Buses and trains disinfected as North Korea ramps up virus measures | AFP

Temperature checks, hand sanitisers, and face masks are being enforced across Pyongyang’s public transport system as North Korea intensifies its fight against the coronavirus pandemic.

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North Korea health complex disinfected against coronavirus | AFP

Anti-virus cleaning is carried out at a health complex in the capital Pyongyang’s Taedonggang District. Pyongyang imposed a lockdown on a border city about a week ago, saying it had found a suspected COVID-19 infection in a defector who had returned across the heavily fortified Demilitarized Zone that divides the peninsula.

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Fireworks over Pyongyang on Korean War armistice anniversary | AFP

North Korea marks the signing of the armistice that ended Korean War hostilities on 27 July 1953 with fireworks in central Pyongyang.

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North Korean war veterans gather to mark armistice anniversary | AFP

Delegates of the Korean People’s Army wear masks and gather to attend the 6th National Conference of War Veterans in Pyongyang for the 67th anniversary of what North Korea refers to as the “people’s victory in the great Fatherland Liberation War.” The Korean peninsula is marking the anniversary armistice agreement signing which led to hostilities ending on July 27, 1953 with a ceasefire that had never been replaced by a peace treaty, leaving the peninsula and millions of families split by the Demilitarized Zone. of war veterans getting on bus and being transported to hotelN°1VU1YB

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North Korea declares emergency over suspected virus case | AFP

North Korean authorities have imposed a lockdown on the border city of Kaesong after discovering what they say is the country’s first suspected coronavirus case, state media reported Sunday. Images broadcast on state television show leader Kim Jong Un at an emergency politburo meeting on Saturday. N°1VS455N°1VS8UL

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Trump hits Dems as ‘unreasonable’ and ‘crazy’

During a speech in Wisconsin, President Donald Trump slams Democrats as more difficult to deal with than China, Russia or North Korea. “They’re far more unreasonable and actually they’re a little crazy,” Trump said. (June 25)

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North Korea Is Provoking South Korea, But the Real Enemy Is the U.S.

Escalating tensions between North and South Korea came to a head this week when North Korea blew up a joint liaison office and threatened to move troops into the demilitarized zone.

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Australia Cyberattack: PM Morrison blames ‘state-based’ actor | AFP

Australia’s Prime minister Scott Morrison says his country is under a broad cyberattack from a “state-based actor” targeting government, public services and businesses, but declines to name the suspect(s) at this stage. China, Iran, Israel, North Korea, Russia, the United States and a number of European countries are known to have developed advanced cyberwarfare capabilities. But suspicions immediately fell on Beijing, which has clashed repeatedly with Canberra as it looks to increase the cost of Australia speaking out against Communist Party interests.

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North Korean TV releases video of liaison office demolition | AFP

North Korean state TV releases images of the destruction of the inter-Korean liaison office in Kaesong, North Korea. The demolition of the liaison office came after Pyongyang vehemently condemned Seoul over anti-Pyongyang leaflets sent by defectors into the North. IMAGES

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Images from Tongil Bridge at South-North Korea border amid rising tensions | AFP

Scenes from a checkpoint at the Tongil bridge in Paju, the road leading to North Korea’s Kaesong joint industrial complex, near the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) dividing the two Koreas. North Korea blew up an inter-Korean liaison office on its side of the border on Tuesday, triggering broad international condemnation after days of virulent rhetoric from Pyongyang. IMAGES

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North Korea blows up inter-Korean liaison office near border | AFP

South Korea releases surveillance footage that shows the destruction of the inter-Korean liaison office in Kaesong. The video shows smoke rising from a long-shuttered industrial zone, where the office was set up less than two years ago. Analysts say Pyongyang may be seeking to manufacture a crisis to increase pressure on Seoul while nuclear negotiations with Washington are at a standstill.

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Here’s the latest for Tuesday June 16th: North Korea blows up inter-Korean liaison office; Trump to announce executive actions on police procedures; Arizona reports over 1,100 new COVID-19 cases; Cruise ship fire in Japan.

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The Koreas: sixty years of conflict | AFP

North Korea blows up inter-Korean liaison office near border with South. Videographic illustrating sixty years of conflict in the Korean peninsula.

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North Korea blows up inter-Korea liaison office

North Korea blew up an inter-Korean liaison office building just north of the heavily armed border with South Korea on Tuesday in a dramatic display of anger that sharply raises tensions on the Korean Peninsula and puts pressure on Washington and Seoul amid deadlocked nuclear diplomacy. (16 June)

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North Korea blows up inter-Korean liaison office near border | AFP

South Korea releases surveillance footage that shows the destruction of the inter-Korean liaison office in Kaesong. The video shows smoke rising from a long-shuttered industrial zone, where the office was set up less than two years ago. IMAGES

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N.Koreans protest S.Korean authorities and ‘defectors from the North’ | AFP

People in North Korea take to the streets in an organised march against South Korean authorities and “defectors from the North” on Monday. Large groups of young men and women parade down the street with fists raised as a car with loudspeakers follows. On Tuesday, state media reported that North Korea will cut military and political communication links to South Korea, after threats over activists sending anti-Pyongyang leaflets over the border. +ATTN CLIENTS : ORDINARY NORTH KOREANS CONSISTENTLY VOICE UNEQUIVOCAL SUPPORT FOR THE LEADERSHIP AND ITS POLICIES WHEN SPEAKING TO FOREIGN MEDIA+

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North Korea reopens schools as virus fears ease | AFP

North Korea will reopen schools this month after shuttering them over the coronavirus pandemic, reports said Monday. The new school term — initially scheduled to start early April — has been repeatedly postponed, although some universities and high schools were allowed to resume classes in mid-April.

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Everything We Know About Kim Jong Un

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North Korea’s rice planting season kicks off | AFP

Workers begin planting rice at the Chongsan Co-operative Farm in Nampho as the season begins. A director of one of the work teams says planting on May 12 coincides “with the anniversary of a previous visit to the farm by former leader Kim Jong Il in 1971.

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North Korea’s Kim seen smoking during factory visit after weeks of health rumours | AFP

North Korean state television show images of Kim Jong Un walking briskly, smiling broadly and smoking a cigarette at what the North said was the opening of a fertiliser factory on Friday in Sunchon, north of Pyongyang. The North Korean leader has made his first public appearance in nearly three weeks, following intense speculation that he was seriously ill or possibly dead. MORE IMAGES TO FOLLOW

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