A North Korean tailor said it had started offering brighter and more elegant clothes for summer, in a recent video released by state media.
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.
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 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.
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.
Career diplomat Choe Son Hui will represent North Korea on the international stage as Pyongyang pushes ahead with a series of sanctions-busting weapons tests and ignores US calls for talks.
North Korea reported the outbreak of an unidentified intestinal epidemic, while it already faces food shortages and coronavirus infections. The outbreak was in the isolated nation's key agricultural region.
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The South Korean military said at least eight missiles were shot by North Korea off its east coast. The move follows joint US-South Korea naval exercises in the Philippine Sea.
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.
The 13-2 vote in favor of the resolution was not enough to secure its adoption as Beijing and Moscow have veto-rights. The US said the rejection means Pyongyang "will feel free to take further escalatory actions."