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Kim Jong-un warns of North Korea crisis similar to deadly 90s famine

Kim Jong-un warns of North Korea crisis similar to deadly 90s famine

World
EPANorth Korean leader Kim Jong-un has urged citizens to prepare for hard times ahead, following warnings from human rights groups that the country faces dire food shortages and economic instability.Speaking at a party conference, Mr Kim appeared to compare the situation to a deadly famine in the 1990s.North Korea has shut its borders due to the coronavirus pandemic.Trade with China, its economic lifeline, has come to a standstill. This is on top of existing international economic sanctions over Pyongyang's nuclear programme. Imagine a North Korean family...North Korea's sidelined human rights crisisThe South Koreans enslaved in the North's minesWhat did Kim say?In a rare admission of looming hardship, the authoritarian leader of the single-party state on Thursday called on officials to "w...
‘Godzilla vs. Kong’ tops the North American box office with $32.2M

‘Godzilla vs. Kong’ tops the North American box office with $32.2M

Entertainment
April 4 (UPI) -- The monster mashup, Godzilla vs. Kong, is the No. 1 movie at North American theaters this weekend, earning $ 32.2 million in receipts, BoxOfficeMojo.com announced Sunday. This is the highest amount a film has raked in during its debut in the past year when the coronavirus pandemic has kept people out of theaters and watching films at home. Advertisement Before now, Wonder Woman 1984 held the record with $ 16.7 million when it premiered in December and Tom and Jerry scored $ 14 million when it opened in February. All three movies were released by Warner Bros. simultaneously in theaters and on HBO Max. Last week's No. 1 movie was Nobody, which opened with $ 6.7 million. Coming in at No. 2 at cinemas this weekend is The Unholy with $ 3.2 million, followed by Nobody at No. 3 ...
Tottenham have more ‘hatred’ for Chelsea than Arsenal, claims ex-Spurs star Darren Bent ahead of north London derby

Tottenham have more ‘hatred’ for Chelsea than Arsenal, claims ex-Spurs star Darren Bent ahead of north London derby

Sports
Tottenham have more ‘hatred’ for Chelsea than Arsenal. That is according to former Spurs striker Darren Bent, who played against both the Gunners and Blues during his two-year spell at White Hart Lane. Getty Images - Getty Chelsea’s ill-tempered game with Tottenham in 2016 is known as ‘The Battle of the Bridge’ Ahead of Sunday’s north London derby, Bent revealed he always felt more tension when lining up against Chelsea players than Arsenal stars. And he may have a point with Chelsea’s ill-tempered match against Tottenham in 2016, which cost Spurs the Premier League title, being known as the ‘Battle of the Bridge’ where 12 players were booked. And Arsenal fan Bent told talkSPORT: “Spurs and Arsenal fans will always say it’s about the north London der...
North Korea sanctions slow, but don’t stop nuclear development, analyst says

North Korea sanctions slow, but don’t stop nuclear development, analyst says

World
March 12 (UPI) -- A former director at the International Atomic Energy Agency said international sanctions against North Korea worked to slow weapons development. Sanctions had a definite impact on Pyongyang's nuclear weapons program, but it has not stopped the Kim Jong Un regime from continued development, former IAEA deputy director general Olli Heinonen said, according to Voice of America's Korean service on Friday. Advertisement Heinonen also said economic embargoes had an indirect impact on the North's weapons program. Sanctions blocked sources of North Korean foreign currency earnings and hit the regime's exports. Those changes had an effect on state funding for the nuclear program, Heinonen said. While sanctions are not entirely ineffective, Heinonen said it alone does not prevent ...

LIVE reaction as Chris Wilder to LEAVE Sheffield United, plus latest Premier League news with Harry Kane expected to be fit for north London derby

Sports
[unable to retrieve full-text content]Keep up to date with all the latest football news, views and gossip. Plus, all the top lines from today’s Premier League press conferences ahead of another busy weekend of top-fight action. Scott Brown set to leave Celtic after 14 years and become Aberdeen player-assistant – if close pal Stephen Glass gets Pittodrie job Manchester […] talkSPORT