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North Korea says it tested long-range cruise missiles

North Korea says it successfully test fired what it described as newly developed long-range cruise missiles over the weekend, its first known testing activity in months, underscoring how it continues to expand its military capabilities amid a stalemate in nuclear negotiations with the United States. The Korean Central News Agency said Monday the cruise missiles,

International

EXPLAINER: What N Korean missile tests mean for US relations

New U.S. president, same old North Korean playbook. Almost. Two months after President Joe Biden took office, North Korea is again turning to weapons tests to wrest outside concessions. But the tests so far have been relatively small compared to past launches. That indicates Washington has a window of engagement before North Korea pursues bigger

COVID-19

Pacific isles, secretive states among last virus-free places

From Argentina to Zimbabwe, from the Vatican to the White House, the coronavirus has spread relentlessly. It’s been confirmed on every continent but one and in nearly every country. Yet a few places have yet to report even a single case of infection. Some have been genuinely spared so far, while others may be hiding

Opinion

Trump v. Biden — Don’t Bet on It

Oddsmakers have no doubt fine-tuned the chances of Donald Trump or Joe Biden winning Tuesday’s presidential election. I might lay odds on one or the other but not for the record. It’s not that I think it would be wrong to let it be known on whom I was betting. It’s just the campaign is

Opinion

Opinion: President Trump, Kim Jong-un and Bob Woodward’s ‘Rage’

Acclaimed journalist Bob Woodward offers inside stories that escaped all of us while covering the three Donald Trump-Kim Jong-un meetings in 2018 and 2019. In the course of 18 interviews and in 27 messages that he obtained between Trump and Kim, he provides details that make his latest book, “Rage,” enthralling reading for anyone, whether

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