The US seized a North Korean ship and moved it thousands of miles to check whether it’s being used to violate sanctions

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An undated photo from the US Department of Justice shows “Wise Honest,” a North Korean cargo ship, that the US has now seized. Department of Justice via AP The US has sailed a North Korean cargo ship thousands of miles … Read More

Strong 7.2-magnitude quake rocks Papua New Guinea

WASHINGTON: A powerful but deep 7.2-magnitude earthquake rocked Papua New Guinea on Tuesday (May 7), officials said, cutting power and knocking items off shelves though there were no immediate reports of serious damage. The quake struck at a depth of 127km, about … Read More

10 million North Koreans face food shortage after worst harvest, says United Nations

The UN found North Korean protein intake to be very low, with some families consuming protein only a few times a year A department store in Pyongyang. Photo: AP North Korea has cut food rations to 300 grammes a day … Read More

Warning Signs from Pyongyang

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Since the April 12 address to the Supreme People’s Assembly (SPA) in which Kim Jong Un took a tougher line toward both Seoul and Washington for continuing military exercises, Pyongyang media have been notching up criticism of South Korea. Over … Read More

All of the Reasons China’s Military Is a Paper Tiger

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In appearance it is very powerful, but in reality it is nothing to be afraid of—it is a paper tiger.”—Mao Zedong on the United States, 1956 China’s rise over the past 30 years has been nothing short of spectacular. This … Read More

Mozambique Just Got Hit by Another Massive Cyclone

Cyclone Kenneth had winds equivalent to a Category 4 hurricane. Another strong cyclone hit Mozambique Thursday evening. It’s the second cyclone to rip through the area in less than two months. And according to the U.N., it’s the first time … Read More

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