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Deadly typhoons hit Japan, Korean Peninsula

International | Weekend storms cause widespread power outages and leave travelers stranded
by Mindy Belz
Posted 9/09/19, 03:16 pm

JAPAN: Typhoon Faxai made landfall early Monday morning just east of Tokyo—the most populous metropolitan area in the world—killing at least three people and leaving dozens injured and nearly a million people without power. The storm, which now has moved back out into the Pacific, left Japanese travelers and commuters stranded. Meanwhile, another powerful storm struck the Korean Peninsula over the weekend.

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South Korea breaks intelligence deal with Japan

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 8/23/19, 11:03 am

South Korea and Japan will no longer share information about the North Korean nuclear threat. A 2016 intelligence pact between the two countries was due for renewal Saturday, but South Korea said Thursday it is scrapping the deal. A longstanding feud between the two nations recently flared up, leading to a breakdown in cooperation between two of the United States’ most important allies in the region.

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North Korea continues with missile tests

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 8/16/19, 10:45 am

North Korea on Friday launched its sixth missile test in less than a month and rejected any further talks with South Korea. The two missiles fired from North Korea’s eastern coast flew 143 miles at an altitude of 18 miles before landing in the waters between the Korean Peninsula and Japan, according to South Korea’s Joint Chiefs of Staff.

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