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North Korea fires unidentified projectile into sea, South Korean military says

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North Korea has fired an unidentified projectile towards the sea off its east coast, according to South Korea’s military, amid Pyongyang’s calls for the United States and South Korea to scrap what it called their “hos...

Kim Jong-un’s sister says North Korea open to talks with South if Seoul shows ‘respect’

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The influential sister of North Korea’s leader said that an inter-Korean summit could take place, but only if mutual “respect” and “impartiality” are guaranteed. The statement on Saturday was the second in two days by...

Covid live news: Delta ‘crippling’ Alaska’s health system; South Korea urges testing amid holiday surge fears

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Alaska imposes crisis care standards on all hospitals; South Korean authorities urge people returning from holiday week to get tested

UK to send 1m Pfizer vaccine doses to South Korea in swap deal

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One million doses of the Pfizer coronavirus vaccine are being sent from the UK to South Korea as part of a swap deal. South Korea will return the same “overall volume of doses” before the end of the year, the Departme...

North Korea expanding weapons-grade uranium plant, satellite images suggest

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Recent satellite images appear to show North Korea is expanding a uranium enrichment plant at its main Yongbyon nuclear complex, with experts saying the move shows an intent to boost the production of bomb materials. ...

North Korea fired ballistic missiles from train amid rising tensions with the South

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North Korea says it successfully launched ballistic missiles from a train for the first time and was continuing to bolster its defences, after the two Koreas test fired missiles hours apart in duelling displays of mil...

North Korea fires two ballistic missiles into sea, South Korea military says

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North Korea fired two ballistic missiles into the sea off its east coast on Wednesday, South Korea’s military has said, two days after the North claimed to have tested a new missile in its first weapons test in six mo...

North Korea says it has test fired long-range cruise missile

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North Korea carried out successful tests of a new long-range cruise missile over the weekend, its state media outlet KCNA said, amid a protracted standoff with the United States over denuclearisation. The missiles are...

North Korea: soldiers in hazmat suits march in military parade marking nation’s 73rd anniversary

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North Korea paraded goose-stepping soldiers and military hardware in its capital overnight in a celebration of the nation’s 73rd anniversary that was overseen by leader Kim Jong-un, state media reported on Thursday. T...

North Korea barred from competing at 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics

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North Korea has been formally suspended from the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics by the IOC as punishment for refusing to send a team to the Tokyo Games, citing the Covid-19 pandemic. International Olympic Committee pres...

Coronavirus live news: North Korea rejects Covax offer; Australia secures vaccine swap with UK

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North Korea’s Kim Jong-un has ordered officials to fight Covid in ‘our style’ while Australia’s Scott Morrison says he has secured an extra 4m vaccine doses from Britain

Kim Jong-un rejects Covax vaccine offer as North Korea fights pandemic in ‘our style’

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North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has ordered officials to wage a tougher epidemic prevention campaign in “our style” after he turned down some foreign Covid-19 vaccines offered via the UN-backed immunisation program. D...

UN atomic watchdog says North Korea appears to have restarted nuclear reactor

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North Korea appears to have restarted a nuclear reactor that is widely believed to have produced plutonium for nuclear weapons, the UN atomic watchdog has said in an annual report. The International Atomic Energy Agen...

South Korea designates arriving Afghans as ‘persons of special merit’

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South Korea has welcomed the arrival of Afghans who supported its operations prior to the Taliban control of Afghanistan, designating them as “persons of special merit” instead of refugees in an apparent effort to def...

North Korea military threats ‘intended to deflect from economic crisis’

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North Korea’s threat to boost its military capacity to counter hostility from Washington before joint US-South Korea military drills is intended to divert attention from its economic crisis but could lead to a resumpt...

Coronavirus live news: South Korea reports record new cases; WHO calls for end to ‘disgraceful’ vaccine inequality

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South Korea confirms 2,200 new cases in one day; WHO calls on 20 most powerful world leaders to end vaccine inequality

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