North Korea quarantines thousands in a southern city locked down over coronavirus worries

North Korea is quarantining thousands of people and shipping food and other aid to a southern city locked down over coronavirus worries, officials said, as the country’s response to a suspected case reinforces doubt about its longstanding claim to be virus-free. But amid the outside skepticism and a stream of North Korean propaganda glorifying its … Read more North Korea quarantines thousands in a southern city locked down over coronavirus worries

North Korea declares state of emergency after Kim meets advisers to discuss ‘first coronavirus case’

North Korea has declared a state of emergency after a person suspected of having coronavirus entered the country.  North Korean leader Kim Jong Un convened an emergency politburo meeting after the person suspected of having COVID-19 entered from South Korea by illegally crossing the border this month, state media said on Sunday. If confirmed, it … Read more North Korea declares state of emergency after Kim meets advisers to discuss ‘first coronavirus case’

North Korea warns Britain will ‘pay the price’ for putting two state ministries on sanctions list

North Korea warns Britain will be ‘made to pay the price’ for putting two of its state ministries on sanctions list A North Korean official said they ‘strongly condemn and reject the UK’s daring to impose sanctions’ Dominic Raab announced sanctions against those accused of human rights abuses  Sanctions are on four nations: Russia, Saudi … Read more North Korea warns Britain will ‘pay the price’ for putting two state ministries on sanctions list

List of torture and murder suspects now banned from the UK

RUSSIA: Dmitry Borisovich Kratov, Chief medical officer at Butyrka Prison, mistreatment of Sergei Magnitsky RUSSIA Oleg Silchenko, Investigator in the Investigative Committee, mistreatment of Sergei Magnitsky RUSSIA: Gennady Vyacheslavovich Karlov, Investigative Committee of the Russian Interior Ministry, failed to investigate mistreatment of Sergei Magnitsky RUSSIA: Natalya Vinogradova, Deputy Head of Department of Ownership and Financial … Read more List of torture and murder suspects now banned from the UK

Cyber criminals with ties to North Korea are stealing US shoppers’ information

Cyber criminals with ties to North Korea are stealing US shoppers’ information by hacking into the checkout carts of dozens of large retailers including Claire’s Security experts have uncovered a skimming attack on large US retailers The team is pointing to the group Hidden Cobra, which has ties to North Korea The hackers have been … Read more Cyber criminals with ties to North Korea are stealing US shoppers’ information

Kim Jong Un ends relationship with Trump as sanctions continue

North Korea criticised Donald Trump in a stinging denunciation of the United States on Friday, the second anniversary of a landmark summit in Singapore where the US president shook hands with leader Kim Jong Un. It was the latest in a series of vitriolic statements from Pyongyang aimed at both Washington and Seoul, and came … Read more Kim Jong Un ends relationship with Trump as sanctions continue

Kim Jong Un appears in public for first time in more than three weeks as he hosts a military meeting

Kim Jong Un appears in public for first time in more than three weeks as he hosts a military meeting to discuss boosting North Korea’s nuclear capabilities North Korea leader Kim Jong-Un has not appeared in public since May 1 Kim held a meeting to discuss how the nation can improve its nuclear arsenal The … Read more Kim Jong Un appears in public for first time in more than three weeks as he hosts a military meeting

No evidence Kim Jong Un underwent heart op, South Korean intelligence say

South Korean intelligence has said there is no sign Kim Jong Un underwent a heart operation, following rumours that he was ‘gravely ill’ or even dead following surgery.  Speaking to a parliamentary committee on Wednesday, the head of South Korea’s intelligence agency, Suh Hoon said there was nothing to indicate the rumours about Kim’s ill-health were true.  … Read more No evidence Kim Jong Un underwent heart op, South Korean intelligence say

Pompeo says shots fired by North Korea aross its border towards the South were ‘accidental’ 

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said shots fired Sunday from North Korea towards the South across their border were ‘accidental.’  ‘Handful of shots came across from the north, we think those were accidental,’ he told ABC’s ‘This Week.’ ‘South Koreans did return fire. There was no loss of life on either side,’ he added.  Gunfire … Read more Pompeo says shots fired by North Korea aross its border towards the South were ‘accidental’ 

North Korea fires gunshots towards South Korea

BREAKING NEWS: North Korea fires gunshots towards South Korea South Korea’s Joint Chiefs of Staffs said in a statement that North Korea had fired a series of gunshots towards the country early Sunday  The shots were fired towards a guard post in South Korea South Korea said it responded by firing two shots back towards North … Read more North Korea fires gunshots towards South Korea