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Military · Pyongyang

North Korea launches three apparent ballistic missiles, a day after Biden departs Asia

46% Center coverage: 91 sources
The launch suggests North Korea is determined to continue its efforts to modernize its arsenal. If confirmed, it would still be North Korea's first test of an ICBM system in about two months. U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken held separate calls with South Korea and Japan.See the Story
Asia · Seoul

South Korea, U.S. security advisers hold talks after N.Korea fires salvo of missiles

Coverage: 32 sources
North Korea test-fires what appears to be an ICBM, South Korea says. U.S. officials had warned North Korea could conduct a long-range missile launch during Biden's Asia trip. North Korea has conducted 17 rounds of launches this year. In March, it tested an intercontinental ballistic missile for the first time in five years.See the Story
Kim Jong-Un · Pyongyang

Kim, other N. Koreans attend large funeral amid COVID worry

45% Center coverage: 24 sources
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un attended a funeral for a top official, state media reported. The country maintained the much-disputed claim that its suspected coronavirus outbreak is subsiding. State media said Monday that 2.8 million people have fallen ill due to an unidentified fever. But only 68 of them died since late April, an extremely low fatality rate.See the Story
Asia · Pyongyang

N.Korea says no new fever deaths, COVID situation under control

38% Left coverage: 16 sources
North Korea says it is seeing a downward trend in pandemic-related cases. The COVID-19 wave, which North Korea first declared on May 12, has fueled concerns over a lack of vaccines, inadequate medical infrastructure and a potential food crisis. This could be due to a conflict with your ad-blocking or security software.See the Story
US & Canada · New York

US to vote on new UN sanctions for North Korea on Thursday

44% Left coverage: 16 sources
The U.S. has been working on the draft Security Council resolution for several months. The measure faces opposition from North Korea's neighbors China and Russia. The resolution would reduce exports of crude oil to North Korea from 4 million barrels a year to 3 million barrels. It would also ban the North from exporting mineral fuels, mineral oils and mineral waxes.See the Story
Asia · Seoul

South Korea strongly condemns North Korea's missile launch “for serious provocation”

57% Center coverage: 7 sources
North Korea fired three ballistic missiles off of its eastern coast on Wednesday. The U.S. and South Korea together launched some live-fire missiles of their own. The launch was to demonstrate the ability of the combined force to respond quickly to crisis events, the Pentagon said.See the Story
Military · Washington

US Condemns North Korea Missile Launches, Urges 'Dialogue'

67% Right coverage: 6 sources
U.S. condemns North Korea for what it said were three ballistic missile launches. State Department spokesperson: "We call on the DPRK to refrain from further provocations" The relatively muted reaction comes after days of public warnings by the United States. The Biden administration has repeatedly called for dialogue with North Korea, but has seen no enthusiasm in return.See the Story
Asia · Pyongyang

EXPLAINER: Why were Japanese abducted by North Korea?

Coverage: 8 sources
North Korea abducted at least 17 Japanese citizens, possibly many more, during the 1970s and 1980s. Many were bundled into small boats and taken across the sea to North Korea. North Korea apparently wanted them to train spies in Japanese language and culture, or to steal their identities so agents could masquerade as Japanese.See the Story
Asia · Pyongyang

Number of fevered persons in DPRK tops 3.06 mln

100% Left coverage: 1 sources
PYONGYANG, May 25 (Xinhua) -- Fevered persons in the Democratic People Republic of Korea have topped 3.06 million since late April, among which more than 2.74 mSee the Story

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