Wednesday, 5 August 2020

Tag Archives: North Korea

North Korea denounces UK for sanctions

LONDON: North Korea denounced Britain for announcing sanctions against two organisations that the British government has said are involved in forced labour, torture and murder in North Korean prison camps. The move against the two organisations, named as the Ministry of State Security Bureau 7 and Ministry of People’s Security ...

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11 countries are still free of coronavirus

LONDON: More than 3.52 million people have been reported to be infected by the novel coronavirus worldwide, and 248,000 have died, according to the data from Coronavirus Research Centre of Johns Hopkins University and Medicine. Infections have been reported in more than 210 countries and territories since the first cases ...

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North Korea’s Kim Jong-un ”alive and well’

SEOUL: The global news media has been speculating about the possible demise of North Korea’s leader, since he missed an annual ceremony commemorating the birthday of his grandfather on 15 April. Kim Jong-un has not been publicly seen for more than two weeks now. North Korean Leader Kim Jong-un has ...

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North Korea says it won’t give Trump a summit for free

SEOUL: North Korea responded to a tweet by U.S. President Donald Trump that hinted at another summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, saying it has no interest in giving Trump further meetings to brag about unless it gets something substantial in return. The statement by Foreign Ministry adviser ...

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North Korea launches two ballistic missiles

SEOUL: North Korea fired two suspected missiles into the sea between the Korean peninsula and Japan, according to military officials in Japan and South Korea, ending nearly a month-long lull in testing after denuclearisation talks stalled. The launches, which Japanese authorities identified as likely ballistic missiles, were the first since ...

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Kim Jong-un: North Korean leader rides horse up sacred mountain

PYONGYANG: North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has climbed the country’s highest mountain on horseback, according to state media. A series of photos released by KCNA show Kim astride a white horse on a snow-covered Mount Paektu. This is not the first time he has scaled the 2,750-metre peak and analysts ...

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North Korea threatens to resume nuke, long-range missile tests

PYONGYANG: North Korea threatened again on Thursday to resume nuclear and long-range missile tests, accusing the US of having instigated some members of the UN Security Council to condemn its recent weapons tests. The warning by Pyongyang’s Foreign Ministry followed the weekend breakdown of North Korea-US nuclear negotiations in Sweden, ...

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North Korea, US say nuclear talks to resume this weekend

SEOUL: North Korea and the United States have agreed to resume nuclear negotiations this weekend following a months-long stalemate over the withdrawal of sanc­tions in exchange for disarmament, a se­nior North Korean diplomat said Tuesday. Choe Son Hui, North Korea’s first vice minister of foreign affairs, said the two nations ...

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Japan promotes China as bigger threat than North Korea

TOKYO: China’s growing military might has replaced North Korean belligerence as the main security threat to Japan, Tokyo’s annual defense review indicated, despite signs that Pyongyang could have nuclear-tipped ballistic missiles. The document’s security assessment on China comes after a section on Japan’s ally, the United States, the first time ...

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North Korea tests new ‘super-large’ rocket launcher

SEOUL: North Korea said that leader Kim Jong Un supervised the test-firing of a “newly developed super-large multiple rocket launcher,” another demonstration of the North’s expanding weapons arsenal apparently aimed at increasing its leverage ahead of a possible resumption of nuclear talks with the U.S. The North’s official Korean Central ...

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