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Peanuts Creator Charles Schulz's Home Claimed By The North California Wildfires

It’s a sad day in Hennepin County. The home of Charles Schulz, the creator of the 1957 comic strip The Peanuts, was destroyed in the flames of the North California wildfires. The wildfires began raging across Northern California on October 8, leaving entire neighborhoods in ash. Schulz’s hillside home in Santa Rosa was among those burned entirely. However, Schulz’s widow, Jean Schulz, was able to escape the fires before their home was destroyed on Monday, AP reports. Schulz and his wife built their home in 1970 and he lived there ...

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Tax reform, North Korea top U.S. agenda at IMF/World Bank meetings

Trump’s shifting views on stock market highs Dimming prospects of tax reform in the U.S.The economic crisis in Venezuela. Persistent nuclear threats fromNorth Korea. These are just some of the monumentalchallenges facing global finance ministers and central bankers as they gather in Washington this week for the annual meetings of the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank. Here’s a look at four of the key issues likely to be on the agenda: Tax reform A big question heading into this week’s meetings: Can the Trump administration deliver on its ...

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North Korea 'hackers steal US-South Korea war plans'

Hackers from North Korea are reported to have stolen a large cache of military documents from South Korea, including a plan to assassinate North Korea’s leader Kim Jong-un. Rhee Cheol-hee, a South Korean lawmaker, said the information was from his country’s defence ministry. The compromised documents include wartime contingency plans drawn up by the US and South Korea. They also include reports to the allies’ senior commanders. The South Korean defence ministry has so far refused to comment about the allegation. Plans for the South’s special forces were reportedly accessed, ...

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White tiger, dark horse: North Korean art market heats up

DANDONG, China (Reuters) – Seated beneath tall windows and dressed simply in singlets and trousers, North Korean painters are hard at work. The artists staple canvases to frames or copy idyllic landscapes from laptop computers. One wears headphones as he brushes a group of running horses onto his canvas. The nine men have come to the Chinese border town of Dandong from Mansudae Art Studio, North Korea’s largest producer of art. There are many outlets like this along the border; they house some of the thousands of North Korean artists ...

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North Korea crisis: Washington denies 'war declared'

Media playback is unsupported on your device The US has dismissed a statement by North Korea accusing Washington of declaring war on the country, calling the idea “absurd”. The White House also warned Pyongyang to stop provocations after it said it had the right to shoot down US bombers. A UN spokesman said fiery talk could lead to fatal misunderstandings. South Korea has called for a level-headed response, warning that accidental clashes in the region could quickly spiral out of control. North Korean Foreign Minister Ri Yong-ho told reporters on ...

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Twitter explains why it won't remove Trump's North Korea tweet

How many of Trump’s twitter followers are bots? Twitter says itwon’t take down a controversial weekend tweet from President Donald Trump — the tweet North Korea’s Foreign Minister Ri Yong Ho described as a declaration of war. On Sept. 23, Trump tweeted, “Just heard Foreign Minister of North Korea speak at U.N. If he echoes thoughts of Little Rocket Man, they won’t be around much longer!” The phrase “Little Rocket Man” refers to North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. In a statement on Monday, Ri said: “Since the United States ...

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North Korea accuses US of declaring war

Media playback is unsupported on your device North Korea’s foreign minister has accused US President Donald Trump of declaring war on his country and said Pyongyang had the right to shoot down US bombers. Ri Yong-ho said this could apply even if the warplanes were not in North Korea’s airspace. In response, the Pentagon warned Pyongyang to stop provocations. Meanwhile, the UN chief has warned that the fiery talk could lead to misunderstandings. Mr Ri’s comments were a response to Mr Trump’s tweet that Mr Ri and North Korean leader ...

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US bombers stage North Korea show of force

US bombers have flown close to North Korea’s east coast to demonstrate the military options available to defeat any threat, the Pentagon has said. It said the flight was the farthest north of the demilitarised zone between the Koreas that any US fighter jet or bomber had flown in the 21st Century. Tensions have risen recently over Pyongyang’s nuclear programme. At the UN, North Korea’s foreign minister said US President Donald Trump was on a “suicide mission”. Ri Yong-ho’s comments to the General Assembly mimicked Mr Trump’s remarks at the ...

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North Korea: Tremor detected near weapon test site

A magnitude 3.4 earthquake has been detected in North Korea. The earthquake occurred about 50km (31 miles) from a nuclear test site, monitors say. Previous quakes were caused by weapon tests. Chinese seismologists said it was a “suspected explosion” but South Korea says that it could be a natural quake not caused by a nuclear test. The US Geological Survey (USGS), meanwhile, said it could not yet make a judgment as to the cause. North Korea carried out a massive nuclear test on 3 September which was widely condemned at ...

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North Korea: Trump signs new order to widen sanctions

US President Donald Trump has signed a new order that boosts sanctions against North Korea over its nuclear weapons programme. The US treasury has been authorised to target firms and financial institutions conducting business with the North. The president also said China’s Central Bank had instructed other Chinese banks to stop doing business with Pyongyang. It comes less than two weeks after the UN approved new sanctions against the country over its latest nuclear test. Tensions have risen in recent weeks over the North’s continued nuclear and ballistic missile tests, ...

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