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North Korea tells UN it will focus on economy now that it has ‘effective war deterrent’

North Korea has a “reliable and effective war deterrent for self-defence” and will now focus on developing its economy, North Korea’s U.N. Ambassador Kim Song said on Tuesday, though he acknowledged that international sanctions were a hindrance. Addressing the U.N. General Assembly, Kim also said the “anti-epidemic situation in our country is now under safe […]

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North Korea’s brutal threat to Joe Biden exposed: ‘Must be beaten to death with a stick!’

We will use your email address only for sending you newsletters. Please see our Privacy Notice for details of your data protection rights. North Korea has undergone a number of challenges in recent months after two devastating monsoons, the threat of coronavirus and sanctions furthering poverty in the state. Last weekend, it was claimed that […]

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Kim Jong-un health: North Korean leader ‘doesn’t look well’ after coronavirus ‘cover-up’

We will use your email address only for sending you newsletters. Please see our Privacy Notice for details of your data protection rights. Concerns around Kim Jong-un’s health have again been raised, after new photos of the North Korean leader emerged. Joseph Siracusa, a political analyst and professor in the School of Global Studies at […]

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Kim Jong Un eyes chemicals, fertilisers to boost N Korea economy

Kim addressed politburo meeting as Pyongyang looks to stabilise economy hurt by sanctions and coronavirus pandemic. North Korean leader Kim Jong Un attended a meeting of the politburo of the country’s ruling Workers Party, where he discussed the development of the economy, and particularly the chemical industry, but did not address cross-border relations with South […]