Amid barrage of missile tests, China expresses will to work with North Korea for world peace

Chinese President Xi Jinping told North Korean leader Kim Jong Un that Beijing was willing to work with Pyongyang for world peace, North Korean state media said Saturday. The message from Xi came days after North Korea fired an intercontinental ballistic missile in one of its most powerful tests yet, declaring it would…

North Korea fires ballistic missile after threatening ‘fiercer’ response to US, allies

North Korea launched a short-range ballistic missile toward its eastern waters Thursday, hours after the North threatened to launch “fiercer” military responses to the US bolstering its security commitment to its allies South Korea and Japan. The missile fired from the North’s eastern coastal Wonsan area at…

North Korea may declare victory over Covid just a month after detecting outbreak

It’s only been a month since North Korea acknowledged having an COVID-19 outbreak, after steadfastly denying any cases for more than two years. But already it may be preparing to declare victory. According to state media, North Korea has avoided the mass deaths many expected in a nation with one of the world’s…

Tokyo Olympics: Mirabai Chanu becomes 1st Indian weightlifter to qualify for 2021 Summer Games

HIGHLIGHTS Mirabai Chanu is the only Indian weightlifter to qualify for Tokyo Olympics Mirabai Chanu is placed 2nd in the 49kg category (4133,6172 points) on the Absolute Ranking list This will be the 26-year-old’s second Olympics after the 2016 Games in Rio de Janeiro Superstar athlete Saikhom Mirabai Chanu made…