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North Korea making ‘progress’ in COVID-19 fight but issues remain: Kim Jong Un

NK News - Sab, 21/05/2022 - 5:23am
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un convened the sixth meeting of top officials in just over a week on Friday to discuss the country’s ongoing COVID-19 “crisis,” state media reported. Kim said the country has “made positive progress” battling the virus thanks to the party’s leadership and the country’s socialist system, according to the Rodong […]
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Anti-Kremlin exiles suggest way to tell apart good Russians

North Korea Times - Ven, 20/05/2022 - 8:13pm

European governments could certify those who denounce the Russian government, the group proposed during a conference in Lithuania

Veteran Russian anti-government figures have declared their intention to serve as representatives of the Russian people, ones who oppose President Vladimir Putin's policies in Ukraine and consider his government illegitimate. These "good Russians" can sign up to the ca

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Biden: South Korean Chip Plant Model for Deeper Asia Ties

North Korea Times - Ven, 20/05/2022 - 8:05pm

SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA - President Joe Biden on Friday opened his trip to Asia by touring a South Korean computer chip factory that will be the model for another plant in Texas, offering it as a way to deepen ties with the Indo Pacific and fuel technological innovation and foster vibrant democracies.

'So much of the future of the world is going to be written here, in the Indo Pacific, over the next several decades,'

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Biden, Xi May Meet in Coming Weeks: Sullivan

North Korea Times - Ven, 20/05/2022 - 12:37pm

TEHRAN (Tasnim) - US President Joe Biden may talk with his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping in the coming weeks, national security adviser Jake Sullivan said aboard Air Force One on Thursday.

- Other Media news -

"I wouldn't be surprised if, in the coming weeks, President Biden and President Xi speak again," he said, Reuters reported.

Sullivan spoke on Wednesday with Yang Jiechi, a key foreign polic

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Seoul investigating reported defection of COVID-positive North Koreans to China

NK News - Ven, 20/05/2022 - 12:05pm
South Korea’s unification ministry said Friday that it is looking into reports that five North Koreans recently crossed the China-DPRK border, with two escaping Chinese authorities while two of those caught tested positive for COVID-19. The ministry is aware of the reports and is “making efforts with relevant government departments” to verify the facts, deputy […]
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Biden to Highlight US Chip Production in South Korea

North Korea Times - Ven, 20/05/2022 - 12:05pm

SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA - President Joe Biden opens his trip to Asia with a focus on the U.S. tech sector, touring a Samsung computer chip plant Friday that will serve as model for a $17 billion semiconductor factory that the Korean electronics company is building outside Austin, Texas.

The visit is also a nod to one of Biden's key domestic priorities of increasing the supply of computer chips. A semiconductor shortag

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DPRK reports 2.24 million fever cases

North Korea Times - Ven, 20/05/2022 - 10:44am

PYONGYANG, May 20 (Xinhua) -- Fever cases in the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) has amounted to 2,241,610 since late April, with more than 1,486,730 recoveries and 65 deaths, the official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) reported Friday.

Citing information of the state emergency epidemic prevention headquarters, the report said 263,370 more fever cases were registered from Wednesday afternoon to T

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North Korea high on agenda as Biden arrives in South Korea for summit with Yoon

NK News - Ven, 20/05/2022 - 10:36am
U.S. President Joe Biden arrived in South Korea on Friday for a summit with Seoul’s newly inaugurated President Yoon Suk-yeol, with North Korea to be a key topic of discussion amid concerns it could soon conduct a long-range missile or nuclear test. The U.S. Embassy in Seoul tweeted at 5:23 p.m. that Air Force One […]
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What North Korea is telling citizens about how to survive its COVID-19 outbreak

NK News - Ven, 20/05/2022 - 9:54am
North Korean state media outlets have released a slew of programs and articles in an effort to educate citizens about how to treat COVID-19 and get through at-home quarantine amid the country’s first confirmed nationwide outbreak this month.  Some programs offer detailed instructions about basic painkiller medicines and traditional remedies, including dosages to avoid complications […]
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Tea and Infomercials: North Korea Fights COVID With Few Tools

North Korea Times - Ven, 20/05/2022 - 8:06am

Seoul, South Korea - On a recent visit to a drugstore, a double-masked Kim Jong Un lamented the slow delivery of medicine. Separately, the North Korean leader's lieutenants have quarantined hundreds of thousands of suspected COVID-19 patients and urged people with mild symptoms to take willow leaf or honeysuckle tea.

Despite what the North's propaganda is describing as an all-out effort, the fear is palpable amon

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North Korean hackers weaponize COVID outbreak in latest cyber attack

NK News - Gio, 19/05/2022 - 12:41pm
North Korean hackers have wasted little time weaponizing the country’s COVID-19 outbreak to spread viruses of their own making, security researchers say.  Researchers at South Korea-based cybersecurity firm AhnLabs announced on Wednesday they had detected new, malware-laced press releases suspected to originate from Kimsuky, one of North Korea’s most notorious hacking syndicates. The malware itself […]
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North Korea Looms as Biden Makes First Asia Trip

North Korea Times - Gio, 19/05/2022 - 11:35am

SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA - Although U.S. foreign policy during the first part of Joe Biden's presidency has focused more on issues such as a rising China and Russia's invasion of Ukraine, Biden this week will be confronted by another nagging foreign policy issue, a nuclear-armed North Korea.

Biden, who departs Friday for his first trip to Asia as president, may be welcomed by a major North Korean weapons test, accordin

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UN human rights agency calls on North Korea to open borders to COVID-19 aid

NK News - Gio, 19/05/2022 - 11:08am
The absence of a vaccination program in North Korea could have a “devastating” impact on the country’s already dismal human rights situation, the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) said in a statement on Wednesday. Pointing to the country’s “very limited healthcare infrastructure,” the OHCHR encouraged North Korea to “discuss […]
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South Korea president pledges aid to North in treating Covid outbreak

North Korea Times - Gio, 19/05/2022 - 9:38am

SEOUL, South Korea: As North Korea grapples with a severe COVID-19 outbreak, South Korean President Yoon Suk-yeol has said that his country will spare no effort to help North Korea.

In a speech at the plenary session of the National Assembly, Yoon said, "If North Korea responds (to our support), we will spare no medicines, including COVID-19 vaccines, medical equipment and health personnel."

Referring to

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Over 60 pct of 1.97 million fevered persons in DPRK recovered

North Korea Times - Gio, 19/05/2022 - 9:18am

PYONGYANG, May 19 (Xinhua) -- The total number of recorded cases of fever in the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) has reached 1,978,230 since late April, among which over 60 percent have recovered, the official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) reported on Thursday.

Citing information of the state emergency epidemic prevention headquarters, the KCNA said 262,270 fevered persons were newly registered

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What to Expect From Biden's Trip to Asia

North Korea Times - Gio, 19/05/2022 - 9:05am

WHITE HOUSE - U.S. President Joe Biden travels Thursday to South Korea and Japan - his first trip to Asia since taking office - following his summit with Southeast Asian leaders at the White House last week.

In Seoul, Biden will meet newly inaugurated South Korean President Yoon Suk Yeol, against the backdrop of North Korea's ballistic missile tests and coronavirus outbreak.

In Tokyo, Biden will participate

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US, ROK defense chiefs ‘strongly condemn’ North Korean nuclear test preparations

NK News - Gio, 19/05/2022 - 8:31am
Top defense officials from the U.S. and South Korea “strongly condemned” North Korea’s continued missile tests this year and “recent preparations for a nuclear test,” according to Seoul’s defense ministry Wednesday. U.S. Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin and South Korean Minister of Defense Lee Jong-sup made the remarks during a phone call late Wednesday, their […]
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Plan B ready in case of nuclear test during Biden's Asia visit

North Korea Times - Gio, 19/05/2022 - 8:13am

The US and South Korea have prepared for an ?imminent? North Korea ?provocation?

Seoul and Washington have a "plan B" in case the DPRK chooses to conduct a nuclear test during US President Joe Biden's three-day visit to South Korea, the first deputy chief of the South Korean presidential National Security Office, Kim Tae-hyo, said at a press briefing on Wednesday.

Speaking about the agenda

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Experts: North Korea Likely to Dismiss International Anti-COVID Aid

North Korea Times - Gio, 19/05/2022 - 8:05am

washington - Experts say North Korea is likely to dismiss almost all international anti-virus help, at least for now, despite its first acknowledged outbreak of suspected COVID-19 cases surging across the country.

The country is scrambling to deal with rapidly rising cases of COVID-19 symptoms as it announced 1.72 million patients with fevers and 62 deaths as of Tuesday via its official Korean Central News Agency

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Biden's upcoming Asia visit to focus on Indo-Pacific

North Korea Times - Gio, 19/05/2022 - 5:55am
Washington [US], May 19 (ANI): US President Joe Biden is set to travel to Asia this week to reaffirm vital security alliances with South Korea and Japan and participate in the second in-person Quad Summit to reaffirm commitment for a free and open Indo-Pacific region. Speaking at a press briefing ahead of Biden's visit, National Security Advisor (NSA) Jake Sullivan said this is his first trip as President to the Indo-Paci
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