Sister of Kim hints at resuming flying trash balloons toward South Korea

Sister of Kim hints at resuming flying trash balloons toward South Korea

Monday, 15 July 2024 | AP | seoul

The powerful sister of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un vowed Sunday to respond to what she called a fresh South Korean civilian leafleting campaign, signalling North Korea would soon resume flying trash-carrying balloons across the border.  Since late May, North Korea has floated numerous balloons carrying waste paper, scraps of...

Man held in UK over human remains found in suitcases

Sunday, 14 July 2024 | AP | LONDON

British police said Saturday they have arrested a man in connection with the deaths of two men whose remains were found in two suitcases in southwest England. The Metropolitan Police said armed officers detained a 24-year-old suspect at a train station in Bristol early Saturday. Police also said more human remains were...

IMF bails out Pak

Sunday, 14 July 2024 | PTI | ISLAMABAD

Pakistan’s Finance Minister Muhammad Aurangzeb on Saturday said the USD 7 billion aid package deal struck with the IMF would help bring macroeconomic stability to the cash-strapped country.  The International Monetary Fund (IMF) announced the aid package, spread over more than three years, late on Friday night, giving much-needed respite to...

Russian oil depot struck by drones

Sunday, 14 July 2024 | AP | KYIV

An oil depot caught fire in Russia’s southwestern Rostov region Saturday following a Ukrainian drone attack in the early hours, local officials said, in the latest long-range strike by Kyiv’s forces on a border region. Ukraine has in recent months stepped up aerial assaults on Russian soil, targeting refineries and oil...

Imran acquitted in illegal marriage case

Sunday, 14 July 2024 | PTI | ISLAMABAD

A Pakistani court on Saturday acquitted jailed former prime minister Imran Khan and his wife Bushra Bibi in the un-Islamic marriage case, the only case keeping the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf party founder behind bars since August last year. On February 3 — days before the general elections on February 8 — an...

N Korea threatens to boost N- capability

Sunday, 14 July 2024 | AP | SEOUL

North Korea threatened Saturday to boost its nuclear fighting capability and make the US and South Korea pay “an unimaginably harsh price” as it slammed its rivals’ new defence guidelines that it says reveal an intention to invade the North. On Thursday, President Joe Biden and South Korean President Yoon Suk...

Princess of Wales set to attend Wimbledon final

Sunday, 14 July 2024 | AP | LONDON

The Princess of Wales is set to attend the Wimbledon men’s final on Sunday in a rare public appearance after her cancer diagnosis. Kensington Palace confirmed on Saturday that Kate, wife of heir to the throne Prince William, will be in the Royal Box on Centre Court to watch defending...

Taiwan on alert after missile test by China

Sunday, 14 July 2024 | AP | TAIPEI

Taiwan’s Defence Ministry said Saturday it was monitoring “waves of test-firing” by China’s missile unit in a region more than 1,600 kilometres (1,000 miles) from the self-ruled island and that its air force stepped up its alertness. China views the democratic island as a breakaway province that should be reunified with...

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