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North Korea Turns Up Heat on Trump, Calls Him ‘Dotard’ Again

  • Trump faces year-end deadline on major diplomatic initiative
  • Pyongyang warns Trump after he uses term ‘Rocket Man’ for Kim
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U.S. Has to Try Negotiating With North Korea, Susan Rice Says

North Korea may be preparing to conduct engine tests at a long-range rocket launch site, stepping up pressure on President Donald Trump ahead of a year-end deadline it imposed to get a better deal from the U.S. in nuclear disarmament talks.

A satellite image from Thursday shows activity at its Sohae Launch Facility, which leader Kim Jong Un had once said he dismantled in a concession to Trump. The move comes as the two sides have revisited old insults -- “Rocket Man” from Trump and “dotard” from North Korea -- while Pyongyang said Washington’s behavior will determine what “Christmas gift” it gets from Kim.