North Korea says Biden has a ‘hostile policy,’ warns of response

Credit to Author: Agence France-Presse| Date: Sun, 02 May 2021 05:55:45 +0000

SEOUL: North Korea on Sunday accused US President Joe Biden of pursuing a hostile policy, dismissing “spurious” American diplomacy and warning of a response. Biden had said Wednesday that his administration would deal with the threat posed by Pyongyang’s nuclear program “through diplomacy as well as stern deterrence.” The White House said Friday that the […]

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NKorea says will not go to Olympics over Covid fears

Credit to Author: Agence France-Presse| Date: Tue, 06 Apr 2021 07:01:43 +0000

SEOUL: North Korea will not attend this year’s Tokyo Olympics because of the coronavirus pandemic, Pyongyang’s sports ministry said, blowing the final whistle on Seoul’s hopes of using the Games to restart talks with its nuclear-armed neighbor. The isolated North’s participation in the last Winter Games, hosted by the South in Pyeongchang, was a key […]

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North Korea denounces ‘psychotic’ EU for rights sanctions

Credit to Author: Agence France-Presse| Date: Wed, 24 Mar 2021 03:37:51 +0000

SEOUL: North Korea slammed European Union human rights sanctions imposed against its senior officials this week as a “despicable political provocation” and the result of “a psychotic way of thinking.” The 27-member EU Council said Monday it will slap sanctions on a dozen individuals and four entities in six countries — including China, Russia and […]

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SKorea, US scale back drills over virus, NKorea diplomacy

Credit to Author: Associated Press| Date: Sun, 07 Mar 2021 04:47:44 +0000

SEOUL: The South Korean and US militaries are scaling back their annual exercises this month due to the Covid-19 pandemic and to support diplomacy on North Korea’s nuclear program, officials said Sunday. Seoul’s Joint Chiefs of Staff said in a statement that the allies decided to start the nine-day drills on Monday after reviewing factors […]

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North Korea ‘tried to hack Pfizer’ – South’s spies

Credit to Author: Agence France-Presse| Date: Tue, 16 Feb 2021 09:08:39 +0000

SEOUL: North Korean hackers tried to break into the computer systems of pharmaceutical giant Pfizer in a search for information on a coronavirus vaccine and treatment technology, South Korea’s spy agency said Tuesday, according to reports. The impoverished, nuclear-armed North has been under self-imposed isolation since closing its borders in January last year to try […]

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North Korea stole $300M in crypto to fund nukes – UN experts

Credit to Author: Agence France-Presse| Date: Wed, 10 Feb 2021 08:02:56 +0000

SEOUL: North Korea has stolen more than $300 million worth of cryptocurrencies through cyberattacks in recent months to support its banned nuclear and ballistic missile programs, a confidential UN report said. Compiled by a panel of experts monitoring sanctions on Pyongyang, the report said the country’s “total theft of virtual assets from 2019 to November […]

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Iran, North Korea resumed missile collaboration in 2020 – UN report

Credit to Author: Agence France-Presse| Date: Tue, 09 Feb 2021 05:40:07 +0000

UNITED NATIONS: North Korea and Iran resumed cooperation on the development of long-range missiles in 2020, according to a United Nations report that also confirmed Pyongyang continues to violate various nuclear resolutions. The annual report, produced by an independent panel of UN experts, was submitted to the Security Council on Monday and seen by Agence […]

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Regional security conducive for local economic recovery

Credit to Author: The Manila Times| Date: Sat, 26 Dec 2020 16:27:07 +0000

Given the challenges and setbacks experienced this year, people all over are counting down time when 2020 will end. But we expect that the world’s collective focus will not be on the past but on the road ahead toward making an economic recovery. The Philippine economy is expected to make a substantial rebound, with gross […]

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Cyberattacks On Hospitals & More Are Adding To 2020 Chaos

Credit to Author: Johnna Crider| Date: Fri, 30 Oct 2020 22:37:32 +0000

2020 is not over. The latest news is that there have been cyberattacks on computer systems at some US hospitals. Aside from the clear concerns about healthcare for those in the hospital, this and other recent cyberattacks have raised concerns about broader societal disruption as Election Day approaches

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North Korea’s Kim orders 80-day ‘battle’ to boost economy

Credit to Author: Agence France-Presse| Date: Tue, 06 Oct 2020 06:06:24 +0000

SEOUL: North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has ordered a nationwide drive to boost the ailing economy ahead of a key party congress in January, state media reported Tuesday. The decision was made during a meeting of the ruling Workers’ Party and comes as the coronavirus pandemic and recent floods have added yet more pressure on […]

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