Kim Jong Un called South Korean pop culture a “vicious cancer” corrupting young North Koreans’ “attire, hairstyles, speeches, behaviors.” His state media has warned that if left unchecked, it would make North Korea “crumble like a damp wall.”
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Israeli aircraft struck the Gaza Strip for the first time since the cease-fire that ended an 11-day war with Hamas last month.
TOKYO (Reuters) -Japan on Tuesday denied a media report that South Korean President Moon Jae-In is arranging a visit to Japan timed with the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, as well as talks with Japanese Prime Minister Suga. The relationship between Asian neighbours South Korea and Japan has soured in recent years due to disputes over trade and war-time history, most recently over lawsuits by South Korean victims of wartime forced labour seeking compensation from Japanese firms. The Yomiuri daily on Tuesday reported that, in addition to a visit to Japan timed to the Olympics set to run from July 23 to Aug 8, South Korea's Blue House is hoping Moon will hold his first ever talks with Japanese premier Yoshihide Suga during his stay.
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A short film broadcast on state run television shows a clear policy pivot in North Korea as the state pushes the benefits of recycling. Called "Treasure I Found," it shows a factory worker who initially grumbles about his wife gathering plastic waste; having a change of heart when he finds he can use the recycled material to make a fence at his work - while this state news reader reminds viewers that trash can be treasure. The scale of the recycling is unclear but it’s a message that’s being pushed hard. Organizations are now required by a law passed last year to recycle discarded and unused material, while residents can hand in recyclable waste such as empty bottles at state-run recycling centers or exchange shops. According to local media there are 70 such shops in the capital Pyongyang, where people can trade their recyclable waste for things like notebooks or shoes. Analysts say the push is driven more by North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's call for developing self-sufficiency rather than environmental reasons. The economy has been battered by international sanctions aimed at stopping its nuclear program, and strict border closures to ward off the coronavirus. According to Chinese customs data North Korea's trade with China plunged more than 80% last year. Dr. Choi Eun-Ju is a research fellow at Sejong institute. "North Korea started to emphasise the importance of recycling as a necessary choice to maintain its economy in the long run amid sanctions. But the necessity became more desperate in 2020 due to COVID-19. In the case of recycling laws or economic laws, it seems like there are definitely provisions and systems to punish people for breaking the laws or for doing something they aren't supposed to." Some experts are doubtful about how effective it may be in the long-term, warning that over time the quality of recycled products will worsen unless new resources are introduced.The mood summed up by a plastic goods factory worker on state TV: "We need to stake our fate on recycling. This is the way to survive."
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Post-Brexit Britain should abandon the EU’s “excessively cautious” approach to regulation and light a bonfire of red tape to fuel economic growth, a task force commissioned by Boris Johnson has said. In the first major blueprint for regulatory reform since leaving the bloc, a group of senior Tory MPs have urged the Prime Minister to junk the “precautionary principle”, which they warn is stifling British businesses. Written into EU law, the principle is a wide-ranging approach to regulating innov
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“He killed my baby. You know he killed my baby,” a woman was heard shouting.
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The boy was retrieving his pet chihuahua when other dogs attacked him, the child’s father said.
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The victim will not be allowed to sue the company or the apartment host in exchange for the settlement payout
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The incident is at least the second death on the Colorado River since the spring.
AstraZeneca said on Tuesday a late-stage trial failed to provide evidence that its COVID-19 antibody therapy protected people who had contact with an infected person from the disease, a small setback in its efforts to find alternatives to vaccines. The study assessed whether the therapy, a cocktail of two types of antibodies, could prevent adults who had been exposed to the virus in the past eight days from developing COVID-19 symptoms.
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The former Panthers quarterback missed one game due to injury in 2020.
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Greg Abbott has says his state will accept donations from ‘everybody’ who wants to contribute to the construction of a Texas border wall
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Mark your calendar for an experience featuring Latin American cuisine, dancing and more.
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‘It was one of the most beautiful things I’ve seen and had the privilege to be part of’
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Horse Whisper Ranch is home to a farmhouse and numerous other buildings on 30 acres of land
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The customer got into an argument with the cashier about his mask, left without buying anything, and returned to shoot the cashier, the GBI said.
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A year ago, Geneva was largely down on its diplomatic luck: The Trump administration had an “America First” policy that shunned the internationalism the Swiss city epitomizes, and blasted some of its top institutions like the World Health Organization, the Human Rights Council and the World Trade Organization. The lakeside city, known as a Cold War crossroads and a hub for Swiss discretion, neutrality and humanitarianism, returns to a spotlight on the world stage Wednesday as U.S. President Joe Biden and Russian President Vladimir Putin come to town for a summit. It will mark the third time that Geneva has hosted U.S. and Russian leaders' talks: The first was a multilateral meeting involving U.S. President Dwight D. Eisenhower and Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev in 1955.
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GOP leader calls Omar ‘anti-American’
In The Heights creator Lin-Manuel Miranda says his film "fell short" in the diversity of its cast.