USA flies supersonic heavy bomber over Korean Peninsula

China conducts aerial drills over West Sea and East China Sea

B-1 flights represent the US's go-to response for North Korean provocations, such as missile tests, and the bomber flights draw a strong, sometimes dangerously escalating response from Pyongyang.

While the US military aircraft conducted simulated strikes, the South Korean warplanes actually dropped MK-82 bombs.

South Korea's military also plans to launch a combat unit of weaponised drones called "dronebots" next year, the Yonhap news agency reported citing an unnamed official. It has been particularly sensitive about B-1B bombers, describing them as "nuclear strategic" although the planes were switched to conventional weaponry in the mid-1990s. Chinese Air Force spokesperson Shen Jinke appeared on China Central Television (CCTV) on December 5 to say that the Chinese Air Force had conducted drills in the Yellow Sea (known in South Korea as the West Sea) and in the East China Sea.

North Korea hates such displays of American military might at close range and claimed through its state media on Tuesday that the "U.S. imperialist war mongers' extremely reckless war hysteria" has put the region at risk of a nuclear war. -South Korea military drills, preferably cooped up in a bunker.

The increasingly tense stand-off between the US and North Korea may have hit a new high this week.

United Nations undersecretary-General Jeffrey Feltman is scheduled to meet senior officials including Foreign Minister Ri Yong-ho and Vice Minister Pak Myong-guk as well as United Nations staff working in the hermit state, reports the Korea Times. -South Korean military exercises that North Korea has denounced as pushing the peninsula to the brink of nuclear war, as tension mounts between the North and the United States.

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Normally Kim stays out of sight during massive U.S.

North Korea has warned that the Vigilant Ace exercises are a provocation which would "only invite more bad retaliation and precipitate their self-destruction".

Paintings from North Korea's most celebrated artists are being sold at high prices, with some works priced in the tens of thousands of dollars, according to the report.

North Korea has tested dozens of ballistic missiles, two of which flew over Japan, and conducted its sixth and largest nuclear bomb test in September.

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