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U.S. Envoy for North Korea to Visit South Korea for Three-Way Meet: Kyodo

SEOUL (Reuters) - The newly appointed U.S. envoy for North Korea, Sung Kim, will make his first visit to neighbouring South Korea this week for a...
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North Korea's Kim warns of 'tense' food situation, longer Covid-19 lockdown

The country's economy has been hit by Covid-19 pandemic border closures, while devastating typhoons and floods last summer decimated crops.
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Coronavirus live news: row as India doubles gap between vaccine doses; North Korea warns of food shortages

Indian government extends gap between doses to 16 weeks; experts doubt North Korea’s zero case claim; Japan to discuss Olympic fan limit of 10,000New drug cuts deaths among patients with no Covid antibodiesCovid outbreaks in Chinese ports could cause global goods shortagesCalifornia lifts Covid rules in ‘grand reopening’Himalayan villagers hit by Covid are left to fend for themselvesUK coronavirus updates – live 10.13am BST A man who lives in Sydney’s eastern suburbs in Australia, and who wo...
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Coronavirus live news: England opens vaccines to over 21s; North Korea warns of food shortages, more restrictions

All adults over 21 in England can now book jabs; experts doubt North Korea’s zero case claim; Japan to discuss Olympic fan limit of 10,000New drug cuts deaths among patients with no Covid antibodiesCovid outbreaks in Chinese ports could cause global goods shortagesCovid jabs to become mandatory for care home staff in EnglandCalifornia lifts Covid rules in ‘grand reopening’Himalayan villagers hit by Covid are left to fend for themselves 9.24am BST Andrew Sparrow has launched our UK live blog ...
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North Korea Is Facing a ‘Tense’ Food Shortage

Kim Jong-un said addressing food insecurity was “a top priority” in the country, where millions died in a famine during the ’90s.
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North Korea's Kim Says Food Situation 'Tense' Due to Pandemic, Typhoons

By Hyonhee ShinSEOUL (Reuters) - North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has said the country's economy improved this year but called for measures to...
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Former US secretary of state says censorship on college campuses keeps him up at night more than the Taliban

Former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. Peter Summers - WPA Pool/Getty Images Mike Pompeo in an interview said college censorship is scarier to him than the Taliban. "I met with the Taliban, I met with Chairman Kim. None of that scares me as much as what's happening in our universities and on our campuses today," he said. Pompeo said thinking about censorship on college campuses keeps him up at night. See more stories on Insider's business page. Former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo...
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North Korea Sentencing K-pop Fans to Years of Hard Labor or Execution

North Korea has increased its crackdown on pop culture with a recent reveal of a secret document in which North Korean Supreme Leader Kim Jong-Un calls K-pop a “vicious cancer”, mentioning people who are caught consuming the material could face long years in prison or even execution – those familiar with the vile acts and […]
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Dear Leader Kim Jong Un declares K-Pop a "vicious cancer"

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has called K-Pop a "vicious cancer", and declared it to be a threat to his country. According to the New York Times, Kim made the comments alongside a campaign against the South Korean music genre, along with other foreign cultural influences. — Read the rest
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Coronavirus live: UK reports 8,125 new cases, highest increase since February; Germany to lift travel warnings

UK also reports 17 deaths as infection rate rises; Germany to update travel guidance for tourists heading to most countriesDelta variant causes more than 90% of new Covid cases in UKRapid Covid tests used in mass UK programme get scathing US reportHolidaymania strikes Germany as Covid travel restrictions easeBoris Johnson urged to keep English Covid rules in place beyond 21 JuneHigh risk of autumn surge in Europe, says WHO 4.07pm BST Today’s UK Covid report shows 8,125 cases up from 7,393 o...
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The 'family photo' of world leaders from Biden's first G7 summit is noticeably different from the one from Trump's first G7

Trump's first G7 "Family portrait" vs. Biden's first G7 "Family portrait." (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, Pool)/ Trump:(AP Photo/Andrew Medichini) Trump and Biden's first G7 'family photos' tell a very different diplomatic tale. In 2017, Trump made other world leaders wait for him as he took a golf cart to the photo location. In 2021's family photo, leaders are spaced apart likely due to social distancing for COVID-19. See more stories on Insider's business page. A...
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The 'shocking' arrest of a Belarusian dissident aboard a Ryanair flight marks a pattern of authoritarianism from 'Europe's last dictator'

Roman Protasevich and Alexander Lukashenko. AP Photo/Sergei Grits/Sergei Sheleg/BelTA Pool Photo via AP, File Belarusian authorities last month diverted a passenger flight in order to arrest a 26-year-old activist. The move shocked the international community, but experts said the step "falls within a certain pattern" for President Alexander Lukashenko. As the autocrat doubles down in the aftermath, experts say international attention and action are more important than ever. Visit Inside...
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Kim Jong-Un Is On The Warpath Against K-Pop

The Dear Respected Leader has “called it a ‘vicious cancer’ corrupting young North Koreans’ ‘attire, hairstyles, speeches, behaviors.’ His state media has warned that if left unchecked, it would make North Korea ‘crumble like a damp wall.’ After winning fans around the world, South Korean pop culture has entered the final frontier: North Korea, where its growing influence has prompted the leader of the totalitarian state to declare a new culture war to stop it. But even a dictator may have trou...
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Kim Jong Un declared K-Pop a 'vicious cancer' that threatens North Korean culture

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. KCNA via REUTERS North Korean leader Kim Jong Un called K-Pop a "vicious cancer" that we wants stamped out. He has been waging war against other cultures' influence, painting it as a threat to North Korea. State media said K-Pop and its catchy tunes could make North Korea "crumble like a damp wall." See more stories on Insider's business page. North Korean leader Kim Jong Un called K-Pop a "vicious cancer" and painted it as a threat to his country.T...
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Kim Jong Un Calls K-Pop A 'Vicious Cancer' In The New Culture War

After winning fans around the world, South Korean pop culture has entered North Korea, where its growing influence has prompted the...
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Nuclear powers must stop playing nuclear chess and atomic roulette

The United States, Russia, France, China, the United Kingdom, Pakistan, India, Israel and North Korea are increasing their arsenals The post Nuclear powers must stop playing nuclear chess and atomic roulette appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
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Trump admin pressed CNN for six months to secure reporter's phone and email records and asked for 'extraordinary order of secrecy'

Republican presidential candidate, businessman Donald Trump, speaks during the Republican presidential debate sponsored by CNN. Wilfredo Lee, File via AP The Trump admin tangled with CNN for six months to obtain reporter Barbara Starr's phone records. Starr had reported on the Trump administration's North Korea, Syria, and Afghanistan military policy. CNN's general counsel said the process was unusually shrouded in secrecy. Sign up for the 10 Things in Politics daily newsletter...
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Kim Jong-un: apparent weight loss prompts speculation over North Korean leader’s health

Kim looks noticeably slimmer in his first public appearance for a month, highlighting possible health issues over weight and lifestyle The North Korean leader, Kim Jong-un, has prompted more speculation about his health after recent photographs suggested he had lost weight.Kim, whose heavy frame has drawn global interest since he became the country’s leader almost a decade ago, looked noticeably trimmer in images released by state media on Saturday, according to South Korea’s Yonhap news agency....
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It looks like North Korea's Kim Jong Un may have lost some weight - here's why the world watches his waistline

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un meets with senior party officials in Pyongyang, in a photo released on June 8, 2021. KCNA/via REUTERS North Korea's Kim Jong Un appears to have lost weight, according to an NK News analysis and experts. Last year, South Korea's spy agency said Kim weighed just over 300 pounds, but he now appears thinner. The world watches his weight closely as it offers insight into his health and that of the regime. See more stories on Insider's business page. N...
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North Korea's Kim Meets Senior Officials to Address Economy - KCNA

SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korean leader Kim Jong Un convened a meeting of senior officials of the Workers' Party to evaluate and improve the economy...
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Kim Jong Un is waging a culture war, and North Korea is cracking down on foreign movies, slang, and even clothes and hairstyles

This undated picture released from North Korea's official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) on April 14, 2017 shows North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un inspecting a Special Operations Forces event. STR/AFP via Getty Images North Korea has been cracking down on foreign influence and anti-socialist behavior. New regulations take aim at not just foreign media, but also slang, attire, and hairstyles. Experts told Insider this is an effect of failed diplomatic engagement, as well as the pandemi...
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The Supreme Court said it won't hear a case challenging why only men have to register for the draft in the US

U.S. Army soldiers from Stryker Brigade Combat Team stand after a live fire drill during joint exercises with South Korea, dubbed Key Resolve and Foal Eagle, at Seungjin Fire Training Field in Pocheon, South Korea, Monday, March 7, 2011. South Korean and U.S. troops kicked off their annual drills on Feb. 28, while North Korea slammed the maneuvers as a rehearsal for invasion that could trigger a nuclear war on the divided peninsula. Ahn Young-joon/AP The Supreme Court on Monday said it wou...
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U.N. Nuclear Watchdog Sees Indications of Plutonium Work in North Korea

By Francois MurphyVIENNA (Reuters) - The U.N. atomic watchdog has seen indications in North Korea of possible reprocessing work to separate...
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North Korea Slams Israel for Turning Gaza Into 'Huge Human Slaughterhouse,' 'Massacring Children'

"Israel's horrific crime of killing the bud-like children, yet to be bloomed, is a severe challenge to the future of humankind and a...
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The 'shocking' arrest of a Belarusian dissident sparked international condemnation, but it falls into a 'pattern' of ongoing authoritarianism from Alexander Lukashenko

A prominent opponent of Belarus' authoritarian president Roman Protasevich attends an opposition rally in Minsk, Belarus, Sunday, March 25, 2012. AP Photo Belarusian authorities last month diverted a passenger flight in order to arrest a 26-year-old activist. The move shocked the international community, but experts said the step "falls within a certain pattern" for President Alexander Lukashenko. As the autocrat doubles down in the aftermath, experts say international attention and a...
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Kim Jong Un gets new second-in-command in major changes to North Korea's ruling party

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has a new second-in-command, according to excerpts of a government document seen by CNN.
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Why North Korea's fleet of outdated submarines is still deadly

KCNA/Reuters North Korea's fleet of submarines is one of its most threatening conventional military capabilities. The subs are largely outdated and wouldn't match up well against their US or South Korean counterparts. But they could still pose a significant challenge in war or through low-level military aggression. See more stories on Insider's business page. Of all of North Korea's conventional military capabilities, the Korean People's Army (KPA) Navy's fleet of ...
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Bashar Assad's inevitable presidential victory is another sign of the limits on the US's power

Syrian President Bashar Assad votes in the country's presidential election, in Douma, May 26, 2021. SANA/Handout via REUTERS Syrian President Bashar Assad's victory in last week's election was never really in doubt. Assad's ability to cling to power, like other Middle East misadventures, shows the limits of the US's power to remake the world. Bonnie Kristian is a fellow at Defense Priorities. See more stories on Insider's business page. Syria's presidential elec...
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5 things to know for June 2: White House, jobs, Covid-19, Supreme Court, North Korea

Here's what else you need to know to Get Up to Speed and On with Your Day.
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Kim Jong Un gets new second-in-command in major changes to North Korea's ruling party

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has a new second-in-command, according to excerpts of a government document seen by CNN.
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