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Thaad test set to ratchet up tensions in Korean peninsula

Trump could soon be facing his first major foreign policy crisis, which may require him to make some big decisions on how to tackle Pyongyang.

A Thaad interceptor being launched from a Thaad battery on Wake Island in the Pacific Ocean. Condemned by North Korea, China and Russia, Thaad is being deployed by the US in South Korea to potentially intercept missiles launched by Pyongyang.

IN the wake of the climax of last Saturday's Group of Twenty (G-20) summit in Hamburg, the United States is leading a fresh charge at the United Nations Security Council this week to secure support for intensified sanctions against North Korea. This follows Pyongyang's test of a missile last...

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