“He is very disappointed to return the dogs, especially at this time when Gomi went through surgery,” the former South Korean president’s office said on Facebook.
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North Korea has declared a very unlikely “shining victory” over COVID, but Kim Jong Un’s own sister admitted that the supreme leader had come down with a fever.
State media claims the country's "fever" outbreak has entered a "phase of stability," reporting the lowest fatality rate in the world by some margin.
North Korean state media blamed leaflets sent via balloons by activists from the South for spreading COVID across the country. South Korea says there’s “no possibility” this is true.
Some experts have speculated that the outbreak may be cholera or typhoid, which could devastate the country’s malnourished population.
The wind could be carrying COVID-19 in, officials suggested. Scientists are doubtful.
Carefully managed images portray a country that’s calm and in control, but experts say it's on the brink of a full-blown humanitarian disaster.
This time last week, North Korea was still claiming to be one of three COVID-free countries worldwide. Now it’s facing a public health catastrophe.
Experts told VICE World News the outbreak is very likely COVID, with fears of “mass death” as the virus ravages the country’s unvaccinated and malnourished population.
Experts are worried the hermit kingdom could become the epicentre of new COVID variants, as Kim Jong Un orders the nation into lockdown.
North Korean hackers used the mixing service Blender to launder some of the funds related to the Axie Infinity heist.