President Moon says end-of-war declaration is a ‘starting point to achieve peace’ at the East Asia Summit

South Korea’s President Moon Jae-in on Wednesday took part in the East Asia Summit involving 18 nations including leaders of ASEAN members, South Korea, Japan, China, the U.S., Russia, Australia, India and New Zealand, where they discussed regional and international challenges. During the session, held virtually President Moon called for continued support for a formalContinue reading “President Moon says end-of-war declaration is a ‘starting point to achieve peace’ at the East Asia Summit”

North Korea soldiers smash bricks in combat display – BBC News

North Korean state media have aired footage of soldiers putting on a display of their combat prowess and ability to smash various objects with their bare hands. The performance was staged at a defence exhibition in Pyongyang, and watched by leaders including Kim Jong-un.

Facial Recognition: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver

John Oliver takes a look at facial recognition technology, how it’s used by private companies and law enforcement, and why it can be dangerous.

The Cold War in Asia: Crash Course US History #38

In which John Green teaches you about the Cold War as it unfolded in Asia. As John pointed out last week, the Cold War was occasionally hot, and a lot of that heat was generated in Asia. This is starting to sound weird with the hot/cold thing, so let’s just say that the United StatesContinue reading “The Cold War in Asia: Crash Course US History #38”

North Korea feeds war rations to the poor after heatwave ravages food supply

North Korea is releasing emergency military rice reserves as its food shortage worsens, according to South Korea’s spy agency, with a heatwave and drought reducing the country’s supply. The country’s moribund economy is continuously being battered by the protracted COVID-19 pandemic, and while mass starvation and social chaos have not been reported, observers expect further deteriorationContinue reading “North Korea feeds war rations to the poor after heatwave ravages food supply”

North and South Korea agree to restore communication channels, improve ties

South Korean President Moon Jae-in and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un reached the agreement during several exchanges of letters since April, the presidential office in Seoul said. The two leaders agreed to “restore mutual confidence and develop their relationships again as soon as possible,” Blue House spokesman Park Soo Hyun said in a televisedContinue reading “North and South Korea agree to restore communication channels, improve ties”

N.K. leader says ‘grave incident’ has happened due to lapses in anti-epidemic efforts

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un said a “grave incident” has happened that could threaten the safety of his people and country in nationwide anti-epidemic efforts, state media reported Wednesday. Kim made the remarks as he presided over an extended politburo meeting of the ruling Workers’ Party on Tuesday, accusing senior officials of neglecting their dutiesContinue reading “N.K. leader says ‘grave incident’ has happened due to lapses in anti-epidemic efforts”

North Korea says orphan children volunteering on mines and farms

North Korean state media has claimed that orphans are volunteering to work in state-run mines and farms. The Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) said hundreds of children “with wisdom and courage in the prime of their youth” have chosen to perform manual labour for the state. Their ages are unclear but photos suggest they areContinue reading “North Korea says orphan children volunteering on mines and farms”

North Korea warns US of ‘very grave situation’ over Biden speech

North Korea on Sunday warned the United States will face “a very grave situation” because President Joe Biden “made a big blunder” in his recent speech by calling the North a security threat and revealing his intent to maintain a hostile policy against it. Last week, Biden, in his first address to Congress, called NorthContinue reading “North Korea warns US of ‘very grave situation’ over Biden speech”

Kim Jong-un warns of historic economic crisis in North Korea

Leader uses the term ‘arduous march’ in party speech, a term used to refer to devastating 1990s famine in which hundreds of thousands died North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has called for another “arduous march” against severe economic difficulties, appearing to compare the situation to a 1990s famine during which hundreds of thousands of peopleContinue reading “Kim Jong-un warns of historic economic crisis in North Korea”

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