US risks ‘all-out showdown’ warns North Korea, as Biden seeks nuclear limits

US President Joe Biden risks an an all-out showdown" with North Korea if he continues his effort to limit Pyonyang’s nuclear ambitions, a spokesman said on Sunday. The warning, broadcast on state news agency KCNA, is a response to Biden’s speech in the US Congress on Wednesday, in which he promised nuclear programs in North Korea and Iran posed threats

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South Korean ‘defector’ shot by North Korean troops who then burned his body

A South Korean man has been shot and killed by North Korean troops, who reportedly went on to burn his body. The 47-year-old South Korean fisheries official was reported missing earlier this week. South Korean military sources said there was evidence to suggest that the man had been attempting to defect to the North. They said the unidentified man appeared

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North Korea bans owning pet dogs with pooches sent to restaurants to be eaten

North Korean leaders have ordered a clampdown on dog ownership among the elite class as food supplies run short in the tinpot nation. In a move said to be against capitalist “decadence”, the Pyongyang chiefs aimed to curb dog ownership to appease angry North Koreans who are furious at the current situation. A source inside the country said leader Kim

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Kim Jong-un rushes to build new hospital as soldiers hit by coronavirus

Kim Jong-un is rushing to build a new hospital amid reports that scores of North Korean soldiers have succumbed to the coronavirus pandemic. The secretive state continues to maintain that it has no confirmed cases of COVID-19, despite tens of thousands of cases in neighbouring China and South Korea. Now, without acknowledging the escalating crisis, the dictator has ordered construction

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