North Korea

Kim Jong Un leaves South Korean leader’s peace legacy in ruins

(June 18): When North and South Korea opened their first liaison office less than two years ago, President Moon Jae-in in Seoul declared a “new era has dawned.” This week, Kim Jong Un showed him ho

North Korea blows up South Korea liaison office, Seoul says

(June 16): North Korea destroyed an inter-Korean liaison office on its side of the border Tuesday, South Korea said, shortly after threatening military action in the region over anti-Pyongyang leaf

Global Economy

Briefs

Quoteworthy: “This is a girl who’s had a masterclass in North Korean politics.” –— Michael Madden, a US expert in North Korean leadership, referring to Kim Yo Jong, sister of North

Food

Kim Jong Un may be hiding a hog apocalypse from the world

(Oct 13): By official accounts, the pig contagion wreaking havoc across Eastern Asia has virtually skipped over North Korea, with a single outbreak reported there in May.

Geopolitics

North Korea fires sub-based missile after resuming US talks

(Oct 2): North Korea fired what appeared to be a submarine-based ballistic missile off its eastern coast Wednesday in an escalation that came just hours after saying it would resume stalled nuclear

Geopolitics

US' economic blockades not unlike an act of war

(July 8): US President Donald Trump has based his foreign policy on a series of harsh economic blockades, each designed to frighten, coerce and even starve the target country into submitting to US

Global Economy

US' economic blockades not unlike an act of war

SINGAPORE (July 8): US President Donald Trump has based his foreign policy on a series of harsh economic blockades, each designed to frighten, coerce and even starve the target country into submitt

Iran to sign friendship agreement with Asean, Singapore says

SINGAPORE (July 20): Iran will sign a cooperation treaty with Southeast Asia at an upcoming meeting that will also be attended by US Secretary of State Michael Pompeo and North Korean officials, a

North Korea's Kim enjoys Singapore sites on eve of historic summit with Trump

SINGAPORE (June 11): North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, who rarely ventures outside his isolated country, visited tourist sites on Singapore's waterfront on Monday, hours before a historic summit wit

Forex

Who wins or loses if Kim Jong-Un agrees to denuclearise?

SINGAPORE (June 11): With North Korea’s denuclearisation set to be the major point of discussion between US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jung-Un during their June 12 summit in

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