Sunday, May 22, 2022 - 08:02:10
88 results - (0.014 seconds)

North Korea reported:

Contact Newsletter-online.com: [NewsMag]

latest news at page 1:
    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea on Thursday reported 262,270 more cases of people with suspected symptoms of COVID-19 as its pandemic caseload neared 2 million — a week after the country acknowledged the outbreak and scrambled to slow the rate of infections despite a lack of health care resources. The country is also trying to prevent its fragile economy from deteriorating, but the outbreak could be worse than officially reported because of scarce resources for virus testing and the possibility that North Korea could be deliberately underreporting deaths to soften the political impact on authoritarian leader Kim Jong Un. North Korea’s anti-virus headquarters reported a single death in the 24 hours to 6 p.m. Wednesday to bring its death toll to 63, which experts have said is abnormally small compared to the suspected number of infections. The official Korean Central News Agency reported that more than 1.98 million people have become sick with feverish symptoms since late April, which are mostly believed to be coronavirus omicron variant infections, although the country has only confirmed a small...
    The government of North Korea announced that it had documented 1,213,550 cases of “fever” in the country, referring to Chinese coronavirus, between “late April” and Monday, an astonishing number given that the communist regime had claimed not to identify a single case of the disease before last week. The state-run newspaper Rodong Sinmun claimed that 50 people had died in North Korea from Chinese coronavirus so far. “According to the information of the state emergency epidemic prevention headquarters, over 392,920 new persons with fever, some 152,600 recoveries and 8 deaths were reported from 18:00 of May 14 to 18:00 of May 15 throughout the country,” Rodong Sinmun reported. “As of 18:00 of May 15 since late April, the total number of persons with fever is over 1,213,550, of which more than 648,630 have recovered and at least 564,860 are under medical treatment. The death toll stands at 50.” The government of dictator Kim Jong-un announced on May 12 that a “break” had occurred in the country’s attempts to keep the disease out of the country and that, for the first time...
    By Hyung-Jin Kim | Associated Press SEOUL, South Korea — North Korea has confirmed 15 more deaths and hundreds of thousands of additional patients with flu-like symptoms as it mobilizes more than a million health and other workers to try to suppress the country’s first COVID-19 outbreak, state media reported Sunday. After maintaining a widely disputed claim to be coronavirus-free for more than two years, North Korea announced Thursday that it had found its first COVID-19 patients since the pandemic began. It has since said a fever has spread across the country “explosively” since late April but hasn’t disclosed exactly how many COVID-19 cases it has found. Some experts say North Korea lacks the diagnostic kits needed to test a large number of suspected COVID-19 patients. The additional deaths reported Sunday took the country’s reported fever-related fatalities to 42. The official Korean Central News Agency also reported that another 296,180 people with flu symptoms had been tallied, taking the reported total to 820,620. The outbreak has triggered concern about a humanitarian crisis in North Korea because most of the country’s...
    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea has confirmed 15 more deaths and hundreds of thousands of additional patients with flu-like symptoms as it mobilizes more than a million health and other workers to try to suppress the country’s first COVID-19 outbreak, state media reported Sunday. After maintaining a widely disputed claim to be coronavirus-free for more than two years, North Korea announced Thursday that it had found its first COVID-19 patients since the pandemic began. It has since said a fever has spread across the country “explosively” since late April but hasn’t disclosed exactly how many COVID-19 cases it has found. Some experts say North Korea lacks the diagnostic kits needed to test a large number of suspected COVID-19 patients. The additional deaths reported Sunday took the country’s reported fever-related fatalities to 42. The official Korean Central News Agency also reported that another 296,180 people with flu symptoms had been tallied, taking the reported total to 820,620. The outbreak has triggered concern about a humanitarian crisis in North Korea because most of the country’s 26 million...
    The first death of a person who contracted COVID-19 has been reported in North Korea just one day after the hermit country acknowledged the pandemic had infiltrated its borders. It’s not confirmed whether all of the 18,000 “fever cases” and six deaths the country announced on Thursday are related to COVID-19, as the country lacks the testing capabilities needed to determine the cause of the widespread outbreak. But at least one of the dead people tested positive for the omicron variant, and 350,000 North Koreans have been infected since late April, North Korea’s Korean Central News Agency reported. NORTH KOREA ACKNOWLEDGES COVID-19 CASE FOR FIRST TIME Nearly 190,000 North Koreans are in quarantine, and about 162,000 have recovered from their symptoms, according to state media outlets. North Korean leader Kim Jong Un ordered a nationwide lockdown after the country reported its first cases of COVID-19 on Thursday, noting the outburst of cases was a “grave sign of lapses in our anti-epidemic system,” according to state media. Kim appeared in public wearing a mask for the first...
    North Korea confirmed on Wednesday its first-ever case of Covid-19 and immediately locked down the entire country. CNN’s Will Ripley reported from Taiwan on Thursday that Covid-19 spreading in North Korea has the “potential to be a public health catastrophe” in the isolated country as it is only one of two countries in the world not to vaccinate its population against the virus. Ripley noted that the Omicron variant was detected in the country’s capital of Pyongyang and threatens to cripple North Korea’s healthcare system, which “does not have the capacity to treat people who are at high risk from a highly contagious variant such as this.” #urgent North Korea has reported its first ever case of Covid-19. State media calls the outbreak in Pyongyang a “major national emergency.” Omicron could cripple the nation’s dilapidated healthcare system. NK has sealed its borders since January, 2020. @NewDay @brikeilarcnn pic.twitter.com/KMAxZ3vYUG — Will Ripley (@willripleyCNN) May 12, 2022 Later in the day on Thursday, South Korean news agency Yonhap News reported that the number of Covid-19 patients in North Korea had...
    North Korea acknowledged for the first time a COVID-19 infection within the hermit nation's borders. State media reported Thursday that a case of the omicron variant was detected after authorities tested samples from patients in the capital of Pyongyang, leading the country to implement a "maximum emergency" system to fight the virus, according to South Korea'sYonhap news agency. North Korean leader Kim Jong Un said in a meeting that his country will overcome the "unexpected crisis" and ordered lockdowns, per the state-run Korean Central News Agency. CLICK HERE TO READ MORE FROM THE WASHINGTON EXAMINER North Korea, which reportedly has no vaccines to fight the virus, has denied having any confirmed cases of COVID-19 up until this point, a notion that has been met with skepticism from the international community. The city of Kaesong was locked down when North Korea reported that someone with a suspected case of COVID-19 returned from South Korea in July 2020. North Korea has a population of roughly 25 million people News North Korea Coronavirus Health
    Korean leaders Kim Jong Un and Moon Jae-in exchanged personal letters this week, the North's state news agency KCNA reported. This file photo shows the two leaders at the end of an inter-Korean summit in 2018.Pyeongyang Press Corps | Getty Images News | Getty Images North Korean leader Kim Jong Un responded to a personal letter from outgoing South Korean President Moon Jae-in this week, the North's state news agency KCNA reported. According to KCNA, Moon said he want to make joint declarations from the two sides "the foundation for the reunification" even after he steps down as president. Kim "appreciated the pains and effort taken" by Moon, the report said. "The exchange of the personal letters between the top leaders of the North and the South is an expression of their deep trust," KCNA said. Moon's spokesperson said the president asked Kim to remain committed to cooperation, and that dialogue should overcome the "era of confrontation," Reuters reported. The news comes days after the reclusive North conducted yet another missile test, and weeks before incoming South Korean President Yoon...
    The Associated Press reported that during Biden's tenure, the administration has reached out in attempts to get North Korea to negotiate. But the outlet reported that according to a senior U.S. administration official, North Korea has been unresponsive to the U.S. requests.
    FILE - The Aeroflot Airbus A330 plane taxies out at Sheremetyevo airport, Moscow, Monday, June 24, 2013. Delta Air Lines has suspended its partnership with Russian national airline Aeroflot following Russia's invasion of Ukraine. Atlanta-based Delta on Friday, Feb. 25, 2022, said the decision was effective immediately. (AP Photo/ Sergei Ivanov, File) Sergei Ivanov/AP Russia has one more casualty from the war it started with Ukraine: its airline industry. From landings banned around the world to fleets of American-made planes with no way to get parts, Russia’s aerospace sector could soon become akin to a Cold War relic. "With Western lessors also looking to repossess jets that are operated by Russian carriers, the Russian aviation sector is now on a footing that is similar to North Korea and Iran — and similar to where it was under Soviet rule," said analyst Rob Stallard of equity research firm Vertical Research Partners. RUSSIA FACES UNIQUE, TOTAL CULTURAL REJECTION Richard Aboulafia, managing director of the strategy firm AeroDynamic Advisory, told Al Jazeera that “Russia will be the world’s largest country with a...
    A man was allegedly executed after smuggling copies of Netflix’s hit show ‘Squid Game’ into North Korea, Forbes reported Wednesday. The man faced a firing squad when North Korean officials caught the man distributing illegal copies of the Netflix show. Others will reportedly face severe repercussions for playing a role in the scheme, according to Forbes. Forbes cited a report from Radio Free Asia, a U.S. government-funded media outlet, when North Korea enforced its “Elimination of Reactionary Thought and Culture” policy, which sets the maximum penalty for “watching, keeping, or distributing media from capitalist countries” as execution. (RELATED: ‘Squid Game’ Creator Hwang Dong-Hyuk Says There Was An Alternate Ending With Gi-Hun Getting On The Plane) TOPSHOT – Cosplayers stand next to a 4.5 metre tall replica doll from the Netflix series “Squid Game” on display at the harbour in Sydney on October 29, 2021. (Photo by Saeed KHAN / AFP) (Photo by SAEED KHAN/AFP via Getty Images) RFA reported that the man “smuggled and sold” copies of the show through USB flash drives but did not act alone. 7 students...
    North Korea fired a ballistic missile toward the sea, South Korea's military announced early Tuesday morning local time. The launch came from the vicinity of Sinpo, a city with a naval base bordering the Sea of Japan, the Joint Chiefs of Staff of the Republic of Korea said, according to Yonhap News . It is the latest show of aggression from Kim Jong Un's regime amid years of stalled denuclearization talks between Pyongyang and the United States. While South Korea early on reported one missile launch, Japan's prime minister said North Korea fired two missiles . "The intelligence authorities of South Korea and the United States are currently conducting a thorough analysis regarding additional information," the JCS said in a text message to reporters . The development comes roughly three weeks after North Korea launched a short-range missile into the sea. A day later, the hermit nation claimed it fired a hypersonic missile for the first time, warfare technology being developed by superpowers including the United States and China that could be used to carry nuclear warheads. Kim...
    North Korea fired an unidentified projectile toward the East Sea, South Korea's military announced early Tuesday morning local time. News of the launch, reported by Yonhap News , comes roughly three weeks after North Korea launched a short-range missile into the sea. A day later, the hermit nation claimed it fired a "hypersonic" missile for the first time, a warfare technology being developed by superpowers including the United States and China that could be used to carry nuclear warheads. Over the weekend, the Financial Times  reported China , a key ally to North Korea, “tested a nuclear-capable hypersonic missile” that “circled the globe before speeding towards its target, demonstrating advanced space capabilities that caught U.S. intelligence by surprise,” citing unnamed sources “briefed on the intelligence.” China’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs spokesman Zhao Lijian rejected the reporting on Monday , saying the test, which occurred in August, was “a spacecraft, not a missile,” according to CNN . The United States, China, and Russia  are all trying to create, test, and perfect hypersonic weapons  that travel at five times the speed of sound, as the...
                      by Sebastian Hughes  North Korea launched a “newly-developed hypersonic missile” on Tuesday morning, the state-run outlet KCNA reported. The missile’s firing confirmed the “navigational control and stability of the missile,” and enhanced the “independent and advanced defence science and technological capability of the country,” KCNA reported Wednesday. The news agency indicated the missile had nuclear capabilities by referring to it as a “strategic weapon,” Axios reported. North Korea‘s U.N. envoy, Kim Song, called for the U.S. to stop its joint military exercises with South Korea if it truly wants peace in the region. “It should take the first step towards giving up its hostile policy,” Song said Tuesday, the Associated Press reported. KNCA previously announced North Korea had launched long-range cruise missiles in August, while the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) reported in late August that North Korea had restarted a nuclear reactor in Yongbyon. The Biden administration has reached out to North Korea in an attempt to restart a dialogue, but the regime has thus far been unresponsive. “Each administration, Bush, Obama, Trump, claimed that they were firmly enforcing sanctions and U.S....
    North Korea launched a “newly-developed hypersonic missile” on Tuesday morning, the state-run outlet KCNA reported. The missile’s firing confirmed the “navigational control and stability of the missile,” and enhanced the “independent and advanced defence science and technological capability of the country,” KCNA reported Wednesday. The news agency indicated the missile had nuclear capabilities by referring to it as a “strategic weapon,” Axios reported. (RELATED: Biden Extends Trump’s Travel Ban To North Korea) North Korea‘s U.N. envoy, Kim Song, called for the U.S. to stop its joint military exercises with South Korea if it truly wants peace in the region. “It should take the first step towards giving up its hostile policy,” Song said Tuesday, the Associated Press reported. People watch a television news programme showing file footage of North Korea’s missile test, at a railway station in Seoul on January 1, 2020. (Photo by JUNG YEON-JE/AFP via Getty Images) KCNA previously announced North Korea had launched long-range cruise missiles in August, while the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) reported in late August that North Korea had restarted a nuclear reactor...
    North Korea reportedly fired two ballistic missiles off its east coast Wednesday, in the direction of Japan, prompting Japan's prime minister to denounce the action as "absolutely outrageous," according to reports. The latest missile firings by North Korea came several days after it reportedly tested newly developed long-range missiles over the weekend, reports said. "The firings threaten the peace and safety of Japan and the region and are absolutely outrageous," Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga said, according to The Associated Press. "The government of Japan is determined to further step up our vigilance and surveillance to be prepared for any contingencies." "The government of Japan is determined to further step up our vigilance and surveillance to be prepared for any contingencies." — Yoshihide Suga, prime minister of Japan Japan's Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga speaks in Nagasaki, Japan, Aug. 9, 2021. (Associated Press) South Korea’s Yonhap News reported the latest firing, citing information from South Korea’s Joint Chiefs of Staff, which were conducting an analysis of the situation, Yonhap reported. The Associated Press initially reported that only one...
    North Korea’s Head of State Kim Jong Un attended an event Thursday to celebrate his country’s 73rd anniversary and made headlines for what appears to be a significant amount of weight loss. The event lacked some of the usual military fanfare, and focused instead on healthcare workers wearing hazmat suits to show a “display of force” against COVID-19, according to The New York Post. “It’s striking how much healthier Kim Jong Un is looking in these photos from yesterday. However he is doing it — and there are theories — he looks a lot better than he did a few months ago,” Journalist Martyn Williams tweeted. It’s striking how much healthier Kim Jong Un is looking in these photos from yesterday. However he is doing it — and there are theories — he looks a lot better than he did a few months ago. pic.twitter.com/DKqCOFSBF8 — Martyn Williams (@martyn_williams) September 9, 2021 South Korea’s National Intelligence Service estimates that he has lost up to 44 pounds, The New York Post reported. The dictator’s health has become a concern for the U.S. and South...
    Students of the Pyongyang Jang Chol Gu University of Commerce undergo temperature checks before entering the campus, as part of preventative measures against COVID-19, in Pyongyang on August 11, 2021. KIM WON JIN/AFP via Getty Images North Korea said it will impose hard labor on those who break COVID rules by gathering in groups of more than 3, according to Radio Free Asia.  Weddings are still allowed, as long as the number people is kept to 3.  The hermit kingdom has so far reported zero COVID-19 cases, though experts are doubtful this is accurate. 10 Things in Politics: The latest in politics & the economy Loading Something is loading. Email address By clicking ‘Sign up’, you agree to receive marketing emails from Insider as well as other partner offers and accept our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy. North Korea will impose hard labor on those who break COVID-19 prevention measures by gathering in groups of more than three outside their household, Radio Free Asia reported on Saturday, quoting sources in the secluded kingdom. "If four or more...
    More On: kim jong un Koreas restore communication channels, agree to improve ties North Korea warns young people not to use slang from South Korea The real story behind Kim Jong Un’s drastic weight loss Kim Jong Un says North facing ‘great crisis’ in pandemic fight The emperor needs new clothes. A slimmed-down Kim Jong Un was pictured in a baggy gray pinstripe suit when he greeted commanders and political officers of the Korean People’s Army in Pyongyang on Friday, according to The Sun. South Korea’s National Intelligence Service has estimated that North Korea’s formerly corpulent dictator has lost up to 44 pounds. Recent images of the famously reclusive and rotund leader — who previously weighed 308 pounds — appeared to show that the 37-year-old has lost a large chunk of weight, sparking renewed speculation about his health. A Pyongyang resident made headlines recently when he told state media that North Koreans were heartbroken by Kim’s “emaciated looks.” According to one source, the diminutive despot’s cronies said he gained weight due to stress, drinking, heavy smoking and a high-fat diet,...
    1st Lt. Thomas J. Redgate, who hailed from Boston, was reported missing on December 11, 1950 after his unit was attacked during the Battle of Chosin Reservoir. The remains of a US Army officer reported missing in action during the Korean War have been identified and will be returned home, military officials confirmed Wednesday.   1st Lt. Thomas J. Redgate, who hailed from Boston, was reported missing on December 11, 1950 after his unit was attacked during the Battle of Chosin Reservoir.  Now, 70 years later, Redgate will be finally be laid to rest at the veterans' cemetery in Bourne, Massachusetts - 60 miles south of his home city.  Regate, who was 24 years old, was a member of Battery A, 48th Field Artillery Battalion, 7th Infantry Division when he went missing.   The exact details surrounding his loss were not known, and his remains could not be recovered at the time.    But in July 2018, following the summit between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, North Korea turned over 55 boxes that purportedly contained the remains of...