An analysis from the Defense Intelligence Agency also found that the country will produce intercontinental ballistic missiles capable of hitting the continental U.S. In an early morning tweet, he wrote: "Military solutions are now fully in place, locked and loaded, should North Korea act unwisely".
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The threat of an attack from North Korean strongman Kim Jong Un has been building for years, and Trump warned this week that Pyongyang's bellicose statements would be met with "fire and furylike the world has never seen".
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Mining heavyweights BHP Billiton and Rio Tinto retreated 2-3%, while gold miners Evolution and Newcrest rose about 2% each. Penney slumped as much as 18.25 percent to a record low after the retailer reported a bigger-than-expected quarterly loss.
Guam governor Eddie Calvo dismissed the threat and said the island was prepared for "any eventuality" with strategically placed defences.
He echoed his tough stance against North Korea in a series of tweets August 9, according to The Hill.
"An aging nuclear force...has forced the need for a modernization program", the Defense Science Board declared last December after former President Barack Obama gained rare bipartisan support for one of his initiatives.
After highlighting Trump's tweet this morning about revolutionizing and modernizing the nuclear arsenal, Tapper made a decision to revisit some of Trump's past comments related to nuclear weapons.
We all know that President Trump doesn't think very highly of most mainstream polls in America.
"Alarming thing to lie about".
The most generous assessment of the claim is that President Trump has initiated what's known as a "Nuclear Posture Review", which is simply a periodic study of the current state of the arsenal and how it might be appropriately updated to meet current threats. In fact, according to these European diplomats, who interviewed with BuzzFeed on the condition of anonymity, they actually view Donald Trump as most Europeans do, as a complete laughingstock.
Rhodes later tweeted more criticism of the handling of the standoff after Trump's deputy assistant Sebastian Gorka compared the situation to the Cuban Missile Crisis and said the nation must rally around the president.
Dollar falls below ¥110 in Tokyo on North Korea risks
Dillard's slumped 15.9 percent after the chain booked a loss for the second quarter as increased inventory led to big discounts. Gold futures, which dipped $2.10 to $1,262.60 an ounce in the previous session, are jumping $18 to $1,280.60 an ounce.
Stocks Claw Back Gains but North Korea Keeps Pressure on
The Nasdaq Composite, meanwhile, was facing its worst week since the one ended December 2, which logged a loss of just over 2%. The single-session equity put/call ratio jumped to 0.83 - the highest since April - and the 21-day moving average rose to 0.65.
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In addition, Reed declared that she and Somerhalder are turning off their phones during that period. The couple first announced that they are having a baby last May, amid speculations from fans.
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Other afternoon starters include USA stars Rickie Fowler and Phil Mickelson, Spain's Jon Rahm and England's Justin Rose . The other player in the threesome Jason Dufner must have felt a little embarrassed - he only managed a par.
Merkel doesn't speak for US on North Korea
President Donald Trump says he's planning a press conference Monday in Washington though it's unclear what he plans to discuss. Thursday's Late Show kicked off with an old-timey newsreel about North Korea's threat to bomb Guam, wherever that is.
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Equities fall on rising tension between US & North Korea
It's been a similar story across most Asian markets, with stock falls of at least 1% a common feature of today's session. European stock markets fell further in opening trade on Friday on intensifying fears over North Korea, dealers said.