North Korea

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North Korea – a model for Grant Shapps’ bicycle licence plate proposal?
The secretive state demands each cycle display a registration number – although officially women are banned from bikes

Justin McCurry in Tokyo

17, Aug, 2022 @11:45 AM

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Donetsk self-proclaimed leader pledges ‘bilateral cooperation’ with North Korea
Russian-backed self-appointed leader writes Kim Jong-un a letter, shortly after Vladimir Putin said Moscow and Pyongyang would expand relations

Samantha Lock, and Justin McCurry in Tokyo

17, Aug, 2022 @2:38 AM

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Japan ministers visit war shrine as South Korea calls for end to historical tensions
Japan PM Fumio Kishida sends offering but stays away from Yasukuni, which honours dead including class-A war criminals

Justin McCurry in Tokyo and agencies

15, Aug, 2022 @8:32 AM

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North and South Korea relations: what’s behind the tensions – in 30 seconds
Countries technically still at war though both sides continue to refer to the eventual unification of the peninsula

Justin McCurry in Tokyo

15, Aug, 2022 @5:26 AM

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Kim Jong-un fell ‘seriously ill’ during North Korea Covid crisis, his sister says
Kim Yo-jong says regime leader had a ‘high fever’, a byword for coronavirus in the country, as it claims victory over the virus

Justin McCurry in Tokyo and agencies

11, Aug, 2022 @3:39 AM

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Weather tracker: no relief as heatwaves continue in parts of Europe and China
Meanwhile heavy rainfall predicted to far exceed annual averages in South and North Korea

Alice Fowle (Metdesk)

08, Aug, 2022 @8:04 AM

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Nuclear apocalypse was postponed in 1968. Now it’s back on the agenda | Simon Tisdall
As the world remembers Hiroshima, it must also recommit to the increasingly fragile non-proliferation treaty. The alternative is unthinkable

Simon Tisdall

07, Aug, 2022 @6:00 AM

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Nancy Pelosi in Taiwan: calls for calm in Asia as US-China tensions rise
South Korea calls for dialogue and Japan conveys concerns over drills, while North Korea praises China

Guardian staff and agencies

03, Aug, 2022 @9:46 AM

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North Korean labour could be sent to rebuild Donbas, Russian ambassador says
Alexander Matsegora tells Russian newspaper there are ‘a lot of opportunities’ for economic cooperation, despite UN sanctions

Justin McCurry in Tokyo

19, Jul, 2022 @5:12 AM

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North Korea blames Covid-laden balloons sent from South for virus outbreak
Experts sceptical of claim, as state media urge citizens to watch out for ‘alien things coming by wind’

Justin McCurry in Tokyo and agencies

01, Jul, 2022 @3:40 AM

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North Korean hackers thought to be behind $100m cryptocurrency heist
If confirmed, last week’s attack would be the eighth this year – involving $1bn in stolen funds – that could be confidently attributed to North Korea

Staff and agencies

30, Jun, 2022 @5:06 AM

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North Korea accuses US of building an ‘Asian Nato’ ahead of security talks
Biden due to meet Japanese PM Kishida and South Korean leader Yoon for talks amid escalating missile tests by Pyongyang

Justin McCurry in Tokyo

29, Jun, 2022 @4:11 AM

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