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Recent articles by Hyung-jin:

North Korea's Kim Jong Un faces 'dilemma' with COVID, professor says

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — During more than a decade as North Korea's leader, Kim Jong Un has made "self-reliance" his governing lynchpin, shunning international help and striving instead for domestic strategies to fix his battered economy. → Read More

N. Korea's Kim faces 'huge dilemma' on aid as virus surges

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has made “self-reliance” his governing lynchpin during his decade in power and shunned international help for his people → Read More

Kim blasts Covid response as N. Korea outbreak surges

North Korean health authorities said Monday that eight more people died and an additional 392,920 were newly found to have feverish symptoms. → Read More

North Korea reports 15 more COVID-19 suspected deaths

North Korea says it has confirmed 15 more deaths and hundreds of thousands of additional patients with fever amid the country’s first COVID-19 outbreak → Read More

North Korea reports 15 more suspected COVID-19 deaths

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea has confirmed 15 more deaths and hundreds of thousands of additional patients with flu-like symptoms as it mobilizes more than a million health and other workers to try to suppress the country’s first COVID-19 outbreak, state media reported Sunday. → Read More

N. Korea has 6 dead after admitting COVID-19 outbreak

North Korea likely doesn’t have sufficient COVID-19 tests and said it didn’t know the cause of the mass fevers. But a big coronavirus outbreak could be devastating in a country with a broken health care system and an unvaccinated, malnourished population. → Read More

North Korea reports 6 deaths after admitting COVID-19 outbreak

The virus' spread may have been boosted by a massive military parade on April 25, where Kim gave a speech and showcased his army and weaponry in front of thousands. → Read More

North Korea reports 6 deaths after admitting COVID-19 outbreak

The virus' spread may have been boosted by a massive military parade on April 25, where Kim gave a speech and showcased his army and weaponry in front of thousands. → Read More

N. Korea reports 6 deaths after admitting COVID-19 outbreak

North Korea says six people have died and 350,000 have been treated for a fever that has spread explosively across the country → Read More

North Korea fires 3 ballistic missiles amid first virus outbreak

South Korea says North Korea fired three short-range ballistic missiles toward the sea in the latest of a series of weapons demonstrations this year. → Read More

N. Korea fires 3 ballistic missiles amid 1st virus outbreak

The launches could underscore North Korea’s determination to press ahead with its efforts to expand its arsenal despite the virus outbreak to rally support behind the leader, Kim Jong Un, and keep up pressure on its rivals amid long-dormant nuclear diplomacy. → Read More

N. Korea fires 3 ballistic missiles amid 1st virus outbreak

The launches could underscore North Korea’s determination to press ahead with its efforts to expand its arsenal despite the virus outbreak to rally support behind the leader, Kim Jong Un, and keep up pressure on its rivals amid long-dormant nuclear diplomacy. → Read More

N. Korea fires 3 ballistic missiles amid 1st virus outbreak

The launches could underscore North Korea’s determination to press ahead with its efforts to expand its arsenal despite the virus outbreak to rally support behind the leader, Kim Jong Un, and keep up pressure on its rivals amid long-dormant nuclear diplomacy. → Read More

N. Korea fires 3 ballistic missiles amid 1st virus outbreak

The launches could underscore North Korea’s determination to press ahead with its efforts to expand its arsenal despite the virus outbreak to rally support behind the leader, Kim Jong Un, and keep up pressure on its rivals amid long-dormant nuclear diplomacy. → Read More

N. Korea fires 3 ballistic missiles amid 1st virus outbreak

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea fired three short-range ballistic missiles toward the sea on Thursday, its neighbors said, in the latest of a series of weapons demonstrations this year that came just hours after it confirmed its first case of the coronavirus since the pandemic began. → Read More

North Korea fires 3 ballistic missiles as country grapples with 1st virus outbreak

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea fired three short-range ballistic missiles toward the sea on Thursday, its neighbors said, in the latest of a series of weapons demonstrations this year that came just hours after it confirmed its first case of the coronavirus since the pandemic began. → Read More

North Korea confirms 1st COVID outbreak, Kim orders lockdown

North Korea has imposed a nationwide lockdown to control its first acknowledged COVID-19 outbreak of the pandemic → Read More

North Korea raises alarm after confirming 1st COVID-19 case

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea announced its first coronavirus infection more than two years into the pandemic Thursday as leader Kim Jong Un called for raising COVID-19 preventive measures to maximum levels. The North's official Korean Central News Agency said tests from an unspecified number of people with fevers in the capital Pyongyang confirmed they were infected with the omicron… → Read More

North Korea, long claiming no COVID cases, announces 1st infections

The Korean Central News Agency said tests from an unspecified number of people in the capital Pyongyang confirmed they were infected with the omicron variant. → Read More

S Korea's next leader faces escalating N Korean nuke threat

Yoon Suk Yeol takes office as South Korea's president Tuesday amid heightened animosities over North Korea's nuclear program → Read More