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Shell says windfall tax threatens North Sea oil and gas investment

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Shell has said Rishi Sunak’s windfall tax is a threat to investment in North Sea oil and gas as Britain attempts to ramp up domestic energy supplies. The chancellor yesterday announced an “energy profits levy” on oil ...

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...

North Korea’s Covid caseload passes 2 million amid global concern about regime’s pandemic plan

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Experts have questioned North Korea’s claim that it is achieving “good results” in its battle against a Covid-19 outbreak, as the number of people with symptoms of the virus surpassed 2 million. The regime reported 26...

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...

Kim Jong-un calls North Korea’s response to Covid outbreak ‘inadequate’

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North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has criticised his country’s response to its first officially confirmed Covid-19 outbreak as “immature”, accusing government officials of inadequacies and inertia as fever cases swept t...

North Korea on brink of Covid-19 catastrophe, say experts

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North Korea stands on the brink of a Covid-19 catastrophe unless swift action is taken to provide vaccines and drug treatments, experts have said, as the number of people reported to have fallen ill rose to almost 1.5...

Don’t accidentally hire a North Korean hacker, FBI warns

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US officials have warned businesses against inadvertently hiring IT staff from North Korea, saying that rogue freelancers were taking advantage of remote work opportunities to hide their true identities and earn money...

North Korea ‘in great turmoil’ over Covid death toll, says Kim Jong-un

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North Korea’s leader, Kim Jong-un, has warned his country has been thrown into “great turmoil” after reporting another 21 deaths, days after the secretive state first admitted it was in the grip of a coronavirus outbr...

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: Kim Jong-un declares Covid outbreak a ‘great disaster’

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North Korea’s leader, Kim Jong-un, has declared the country’s first Covid-19 outbreak a “great disaster” as it reported 21 more deaths. State media said 174,440 people were newly found with fever symptoms on Friday al...

North Korea says six dead after admitting Covid outbreak for first time

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North Korea has announced its first Covid-19 death amid an “explosive” outbreak of fever, state media said on Friday, one day after the regime admitted for the first time that it was tackling a coronavirus outbreak. T...

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 Sea oil and gas bosses get combined £25m pay rise

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Bosses of some of the largest North Sea oil and gas companies have been handed bumper payouts – including a £4.6m “golden hello” for the chief executive of the region’s biggest producer – amid growing pressure for a w...

New Mexico wildfire spreading north toward mountain resort towns near Taos

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Many houses near America’s largest wildfire survived the latest barrage of howling winds and erratic flames but New Mexico’s governor said on Tuesday the risk of more destruction is high and that the long-term costs o...

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