Sunday, 26 June, 2022
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Topic: North Korea

North Korea fires 2nd ballistic missile in less than week as Kim Jong Un shuns calls for talks

The tests come days after Kim told a top ruling party meeting that he was more interested in bolstering his arsenal than returning to stalled nuclear talks with the US.

North Korea test-fires hypersonic missile for second time in 4 months

According to North Korea's official media, the latest test showed improvements from its last attempt. And photos of the launch were splashed in its biggest newspaper, Rodong Sinmun.

Pause, re-check before sharing info on social media. Indians don’t have great track record

Campus Voice is an initiative by ThePrint where young Indians get an opportunity to express their opinions on a prevalent issue.

‘Encroachment on sovereignty’ — North Korea condemns UNSC’s meeting on missile tests

Tensions have risen between Pyongyang and Washington in recent weeks, with North Korea calling the US government’s engagement policy a 'petty trick'.

The rise and rise of ‘first sister’ Kim Yo-jong in North Korea

Kim Yo-jong is also a leader of the Propaganda and Agitation Department, and has blown up the inter-Korea liaison office.

Kim Jong Un seeks better ties with South Korea, but warns ‘cunning’ US

Kim accuses US of being a 'fundamental danger' to international community, says he would step up new weapon developments to deter any possible 'military provocations by hostile forces'.

North Korea’s latest missile provocation was entirely predictable

Pyongyang has been steadily putting pressure on the Biden administration to see how far it can push things.

China, Rwanda, North Korea — How authoritarian rulers manage their international image

I counted 33 authoritarian states that collectively paid PR and public affairs firms hundreds of millions of dollars in 2018 and 2019 to manipulate their image.

What Kim Jong Un’s $12,000 IWC watch says about his weight loss

The North Korean leader’s weight has long been tracked by spy agencies for clues about the stability of his regime, especially since his family has a history of heart disease.

Joe Biden appoints special envoy for North Korea after talks with South Korean president

South Korean President Moon Jae-in welcomed Biden's appointment of Ambassador Sung Kim, a career diplomat with deep policy expertise, as a Special Representative for DPRK policy.

On Camera

YourTurn

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Not Russia, a point-less Wimbledon 2022 affects young tennis players most

Young underdogs have often defeated tennis titans. But Wimbledon 2022 removing ranking points sets them back instead of making a geopolitical impact.
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‘All about helping Rajni’ — tech gurus at iSPIRT quietly power India’s digital revolution

With the fictitious Rajni from rural India as its guiding light, iSPIRT has been using internet & software to change structure of country’s economy, with aim to improve quality of life.

Defence

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Almost 4,000 enrol for IAF’s Agnipath recruitment scheme on day 1 of online registrations

These registrations pertain to the Indian Air Force's Agniveer Vayu programme. The online portal for the first phase was opened at 10 am Friday, and will close on 5 July.

With Agnipath, Modi govt’s shock & awe doctrine may have misfired a vital reform, yet again

Modi govt's biggest flaw has been its disinclination to accept limitations of electoral majorities. This ruined land acquisition and farm reform, stalled labour codes.
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