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February 13, 2013
S. Korea to step up missile defence after North test
Seoul (AFP) Feb 13, 2013
South Korea said Wednesday it would accelerate the development of longer-range ballistic missiles that could cover the whole of North Korea in response to a third nuclear test by Pyongyang. "We will speed up the development of ballistic missiles with a range of 800 kilometres (500 miles)," Defence Ministry spokesman Kim Min-Seok told reporters. In October last year, South Korea reached a deal with the United States to almost triple the range of its missile systems - with Seoul arguing it needed ... read more
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Warning that cyberattacks pose a danger to US security, President Barack Obama signed an executive order on Tuesday designed to better protect critical infrastructure from computer hackers. ... more

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US President Barack Obama vowed in his annual State of the Union address Tuesday to work with the Kremlin to reduce both Russia and America's stockpiles of nuclear weapons. ... more

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China Internet users blast official stance on N. Korea
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Obama vows to get tough with North Korea
President Barack Obama vowed Tuesday to take "firm action" with US allies against North Korea and South Korea accelerated a planned upgrade to its offensive missiles after Pyongyang's third nuclear test. ... more

Obama sets sights on exit from Afghanistan war
President Barack Obama's announcement to withdraw half the US force in Afghanistan shows his determination to end the war, but leaves open the question of long-term American support for Kabul. ... more
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N. Korea blast jolts Obama ahead of State of Union
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Canada urged to become major arms producer
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Iran hints military site access if overall deal with IAEA
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