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Dec. 27, 2017: In South Korea, another deadly weapon is back in the headlines, one that is far easier and cheaper to make than nuclear missiles: anthrax. The renewed concerned stems from a report in the Korean media alleging one of the four North Korean soldiers who defected in 2017 was found to have antibodies to the biological weapon in his system, suggesting he was either vaccinated against anthrax or exposed to it at some point.
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Dec. 2, 2017: North Korea's Foreign Ministry said President Trump and his administration are "begging for nuclear war." In a written statement, a Foreign Ministry spokesman said Trump is "staging an extremely dangerous nuclear gamble on the Korean peninsula" and called the president a "nuclear demon" and a "disruptor of global peace."
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Nov. 17, 2017: A senior Chinese diplomat will travel to North Korea as a "special envoy" of Chinese president Xi Jinping amid growing pressure on Pyongyang to curtail its nuclear and missile program.The move comes after President Donald Trump wrapped up his 13-day Asia trip, where he called for more diplomatic measures to be applied to North Korea, singling out China to do more.
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Sept. 22, 2017: President Donald Trump called North Korean leader Kim Jong Un a "madman." The threatening message came hours after the rogue nation's foreign minister said that North Korea could test a powerful nuclear weapon over the Pacific Ocean in response to Trump's threats of military action.