North Korea

What’s Behind North Korea’s Extreme Vaccine Hesitancy?

On October 7, the World Health Organization said that it had resumed shipments of COVID-19 medical supplies to North Korea, for the first time since January 2020. At the same time, North Korea has yet to receive vaccines to fight the pandemic …

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North Korea tests hypersonic missile

North Korea test-fired a newly developed hypersonic missile this week, state news media KCNA reported on Wednesday, joining a race headed by major military powers to deploy the advanced weapons system

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North Korea says it test-fired new hypersonic missile

North Korea test-fired a new hypersonic missile, Hwasong-8 on September 28, the Rodong Sinmun newspaper reported on Wednesday. According to the paper, the tests were held at a testing range in the northern Jagang Province. …

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Kim believes in dry cargo COVID transmission

North Korea’s Kim Jong Un appears to have adopted a scientifically unsupported theory that Covid-19 is likely to be transmitted by contact with imported dry goods, such as a cargo of grain or a shipment of fertilizer or farm machinery

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Kim Yo Jong pours cold water on hopes for re-engagement with US

Pyongyang and Washington have shown different interpretations of Kim Jong Un’s latest remarks about possible talks with the Biden administration. Since Kim Jong Un, the North Korean leader, urged his country to be prepared for both “dialogue and confrontation” with the new U.S. administration

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Biden's North Korea strategy kept in secret for now

The Biden administration contacted North Korea last week to explain the results of its review of U.S. North Korea policy, according to local news reports. After Joe Biden took office in January, the U.S. began a review of its North Korea policy, but Pyongyang ignored suggestions to return to the negotiating table

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North Korea to skip Tokyo Olympics in 2021

North Korea will not take part in the Summer Olympics in Tokyo this year in order to protect its athletes from the coronavirus infection, South Korea’s Yonhap news agency reported. The decision was made at the March meeting of the …

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North Korea fires two ground-based ballistic missiles

North Korea launched two ballistic missiles that fell outside Japan's exclusive economic zone on Thursday, Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga said. According to him, North Korea launched two ballistic missiles some time ago, …

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