North Korea is ‘greatest immediate threat’ to U.S.: McMaster
03 December 2017 | 7:03 am
White House National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster said on Saturday that North Korea's nuclear efforts were the 'greatest immediate threat' to the United States and added that Americans should not feel afraid to attend the Winter Olympics in South Korea.
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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.
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.
North Korea launches long-range missile: DW's Frank Smith in Seoul
Some North Koreans are defying strict fashion and style regulations to fight conformity. But their expressions of individualism could cost them their freedom.
At his inauguration ceremony, President Yoon Suk-yeol has proposed an "audacious" economic plan to aid North Korea, if it gives up its nuclear program.
State media in North Korea has reported the deaths of six people with a "fever" a day after officials confirmed the country's first COVID-19 infection. More than 180,000 people are said to be isolated for treatment.
After more than two years of denying the virus had gained a foothold, Pyongyang is now struggling to handle thousands of suspected cases with limited medical capabilities.
North Korea on Sunday reported a total of 42 deaths from "fever" after admitting its first-ever COVID-19 cases days before. Lockdown policies have been implemented across the country, according to state-run media.
Since North Korea reported its first official coronavirus case last week, the WHO has warned it might spread rapidly in the unvaccinated country. Ruler Kim Jong Un wants the military to turn the tide.
North Korea reported more than 200,000 new illnesses on Thursday, bringing the total number of suspected cases to 1.98 million. Pyongyang has also not responded to offers of help from the WHO and other countries.
South Korea's soccer player Son Heung-min returned home to a rousing welcome on Tuesday after the Tottenham Hotspur forward ended the season as the Premier League's joint top scorer with Mohamed Salah.
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