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"President Trump has sent a letter to North Korea’s leader, Kim Jong-un, expressing his willingness to help the North battle the coronavirus, North Korea said on Sunday."

"'I would like to extend sincere gratitude to the U.S. president for sending his invariable faith to the Chairman,' said Kim Yo-jong, the North Korean leader’s sister and policy aide.... Ms. Kim lauded Mr. Trump’s decision to write the letter as 'a good judgment and proper action.' In the letter, Mr. Trump 'wished the family of the Chairman and our people well-being,' Ms. Kim said, referring to his brother by one of his official titles. According to Ms. Kim, Mr. Trump also explained his plan to ...
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Trump Writes to Kim Jong-un Offering Help in Virus Fight, North Korea Says

The North, which says it is waging an all-out campaign against the coronavirus, expressed “sincere gratitude” for the president’s letter.
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North Korea fires projectiles into sea for third time in a month

Suspected short-range missile launches come as Pyongyang announces legislature to meet in April amid coronavirus pandemicNorth Korea fired two projectiles that appeared to be short-range ballistic missiles into the sea off the east coast of the Korean peninsula, South Korea’s military reported.The launch on Saturday follows two earlier this month, when North Korea fired short-range missiles and multiple projectiles, according to South Korea’s military, drawing US and Chinese appeals for Pyongyan...
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North Korea Fires Short-Range Ballistic Missiles, South Says

It was the country’s third weapons test this month, South Korean officials said.
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North Korea admits health care worries amid coronavirus outbreak

North Korea has admitted that the country needs urgent improvements to its medical facilities. Leader Kim Jong Un made the rare confession while the nation worries about the spread of the coronavirus.
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NKorea's Kim admits troubled medical system amid virus fears

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un acknowledged that his country lacks modern medical facilities and called for urgent improvements, state media said Wednesday, in a rare assessment of the North's health care system that comes amid worries about the coronavirus in the impoverished country. Outside experts say a coronavirus epidemic in the North could be devastating due its chronic lack of medical supplies and outdated health care infrastructure. North Korea has engaged in an intense campaign to g...
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US general: 'fairly certain' North Korea has COVID-19 cases

The top American general in South Korea said Friday he is fairly certain North Korea has not been spared by the COVID-19 outbreak that began in neighboring China, although the North has not publicly confirmed a single case. Speaking by video-teleconference from his headquarters in South Korea, Army Gen. Robert Abrams told reporters at the Pentagon that the North had halted military training for a month — including a 24-day hiatus in military flying — but has since resumed. Earlier this week, N...
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No mask, no mistake for North Korea's Kim

As he watches his troops firing rockets and artillery shells, one of the many things that marks North Korean leader Kim Jong Un out from the officers alongside him is his coronavirus mask: it isn't there. It references the sacred mountain seen as the spiritual birthplace of the Korean people, where the North's founder Kim Il Sung is said to have fought Japanese occupiers during World War II.
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Kim Jong Un Responds to Coronavirus With… Missile Launches

North Koreans are reported to be dying in large numbers from the spreading novel coronavirus, but their leader Kim Jong Un is making a show of his god-like invulnerability, photographed with no protective face mask while all those around him are wearing theirs. How else to see his gleeful smile as he watches missiles taking off?“Kim Jong Un doesn’t need a mask, of course, since he is immortal,” says Evans Revere, who studied Korean issues for years as a U.S. diplomat.North Korea’s Secret Coronav...
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Armored Cars, Robots and Coal: North Korea Defies U.S. by Evading Sanctions

The country is selling coal to Chinese companies to raise millions of dollars for its nuclear weapons program, analysts say. It is also importing luxury goods for the ruling elite.
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North Korea Distracts From Virus Threat With New Missile Launch

(Bloomberg) -- North Korea fired what appeared to be three short-range ballistic missiles off its eastern coast, raising regional security concerns as world leaders battle the spread of the coronavirus.The projectiles were fired in quick succession Monday from a coastal area near Sondok, flying about 200 kilometers (125 miles) and reaching an altitude of about 50 kilometers before falling into waters separating the peninsula from Japan, the South Korean Defense Ministry said. The South Korean pr...
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North Korea Launched Unidentified Projectile, South Korea Says

(Bloomberg) -- North Korea fired what appeared to be three short-range ballistic missiles off its eastern coast, raising regional security concerns as world leaders battle the spread of the coronavirus.The projectiles were fired in quick succession Monday from a coastal area near Sondok, flying about 200 kilometers (125 miles) and reaching an altitude of about 50 kilometers before falling into waters separating the peninsula from Japan, the South Korean Defense Ministry said. The South Korean pr...
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North Korea Launches Multiple Projectiles in Weapons Test, South Korea Says

The test was the country’s second in a week and came as its main rival, South Korea, grappled with a large coronavirus outbreak.
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North Korea Launches 3 Projectiles, South Korea Says

The weapons test was the country’s second in a week and came as its main rival, South Korea, grappled with a large coronavirus outbreak.
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North Korea fires projectiles into sea for second week running

South Korean military says three projectiles were launched on Monday, following launch of two short-range missiles on 2 MarchNorth Korea has fired three unidentified projectiles off its eastern coast a week after firing two short-range missiles, South Korea’s military said.The projectiles were launched on Monday from the coastal town of Sondok, South Korea’s Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS) said. The town hosts a military airfield and North Korea fired missiles from the area last year. Continue readi...
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North Korea Releases 221 Foreigners Held in Coronavirus Quarantine

(SEOUL, South Korea) — North Korea said Friday it has released about 220 foreigners from a quarantine imposed as part of its vigilant prevention efforts to avoid an outbreak of the coronavirus that has spread around the world. The country has not publicly disclosed any cases of COVID-19, but outsiders are skeptical it escaped the virus that erupted in its neighbor and closest ally China and has infected more than 98,000 people globally. About 380 foreigners in North Korea had been placed un...
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Kim Jong Un Expresses ‘Condolences’ Over Coronavirus Outbreak in South Korea

(SEOUL, South Korea) — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un sent a personal letter to South Korean President Moon Jae-in to express his condolences over a soaring viral outbreak, Seoul officials said Thursday. It wasn’t immediately clear if Kim’s letter was an attempt to improve strained ties with South Korea amid a deadlock in broader nuclear diplomacy with the U.S. Earlier this week, Kim’s sister issued insults against Moon’s presidential office in her first official statement. In his letter t...
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World braces for months of trouble as coronavirus pushes west

By MATT SEDENSKY BANGKOK — People around the world braced for months of disruptions from the new virus Thursday as its unrelenting spread brought ballooning infections, economic fallout and sweeping containment measures. “Countries should be preparing for sustained community transmission,” Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, leader of the World Health Organization, said of the 2-month-old virus outbreak. “Our message to all countries is: This is not a one-way street. We can push this virus back. Your ac...
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Kim Jong Un offers South Koreans 'comfort' over virus: Seoul

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un sent a personal letter to "comfort" South Koreans fighting the novel coronavirus epidemic just a day after his sister condemned Seoul as a "frightened dog barking", the South's presidential office said Thursday. Pyongyang has imposed strict restrictions and closed its borders to try to prevent an outbreak and insists it has not had a single case of the novel coronavirus which emerged in the Chinese city of Wuhan and has since spread around the world.
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Kim Jong Un’s Sister Makes First Official Statement, Calls South Korean Leaders ‘Perfectly Foolish’

(SEOUL, South Korea) — In her first known official statement, the younger sister of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un leveled diatribes and insults against rival South Korea for protesting her country’s latest live-fire exercises. Kim Yo Jong is in charge of propaganda affairs for North Korea and has frequently appeared at her brother’s major public events including summits with President Donald Trump and other regional leaders. But her statement carried by state media was the first of its ki...
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Kim Jong-un sister condemns 'frightened dog' South Korea in first public statement

Kim Yo-jong likens South Korea to ‘frightened dog barking’ after Seoul protested against Pyongyang’s live-fire military frillThe sister of North Korea’s leader, Kim Jong-un, has condemned South Korea as a “frightened dog barking” after Seoul protested against a live-fire military exercise by the North.Kim Yo-jong’s comments – her first known official statement – came after Seoul’s security ministers expressed “strong concern” over Pyongyang’s firing of two short-range ballistic missiles on Monda...
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Kim’s Sister Slams South Korea in 1st-Ever Statement

Kim Yo-jong, the leader’s sister and one of his closest aides, called the South “idiotic” after it denounced the North’s weapons test, another sign of chilling ties.
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Kim’s Sister Slams South Korea in 1st-Ever Statement, Another Sign of Chilling Ties

The leader’s sister and one of his closest aides, Kim Yo-jong, called the South “idiotic” after it denounced the North’s weapons test.
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Masked officers join Kim Jong Un at military drill

North Korea has a live-fire rocket artillery exercise.
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Kim warns of 'serious consequences' if virus reaches North Korea

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un warned top party officials of the "serious consequences" of failing to prevent an outbreak of the new coronavirus in the country, state media reported Saturday. Kim told a meeting of the ruling Workers' Party of Korea that the fight against the virus was a "crucial state affair for the defence of the people" that required maximum discipline, according to the official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA).
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North Korea's Kim guides military drills, warns 'serious consequences' if virus breaks out: KCNA

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un oversaw military drills on Friday, state media KCNA said on Saturday, a rare public outing amid efforts to prevent an outbreak of the coronavirus in the isolated country. North Korea has not confirmed any cases of the virus, but state media said a month-long quarantine period had been imposed for people showing symptoms and "high-intensity" measures were taken including reinforcing checks in border regions and at airports and sea ports. On Feb. 16, Kim made his ...
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John Bolton tries to slam Bernie Sanders for Castro remarks, rams headlong into more recent history

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) got some blowback Monday for comments he made on Sunday's 60 Minutes in favor of late Cuban leader Fidel Castro's literacy program. It's not clear many people outside of Florida or under age 70 have strong feelings about Castro anymore — he died in 2016, after all, and Cuba is now mostly known as a hot vacation spot. And as Sanders also said on 60 Minutes, it's not like he thinks current, nuclear-armed despot "Kim Jong Un is a good friend," and unlike ...
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Bernie Sanders says it's 'unfair' to say everything Fidel Castro did was bad, condemns his 'authoritarian nature'

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) sat down with CNN's Anderson Cooper for a 60 Minutes interview that aired Sunday night, and he agreed "it is a bit shocking" he's the frontrunner for the Democratic presidential nomination. When Cooper asked if Democratic voters are "really wanting a revolution," Sanders suggested they "go easy on the word rev— 'political revolution.'" Cooper noted that's the word Sanders uses, and Sanders said he doesn't want "people, you know, to overstate th...
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Sanders says he'd meet with Kim Jong Un as president and would take action if China invaded Taiwan

Sen. Bernie Sanders says he would meet with the leader of North Korea and other US adversaries if he were elected president.
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Bolton Warns of Possible ‘Censorship’ of His White House Memoir

(Bloomberg) -- Former National Security Advisor John Bolton raised alarm the Trump administration could block his memoir that describes his interaction with the president over Ukraine.“I hope it’s not suppressed,” Bolton said Monday in a talk at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina. “This is an effort to write history, and I did it the best I can. We’ll have to see what comes out of the censorship.”Bolton added later: “I say things in the manuscript about what he said to me,” referring to T...
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