Philippines Upset Thailand, Sam Kerr Breaks Tim Cahill Record: Talking Points from Matchday 2 of AFC Women’s Asian Cup

The second matchday at AFC Women’s Asian Cup India 2022 saw four matches being played – Japan vs Myanmar and South Korea vs Vietnam from Group C and Australia vs Indonesia and Philippines vs Thailand from Group B. By the end of the day, all the teams participating in the tournament had played a match […]

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BTS to Serve Mandatory Military Service? Long-Standing Issue Back at South Korean Poll Campaign

BTS to Serve Mandatory Military Service? Long-Standing Issue Back at South Korean Poll Campaign

Lee Jae-Myung, the presidential candidate of South Korea’s ruling Liberal Democratic Party, again voiced his scepticism on Thursday over whether to grant special favours to K-pop superstar band BTS for mandatory military service by its members. Yonhap News Agency reports that Lee was asked at a campaign event about his views on the long-running issue […]

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'Hostile forces, Covid-19': North Korea To Not Attend Beijing Winter Olympics

North Korea Says Will Reconsider Moratorium on Nuclear, Long-Range Missile Tests

North Korea said it will bolster its defense against the United States and evaluate “restarting all temporally suspended activities,” according to state media KCNA on Thursday. The announcement is a possible reference to its self-imposed moratorium on testing nuclear weapons, which has been in place since 2017. Though Pyongyang is barred from testing ballistic missiles […]

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South Korea Disputes North's Claim of Hypersonic Missile Test

South Korea Disputes North’s Claim of Hypersonic Missile Test

South Korea dismissed North Korea’s claim to have recently launched a hypersonic missile as an exaggeration on Friday, saying it was a normal ballistic missile that could be intercepted. The assessment is certain to anger North Korea. South Korea has previously avoided publicly disputing North Korea’s weapons tests, apparently so as not to aggravate relations. […]

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North Korea's Kim Says Focus on Economy, Food Production for 2022

North Korea’s Kim Says Focus on Economy, Food Production for 2022

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un put the economy front and centre of an agenda-setting speech at the end of a key ruling party meeting, state media reported Saturday, with no mention of the United States. Instead of the policy positions on diplomacy for which Kim’s New Year statements have been closely watched in recent […]

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