Australia says it would come to US aid in attack - KFBB.com News, Sports and Weather

Australia says it would come to US aid in attack

Posted: Updated:

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Latest on President Donald Trump and North Korea (all times EDT):
    
7:17 p.m.
    
Australia's prime minister says his country would come to the aid of the United States if North Korea attacks Guam.
    
Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull told Melbourne Radio 3AW: "We would come to the aid of the United States. How that manifests itself will obviously depend on the circumstances and consultations with our allies."
    
Turnbull added: "If North Korea decides to carry out some of its violent threats, then obviously terrible consequences will follow."
    
The prime minister says he discussed the threat with U.S. Vice President Mike Pence overnight.
    
Turnbull says: "The United States knows as we know and as Donald Trump reaffirmed ... that America stands by its allies including Australia of course and we stand with the United States."
    
He added: "It is absolutely rock solid and everyone understands that. In terms of defense, we are joined at the hip."
    
5 p.m.
    
The United Nations says Secretary-General Antonio Guterres is "troubled" by the escalating rhetoric from all sides in the North Korea nuclear dispute.
    
U.N. spokesman Stephane Dujarric says Guterres "welcomes all initiatives that will help de-escalate the tensions and a return to diplomacy."
    
Asked Thursday whether the secretary-general could be a mediator, Dujarric says, "He is always willing to do so."
    
The U.N. in the past has had an envoy for North Korea, but Dujarric says "every situation is different and it's important not to make empty gestures."
    
Dujarric says Guterres welcomed the U.N. Security Council's adoption last Saturday of a resolution imposing new sanctions on North Korea, including banning any coal, iron lead and seafood exports, and is urging all U.N. member states to implement it.
    
__
    
4:50 p.m.
    
President Donald Trump says he's planning to add billions of dollars to the nation's anti-missile programs.
    
Trump tells reporters after a security briefing at his golf club in Bedminster, New Jersey, "We are going to be increasing our budget by many billions of dollars."
    
He says an announcement is planned soon.
    
Trump also says the nation's nuclear arsenal is in "in tip-top shape" and getting stronger. And he insists his administration has "done a lot of modernization" and "a lot of renovation" already.
    
Trump is also warning about the dangers of nuclear weapons, saying he'd like to "de-nuke the world." But he says that, until that happens, the U.S. "will be the most powerful nuclear nation on earth, by far."
    
___
    
2:35 p.m.
    
President Donald Trump says that perhaps his 'fire and fury' warning to North Korea "wasn't tough enough." Trump is issuing a new warning over the North's development of nuclear weapons.
    
Trump says North Korea "better get their act together or they are going to be in trouble like few nations have ever been in trouble."
    
The president was addressing reporters during his vacation at his New Jersey golf club before a security briefing with top advisers.
    
It's the latest warning since he said earlier this week that North Korea faces "retaliation with fire and fury unlike any the world has seen before."
    
North Korea has said it may attack Guam in retaliation.
    
___
    
4:32 a.m.
    
North Korea has announced a detailed plan to launch a salvo of ballistic missiles toward the U.S. Pacific territory of Guam, a major military hub and home to U.S. bombers, a move that if carried out would be its most provocative missile launch to date.
    
The announcement Thursday warned that the North is preparing a plan to fire four of its Hwasong-12 missiles over Japan and into waters around the tiny island, which hosts 7,000 U.S. military personnel on two main bases and has a population of 160,000.
    
Japan and South Korea vowed a strong reaction if the North were to go through with the plan.

(Copyright 2017 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

  • Most Popular

  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • Two injured in Montana after swerving to avoid a kangaroo or wallaby

    Two injured in Montana after swerving to avoid a kangaroo or wallaby

    Thursday, June 21 2018 7:02 PM EDT2018-06-21 23:02:48 GMT
    kangaroo (Wikimedia Commons)kangaroo (Wikimedia Commons)

    UPDATE: Sources now indicate that the animal may actually have been an escaped wallaby from a petting zoo on the Fort Belknap Reservation.

    UPDATE: Sources now indicate that the animal may actually have been an escaped wallaby from a petting zoo on the Fort Belknap Reservation.

  • Man charged with DUI in crash

    Saturday, June 23 2018 5:42 PM EDT2018-06-23 21:42:13 GMT
    Sunday, June 24 2018 1:47 PM EDT2018-06-24 17:47:14 GMT

    62-year-old Glenn Wilkerson is being charged with aggravated DUI, DUI and careless driving Last night right before midnight the Great Falls Police Department responded to a crash on the 9th Street bridge. GFPD tell us that it was a 4 car crash in the southbound lanes with a 10-year-old and a 5-year-old in one of the vehicles. There were injuries reported but GFPD does not know the extent of the injuries. GFPD tells us that more charges could come depending on the investigation....

    62-year-old Glenn Wilkerson is being charged with aggravated DUI, DUI and careless driving Last night right before midnight the Great Falls Police Department responded to a crash on the 9th Street bridge. GFPD tell us that it was a 4 car crash in the southbound lanes with a 10-year-old and a 5-year-old in one of the vehicles. There were injuries reported but GFPD does not know the extent of the injuries. GFPD tells us that more charges could come depending on the investigation....

  • Bus contractor charged with child endangerment over meth

    Bus contractor charged with child endangerment over meth

    Saturday, June 23 2018 1:27 PM EDT2018-06-23 17:27:57 GMT

    The owner of a company that has the bus contract for a northwestern Montana school district faces charges for allegedly possessing and selling methamphetamine and smoking it on the school buses and in the bus barn.

    The owner of a company that has the bus contract for a northwestern Montana school district faces charges for allegedly possessing and selling methamphetamine and smoking it on the school buses and in the bus barn.

  • State of Emergency issued for Great Falls, Cascade County, and Lewis & Clark County

    State of Emergency issued for Great Falls, Cascade County, and Lewis & Clark County

    Wednesday, June 20 2018 2:36 PM EDT2018-06-20 18:36:13 GMT
    Wednesday, June 20 2018 8:53 PM EDT2018-06-21 00:53:18 GMT

    The National Weather Service has issued a flood warning for Great Falls. The Missouri River is expected to crest at 17 feet, a height that matches the historic crest of 1953, as early as the afternoon on Thursday, June 20th, and is expected to last at least into late Friday, June 21st. If you live on or near Woodland Estates Road and the Country Club area of Great Falls, prepare for flooding now.

    The National Weather Service has issued a flood warning for Great Falls. The Missouri River is expected to crest at 17 feet, a height that matches the historic crest of 1953, as early as the afternoon on Thursday, June 20th, and is expected to last at least into late Friday, June 21st. If you live on or near Woodland Estates Road and the Country Club area of Great Falls, prepare for flooding now.

  • Search organized in Missoula for missing woman

    Search organized in Missoula for missing woman

    Sunday, June 24 2018 6:17 PM EDT2018-06-24 22:17:36 GMT

    A community search has been organized in Missoula in for a woman who has been missing for a week. Jermain Austin Charlo (aka Jermain Morigeau 'Liz') was last seen in Missoula near Orange Street and S. 5th Street early last Sunday morning.

    A community search has been organized in Missoula in for a woman who has been missing for a week. Jermain Austin Charlo (aka Jermain Morigeau 'Liz') was last seen in Missoula near Orange Street and S. 5th Street early last Sunday morning.

  • NewsMore>>

  • State Officials tour flood damage

    State Officials tour flood damage

    Friday, June 22 2018 3:07 PM EDT2018-06-22 19:07:59 GMT
    Friday, June 22 2018 3:07 PM EDT2018-06-22 19:07:59 GMT
    Lt. Gov. Mike Cooney speaks to Dorthy OpheimLt. Gov. Mike Cooney speaks to Dorthy Opheim
    Lt. Gov. Mike Cooney speaks to Dorthy OpheimLt. Gov. Mike Cooney speaks to Dorthy Opheim
    Lt. Governor Mike Cooney toured the flooded Sun River community today, June 22nd. Flooding began in the town earlier in the week, washing away roads, flooding homes, and trapping some people inside their town. Lt. Gov. Cooney spoke to several families, including the Opheim's. Right now, it's difficult to say how much money it will cost to repair roads and homes, but officials are working to find an answer.
    Lt. Governor Mike Cooney toured the flooded Sun River community today, June 22nd. Flooding began in the town earlier in the week, washing away roads, flooding homes, and trapping some people inside their town. Lt. Gov. Cooney spoke to several families, including the Opheim's. Right now, it's difficult to say how much money it will cost to repair roads and homes, but officials are working to find an answer.
  • Roads closed as flooding hits Augusta

    Roads closed as flooding hits Augusta

    Tuesday, June 19 2018 10:43 AM EDT2018-06-19 14:43:07 GMT
    Wednesday, June 20 2018 10:24 PM EDT2018-06-21 02:24:09 GMT

    AUGUSTA - Flooding is being reported on Main Street in Augusta and along US Highway 287 at mile marker 38. 

    AUGUSTA - Flooding is being reported on Main Street in Augusta and along US Highway 287 at mile marker 38. 

  • Death ruled accidental in Milk River drowning

    Death ruled accidental in Milk River drowning

    Monday, June 18 2018 6:17 PM EDT2018-06-18 22:17:31 GMT
    Wednesday, June 20 2018 5:53 PM EDT2018-06-20 21:53:29 GMT

    The body of a missing Chinook man has been found. According to Blaine County Sheriff Glen Huestis, the body of Noah Hofeldt was found Sunday evening around 5:30pm by volunteers floating the Milk River searching for Hofeldt.  Sheriff Huestis says they believe Hofeldt went missing as early as Monday, June 11th.  It is still unclear what led to the death, but foul play is not suspected. Hofeldt's body is being sent to Billings Tuesday morning for an autopsy. Until then, Sheri...

    The body of a missing Chinook man has been found. According to Blaine County Sheriff Glen Huestis, the body of Noah Hofeldt was found Sunday evening around 5:30pm by volunteers floating the Milk River searching for Hofeldt.  Sheriff Huestis says they believe Hofeldt went missing as early as Monday, June 11th.  It is still unclear what led to the death, but foul play is not suspected. Hofeldt's body is being sent to Billings Tuesday morning for an autopsy. Until then, Sheri...

  • Update: Woman rescued, 13 people still stranded in Wilderness

    Woman rescued, 13 people still stranded in Wilderness

    Tuesday, June 19 2018 12:38 AM EDT2018-06-19 04:38:13 GMT
    Tuesday, June 19 2018 9:07 PM EDT2018-06-20 01:07:43 GMT

    A woman walking near Hauser Dam has been rescued after weather and slippery conditions caused her to get lost.  According to the Lewis and Clark County Sheriff's Office, the woman is safe and uninjured. Her identity has not yet been released. As of 10:30 Monday evening, authorities were taking the woman back to her vehicle.  At the same time, a group of 13 people lost their way in the Bob Marshall Wilderness. Lewis and Clark County Sheriffs say the group got stuck on the s...

    A woman walking near Hauser Dam has been rescued after weather and slippery conditions caused her to get lost.  According to the Lewis and Clark County Sheriff's Office, the woman is safe and uninjured. Her identity has not yet been released. As of 10:30 Monday evening, authorities were taking the woman back to her vehicle.  At the same time, a group of 13 people lost their way in the Bob Marshall Wilderness. Lewis and Clark County Sheriffs say the group got stuck on the s...

Powered by Frankly
Copyright - All content © 2001 - 2018. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy, Terms of Service, and Ad Choices.