Key facts about Guam, the centre of US-North Korea tension

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Following Trump's remarks, North Korea on Wednesday said it was "carefully examining" plans for a missile attack on the US Pacific territory of Guam, which is home to a large US military base.

Trump issued his strongest warning yet for North Korea in comments to reporters in New Jersey on Tuesday.

When President Donald Trump promised to unleash "fire and fury" if North Korea continues to threaten nuclear war, he might not have remembered Kim Jong-un's US -friendly neighbors to the south. "We are not just a military installation", Calvo said.

The last time the S&P closed down more than 1 percent was May 17 when it fell 1.8 percent.

German bond yields fell, gold and the Japanese yen surged and the leveraged bets on higher yielding currencies such as the Australian dollar took a beating. The Nasdaq composite lost 0.2 percent, to 6,370.46.

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Macy's shares closed down 10.2 percent and Kohl's fell nearly 6 percent as the companies continued to report a drop in quarterly same-store sales, stoking concerns that their turnarounds may still be a long way off.

The rhetoric between the USA and North Korea has continued to heat up, leading traders to look to safe havens such as gold and treasuries.

David Madden, market analyst at CMC Markets UK, said: "European stocks have suffered greatly as traders were prompted to cut-and-run due to the escalating tensions between the United States and North Korea".

"We've had some competing forces play out over the past 12 hours - the United States dollar was stronger off economic data, but that was quickly reversed with President Trump's comments about North Korea earlier today (Wednesday)", said ANZ analyst Daniel Hynes. The Dow rallied to another record high as well as the S&P 500 Index after the Labor Department said on Tuesday that job openings, a measure of labor demand, increased 461,000 to a seasonally adjusted 6.2 million, the highest level since the series started in December 2000.

Barrick Gold Corporation ABX stock popped 1.42%, while Newmont Mining Corporation NEM gained 1.01%.

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About 6.48 billion shares changed hands on US exchanges on Wednesday compared with the 6.16 billion average for the last 20 sessions. Two supersonic bombers from Guam also flew over the Korean Peninsula last month.

In European markets, the French CAC 40 was down 0.7% and Frankfurt's DAX 30 shed 1.2%.

On the currency markets, the pound was down to a three-week low against the USA dollar but mainly due to earlier disappointing output and trade data.

While North Korea is likely to remain in focus, a report on consumer price inflation may also attract attention on Friday, with consumer prices expected to rise by 0.2 percent in July.

The Swiss franc was on track for its biggest daily gain against the euro since the Swiss National Bank removed its cap on the currency in January 2015.

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