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N. Korea puts Pyongyang under semi-lockdown amid COVID-19 fears

North Korea has put its capital Pyongyang under virtual semi-lockdown in the face of rising concern that COVID-19 could penetrate the country. North Korea’s official Rodong Sinmun newspaper reported on Friday that health authorities in Pyongyang had reinforced quarantine checkpoints in critical areas, including subway stations, bus terminals, and entry points into the city. KCNA […]

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South Korea records most new virus cases since March, mostly imported

South Korean health authorities on Saturday reported 113 new coronavirus infections, the highest daily increase since late March, mainly due to imported cases. The Korea Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (KCDC) said that 86 of the new cases were imported and included 36 workers returning from Iraq and 32 Russian sailors. The 113 new […]

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Chinese vessels fishing illegally in North Korea waters ― Study

A huge fleet of Chinese fishing boats has been operating illegally in North Korean waters catching hundreds of millions of dollars worth of squid, a study showed Wednesday. The competition from hundreds of larger, better-equipped Chinese vessels was forcing North Korean fishermen to poach in Russian waters, according to a group of international researchers involved […]

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Kim signals North Korea to keep border closed

Kim Jong-un North Korean leader Kim Jong Un warned against the “hasty” relaxation of anti-coronavirus measures, state media reported Friday, indicating the country will keep its borders closed for the forseeable future. The nuclear-armed North closed its borders in late January as the virus spread in neighbouring China and imposed tough restrictions that put thousands […]

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South Korea says Bolton’s Trump-Kim narrative ‘distorted’

South Korea’s new President Moon Jae-In speaks during a press conference at the presidential Blue House in Seoul on May 10, 2017. PHOTO: Getty Images South Korea’s presidential office on Monday accused former US national security advisor John Bolton of distorting facts and jeopardising future negotiations with his scathing account of Donald Trump’s North Korea […]

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North Korea warns South to drop ‘nonsensical’ denuclearisation talk

North Korean leader, Kim Jong-un North Korea on Saturday issued another angry statement against Seoul, this time excoriating it for “nonsensical” statements on the stalled dialogue about Pyongyang’s nuclear weapons. South Korea has been the target of a wave of angry statements recently from the North, which has accused Seoul of allowing defectors to launch […]

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COVID-19: Niger govt. gets $25,000 grant from South Korea

The grant is for the execution of two demonstration projects to help curb further spread of COVID-19 in the state. The post COVID-19: Niger govt. gets $25,000 grant from South Korea appeared first on Premium Times Nigeria.

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South Korea raises age of consent for sex from 13 to 16

South Korean girls. PHOTO: Reuters South Korea has raised the age of consent for sex to 16 from 13 as it seeks to strengthen protection for minors following accusations the existing law on sex crimes was too weak. Under the revised law, adults who have sex with under-16-year-olds will be prosecuted for child sexual abuse or rape regardless […]

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Coronavirus: South Korea begins payment of $11.65 billion to households

The government plans to provide one million won each to households with four or more members. The post Coronavirus: South Korea begins payment of $11.65 billion to households appeared first on Premium Times Nigeria.

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North Korea fires multiple missiles into East Sea

North Korea fired on Tuesday into the East Sea, multiple short-range projectiles believed to be surface-to-ship cruise missiles.

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Coronavirus: Xi offers condolences to Italy, Iran, South Korea

Chinese President Xi Jinping has spoken to his Italian, South Korean and Iranian counterparts over the phone to offer his “sincere condolences” over the coronavirus crisis.

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