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First ship carrying Ukraine wheat under UN deal docks in Turkey
  + stars: | 2022-08-14 | by ( ) www.reuters.com   time to read: +1 min
The Belize-flagged general cargo ship Sormovskiy 121 is seen at the sea port in Chornomorsk after restarting grain export, amid Russia's attack on Ukraine, in Odesa region, Ukraine August 12, 2022. Press service of the Ministry of Infrastructure of Ukraine/Handout via REUTERSISTANBUL, Aug 14 (Reuters) - The first ship carrying Ukrainian wheat to be exported under a U.N.-brokered deal arrived in Istanbul on Sunday, the Joint Coordination Centre based in the Turkish city, said. The Belize-flagged vessel is the first to carry wheat from Ukraine through the Black Sea since Russia's invasion. The Sormovsky was loaded with 3,050 mt of wheat and had left Ukraine's port of Chornomorsk on Friday. The agreement, brokered by the United Nations along with Turkey, was reached last month amid fears that the loss of Ukrainian grain supplies would lead to severe food shortages and even outbreaks of famine in parts of the world.
Persons: Yoruk Isik, Alexander Smith Organizations: Press, Ministry, Infrastructure, REUTERS, Joint, Centre, United Nations, Thomson Locations: Belize, Chornomorsk, Ukraine, Odesa region, Handout, REUTERS ISTANBUL, Istanbul, Turkish, Russia, Moscow, Turkey
Trump’s style of handling White House documents has been described by people who worked for him as slapdash and ad hoc, contributing to the debacle he now faces. The source said that it was only after Jan. 6 — two weeks before Biden’s swearing-in — that he began to make serious preparations to vacate the White House. But the FBI collected subsequent information that indicated there were more sensitive documents, leading it to get a warrant to search Mar-a-Lago Monday. At least two dozen FBI agents executed the search warrant and carted off more boxes and records, according to the search warrant’s property receipt. But when media organizations tried to gain access to the records, White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows argued in court that the records were not instantly declassified.
Persons: Donald Trump, Trump, ” John Bolton, “ Trump, , Bolton, , It’s, Joe Biden’s, , Trump’s, Bradley Moss, ” Moss, confidants, he’s, General Merrick Garland, Taylor Budowich, ” Budowich, John Kelly, Kelly, ” Trump, France’s Emmanuel Macron, Canada’s Justin Trudeau, Kim Jong Un, Kim, “ John Kelly, you’d, Mark Meadows, hadn’t, ’ ”, Charles Stimson, , ” Stimson, Moss, Garland, they’re Organizations: White House, Wing, FBI, White, Trump, Air Force, Lago, National Archives, Presidential Records, Justice Department, The New York Times, NBC News, General Services Administration, , GSA, DOJ, Mar, Presidential, Marine Corps, North Korean, The Washington, Heritage Foundation, Washington Post Locations: Lago, Florida, Mar, Georgia, , Palm Beach, Fla, Meadows
Britain's Conservative Party leadership candidate Rishi Sunak speaks during a hustings event, part of the Conservative party leadership campaign, in Cheltenham, Britain, August 11, 2022. REUTERS/Toby Melville/File PhotoLONDON, Aug 13 (Reuters) - Rishi Sunak, one of two candidates seeking to become Britain's next prime minister, said Friday's attack on author Salman Rushdie should serve as a wake-up call to the West over Iran, the Sunday Telegraph reported. After hours of surgery, Rushdie was on a ventilator and unable to speak as of Friday evening. read moreThere has been no official government reaction in Iran to the attack on Rushdie, but several hardline Iranian newspapers praised his assailant. Polls show Sunak is badly trailing foreign secretary Liz Truss in the British leadership contest.
Persons: Rishi Sunak, Toby Melville, Salman Rushdie, Rushdie, ” Sunak, Vladimir, Putin, Sunak, Liz Truss, William James, Leslie Adler Organizations: Britain's Conservative Party, Conservative, REUTERS, Sunday Telegraph, Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps, EU, UN, Thomson Locations: Cheltenham, Britain, West, Iran, New York, U.S, British
SEOUL, Aug 14 (Reuters) - North Korea's foreign ministry on Sunday criticised the United Nations Secretary-General's recent comment on his supports for the North's complete denuclearisation, calling the remarks lack impartiality and fairness. North Korea's state news agency KCNA released a statement from the foreign ministry after U.N. chief Antonio Guterres on Friday said he fully supports efforts to completely denuclearise North Korea when he met with South Korean President Yoon Suk-yeol. Kim said the North's "complete, verifiable and irreversible denuclearisation" (CVID) was "an infringement upon the sovereignty of the DPRK," referring to North Korea by the initials of its official name, the Democratic People's Republic of Korea. North Korea has test fired a record number of missiles this year, and officials in Seoul and Washington say that it appears to be preparing to test a nuclear weapon for the first time since 2017, amid stalled denuclearisation talks. Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com RegisterReporting by Heekyong Yang; Editing by Sandra MalerOur Standards: The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles.
Persons: KCNA, Antonio Guterres, Yoon Suk, Kim Son Gyong, Kim, General Guterres, denuclearisation, Heekyong Yang, Sandra Maler Organizations: Sunday, United Nations, South Korean, UN, DPRK, Democratic People's, Thomson Locations: SEOUL, Korea's, North Korea, North, Democratic People's Republic of Korea, Seoul, Washington
UN chief pledges support for denuclearization of North Korea
  + stars: | 2022-08-12 | by ( ) www.reuters.com   time to read: +2 min
UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres and South Korean Foreign Minister Park Jin pose for pictures prior to their meeting at the Foreign Ministry, in Seoul, South Korea, August 12, 2022. Jeon Heon-Kyun/Pool via REUTERSSEOUL, Aug 12 (Reuters) - In Seoul for meetings with South Korean leaders, United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Friday said he fully supports efforts to completely denuclearize North Korea. Pyongyang also says it is open to diplomacy, but accuses the United States and South Korea of maintaining hostile policies such as sanctions and military drills. Meeting with South Korean Foreign Minister Park Jin, Guterres pledged support for diplomatic efforts to persuade North Korea to surrender its nuclear weapons. "Everything that can be done to launch a process of dialogue, aiming at the denuclearization, it will be very much welcome and will have the full support of the United Nations," he said.
Persons: Antonio Guterres, Park Jin, Jeon Heon, Yoon Suk, Yoon, denuclearization, Guterres, Josh Smith, Daewoung Kim, Ros Russell Organizations: South Korean Foreign, Foreign Ministry, REUTERS, South Korean, United Nations, Register, Thomson Locations: Seoul, South Korea, REUTERS SEOUL, North Korea, Pyongyang, Korea, Washington, United States, Minwoo
Germany suspends part of Mali military mission over flight spat
  + stars: | 2022-08-12 | by ( ) www.reuters.com   time to read: +3 min
REUTERS/Michael Kappeler/PoolBERLIN, Aug 12 (Reuters) - Germany suspended its military reconnaissance mission in Mali after local authorities again withheld a flight clearance, a spokesperson for the defence ministry in Berlin said on Friday. Berlin has deployed some 1,000 troops to Mali, most of them near the northern town of Gao where their main task is to gather reconnaissance for the U.N. peacekeeping mission MINUSMA. MINUSMA - the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali - was established in 2013 to support foreign and local troops battling Islamist militants, but in recent months there have been repeated instances of tensions between the Malian authorities and the mission. At the start of August, Mali had already withdrawn clearances for German flights over the country, but later reversed that decision. France announced in February it was pulling its troops out of Mali after nearly a decade there fighting insurgents.
Persons: MINUSMA, Ursula von der Leyen, Camp Castor, Michael Kappeler, Berlin, Steffen Hebestreit, Paul Carrel, Sabine Siebold, Rachel More, Frances Kerry Organizations: UN, German, REUTERS, BERLIN, United Nations, Wagner, Thomson Locations: Gao, Mali, Germany, Berlin, Bamako, Ivory Coast, Malian, West, Russia, France, West Africa's
Recent shelling at southern Ukraine's Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant forced a power shutdown. A watchdog agency told the UN that continued fighting nearby could lead to "very serious consequences." Additionally, firefighters had to extinguish a fire caused by shelling near the plant's nitrogen oxygen station. Grossi told the Security Council that the plant has a "limited availability" of offsite power because power lines were damaged in recent artillery shelling. Ukrainian forces have been reluctant to strike the plant, fearing that it may cause a nuclear accident, according to multiple reports.
Persons: Rafael Mariano Grossi, Grossi, Grossi's, António Guterres, Volodymyr Zelenskyy Organizations: UN, Service, United Nations Security, International Atomic Energy Agency, Security Council, IAEA, Security, Russian Locations: Ukraine, Russian, Europe, Kyiv, Moscow
The FBI's search at Trump's Mar-a-Lagoo has sparked new questions about missing classified documents. Here is a timeline on the missing Trump papers and how the FBI came to search Mar-a-Lago. The Justice Department is investigating whether he violated three federal laws, including the Espionage Act, when he took classified documents to the resort. The statement came hours after he responded to a Washington Post report that the FBI searched for classified documents that contained nuclear information, calling that a "hoax." The Wall Street Journal also reported on Friday that the FBI took 11 sets of classified documents back with them after searching former President Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida.
Persons: Trump, , Donald Trump's Mar, Kim Jong Un, Barack Obama, Merrick Garland, Maggie Haberman, Garland, Garland's, Barack Hussein Obama Organizations: Trump's, Service, FBI, Trump, Fox News, National Archives, Records Administration, Post, White, NARA, North, of Justice, Washington Post, Records, DOJ, Florida Politics, New York Times, Justice, Department, Justice Department, Street Locations: Florida, Lago, Trump's
North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un greets health workers and scientists struggling with the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic during a photo session in Pyongyang, North Korea, in this undated photo released on August 10, 2022 by North Korea's Korean Central News Agency (KCNA). KCNA via REUTERSSEOUL, Aug 13 (Reuters) - North Korea has dropped a face mask mandate and other social distancing rules as leader Kim Jong Un declared victory over COVID-19 this week, state media said on Saturday, three months after its first acknowledgement of the virus outbreak in the isolated country. Kim presided over a COVID meeting on Wednesday and ordered the lifting of maximum anti-epidemic measures imposed in May, adding that North Korea must maintain a "steel-strong anti-epidemic barrier." The tally rose to some 4.77 million, and North Korea registered no new such cases since late last month. Infectious disease experts have cast doubts on North Korea's claims of progress, citing an absence of independent data.
Persons: Kim Jong Un, KCNA, Kim, Kim Yo Jong, COVID, Soo, hyang Choi, David Gregorio Our Organizations: Korean Central News Agency, REUTERS, North, Thomson Locations: Pyongyang, North Korea, North, REUTERS SEOUL, Korea
SEOUL— Kim Jong Un declared victory over North Korea’s Covid-19 outbreak that touched nearly one-fifth of the country’s population—including, apparently, himself. State media didn’t explicitly say that Mr. Kim, the 38-year-old dictator, had contracted the virus. But the North Korean leader had recently fallen “seriously ill with a high fever,” according to remarks made by his sister, Kim Yo Jong , at a Wednesday meeting attended by top officials.
Persons: Kim Jong Un, didn’t, Kim, , Kim Yo Jong Organizations: North, Korean Locations: SEOUL, North Korea’s, State
SEOUL, South Korea — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un declared victory in the battle against the novel coronavirus, ordering a lifting of maximum anti-epidemic measures imposed in May, state media said on Thursday. North Korea has not revealed how many confirmed infections of the virus it has found, but since July 29 it has reported no new suspected cases with what international aid organizations say are limited testing capabilities. North Korea’s official death rate of 74 people is an “unprecedented miracle” compared with other countries, KCNA reported, citing another official. Instead of confirmed cases, North Korea reported the number of people with fever symptoms. Kim’s sister, Kim Yo Jong, said the North Korean leader himself had suffered from fever symptoms, and blamed leaflets from South Korea for causing the outbreak, KCNA reported.
Persons: Kim Jong Un, Kim, Kim Yo Jong, KCNA, Organizations: Analysts, North Korean, World Health Locations: SEOUL, South Korea, North, Korea, North Korea
Kim declared victory in the battle against Covid on Thursday, with the leader's sister revealing he had suffered from fever. North Korea has never confirmed how many people caught Covid, apparently lacking testing supplies. She did not elaborate on Kim's health, but blamed leaflets from South Korea found near the border for causing the outbreak. "We can no longer overlook the uninterrupted influx of rubbish from South Korea," she said, threatening to "wipe out" Seoul's authorities. South Korea's Unification Ministry expressed regret over North Korea's claim that letters from defectors were responsible for the Covid outbreak and the threats Pyongyang made, South Korea's Yonhap news agency reported.
Persons: Kim Jong, Kim, Anthony Wallace, Kim Jong Un, Covid, Kim Yo Jong, Yo Jong, Seoul's, Yoon Suk, yeol, Yang Moo, Ri Chung Gil Organizations: Covid, Afp, Getty, South, Korea's Unification, University of North Korean Studies Locations: South Korea, Korea, North Korea, Pyongyang, China, Seoul . North
Sri Lanka's ousted president to seek temporary stay in Thailand
  + stars: | 2022-08-11 | by ( ) www.reuters.com   time to read: +2 min
Sri Lanka's President Gotabaya Rajapaksa presents his national statement as a part of the World Leaders' Summit at the UN Climate Change Conference (COP26) in Glasgow, Scotland, Britain November 1, 2021. Andy Buchanan/Pool via REUTERS/File PhotoBANGKOK, Aug 11 (Reuters) - Sri Lanka's former president, Gotabaya Rajapaksa, is expected to arrive in Thailand on Thursday and stay temporarily in a second Southeast Asian country since fleeing his island nation last month in the midst of mass protests. Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com RegisterThai authorities said Rajapaksa had no intention of seeking political asylum and would only stay temporarily. "This is a humanitarian issue and there is an agreement that it's a temporary stay," Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha told reporters on Wednesday. Rajapaksa has made no public appearances or comment since leaving Sri Lanka, and Reuters was not able to immediately contact him.
Persons: Gotabaya Rajapaksa, Andy Buchanan, Lanka's, Rajapaksa, Prayuth Chan, ocha, Prayuth, Don Pramudwinai, Panu, Kanupriya Kapoor, Robert Birsel Organizations: Sri, Leaders, UN, Change, Reuters.com Register, Foreign, Reuters, Thomson Locations: Glasgow, Scotland, Britain, BANGKOK, Thailand, Singapore, Sri Lankan, Bangkok, Sri Lanka
Kim Jong Un's sister suggested the North Korean leader was very sick with COVID-19. Kim Jong Un declared a "shining victory" over the virus and said restrictions would be lifted, the BBC reported. Kim Yo Jong is North Korea's most powerful woman, though little is known about her personal life. In September 2021, she was promoted to become a member of North Korea's top policymaking body. On Wednesday, she blamed North Korea's coronavirus outbreak on leaflets that South Korea sent over the border, according to the BBC.
Persons: Kim Jong Un's, Kim Jong Un, Kim Yo Jong, North Organizations: Service, Guardian, BBC Locations: North Korea, Korea
Sri Lanka's then president, Gotabaya Rajapaksa, presenting his national statement during the World Leaders' Summit at the UN Climate Change Conference (COP26) in Glasgow, Scotland, Britain November 1, 2021. Andy Buchanan/Pool via REUTERSAug 11 (Reuters) - Sri Lanka's former President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has arrived in Thailand on Thursday for a temporary stay, according to The Straits Times. Rajapaksa is believed to have arrived in Bangkok's Don Mueang Airport around 8 p.m. (1300 GMT), via charter plane from Singapore's Seletar Airport, the report said. (https://bit.ly/3dcSoJK)Rajapaksa had fled Sri Lanka for Singapore on July 14 and resigned from office shortly afterwards. Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com RegisterReporting by Maria Ponnezhath in Bengaluru; Editing by Andrew CawthorneOur Standards: The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles.
Persons: Lanka's, Gotabaya Rajapaksa, Andy Buchanan, Rajapaksa, Maria Ponnezhath, Andrew Cawthorne Organizations: Leaders, UN, Change, REUTERS, The Straits Times, Airport, Seletar, Thomson Locations: Glasgow, Scotland, Britain, Thailand, Bangkok's Don, Sri Lanka, Singapore, Bengaluru
A view shows the Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Power Plant in the course of Ukraine-Russia conflict outside the Russian-controlled city of Enerhodar in the Zaporizhzhia region, Ukraine August 4, 2022. REUTERS/Alexander ErmochenkoWASHINGTON, Aug 11 (Reuters) - The United States supports calls for a demilitarized zone around Ukraine's Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant after fighting involving Russian and Ukrainian forces in the vicinity of the plant, a State Department spokesperson said on Thursday. “Fighting near a nuclear plant is dangerous and irresponsible – and we continue to call on Russia to cease all military operations at or near Ukrainian nuclear facilities and return full control to Ukraine, and support Ukrainian calls for a demilitarized zone around the nuclear power plant," the spokesperson said. UN secretary-General Antonio Guterres earlier on Thursday called for an immediate end to military activity near the facility, Europe's largest nuclear power plant. read moreRegister now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com RegisterReporting by Simon Lewis; Editing by Mark PorterOur Standards: The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles.
Persons: Alexander Ermochenko WASHINGTON, Antonio Guterres, Simon Lewis, Mark Porter Organizations: REUTERS, United, State Department, UN, Thomson Locations: Ukraine, Russia, Russian, Enerhodar, Zaporizhzhia, United States, Ukrainian
Andy Buchanan/Pool via REUTERS/File PhotoAug 10 (Reuters) - Sri Lanka's ousted president, Gotabaya Rajapaksa, is expected to arrive in Thailand on Thursday, seeking temporary shelter in a second Southeast Asian country after fleeing his island nation last month amid mass protests, two sources said. read moreThe retired military officer then resigned from the presidency, becoming the first Sri Lankan president to quit mid-term. Sri Lanka's foreign ministry did not immediately respond to requests for comment. During his time as defence secretary government forces finally defeated Tamil Tiger rebels in 2009 to end the Sri Lankan civil war. Rajapaksa's successor, Ranil Wickremesinghe, has previously indicated that the former president should refrain from returning to Sri Lanka in the near future.
Persons: Gotabaya Rajapaksa, Andy Buchanan, Sri Lanka's, Rajapaksa, Sri, Ratchada Thanadirek, Reuters “, , thatRajapaksa, Mahinda Rajapaksa, Basil Rajapaksa, Rajapaksa's, Ranil Wickremesinghe, Wickremesinghe, Panu, Devjyot Ghoshal, Raju Gopalakrishnan, Simon Cameron, Moore Organizations: Leaders, UN, Change, Sri, Reuters, Tamil Tiger, Wall Street, Thomson Locations: Sri Lanka, Glasgow, Scotland, Britain, Thailand, Singapore, Maldives, Sri Lankan, Bangkok
read moreThe retired military officer then resigned from the presidency, becoming the first Sri Lankan head of state to quit mid-term. Sri Lanka's foreign ministry did not immediately respond to requests for comment. read more"The entry to Thailand by the former president of Sri Lanka is for a temporary stay," Sangrat said. Rajapaksa has made no public appearances or comments since leaving Sri Lanka, and Reuters was unable to immediately contact him. Rajapaksa's successor, Ranil Wickremesinghe, has suggested that the former president should refrain from returning to Sri Lanka in the near future.
Persons: Gotabaya Rajapaksa, Andy Buchanan, Rajapaksa, Sri, Tanee, Sangrat, Singapore's, Mahinda Rajapaksa, Basil Rajapaksa, Rajapaksa's, Ranil Wickremesinghe, Wickremesinghe, Panu, Jayasinghe, Devjyot Ghoshal, Raju Gopalakrishnan, Simon Cameron, Moore, Mark Heinrich Our Organizations: Leaders, UN, Change, Sri, Reuters, Tamil Tiger, Wall Street, Thomson Locations: Sri Lanka, Glasgow, Scotland, Britain, BANGKOK, Thailand, Thai, Singapore, Sri Lankan, Bangkok, Sri
A ship carrying 26,000 tonnes of Ukrainian grain is anchored off the Turkish coast, the UN said. The UN's Joint Coordination Centre told the FT that the ship is currently awaiting instruction. The intended buyer rejected the shipment over quality concerns, per the FT.Get the latest tech news & scoops — delivered daily to your inbox. The fortunes of the Razoni have been closely monitored since it left the Ukrainian Black Sea port of Odessa on August 1. The Ukrainian Embassy in Lebanon tweeted Monday that the buyer of the grain refused to accept the original delivery terms after a delay of five months to the shipment.
Organizations: UN, Centre, Service, Coordination, Financial Times, Associated Press Locations: Ukrainian, Odessa, Ukraine, Russia, East, Africa, Turkey, Lebanese, Tripoli, Ukrainian Embassy, Lebanon
Steven Seagal visited the site of a destroyed Ukrainian prison, per Russian media. Ukraine and Russia accuse each other of hitting the site, where more than 50 POWs died in late July. While Russia accuses Ukraine of hitting the center with US-provided HIMARS artillery, Ukraine blamed it on Russian shelling — in either case, a war crime. "This is where HIMARS hit," said Seagal, according TVZvezda. While the footage of Seagal has not been fully authenticated, a BBC image of the site published soon after it was struck is a close visual match with the site Seagal was filmed on.
Persons: Steven Seagal, Segal, Seagal, Vladimir Putin, Volodymyr Zelenskyy, Vladimir Solovyov, General Antonio Guterres, Denis Pushilin Organizations: US, Service, , Kremlin, Red Cross, Moscow Times, UN Locations: Ukraine, Russia, Donetsk, Russian, Kremlin Russian, Odessa
Kazi Awal/InsiderPenn State's PlantVillage uses technology solutions and field teams to increase farmers' crop yield. As warming temperatures spawn more crop pests, groups, including PlantVillage, are increasingly using artificial intelligence to protect agriculture. Each year, plant diseases cost the global economy more than $220 billion, while invasive insects cost at least $70 billion. The climate crisis increases crop diseases and pests — like the desert locust, which could spread because of warming temperatures. Farmers are encouraged to plant trees with biochar, a soil additive that can store carbon dioxide for centuries.
Persons: Kazi Awal, Penn, Edward Idun, Idun, PlantVillage, David Hughes, Penn State's PlantVillage, Roselyne, Hughes, Caroline Dama Kitsao, Dama Kitsao, she's, Penn State's, Allen Van Deynze, Davis, Nuru, Chelsea Akuleut, She's, , Akuleut, it's, Van Deynze Organizations: Service, Penn, Penn State, Elon, UN, Food and Agriculture Organization, United Nations, PlantVillage, UN FAO, Seed Biotechnology, University of California, Chelsea, Kenya, Farmers Locations: Africa, Kenya, Ghana, East Africa, Machakus, Busia County, Tanzania, Burkina Faso, Kilifi County, Pennsylvania, Uganda, Ethiopia, Mozambique, Malawi, Nepal, Honduras
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un speaks at a politburo meeting of the Worker's Party on the country's coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak response in this undated photo released by North Korea's Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) on May 21, 2022. KCNA via REUTERSSEOUL, Aug 11 (Reuters) - North Korean leader Kim Jong Un declared victory in the battle against the novel coronavirus, ordering a lifting of maximum anti-epidemic measures imposed in May, state media said on Thursday. North Korea's official death rate of 74 people is an "unprecedented miracle" compared to other countries, KCNA reported, citing another official. Instead of confirmed cases, North Korea reported the number of people with fever symptoms. Kim's sister, Kim Yo Jong, said the North Korean leader himself had suffered from fever symptoms, and blamed leaflets from South Korea for causing the outbreak, KCNA reported.
Persons: Kim Jong, Kim Jong Un, Kim, Kim Yo Jong, KCNA, Hyonhee Shin, Josh Smith, Stephen Coates Organizations: Worker's Party, North, Korean Central News Agency, KCNA, REUTERS, World Health, North Korean, Thomson Locations: REUTERS SEOUL, Korea, North Korea, South Korea
North Korea has never confirmed how many people caught COVID, apparently because it lacks testing supplies. "We can no longer overlook the uninterrupted influx of rubbish from South Korea," she said, threatening to "wipe out" South Korea's authorities. South Korea's Unification Ministry, which handles relations with the North, expressed regret about North Korea's repeated "groundless claims" regarding the origin of its COVID outbreak and its "rude and threatening remarks". read more"Whatever the truth behind the numbers, this is the story being told to the North Korean citizens. Like other countries, North Korea was likely balancing the need for control with public frustration with restrictions, he said.
Persons: Kim Jong, Kim Jong Un, Kim, COVID, Kim Yo Jong, Yoon Suk, yeol, Yang Moo, Ri Chung Gil, Martyn Williams, Williams, Hyonhee Shin, Josh Smith, Stephen Coates, Lincoln, Robert Birsel Organizations: Worker's Party, North, Korean Central News Agency, KCNA, REUTERS, South, Korea's Unification Ministry, University of North Korean Studies, Analysts, World Health, U.S, Thomson Locations: REUTERS SEOUL, South Korea, Korea, Pyongyang, China, Seoul, North Korean, North Korea
Under the new government, there are no women in the cabinet and the Ministry of Women's Affairs was shut down. But she and others meet in homes in private acts of defiance, discussing women's rights and encouraging people to join the cause. "We fight for our own freedom, we fight for our rights and status, we work for no country, organisation or spy agency. The country representative for UN Women in Afghanistan, Alison Davidian, said stories like Mubarez's are being repeated across the country. "For many Afghan women, it is extraordinary.
Persons: Mubarez, Alison Davidian, Kerishma Rasheedi, Rupam Jain, Mike Collett, White, Susan Fenton Organizations: Ministry of Women's, Reuters, UN Women, U.S, Thomson Locations: KABUL, Kabul, Afghanistan, Mubarez, Kunduz
Marape returns as Papua New Guinea prime minister after poll
  + stars: | 2022-08-09 | by ( ) www.reuters.com   time to read: +3 min
Papua New Guinea's Prime Minister James Marape speaks at the UN General Assembly 76th session General Debate in UN General Assembly Hall at the United Nations Headquarters in New York City, New York, U.S., September 24, 2021. Peter Foley/Pool via REUTERSSYDNEY, Aug 9 (Reuters) - James Marape, who was sworn in as prime minister of Papua New Guinea on Tuesday after a national election, vowed to reform electoral processes and "get more from our resources" without scaring away investors. Marape, leader of the Pangu Party that clinched 36 seats, was elected unopposed on the floor of parliament to become prime minister, and will form a coalition government with over a dozen minor parties and independents. Marape, who first became prime minister in 2019, said the coalition had a collective mandate and called for the nation to unite. In an address to parliament, Marape said his government would update the electoral roll and possibly introduce electronic voting to strengthen democratic processes and "make sure one citizen gets one vote".
Persons: James Marape, Peter Foley, Marape, Kirsty Needham, Raju Gopalakrishnan, Bernadette Baum Organizations: Guinea's, UN, Assembly, United Nations Headquarters, REUTERS SYDNEY, Reuters.com Register, Pangu Party, Thomson Locations: Papua, New York City , New York, U.S, Papua New Guinea, Pacific
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