Kim Jong Un praises North Korea’s COVID response

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has praised his country’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic, describing it as a ‘shining success.’ Subscribe: http://smarturl.it/reuterssubscribe Reuters brings you the latest business, finance and breaking news video from around the globe. Our reputation for accuracy and impartiality is unparalleled. Get the latest news on: http://reuters.com/ Follow Reuters on … Read more Kim Jong Un praises North Korea’s COVID response

South Korea to start talks on COVID-19 drug remdesivir purchases

South Korea said it will begin talks with Gilead Sciences to purchase stocks of remdesivir, one of the first drugs shown to be effective against COVID-19, after the company agreed to allocate nearly all of its supply to the U.S. over the next three months. Subscribe: http://smarturl.it/reuterssubscribe Reuters brings you the latest business, finance and … Read more South Korea to start talks on COVID-19 drug remdesivir purchases

Tokyo Virus Cases Hit Daily Record

Jun.28 — The coronavirus has hit some grim milestones. Global deaths have surpassed 500,000 with confirmed infections rising past 10 million. In Asia, we have seen a pickup in cases across Japan and South Korea and Australia is considering new lockdown measures. Bloomberg’s Lisa Du reports on “Bloomberg Daybreak: Asia.”

South Korea’s President Moon Calls For End to Korean War on 70th Anniversary

South Korea’s President Moon Jae-in urged North Korea to formally end the Korean War on its 70th anniversary on June 25. The South Korean president said it was not possible to “commemorate the Korean War in a genuine manner yet” because the war had not come to an end. His comments were made at commemorative … Read more South Korea’s President Moon Calls For End to Korean War on 70th Anniversary

Here we go again | South Korea and China brace for a second wave of COVID-19

South Korea was praised for its response to the coronavirus pandemic, but its face-mask saga is not over yet, as officials confirm that a second wave of infection may yet spread across the country. Meanwhile, in China, another wave of COVID-19 has been traced to a different market and has rapidly started to infect the … Read more Here we go again | South Korea and China brace for a second wave of COVID-19

Selling Out West Papua | 101 East

West Papua is home to Asia’s largest remaining rainforests, indigenous communities and unique species. But this exclusive 101 East investigation reveals how Korean-run companies are allegedly engaging in questionable deals as they buy up forests to develop palm oil plantations. Featuring rare access to a restive Indonesian province usually off-limits to journalists, we meet tribesmen … Read more Selling Out West Papua | 101 East

June 25 marks 70th anniversary of start of Korean War

South Korea and the U.S. have urged the DPRK to abide by agreements it signed in 2018, as their defense chiefs marked on June 25, the 70th anniversary of the start of the Korean War. South Korean veterans gathered to commemorate the conflict, which killed millions and ended in an armistice that has yet to … Read more June 25 marks 70th anniversary of start of Korean War

North Korea Leader Kim Shouldn’t Be Underestimated: CSIS

Jun.24 — Sue Mi Terry, senior fellow at the Center for Strategic and International Studies and a former senior analyst at the Central Intelligence Agency, talks about the political tensions between the two Koreas. Terry was also the director for Korea, Japan, and Oceanic affairs at the National Security Council under Presidents George W. Bush … Read more North Korea Leader Kim Shouldn’t Be Underestimated: CSIS

Korean War: Marking the 70th anniversary

Thursday, June 25, marks the 70th anniversary of the start of the Korean War. The war began on June 25, 1950, with a surprise attack by troops across the border that separated North and South Korea. Commemoration services are due to be held in the many countries that took part – and on the Korean … Read more Korean War: Marking the 70th anniversary

North Korea suspends military plans against South

North Korea has decided to suspend military action plans against South Korea, the official KCNA news agency reported, as a report suggested North Korean troops were taking down loudspeakers recently reinstalled at the fortified border. Subscribe: http://smarturl.it/reuterssubscribe Reuters brings you the latest business, finance and breaking news video from around the globe. Our reputation for … Read more North Korea suspends military plans against South

Mongolia Election: 600+ Candidates Compete for 76 Parliament Seats

Mongolian voters are heading to the polls facing a electoral paradox: More candidates than ever to choose from and increasing concern that power is becoming concentrated in the hands of two top politicians. More than 600 candidates are competing Wednesday for 76 seats on the country’s Great State Khural — in the first parliamentary elections … Read more Mongolia Election: 600+ Candidates Compete for 76 Parliament Seats

Postcards podcast: Marcel Theroux – India, Crimea, North Korea

Subscribe to Postcards to make sure you never miss an episode: https://www.playpodca.st/postcards Marcel Theroux grew up in a household where adventurous travel was the norm. So perhaps it’s no surprise that he’s spent much of his own working life on the road, seeking out stories that other people have overlooked. He relives three of his … Read more Postcards podcast: Marcel Theroux – India, Crimea, North Korea

On the Frontlines: Public Servants in the COVID-19 pandemic response

United Nations Public Service Day, celebrated on 23 June each year, recognizes the value and virtue of public service to the community; highlights the contribution of public service in the development process; recognizes the work of public servants, and encourages young people to pursue careers in the public sector. More than ever, the ongoing COVID-19 … Read more On the Frontlines: Public Servants in the COVID-19 pandemic response

Coronavirus: Beijing Virus Wave Reveals Silent Spread of Covid-19

Just as Beijing looked poised to claim victory over the coronavirus, a 52-year-old man with a fever and chills showed how the pandemic can come roaring back from apparent obscurity. The patient had shopped for meat and fish at a wholesale market in southern Beijing eight days before testing positive. His infection marked the Chinese … Read more Coronavirus: Beijing Virus Wave Reveals Silent Spread of Covid-19

DPRK reinstalls loudspeakers near Demilitarized Zone

The Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) is reinstalling loudspeakers to broadcast propaganda near the Demilitarized Zone. The loudspeakers were taken down in 2018 after the two sides signed an accord to cease “all hostile acts.” ROK’s defense ministry declined to confirm the DPRK’s moves, but said Pyongyang will “have to pay for the consequences” … Read more DPRK reinstalls loudspeakers near Demilitarized Zone