South Korea sends drones into North after incursions
08 January 2023 | 11:06 am
On Monday, North Korean drones flew above various South Korean cities prompting Seoul to scramble fighter jets and attack helicopters. Seoul apologized for not shooting down the North's drones.
Some analysts fear North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is building up to another nuclear test. That's prompted one South Korean to take civil protection into his own hands.
Seoul has long walked a tightrope between China, its most important trading partner, and the US, its closest security ally.
North Korea has fired a missile towards the Sea of Japan, the South Korean military has said. Pyongyang promised a "fiercer" response to the US presence in the region.
Luisa Neubauer, a prominent German activist with Fridays for Future, told DW that world leaders underestimate "the amount of mistrust" felt by vulnerable countries at this year's UN climate talks in Egypt.
At an emergency meeting of the UN Security Council, the US led condemnation of North Korea's recent missile tests. However, the council did not impose new sanctions or even give a formal statement.
German climate activist Luisa Neubauer says "the amount of mistrust" at the COP27 conference from the hardest-hit nations is being underestimated. "If this conference is supposed to mean anything, this is the moment where the Global North really has to pay up," she told DW, speaking in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt.
In 1977, 13-year-old Megumi Yokota vanished from the Japanese coastal city of Niigata on her way home from school. Twenty-five years later, North Korea admitted that its agents had snatched her away, along with 12 other Japanese citizens, in order to train its spies.
Ghana, who lost their opening game to Portugal, are seeking their first points on Monday in a Group H match against South Korea, who kicked off with a 0-0 draw against Uruguay.
The steel industry is one of the planet's biggest carbon emitters. An industry-wide project in the Swedish city of Luleå is exploring the use of hydrogen, rather than carbon-emitting coking coal, in the energy-guzzling production process.
The government has ordered thousands of cargo truck drivers to return to work. The strike has been going on for two weeks, over freight fare issues. Concerns have been raised over the effect on the economy.
K-pop star Jin is the first of the BTS group to enlist for mandatory military service. His boot camp is located near the North Korean border.
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