When it becomes clear that North Korea has no intention of giving up its nuclear weapons, the US will have a choice of accepting North Korea as a nuclear armed state and working to contain it like it did with the Soviet Union; going to war to overthrow the North Korean regime and eliminate the nuclear threat; or putting more pressure on North Korea to start a new round of negotiations that will at best end in the same stalemate it faces today. Ultimately, the US, holding its nose and under pressure from South Korea and China, will most likely choose the first option. The cost of forcing North Korea to give up all of its nuclear weapons will simply be too high..
Neal Keeling reports.OldhamFourteen guns found at house after RSPCA investigation into cruelty to catA 72 year old man has been arrested on suspicion of being in possession of a prohibited weaponDenton and AudenshawShops and car wash raided in Denton after a crackdown on suspected drugs gangsThree men have been arrestedGreater Manchester PoliceMan charged with trying to kill seven year old boy and his mum in Salford after arrest in SpainSpanish National Police, working with the National Crime Agency, arrested a man on behalf of Greater Manchester Police after a European Arrest Warrant was grantedManchester City CentreMan in induced coma after ‘one punch attack’ near ShudehillPolice, who believe the attack was filmed by passers by, have issued an urgent appeal for information about the incident, which started following a row in the Tiger Tiger smoking areaSalfordDid a gangland ‘taxing’ row cause the disappearance and death of Michael Martin?Michael Martin vanished two years ago detectives are convinced he has been murdered but there is no bodyCrimeWhat are your legal rights if you come face to face with a burglar in your home?The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) has answered key questions about where you stand under the law if you are confronted by an intruderCrimeNo body, no parole: The heartbreaking stories of families fighting to keep killers behind barsThe pain of losing a loved one is hard to imagine but not knowing what happened to them can make it even worseSalford UniversityThis is the latest vision of the masterplan for Salford CrescentThe revamp is one part of what is billed as a 800m ‘investment opportunity’ in the cityLabour PartySalford Labour councillor facing disciplinary action over ‘Jewish Tories’ tweetThe comment prompted an emergency meeting of the executive of the Labour group on Salford councilSalford CouncilInside the Salford food bank for childrenThe ‘Snack Shack’ is in Little Hulton, and nearby is a primary school where 80 per cent of its pupils receive free school meals.SalfordTeenage thugs stab deaf man with nine inch blade after mocking him for using sign language’Nicholas had been punched, but still tried to stem the bleeding by putting his hand on his friend’s chest’Tesco’When these kids say they are starving, they mean it. Having no food in the house is normal for them’Many youngsters who rely on breakfast clubs and school meals during term time don’t eat properly during the summer holidays, prompting one youth worker to set up a food bank for struggling kids. Neal Keeling reports.