"The North Korean economy, while touting self-reliance, is increasingly dependent on China and will struggle to balance sanctions-busting efforts and COVID-19 prevention,” Mr. Easley said. “The job of North Korea’s new premier will be to show the country has recovered from recent flooding and has upgraded public health facilities” by the October party anniversary, he said. … [Read more...] about Coronavirus | North Korea lifts lockdown in city, rejects flood, virus aid
North korea map
If you are in an exposed location, the Met Office advises that you squat down on the ground with your hands on your knees and your head in between them. … [Read more...] about UK Lightning map and LIVE tracker: Where are the thunderstorms today?
Kim Jong Un said at a Workers’ Party politburo meeting that flooding has taken a toll but North Korea shouldn’t accept foreign aid because of the coronavirus risk, KCNA said. North Korea has said it doesn’t have any coronavirus cases -- a claim doubted by US and Japanese officials -- and placed Kaesong on lockdown last month after the former defector crossed into the country. … [Read more...] about Kim Jong Un replaces minister Kim Jae Ryong as economy hit by floods
"There’s documents, there’s notes, there’s not just the phrase but there’s where they sat and they met and this is what happened." … [Read more...] about Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un struck up ‘fantasy film relationship’ exchanging 25 top secret ‘love letters’, book claims
— South Korea reported 103 new virus cases, one of its biggest daily jumps in months, as officials express concerned that infections are getting out of control in cities. Eighty-three of the new cases were from the Seoul area, and infections were also reported in Busan, Gwangju and Ulsan. Lee Jae-myung, governor of Gyeonggi province near Seoul, issued an administrative order to shut down the province’s 15,779 religious facilities, mostly Christian churches, for two weeks to slow the spread of the virus. Churches have emerged as major sources of infections after many of them failed to require worshipers to wear masks or allowed them to sing in choirs or eat together in diners. Prime Minister Chung Sye-kyun said authorities will be forced to consider elevating social distancing measures if transmissions continue to rise. That may include bans on large gatherings, shutting “high-risk” facilities such as karaoke bars and again banning spectators from sports … [Read more...] about Asia Today: India’s virus death toll rises, Seoul cases jump