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North Korea Fires Missiles During South Korea US Exercise
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North Korea Fires Missiles During South Korea US Exercise

North Korea has fired two cruise missiles that landed in the Yellow Sea, west of the Korean peninsula. According to Yonhap news agency, the South Korean Ministry of Defense reported this on Wednesday. It is North Korea's first projectile test since South Korea and the United States began joint exercises on Tuesday. The exercises, which are through Friday, are just a preparation for larger annual joint maneuvers to be held under the name Ulchi Freedom Shield. They are from August 22 to September 1. North Korea has angrily called them a dress rehearsal for the invasion of the north.
North Korea Records More Than Two Million Fever Cases
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North Korea Records More Than Two Million Fever Cases

After the confirmation of a corona outbreak in North Korea, the number of 'fever cases' has risen to more than two million, according to officials. On Thursday, 263,000 cases were added, state media reported Friday. They referred to the Epidemic Prevention Headquarters report.   It cannot be officially confirmed whether those affected are infected with the coronavirus because the country does not have sufficient testing capacity. According to the report, the total number of fever cases has risen to more than 2.24 million. About 1.49 million people have already recovered. A further 65 deaths were reported. In total, nearly 26 million people live in North Korea. The World Health Organization (WHO) assumes that no nationwide vaccination campaign has taken place in the country. North ...
Defector Returned to North Korea Over Economic Difficulties: He Barely Made A Living
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Defector Returned to North Korea Over Economic Difficulties: He Barely Made A Living

On Saturday, the North Korean who returned to his home country after a year in South Korea had a hard time in South Korea.   After crossing the heavily guarded border into South Korea in November 2020, he started working as a janitor. But local media reported that he was complaining about his new life because of economic difficulties. A source at South Korea's Unification Ministry told South Korea's Yonhap news agency that the man received government support, including housing and medical treatment. The South Korean military has been told that the North Korean was seen as a lower-class person and that he barely made a living from his job. Several border crossings in recent times have led to criticism of the military. Surveillance images from the South Korean side showed the man cr...
North Korea Fires Ballistic Missile from Submarine
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North Korea Fires Ballistic Missile from Submarine

North Korea fired another ballistic missile on Tuesday. The projectile landed in the sea. North Korean state broadcaster KCNA confirmed on Wednesday that the missile was launched from a submarine.   The successful launch from a submarine means that North Korea can bombard targets in more places worldwide. It will also be more difficult for the armed forces of other countries to disable the North Korean arsenal. The North Korean launch is said to have taken place at the port of Sinpo, where an important shipyard is located. An insider told South Korea's Yonhap news agency that the missile travelled a distance of 590 kilometres and reached an altitude of about 60 kilometres. The US military has condemned the missile launch and asked North Korea to refrain from other "destabilizing" ...
North Korea for the First Time at A Security Conference in Munich
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North Korea for the First Time at A Security Conference in Munich

For the first time in history, North Korea is at the Munich Security Conference this year. The organisation announced this on Thursday.   The conference, where dozens of countries discuss international security policy, will be held from 14 to 16 February. North Korea is sending the Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs, Kim Son-gyong, to Munich. North Korea itself has been the subject of discussion for some time when it comes to safety. The country would still be engaged in the production of nuclear weapons. To keep North Korea away from that, US President Donald Trump has already had several meetings with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un. The expectation is that an American delegation will also travel to Germany in February. The security conference was first held in 1963.
Kim Jong-Un Accepts Trump’s Invitation To visit The US
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Kim Jong-Un Accepts Trump’s Invitation To visit The US

Kim Jong-Un Accepts Trump's Invitation to Visit the US. Kim Jong-un has accepted an invitation from US President Donald Trump for a visit to the White House. The North Korean leader states that it is essential that North Korea and the United States call a halt to the hostile attitude towards each other.   The meeting Tuesday with US President Donald Trump was the first step. Also, during the historic meeting, Kim also invited the American president to come to North Korea, Trump said 'yes' to that, reports the North Korean state press agency KCNA. When the meetings take place in the US and North Korea will be discussed later. According to the EYE News, both leaders would "gladly" accept the invitation, but it is waiting for an "opportune moment" for Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un to...
Right Hand of Kim Jong-un Giving Trump a Personal Letter
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Right Hand of Kim Jong-un Giving Trump a Personal Letter

Right Hand of Kim Jong-un Giving Trump a Personal Letter. The right hand of Kim Jong-un, Kim Yong Chol, travels to Washington on Friday to hand Donald Trump a personal letter from the North Korean leader.   US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo met Kim Yong Chol Wednesday and Thursday in New York to save the planned Singapore summit, which Trump had earlier called off. According to Pompeo, 'real progress' was made, but he was not sure if the summit would continue on June 12th. On Friday, a visit from a North Korean delegation, led by the high-ranking Kim Yong Chol, is on the agenda for Donald Trump. Besides, a personal letter from the North Korean dictator will be handed over to the American president, says iStorify. It is still unclear whether the handover will take place in the Oval...