U.S. to Put Nuclear Bombers on 24/7 Alert
The U.S. Air Force is preparing to put B-52 nuclear bombers on 24-hour alert for the first time since the Cold War in response to North Korea's "rapidly advancing nuclear arsenal," U.S. news site Defense One reported Sunday. The concrete pads at the runway of Barksdale Air Force Base in Louisiana "could once again find several B-52s parked on them, laden with nuclear weapons and set to take off at a moment's notice," Defense One said.
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NATIONAL/POLITICS
Moon OKs Resuming Reactor Work But Vows No More
President Moon Jae-in on Sunday accepted a special panel's recommendation that construction resume on two nuclear reactors near the southeastern city of Ulsan. Moon said his government will come up with follow-up measures.
NORTH KOREA
N.Korean Diplomat Says U.S. Must 'Put up with' Pyongyang's Nuclear Weapons
Possessing nuclear weapons is "a matter of life and death" for North Korea, Choe Son-hui, an official from the North's Foreign Ministry, said at a conference on non-proliferation in Moscow.
BUSINESS
Income Gap Widens Among Professionals
Income disparity among professionals is growing. According to National Tax Service statistics obtained by Minjoo Party lawmaker Park Gwang-on on Sunday, some 14 percent of professionals earn less than W2 million a month.