Kim Jong Un
North Korea claimed that the country’s widely disputed success would be recognized as a global health miracle.
The North Korean leader's speech was apparently meant to boost internal unity in the impoverished country amid pandemic-related economic difficulties.
The leader defended weapons development as an exercise of sovereign rights to self-defense.
The tit-for-tat missile launches were aimed at demonstrating the ability to respond swiftly and accurately to North Korean attacks, the South Korean military said.
The impersonator burst into an event attended by Prime Minister Scott Morrison.
Most North Koreans remain unvaccinated against the virus, and Pyongyang's under-prepared public health system could spark a humanitarian crisis.
North Korea has blown up a vacant inter-Korean liaison office in a symbolic act of aggression.
The secretive state of North Korea has claimed it has had no cases of coronavirus – but experts say that is very unlikely to be the case. So how has the global pandemic affected the country? Despite strict border controls and enforced quarantining measures in place, the country’s poor healthcare system would spell disaster if a widespread outbreak were to take place. Managing editor of NK News, Oliver Hotham, tells us more.
The Koreas' rival leaders expressed hope for improved relations, which plummeted amid a freeze in nuclear negotiations and North Korea’s accelerating weapons development.
North Korea claimed it launched a Hwasong-17 missile, its longest-range developmental ICBM, last Thursday.