‘The Hard Road Out’: North and South Korean authors team up on powerful book
21 October 2022 | 6:57 pm
In this edition we meet two women from the two Koreas who have joined forces to write a powerful book. The pair hail from neighbouring countries that share common roots and culture, yet have remained technically at war for seven decades.
The Cypriot government says the vast majority of migrants enter the island's breakaway north via Turkey and then seek asylum in the EU-backed south. Arrivals doubled to about 10,000 in the first five months of this year.
The country's main opposition party has led protests against a proposal to integrate Bulgarian minority rights. Such a move would be necessary to continue EU accession talks.
North Korea fired what appeared to be multiple rocket launchers, South Korea's military said. It comes just days after the US deployed fighter jets to the South for joint military drills.
North Macedonia's Assembly voted in favor of France's proposal to open the door to talks to join the European Union. The proposal will help overcome Bulgaria's objections to the prospect of North Macedonian membership.
North Korea's supreme leader Kim Jong Un said "nuclear war deterrence is also fully ready to mobilize" in the event of a war. He accused the United States of "gangster-like" behavior.
The country is experiencing chronic food-insecurity problems so severe that its leader, Kim Jong Un, last year drew a comparison to a famine in the 1990s that killed at least 200,000 and perhaps as many as 3m people. By the regime's own admission, this year's drought is the second-worst since records began in 1981.
The isolated country has been battling 4.7 million cases of "fever." However, only months after it first acknowledged a COVID-19 outbreak, it said the coronavirus crisis was nearly over.
North Korea's Kim Jong Un declared victory in the country's battle against COVID-19 on Wednesday, while the leader's sister revealed he too had suffered from fever, indicating for the first time that he was likely infected with the virus. Laila Shahrokhshahi reports.
A North Korean tailor said it had started offering brighter and more elegant clothes for summer, in a recent video released by state media.
Kim Yo Jong, the sister of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, has rejected South Korea's offer of economic assistance in exchange for denuclearization.
The war in Ukraine has enflamed north-south rivalries among the German states, as Bavaria and Lower Saxony swap barbs over energy policy. Upcoming regional elections have heightened the political stakes.
As international sanctions increasingly isolate North Korea from global sources of finance, Pyongyang's army of hackers is ramping up attacks on vulnerable cryptocurrency accounts around the world.
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