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North Korean Hackers Stole $400 Million in Crypto in 2021, Says Report; Dogecoin Rises

Jan 14, 2022 Outlook Money Team

The latest Chainalysis report says North Korean hackers stole crypto assets worth $400 million last year in at least seven attacks. Meanwhile, the price of Bitcoin was down 2.71 per cent, while Dogecoin was up 12.88 per cent in the last 24 hours.

North Korea Calls For Unity On 10th Death Anniversary Of Former Leader Kim Jong Il

Dec 17, 2021 Associated Press (AP)

Countrymen blared siren for three minutes, observed silence and bowed in respect to commemorate the 10th anniversary of former North Korean leader Kim Jong Il's death. Cars, trains and ships blew their horns, national flags were lowered to half-staff.


China, Russia Urge UNSC To End Key Sanctions On North Korea

The Security Council initially imposed sanctions on North Korea after its first nuclear test in 2006 and made them tougher and tougher in response to further nuclear tests and an increasingly sophisticated ballistic missile program.

US Envoy Urges North Korea To Stop Tests, Engage In Talks

Oct 24, 2021 Deutsche Welle

A US envoy said North Korea's recent weapon tests were "concerning and counterproductive." Last week, the isolated nation carried out tests of a new type of ballistic missile launched from submarines.


CIA Creates Top Level Working Group To Counter China's Influence

The CIA also announced that it would ramp up efforts to recruit Chinese speakers and create another mission center focusing on emerging technologies.

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30 September, 2021

Kim Jong Un Keen To Restore Ties With South Korea; Slams US

Associated Press (AP)

North Korea ledaer Kim Jong Un's statement is an apparent effort to drive a wedge between Seoul and Washington as he wants South Korea to help him win relief from crippling U.S.-led economic sanctions.


28 September, 2021

North Korea Fires Short-Range Missile To Sea In Latest Test, Seoul And Tokyo Officials Say

Associated Press (AP)

The alleged test of this Short-Range missile comes after a series of tests that North Korea resumed after a pandemic break and is in violation of multiple UNSC resolutions.


24 September, 2021

North Korea Rejects South's Calls For End-Of-War Declaration

Associated Press (AP)

In a speech at the UN General Assembly earlier this week, South Korean President Moon Jae-in reiterated his calls for the end-of-the-war declaration that he said could help achieve denuclearisation and lasting peace on the Korean Peninsula.


18 September, 2021

Satellite Images Show North Korea Expanding Uranium Enrichment Plant

Associated Press (AP)

The assessment comes after North Korea recently raised tensions by performing its first missile tests in six months amid long-dormant nuclear disarmament diplomacy with the United States.


18 September, 2021

Satellite Images Show North Korea Expanding Uranium Enrichment Plant

Associated Press (AP)

The assessment comes after North Korea recently raised tensions by performing its first missile tests in six months amid long-dormant nuclear disarmament diplomacy with the United States.


Photo Gallery

A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.

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Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.

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A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.

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Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

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The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan
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