North Korea

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How Covid spread fear of globalisation and threatens a new world order
From China backtracking on coal to Britain’s ‘chicken king’ calling for a rethink of food production, the virus has accelerated nationalist impulses towards autarky

Martin Farrer

15, Oct, 2021 @11:39 PM

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Defectors tell court they were promised ‘paradise on Earth’ in North Korea
Five people seeking compensation say they were lured to country and then denied basic human rights

Justin McCurry in Tokyo

14, Oct, 2021 @9:02 AM

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John Key calling New Zealand’s Covid response ‘North Korean’ isn’t just lazy rhetoric, it’s wrong | Brian Ng
Irresponsible statements are fuel for those who falsely believe their rights have been taken away

Brian Ng

01, Oct, 2021 @12:58 AM

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Kim Jong-un orders hotline with the South to reopen as he condemns ‘cunning’ US
North Korean leader said Biden offer of dialogue is ‘a facade’ and blamed the US for ‘hostile policy’

Justin McCurry in Tokyo and agencies

30, Sep, 2021 @1:34 AM

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Kim Jong-un’s sister says North Korea open to talks with South if Seoul shows ‘respect’
Analysts say North Korea’s apparent desire for engagement is part of a push to get the US to ease crippling sanctions

Guardian staff with agencies

26, Sep, 2021 @1:01 AM

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‘Pushing the nuclear envelope’: North Korea’s missile diplomacy
Analysis: Fear and uncertainty of the Obama years could return as Kim Jong-un revives nuclear ambitions

Justin McCurry in Tokyo

22, Sep, 2021 @11:57 AM

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Making waves in the Pacific: how Boris Johnson’s Global Britain went rogue
Defence pact with Australia and the US increases chance of confrontation with China and spurs nuclear proliferation

Simon Tisdall

19, Sep, 2021 @6:30 AM

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North Korea fires two ballistic missiles into sea, South Korea military says
Launch comes as Chinese foreign minister is in Seoul to discuss stalled nuclear diplomacy and two days after North tests a new long-range cruise missile

Staff and agencies

15, Sep, 2021 @4:36 AM

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‘Like Game of Thrones’: how triple crisis on China’s borders will shape its global identity
Analysis: China’s handling of troubles in Afghanistan, Myanmar and North Korea will differ from the west, and mould its identity as a global power

Vincent Ni China affairs correspondent

08, Sep, 2021 @12:04 AM

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Coronavirus live news: Denmark to give third jab to care home residents – as it happened
Denmark has recorded a rise in cases in nursing homes; UK vaccines watchdog says not enough evidence to roll out Covid jabs to 12- to 15-year-olds; North Korea’s Kim Jong-un has ordered officials to fight Covid in ‘our style’

Nadeem Badshah (now) , Tom Ambrose,Harriet Grant (earlier)

03, Sep, 2021 @11:05 PM

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‘We were punch bags’: North Korean prison beatings form of torture, says UN
Reports of forced labour and severe punishments for detainees add to growing evidence of abuses worsening during the pandemic

Lizzy Davies

27, Aug, 2021 @5:00 AM

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North Korea military threats ‘intended to deflect from economic crisis’
Regime looking to shift blame for domestic problems with rhetoric around US-South Korea military drills, say analysts

Justin McCurry in Tokyo

13, Aug, 2021 @9:36 AM

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