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PYONGYANG (Xinhua): North Korean leader Kim Jong-un said although his country suffered serious damage from a recent flood, it would not accept outside assistance due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) reported on Friday (Aug 14).
SEOUL (Bloomberg): North Korean leader Kim Jong-un replaced the premier he named about a year ago and lifted a lockdown on the border city of Kaesong put in place on concerns a former defector who crossed back from South Korea brought coronavirus with him.
SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korean leader Kim Jong Un lifted a three week lockdown in the city of Kaesong and nearby areas, after a man who defected to the South returned to the border town last month showing coronavirus symptoms, state media said on Friday.
SEOUL (AFP): Kim Jong-un said his relationship with Donald Trump was like a "fantasy film", according to the publishers of a new book on the United States President that is set to unveil 25 private letters exchanged between the two leaders.
SEOUL (Reuters) - Satellite imagery suggests recent flooding in North Korea may have damaged pump houses connected to the country's main nuclear facility, a U.S.-based think-tank said on Thursday.
SEOUL, Aug 10 (Reuters): The Red Cross has trained 43,000 North Korean volunteers to help communities, including the locked-down city of Kaesong, fight the novel coronavirus and provide flood assistance, an official with the relief organisation said on Monday.
SEOUL (Reuters) - The Red Cross has trained 43,000 North Korean volunteers to help communities, including the locked-down city of Kaesong, fight the novel coronavirus and provide flood assistance, an official with the relief organisation said on Monday.
SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea's ruling party has delivered special aid packages of food and medical equipment to residents of Kaesong, near the border with the South, after imposing a lockdown there due to COVID-19 concerns, state media said on Sunday.
SEOUL, Aug 9 (AFP): North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has ordered the distribution of aid to the border city of Kaesong after the area was locked down last month to fight the coronavirus, state media said Sunday.
SEOUL (Reuters) - At least 26 people have died after 46 days of heavy rains in South Korea, with the country's longest monsoon in seven years causing more flooding, landslides and evacuations on Saturday.