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North Korea reports more fevers as Kim claims virus progress

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea said Saturday it found nearly 220,000 more people with feverish symptoms even as leader Kim Jong Un claimed progress in slowing a largely undiagnosed spread of COVID-19 across an unvaccinated population of 26 million. The outbreak has caused concern about serious tragedies in the poor, isolated country with …

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In biggest victory yet, Russia claims to capture Mariupol

POKROVSK, Ukraine (AP) — In what would be its biggest victory yet in the war with Ukraine, Russia claimed to have captured Mariupol after a nearly three-month siege that reduced much of the strategic port city to a smoking, with over 20,000 civilians feared dead. Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu reported to President Vladimir Putin …

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US is willing to send North Korea COVID-19 aid despite Kim Jong Un’s vows to ramp up its nuclear program, official says

Officials said North Korea may be planning a long-range missile test to occur during President Joe Biden’s visit to the South Korea this weekend.Getty Images About a week after reporting its first COVID-19 case, North Korea may have surpassed 2 million cases. A Biden administration official told Bloomberg’s Jennifer Jacobs they may be willing to …

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North Korean nuclear saber rattling overshadows Biden’s South Korea trip

President Joe Biden and South Korea’s newly sworn-in President Yoon Suk-yeol meet Saturday in Seoul to discuss fears of a nuclear weapon test by North Korea, even as the secretiveship battles a raging Covid outbreak. Biden’s first trip to Asia as president is being overshadowed by what a US official called “sabre rattling” from across …

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Irish PM urges UK to abide by post-Brexit trade deal

Irish Prime Minister Micheal Martin urged the UK government Friday to stand by its post-Brexit trade commitments in Northern Ireland, as Washington warned London its brinkmanship with Europe threatens peace. Martin was visiting Belfast following anger on both sides of the Atlantic at a UK pledge to overhaul the so-called Northern Ireland Protocol, agreed as …

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Syria says Israel has carried out new attack near Damascus

DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — Explosions were heard in the Syrian capital Friday night, which Syrian media said were the result of a new Israeli attack near Damascus. State-run news agency SANA said Syrian air defenses confronted “hostile targets” in the skies in the Damascus countryside, a reference to Israel which has carried out hundreds of …

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