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North Korea fires suspected ICBM amid signs of preparation for nuclear test

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North Korea has fired three ballistic missiles into the sea off its east coast, including one believed to have long-range capabilities, the South Korean military has said, a day after Joe Biden ended his first preside...

FBI seeks arrest of man claiming to be North Korea ‘special delegate’

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The FBI has issued an arrest warrant for a Spanish man who claims to be a “special delegate” working for the government of North Korea, accusing him of recruiting a cryptocurrency expert in an attempt to help Pyongyan...

Kim Jong-un buries mentor amid North Korea Covid crisis

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Kim Jong-un attended the funeral for a top North Korean official, state media reported on Monday, helping carry his coffin, as the country maintained the much-disputed claim that its coronavirus outbreak is subsiding....

The Guardian view on low Covid vaccination rates: not just North Korea

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When Covid-19 first emerged, the “Hermit Kingdom” lived up to its nickname – shutting its borders in January 2020, long before most of the world had taken real heed of the disease spreading in China. With healthcare a...

North Korea promotes traditional medicines in bid to fight Covid outbreak

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North Korea is ramping up production of drugs and medical supplies including sterilisers and thermometers as well as encouraging the use of traditional Korean medicines said to reduce fever and pain as it battles an u...

‘We have to be careful’: why are masks still worn in Japan and South Korea?

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For more than two years, the people of Japan and South Korea have been united by their embrace of little white rectangles. While the US and countries in Europe debated the efficacy of masks at the start of the Covid-1...

North Korea reports 15 deaths and nearly 300,000 new ‘fever’ cases as Covid outbreak spreads

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North Korea said on Sunday a total of 42 people had died as the country began its fourth day under a nationwide lockdown aimed at stopping the impoverished country’s first confirmed Covid-19 outbreak. At least 296,180...

North Korea admits to Covid outbreak for first time and declares ‘severe national emergency’

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North Korea has declared a “severe national emergency” after confirming its first outbreak of Covid-19, prompting its leader, Kim Jong-un, to vow to quickly eliminate the virus. State media reported on Thursday that a...

North Korea launches suspected ballistic missile

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North Korea launched a suspected ballistic missile toward its eastern waters on Wednesday, South Korean and Japanese officials said, a few days after the North Korean ruler, Kim Jong-un, vowed to bolster his nuclear a...

Kim Jong-un says North Korea will use nuclear weapons ‘at any time’ if threatened

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The North Korean leader, Kim Jong-un, has vowed to move faster in bolstering his nuclear forces and threatened to use them if provoked in a speech during a military parade that featured powerful weapons systems that c...

South Korea split in row over military service for BTS

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They generate billions for the South Korean economy and have helped turned the country into a cultural superpower, but must Jin, Jimin, V, RM, J-Hope, Suga and Jungkook – the seven members of the K-pop phenomenon BTS ...

Holding back the years: why everyone in South Korea could soon be getting younger

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Name: The Korean Age. Age: Korean. Real age: This is going to get really confusing, isn’t it? It certainly seems that way. I promise it’s simpler than it looks. Let me ask you a question. How old were you when you wer...

Kim Jong-un oversees missile test that North Korea claims advances nuclear program

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North Korea has test-fired a new weapons system, under the supervision of leader Kim Jong-un, that it claims will boost the efficiency of its tactical nuclear weapons, state media reported. The “new-type tactical guid...

North Korea, NFTs and a hit video game: inside a $500m cryptocurrency theft

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Late last month, hackers made off with what was then worth more than $500m from the systems of cryptocurrency network Ronin, in what is believed to be the second-largest cryptocurrency theft on record. Ronin was a jui...

North Korea marks founder Kim Il-sung’s birthday with mass parade but no weapons

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Thousands of North Koreans marched in a choreographed display of loyalty to the ruling Kim family during a massive civilian parade celebrating the birthday of the country’s founder attended by his grandson and current...

North Korea could hold nuclear test next week, US envoy warns

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North Korea could be planning its first nuclear weapon test in nearly five years, according to a senior US official who urged the regime to step back from further provocations following its recent long-range missile t...

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