert has claimed there may be a hidden message in the statement.

Dr Genevieve Hhnen, of Edith Cowen University, said this should be taken to mean Kim Jong-un is actually offering an olive branch to Trump.

This isnt the kind of statement that would be interpreted as aggressive — despite all the aggressive rhetoric, Edith Cowan Universitys Dr Genevieve Hohnen said. The fact Kim Jong-un says he will respond only if the US does not de-escalate the situation is significant, she told news.com.au.

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Beach-goers dancing at the West Sea Barrage beach outside the coastal city of Nampo, southwest of Pyongyang

She continued: The problem is that Kim Jon-un is largely the same personality type as Trump both are paranoid, narcissistic and have huge egos.

Weve never really had leaders like that on both sides before.

The unknown factor in this is not Kim, its Trump. Kim Jong-un is acting as we expect him to behave.

Weve actually been expecting something like this. Todays quite an important day in North Korea. The North Koreans usually do something in terms of military development to coincide with such events, she added.

It comes after Donald Trump warned he would meet North Korea with fire and fury following the hermit states repeated threats towards the US.

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KIM’S ARMY: WW3 looms as 3.5 MILLION ‘volunteer’ to fight for North Korea against USA – Express.co.uk

With North Korea and America both refusing to blink first in the ongoing crisis, despot Kim Jong-un has now announced a massive army recruitment programme.

An article in a Pyongyang-based propaganda newspaper today declared already more than 3.5 million people had signed up to fight.

The propaganda rag claimed these millions were volunteers and included students and former soldiers – although the truth is likely to be far more grim.

As revealed by Express.co.uk last year, life in the North Korea army is one of pain, hunger and oppression.

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And with absolute obedience to the three-generation Kim dynasty demanded, these military volunteers are more likely to be malnourished and desperate civilians forced into action.

The newspaper claimed 3.47 million people had asked to enlist in the army since the North Korean crisis began.

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All the people are rising up across the country to retaliate against the US

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The piece said: “All the people are rising up across the country to retaliate against the US thousands of times. In North Hwanghae Province, 89,000 young men pleaded to enlist or reenlist on August 9 alone.

In Daedong County of South Pyongan Province, more than 20,000 students, party members and labourers filed enlistment or reenlistment requests.

READ MORE:What is life like in the North Korean army?

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It comes as the war of words moved another step closer to all-out conflict after US president Donald Trump said America was locked and loaded for battle.

And Japan has moved missiles and defence systems to its major cities in preparation for a missile attack.

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Hiroshima, Shimane and Kochi are particularly at risk as any North Korea missile fired at the US territory of Guam would pass directly overhead.

While Pyongyang said any missile would be aimed to miss the island and merely used to send a warning, any malfunction of the missile over Japan could put hundreds of thousands of people at risk – and given North Korea’s patchy success record in missile launches, this is a major threat.

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North Korea crisis: European Council expands sanctions against Pyongyang amid WW3 threat – Express.co.uk

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The Council of the European Union said it had extended an asset freeze and travel restrictions to nine individuals and four organisations including the government-owned Foreign Trade Bank.

Similar sanctions were already imposed on 62 individuals and 50 organisations.

The latest move brings the EUs punitive measures against North Korea in line with a new United Nations Security Council resolution toughening sanctions against the Kim Jong-uns regime.

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The EU has implemented all UN Security Council resolutions adopted in response to the DPRKs nuclear and nuclear weapons

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The Council of the EU has also singled out a further 41 individuals and seven organisations for to face extra measures.

A spokesman said: The EU has implemented all UN Security Council resolutions adopted in response to the DPRKs nuclear and nuclear weapons, other weapons of mass destruction and ballistic missile programs.

Tensions have been running high since Pyongyang warned it would fire missiles at Guam in response to US President Donald Trumps threat that North Koreas aggression would be met with fire and fury.

North Korea says a plan that could see it fire four missiles near the US territory of Guam will be ready in a matter of days.

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State media said Hwasong-12 rockets would pass over Japan and land in the sea about 17 miles from Guam, if the plan was approved by Kim.

It denounced Donald Trump’s warnings as “a load of nonsense” and said the US leader was “bereft of reason”.

It said: “Sound dialogue is not possible with such a guy bereft of reason and only absolute force can work on him.

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The US has told the North its actions could mean the “end of its regime”.

US Secretary of Defence Jim Mattis warned Pyongyang would be “grossly overmatched” in any war against the US and its allies.

He said: While our state department is making every effort to resolve this global threat through diplomatic means, it must be noted that the combined allied militaries now possess the most precise, rehearsed and robust defensive and offensive capabilities on Earth.

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Bizarre map reveals ‘best place’ in Lancashire to avoid WW3 nuclear missile strike – Lancashire Evening Post

An estate agent has put together a bizarre map which it says highlights the best places to live in Lancashire and the UK if you fear for the nation’s impending doom.

This map apparently highlights the zones which would be wiped out by a nuclear strike on one of 20 major cities – and where you’d be safe.

Turns out Lancashire residents should head to Barrow or Lancaster, where you’ll then be able to watch the end of the world in comfort, safe from background radiation.

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The most affordable option for those worried about the impending end of the world is Barrow-in-Furness in Cumbria, with an average house price of just 112,279 and a good chance of being out of the radiation zone. Staying in Cumbria and slightly further north, Carlisle is also an affordable option at (131,970). To the South in Lancashire, Lancaster also provides a fairly safe bet at (146,133).

Estate agent eMoov says: “Although were out of range from any threat from North Korea, London would be the obvious choice for a nuclear strike in the UK, but the capital could be the tip of the iceberg, so eMoov used Nukemap to plot the resulting impact zones for an all-out nuclear attack on 20 major UK cities.

“These were Aberdeen, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Newcastle, Leeds, Manchester, Hull, Nottingham, Birmingham, Cambridge, Norwich, Oxford, London, Bristol, Swansea, Southampton, Brighton, Plymouth, Liverpool and Sheffield.

“Although the resulting strikes would also see, York, Leicester, Peterborough, Exeter, Cardiff, Bath and much more become uninhabitable due to the thermal radiation radius

“eMoov then looked for radiation free options to get on the property ladder across the UK and at different price bands for those that might be worried about a nuclear threat.”

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Fmr Intel Director James Clapper warns US is waltzing into WW3 if Trump doesn’t choose diplomacy over threats – Raw Story

Formere Director of U.S. National Intelligence James Clapper speaks during a discussion on “The 9/11 Commission Report: Ten Years Later,” on July 22, 2014 at the Newseum in Washington, DC (AFP Photo/Alex Wong)

Retired Lt. Gen. James Clapper has served in the United States Air Force for decades and under former President Barack Obama as the Director of National Intelligence. Hes not an easily excited man, according to information warfare expert Molly McKew. But thats exactly what happened Thursday when Clapper discussed President Donald Trumps comments about North Korea.

I was really struck when I visited there in November 2014, you know, but the level of paranoia and the siege mentality that prevails in North Korea was overwhelming, Clapper explained. Ive followed Korean Peninsula since I served there in the mid-1980s and I was really taken aback by the level of the siege mentality and the paranoia that exists there. And so Ive been an advocate for years now of opening which right now is kind of hard to do, but an intersection in Pyongyang much like we had in Havana for decades government we didnt recognize. This is not a reward for bad behavior but rather to have an in residence diplomatic presence, a way of gaining greater insight and understanding in whats going on in North Korea and perhaps most importantly, conveying information to North Korea.

He went on to say that whatever the United States has been doing with respect to North Korea, clearly isnt working and its time to think about a new and different strategy.

I dont know exactly how it would work, but I think the time has come to think about some direct dialogue with the North Koreans, Clapper urged. It wasnt so long ago that President Trump was saying it would be an honor to meet Kim Jong-Un and perhaps a summit that could be brokered by the Chinese. But this you know, dont pass go, dont collect $200 and were going to, you know, create a situation the likes of Hiroshima or Nagasaki, which is implied in the presidents threat. I dont think were there yet, at least I hope to god were not.

He went on to say that the global community must accept that North Korea has a nuclear presence on the global stage.

When you consider the alternative, which is not good, I would hope people would give [talks] some thought, he said.

Host Don Lemon asked about Trumps attitudes on the intelligence community and Clapper noted that it seems Trump waffles back and forth on it.

Well, I think he likes intelligence on a selective basis, Clapper continued. He seems to accept the intelligence on Korea or on Syria, on China, on other areas, on terrorism, but when it comes to Russia, not so much.

He said that trump would improve once he got rid of the two principle Nazis, John Brennan and himself. Clapper was referencing to a January 11, 2017 press conference prior to Trumps inauguration where he blamed the intelligence community for leaks about Russian hacking. He explained Trump likened he and Brennan to likened us to Nazis.

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Mystic who predicted Donald Trump’s presidency claims World War 3 is about to start and says he knows the EXACT … – The Sun

Self-proclaimed “messenger of God” Horacio Villegas warns that nuclear warfare will erupt later this year

A MYSTIC who says he foresaw Donald Trumps presidency has now predicted the EXACT date World War 3 will start.

The self-proclaimed messenger of God,Horacio Villegas, thinks nuclear warfare will erupt later this year on the 100th anniversary of thevisitation of Our Lady of Fatima.

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Catholic Horacio, from Texas, USA, predicted Trumps election win as far back as 2015, he told the Daily Star.

He also labelled the US President the Illuminati king who would bring the world into WW3.

Chillingly, one of his prophecies that Trump would attack Syria has already come true.

The billionaire businessman launched a huge air strike on an airbase in Homs earlier this year.

The clairvoyant said that this move would bring Russia, North Korea and China into the conflict.

His latest vision came to him in the form of a dream, in April, in which Horacio says he saw balls of fire falling from the sky and hitting the Earth.

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People everywhere were running around trying to hide from this destruction, he added.

Horacio claims D-Day will fall on the 100th anniversary of the visitation of Our Lady of Fatima, the Virgin Mary, which started on May 13, 1917.

It was on that day, according to Catholic belief, Jesus mother visited a village in Portugal and warned that if they did not convert Russia to the faith, God would wreak havoc on the world.

Her sixth and final visit was said to be on October 13, 1917 and the 100th anniversary of this date is approaching in just two months time.

Horacio told the Daily Star:The main message that people need to know in order be prepared is that between May 13 and October 13 2017, this war will occur and be over with much devastation, shock and death.

The warning comes after Trump reportedlylaunched supersonic B-1B bombers from Guam airbase and warned America would respond to threats with fire and fury as North Korea warned of plans to attack the US naval outpost.

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‘This is a BIG DEAL’ Washington cranks up WW3 fears by attacking ‘provocative’ North Korea – Express.co.uk

State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauertcondemned the rogue state’s “provocative” missile tests during a press briefing.

She also defended Donald Trump after the President threatened to meet North Korea with “fire and fury like the world has never seen”.

She told reporters Mr Trump was “sending a strong message” to Kim Jong-un to stop the power-crazed despot sparking a nuclear war.

Ms Nauert said: “Our long-term pressure campaign, which is backed by many other agents, is working. It is ratcheting up the pressure on North Korea.

“The President is sending a strong message to North Korea in the kind of language that North Korea understands.

“The President is a very effective spokesman people listen to him, and the President was sending a message loud and clear.”

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“There are lots of ways to get through to Kim Jong-un and his regime. Our issue is not with the people of the DPRK [Democratic People’s Republic of Korea], it is with the regime itself.

“It is a big deal what is going on, it is a concern to the world, not just the United States.

“Those are alarming actions, they are provocative actions by North Korea.”

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Earlier today, an official in Mr Trump’s administration claimed his “fire and fury” remarks were unplanned and took his aides by surprised.

The anonymous official told the Reuters news agency: “President Trump’s comment was unplanned and spontaneous.

“There had not been any discussions about escalating the rhetoric in response to North Korean leader Kim’s statements or about the possible effects of doing that.”

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Nuclear war: Is THIS where the Queen and royal family will shelter if WW3 breaks out? – Express.co.uk

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Nuclear war UK latest news: Is this where the Queen and royals will hide in the case of a bomb?

Nuclear war – a state of national emergency – is one in a number of worst case scenarios for the UK and the international community in general.

Many Britons live their day-to-day lives without a contingency plan for a nuclear attack.

However, heads of states are likely to have a preordained place of safety in the event of a nuclear attack.

Where might theQueenand theroyal familygo to hide from the aftermath of a nuclear weapon?

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The UK’s Vanguard fleet of four submarines carrying Trident nuclear missiles are due to become obsolete by the end of 2020

In 2010 a declassified document revealed the Queens elaborate plans for escape if a nuclear missile is launched.

It unveiled Her Highness and her loved ones would use the Royal Yacht Britannia to stay safe.

The plan stated the British Royal Family would hide in lochs in Scotland – much like the fabled Loch Ness monster.

While the Queen was lying low, members of parliament would be sent to a bunker with the code name Turnstile, under Box Hill near Bath.

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This was so, in the case of any MP deaths, the Queen would be able to appointment a new Prime Minister – as currently it is still a part of British law that she carry out this task.

However, it is not clear whether the royal familys plans in the case of a nuclear attack may have changed since the revelation made in the document.

The Queen, Charles, William and Kate may be eyeing up other locations to escape the wrath of countries such as North Korea.

There is a bunker at Barnton Quarry that the important family might hide in.

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Near the Windsor family residence of Holyroodhouse, the bunker was built in 1952.

It was one of the Regional Seats of Government, built to help the UK fight back in the case of nuclear attacks from the Soviet Union.

HMS Warrior in Northwood is another bunker the royals might use to keep themselves safe.

Express.co.uk recently charted the location of the UKs public nuclear bunkers.

So where are the UK’s nuclear bunkers?

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WW3: The UN Security Council Gut Punched NKorea – Live Trading News

WW3: The UN Security Council Gut Punched NKorea

United Nations Ambassador Nikki Haley said Saturday that tough UN sanctions approved by the Security Council against North Korea delivered a gut punch and that future military action was up to Pyongyang over its recent missile tests.

US President Donald Trump took to Twitter Saturday to praise the UN Security Council for slapping tough sanctions on North Korea, noting that China and Russia voted with us.

Here are Trumps posts:

The Security Councilvoted to target North Korean exportsthat sought to deprive Pyongyang of $1-B in annual revenue and other strong steps in response to its recent missile tests.

The resolution was drafted by the US and the 15-0 vote included support from China, Russia, Japan and South Korea.

The measure bans all exports of coal, iron and iron ore, lead and lead ore, as well as fish and seafood by the cash-starved state, thus stripping North Korea of a third of its export earnings estimated at $3-B a year.

We should not fool ourselves into thinking we have solved the problem, UN Ambassador Nikki Haley, the former South Carolina Republican governor, told the council before the vote. Not even close.

The North Korean threat has not left us. It is rapidly growing more dangerous.

Further action is required, she added. The United States is taking and will continue to take prudent defensive measures to protect ourselves and our allies.

Amb. Haley noted that Washington would continue annual joint military exercises with South Korea.

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10 countries to head to if WW3 breaks out! – Asianet Newsable

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New Zealand is another segregated, yet developed nation, with a stable democracy and no history of bloody war conflicts. Its friendly foreign policy earned the fourth spot in the Global Peace Index. Much like Tuvalu, it is capable of supporting itself in the short term. It has fertile soil and clean water, which provides its food. Moreover, its mountainous terrains shall grant shelter if ever it falls in the brink of intrusion. But, most likely it will be just left solely having nothing to do with the outside world at war.

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US send 12 fighter jets and 200 troops to North Korea’s doorstep amid WW3 fears – Daily Star

THE US has revealed it will send 12 fighter jets and 200 airmen to South Korea as tensions with North Korea threaten to erupt into war.

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The US Air Force will deploy the squadron of F-16 Fighting Falcons to Kunsan Air Base for four months from this month.

Airmen from the 176th Fighter Squadron will join the estimated 28,500 American soldiers, sailors, pilots and Marines currently based in South Korea.

Pacific Air Forces (PAF) said the fighter jets will ensure regional stability and security amid heightened tensions over North Koreas latest missile launch.

The US is still reeling after the communist state tested another intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) the second in less than a month last week.

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Ghosts of the last time America went to war in Korea have been brought back to life through the work of a British electrician. The stunning pictures show ships lined up on the shore at the Battle of Inchon and troops boarding a plane ready for a drop behind enemy lines north of Pyongyang, Korea

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In a statement on its website, PAF said: The United States routinely evaluates readiness and repositions forces as needed to ensure capabilities necessary to meet obligations in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region.

These deployments demonstrate the continued US commitment to fulfill security responsibilities throughout the Western Pacific and to maintain peace in the region.

The announcement comes just days after the US conducted joint military drills with Japan in response to the missile test.

On Sunday, two US Air Force bombers flew over the Korean peninsula in direct response to Pyongyangs ICBM launch.

These deployments demonstrate the continued US commitment to fulfill security responsibilities throughout the Western Pacific

On the same day the US shot down a medium-range ballistic missile over the Pacific with its THAAD defence system.

US defence chiefs were said to be considering military options in the wake of the test on Thursday.

Yesterday US President Donald Trump and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe agreed to take further action to protect allies from the totalitarian nation.

Abe said: We have made consistent efforts to resolve the North Korean problem in a peaceful manner, but North Korea has ignored that entirely and escalated the situation in a one-sided way.

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Some call it one of the scariest places on Earth; others view it more as a tourist spot. This is an inside view of the demilitarized zone separating the two Koreas in Paju, South Korea

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South Korea offers inter-Korean military talks

But threats do not seem to have deterred supreme leader Kim Jong-un before.

Today the US has detected highly unusual North Korean submarine activity.

A US defence official told CNN that unprecedented levels of submarine activity have been detected.

These include three “cold ejection” tests in July.

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North Korea FIRES submarine missile as WW3 fears reach fever pitch – Daily Star

THE US has detected highly unusual North Korean submarine activity, just days after the rogue state conducted its second test of an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM).

The submarine was evidence of an ejection test, which examines a missiles cold-launch system.

A US defence official told CNN that unprecedented levels of submarine activity has been detected.

These include three “cold ejection” tests in July.

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Since 2008, photographer Eric Lafforgue ventured to North Korea six times. Thanks to digital memory cards, he was able to save photos that was forbidden to take inside the segregated state

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Taking pictures in the DMZ is easy, but if you come too close to the soldiers, they stop you

An ejection test uses high-pressure steam to expel a missile from the launch tube before ignition to reduce the risk of damage to the vessel.

The latest test took place on land at Sinpo Naval Shipyard on Sunday.

Daily Star Online revealed the shocking consequences of war with North Korea.

While tourists are free to visit the secretive state as part of strictly controlled tour groups, they are told to never take photos of soldiers by their handlers. These images taken by photographer Eric Lafforgue show the truth behind North Korean military service: a life of hard physical labour with the perks of visits to the nation’s capital

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Many soldiers are used as a labor force to compensate for the ineffective North Korean economy, so the army is not only about military organization.

North Korea who are said to have 70 submarines in its fleet also engaged in unusual deployment activity last month when a Romeo-class submarine travelled 100 kilometres out to sea off the coast of Japan.

The regimes newest vessel, the diesel powered Sinpo-class, is the only one believed to have ballistic missile launch capability.

A recent ICBM test showed North Korea was within range of Alaska though its missiles still couldn’t reach the contiguous United States.

After the test, it emerged the US had passed up a chance to assassinate Kim Jong-un, having watched him at the launch site for more than an hour without attacking.

But the brush with death has done nothing to silence the leader, with North Korea now boasting that nuking the US and South Korea had become a “piece of cake”.

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