North Korea cannot ‘tip’ missile with nuclear warhead – U.S. State Dept

North Korea continues to pursue nuclear and ballistic missile technologies but the United States does not believe it is in a position to “tip” one of them with a nuclear warhead, State Department spokesman John Kirby said on Tuesday. North Korea’s leader, Kim Jong Un, said on Sunday his nuclear-capable country was close to test-launching an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM), raising the prospect of putting parts of the United States within range. “We do not believe that at this point in time he has the capability to tip one of…

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Missile strikes on north Syria schools, hospitals kill 50: UN

Air strikes have hit at least five medical facilities and two schools in northern Syria, killing 50 people, the United Nations said Monday, calling the attacks “blatant violations of international law.” The United States also condemned the attacks on civilian targets, which it said included two hospitals in the Aleppo area — a Medecins Sans Frontieres facility and the Women`s and Children`s Hospital in Aziz city. The upsurge in violence comes just days after international powers, meeting in Munich, proposed a “cessation of hostilities” within a week as a step…

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