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N. Korea would see blanket ban of oil supplies as declaration of war – Russian envoy

Imposing a total ban on oil exports to North Korea would mean a full blockade and will be considered as a declaration of war by Pyongyang, Russia’s ambassador to North Korea has cautioned. The UN Security Council (UNSC) unanimously approved a new round of sanctions on the North in December last year, slashing the country’s oil and petroleum imports. The ...

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Pyongyang seriously boosted missile program in past year – Russian envoy to N. Korea

Russia’s ambassador to North Korea has warned that Pyongyang made significant progress in its missile program over the past year. Moscow is aware of North Korea’s capabilities and is closely watching it, according to the diplomat. While the first North Korean missiles obtained similar technologies that other countries had, their latest models were likely designed by themselves, the head of ...

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North Korea could stage ‘intimidating’ military parade day before Olympic Games – Seoul

North Korea may stage an “intimidating” military parade the day before the opening ceremony of the Winter Olympics, Seoul says, adding that the event could involve large-scale forces and almost all of Pyongyang’s weapons. The North is preparing to mark the anniversary of the Korean People’s Army (KPA) at Mirim Airfield in the capital, Pyongyang, on February 8, Unification Minister ...

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Soros warns Trump may destroy ‘our entire civilization’ over North Korea

Billionaire investor George Soros says the Trump administration is “a danger to the world,” and the opposition the president has garnered will make him a “temporary phenomenon” which “will disappear in 2020 or even sooner.” During a speech at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland on Thursday, Soros, 87, who heads the Soros Fund Management and Open Society Foundations, ...

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S. Korea takes legal action against United States over ‘excessive’ tariffs

Following a recent move by Canada, South Korea has launched a complaint with the World Trade Organization (WTO) against the United States’ so-called safeguard tariffs on imported goods. Read more “Korea considers these measures to be inconsistent with the United States’ obligations under the relevant provisions of the GATT 1994 and Agreement on Safeguards,” the complaint said, according to Reuters. ...

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North Korea reschedules army anniversary, may hold parade on Winter Olympics eve

North Korea will mark the founding anniversary of its army the day before the Winter Olympic Games open in South Korea in a muscle flexing move that may put a damper on Seoul’s hopes for a “peaceful” event. North Korean state media confirmed that the 70th anniversary of the Korean People’s Army (KPA) would be celebrated on its official date, ...

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Tokyo holds ‘first ever’ missile attack drills amid N. Korea tensions

People in Tokyo rushed to seek shelter following a missile alert test. Despite the fact that similar drills have been staged before, it is the first of its kind for the Japanese capital amid ongoing tensions over North Korea. On Monday, Tokyo activated the government’s J-alert system to simulate a missile launch towards the city, calling for people to “evacuate ...

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North Korea to send 22 athletes to compete in 3 sports at 2018 Olympics in South Korea – IOC

The IOC has approved the participation of 22 North Korean athletes in the coming Olympic Games in PyeongChang. Apart from the first-ever joint hockey team with Seoul, the North will also compete in skating and skiing. READ MORE: Give Piste a Chance: S. Korea’s skiers to train at Kim’s resort Next month’s Winter Olympics in South Korea will display some long-lost ...

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South Korea, Italy also calling out Apple for slowing iPhones

Apple continues to get into hot water over a power management feature that throttles performance on older iPhones to avoid unexpected battery shutdowns. A South Korean consumer group has now filed a complaint, though it’s not clear whether the complaint will trigger a formal investigation (via Reuters). The group, Citizens United for Consumer Sovereignty, had already filed a lawsuit against the ...

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South Korea, Italy also calling out Apple for slowing iPhones

Apple continues to get into hot water over a power management feature that throttles performance on older iPhones to avoid unexpected battery shutdowns. A South Korean consumer group has now filed a complaint, though it’s not clear whether the complaint will trigger a formal investigation (via Reuters). The group, Citizens United for Consumer Sovereignty, had already filed a lawsuit against the ...

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