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SEOUL (Reuters) – North Korea looks certain to face U.N. sanctions for this week's nuclear test, and South Korea on Thursday raised the military alert level for the peninsula after the reclusive communist state warned it was ready to attack.
North Korea this week unnerved the world with a series of provocations unseen since the 1950-53 Korean War, including war threats, missile launches and a nuclear test that puts it closer to having an atomic bomb.
The joint command for the 28,000 U.S. troops that support South Korea's 670,000 soldiers has raised its alert a notch to signify a seri