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North Korean leader's little-known daughter attends launch site with Kim Jong-un

North Korea has unveiled the little-known daughter of its leader Kim Jong-un at a missile launch site, attracting keen attention on a fourth-generation member of the dynastic family that has ruled North Korea for more than seven decades.

North Korea's latest missile launches 'absolutely intolerable,' Japan's PM says

North Korea launched two short-range ballistic missiles toward its eastern waters Thursday after the United States redeployed an aircraft carrier near the Korean Peninsula in response to Pyongyang's previous launch of a nuclear-capable missile over Japan.

Nearly 10% of North Korea's population sick amid COVID outbreak

North Korea said Friday that nearly 10 per cent of its 26 million people have fallen ill and 65 people have died amid its first COVID-19 outbreak, as outside experts question the validity of its reported fatalities and worry about a possible humanitarian crisis.

A day after admitting COVID-19 outbreak, North Korea says nearly 190,000 people in quarantine

Six people have died and 350,000 have been treated for a fever that has spread "explosively" across North Korea, state media said Friday, a day after acknowledging a COVID-19 outbreak for the first time in the pandemic.

Banned from the Olympics by IOC, North Korea puts blame elsewhere

North Korea on Friday said it would skip next month's Beijing Olympics because of the COVID-19 pandemic and "hostile forces' moves," a largely redundant statement since the country has already been banned from the Games by the IOC.

South Korean Olympic champion Shim Suk-hee suspended 2 months for text messages

Two-time Olympic short-track champion Shim Suk-hee has been suspended for two months over her text messages that authorities say "marred the dignity of athletes," a decision that could bar her from attending the Beijing Winter Olympics.

South Korea fast-tracks COVID-19 vaccines to athletes ahead of Tokyo Olympics

South Korea began administering fast-track COVID-19 vaccines on Thursday to athletes, coaches and others expected to attend the Tokyo Olympics.

K-pop stars BTS cancel Seoul kick-off of world tour over coronavirus

K-pop superstars BTS cancelled an upcoming concert series in South Korea's capital as the country that exports entertainment worldwide tries to contain a soaring virus outbreak.

South Korean K-Pop singers to perform in North Korea

South Korea said Tuesday it will send a 160-member artistic group to North Korea, including about 10 celebrated K-Pop singers, for rare concerts there.

Unity deal brings together North and South Korea in Pyeongchang

A Korean unity deal for the Pyeongchang Olympics will see 22 North Korean athletes cross the border with South Korea to compete and march together under a unification flag at the opening ceremony.

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