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UN chief fears North Korea on 'collision course'

GENEVA (AP) - The U.N. chief says he fears North Korea is on a collision course with other nations that could lead to war.

U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon says the isolated Asian nation appears to be "on a collision course with the international community" amid rising tensions on the Korean Peninsula.

Ban, a former South Korean foreign minister, said Tuesday in Andorra "the current crisis has already gone too far" because of escalating tensions raised by North Korea's threats of war almost daily against the United States and South Korea.

He said international negotiations are urgently needed but he is "convinced that no one intends to attack" North Korea.

Pyongyang has sought disarmament-for-aid talks with Washington and more domestic loyalty by portraying North Korean leader Kim Jong Un as a powerful commander.

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