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Exclusive: Trump says 'major, major' conflict with North Korea possible, but seeks diplomacy

WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump said on Thursday a major conflict with North Korea is possible in the standoff over its nuclear and missile programs, but he would prefer a diplomatic outcome to the dispute. | Video

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U.S. says 'major conflict' with North Korea possible, China warns of danger of escalation

WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump said a "major, major conflict" with North Korea was possible over its nuclear and ballistic missile programs, while China said the situation on the Korean peninsula could escalate or slip out of control.