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North Korea warns of nuclear strikes for 3rd time in a month

North Korea warns of nuclear strikes for 3rd time in a monthSeoul : North Korea threatened that if war games between US and South Korea puts it sovereignty in danger, then both the countries will be turned into a heap of ashes through a nuclear attack by North Korea. This is the third time in a month North Korea has warned of a nuclear strike. Still the military exercise began between US and S. Korea over the objections of N. Korea. 

A combined military exercise known as Ulchi-Freedom Guardian (UFG) between US and South Korean militaries is being conducted annually. Thousands of fighters from both the countries are participating in the said exercise of 2 weeks. Fifty thousand South Korean soldiers and thirty thousand US forces are involved in this drill which is being held in eastern part of South Korea.

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‘Austria is not a ‘Waiting Room’ for migrants arriving in Germany’, Austria warns Merkel

Austria is not a 'Waiting Room' for migrants arriving in GermanyVienna : The Austrian Defense Minister bluntly criticized the policy adopted by the German Chancellor Angela Merkel concerning the migrants, saying that the policy is signifying extreme recklessness and also that Austria is not a ‘Waiting Room’ for the migrants arriving in Germany. In an interview given to the Austrian newspaper ‘Krone’ on Thursday, the Austrian Defense Minister Hans Peter Doskozil condemned the German policy. Few months back, the Chancellor of Austria, Werner Faymann had signalled that Austria is not just a ‘ Distribution Hub’ of the migrants.

German Chancellor Merkel has resolved to accept all the migrants by announcing the ‘Open Door Policy’ for them. However there is severe annoyance with respect to this policy in Europe and many nations have denied to approve this policy. Eastern and Central European countries have even denied accepting their quota of migrants designated by the European Union. As a result, it can be seen that countries like Greece, Italy and Austria have to bear the burden of the migrants.

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Japan to enhance military capabilities to counter China and North Korea

Global News from North Korea, Austria & Japan Tokyo : Amidst the growing tension with China and North Korea, Japan has shown signs of speeding up its military capabilities. On Wednesday, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s Government has proposed a military budget of $50 billion to the Parliament which includes fighter jets, drones, Anti- Ship missile system, Chinook helicopters and Air to ship missiles. It is being told that these ultramodern weaponry and its related systems will be purchased from Britain and the United States.

In the last few days, there have been aggressive movements by China in the ‘South China Sea‘ & ‘East China Sea’. Just few days ago, China had sent hundreds of fishing vessels along with armed coast guard vessels near the Japanese sea border. On the other hand, deployments of new air strips, radar equipment and fighter jets have started in the South China Sea. Chinese activities are a matter of growing concern for Japan. Against this backdrop, Japan has initiated procuring advanced fighter jets and other artillery.

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