Residents of the island of Guam say they're afraid of being caught in the middle of escalating tensions between the U.S. and North Korea after Pyongyang announced it was examining plans for attacking the strategically important U.S. territory.
As North and South Korea engage in talks, a group of 20 countries has said Kim Jong Un needs to be forced to the negotiating table. Pyongyang has said it would send a cheer squad to next month's Winter Olympics.
Moscow has offered to serve as a mediator between Washington and Pyongyang if both sides are willing. The offer came as the US imposed sanctions on two senior North Korean officials.
Russian tankers have supplied fuel to North Korean ships, according to European security sources, breaching UN sanctions. Russia's Foreign Ministry has denied the accusations, a day after China denied similar charges.
The White House and Tillerson had differing accounts of which country was being helpful on North Korea. Meanwhile North Korea's UN ambassador has insisted its nuclear ambitions were in self-defense against the US.
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