Cash-strapped North Korea seeks new sources of income
22 November 2020 | 12:52 pm
Sanctions combined with global economic malaise are a double hit on North Korea. In Japan, there is concern that a pro-Pyongyang newspaper in Tokyo has introduced a paywall to funnel money into the Kim regime's coffers.
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North Korea has fired suspected artillery pieces into the sea, as it continued an unusually high pace of missile launches this year. It comes just days after a failed missile firing was carried out.
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The measures come after North Korea said it had tested its biggest intercontinental ballistic missile yet. The UN Security Council is to hold an emergency meeting over Pyongyang's launch later on Friday.
The United States has urged the UN Security Council to levy heavier sanctions against North Korea in light of its latest missile tests, but Russia and China have called for restraint.
South Korea's defense ministry has said that North Korea fired an existing intercontinental ballistic missile and not a new one in last week's test launch.
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North Korea celebrated its founding leader Kim II Sung's 110th birthday with a parade and performances. This year, however, there was no military parade during the celebrations.
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un vowed to speed up Pyongyang's nuclear development during a military parade to celebrate the founding of the country's armed forces.
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