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North Korea dismisses U.S. humanitarian aid as ‘sinister scheme’

North Korea dismisses U.S. humanitarian aid as ‘sinister scheme’

COVID-19, INTERNATIONAL, NORTH KOREA, POLITICS, RELATIONS, SOUTH KOREA, USA
U.S. humanitarian aid is a "sinister political scheme" to put pressure on other countries, a North Korean researcher said, after suggestions from U.S. allies such as South Korea that coronavirus vaccines or other help could promote cooperation. North Korea's foreign ministry published the criticism of U.S. aid on an official website on Sunday, a clear indication that it reflects government thinking. Kang Hyon Chol, identified as a senior researcher at the ministry-affiliated Association for the Promotion of International Economic and Technological Exchange, listed a series of examples from around the world that he said highlight a U.S. practice of linking aid to its foreign policy goals or pressure on human rights issues. "This vividly reveals that the American ulterior inten...
LG temporarily suspends plans to sell Apple devices at its Best Shop locations

LG temporarily suspends plans to sell Apple devices at its Best Shop locations

Business, SMART PHONES, SOUTH KOREA, TECHNOLOGY
LG’s plans to sell iPhones at its Best Shop locations have been put on hold after a public outcry from small and medium-sized businesses. The South Korean government has a policy that is meant to shield smaller retailers by keeping giants like Samsung and LG from selling competing products at the stores they own. The worry is that if they do, these larger retail locations will draw customers away from the smaller ones – and those are already quite vulnerable due to the pandemic. Of course, Samsung wasn’t a fan of this plan either as it feared that the expanded availability of iPhones will threaten its domestic market share of 5G phones. LG has over 400 Best Shops around the country. LG has some internal concerns too. The sale of Apple products will pull manpower...
“I wish you good luck, former Vice President Edward Sekandi tells his Successor Vice President Jessica Alupo”

“I wish you good luck, former Vice President Edward Sekandi tells his Successor Vice President Jessica Alupo”

AFRICA, EALA, EAST AFRICA, East African Business Council, European Council, EUROPEAN UNION, GOVERNMENT, HUMAN INTEREST STORIES, INTERNATIONAL, Parliament, POLITICS, SOUTH KOREA, South Sudan, Twitter, UGANDA, WORLD
Kampala,Uganda: Former Vice President Edward Sekandi has handed over Office to the new Vice President Major (rtd) Jessica Alupo. At a function that was held on Wednesday morning at the Office Of the Prime Minister, was witnessed by the new Premier Rt Hon.Robinah Nabbanja. Former Vice President H.E Edward Sekandi hands over instruments of Power to the incoming H.E Major (rtd) Jessica Alupo. "Let me wish you good luck as the second female Vice President in the history of Uganda.Please always feel at home. "i will always be available whenever you need my advise"Sekandi told the former Minister of you and later Education and Sports, Jessica Alupo. Former Vice President H.E Edward Sekandi after handing over instruments of Power to the incoming H.E Major (rtd) Jessica ...
S Korea holds naval drills amid row over Japan Olympics map

S Korea holds naval drills amid row over Japan Olympics map

CRISIS, INTERNATIONAL, SOUTH KOREA, WORLD
Spat about an Olympics map escalates as South Korea kicks off naval drills near disputed islands and leaders call off planned talks. Seoul and Tokyo have been at odds over the sovereignty of the islets called 'Dokdo' in South Korea and 'Takeshima' in Japan, which lie about halfway between the neighbours in the Sea of Japan, also known as the East Sea [File: Handout via AFP] South Korea’s military began annual drills on Tuesday around a set of islands also claimed by Japan, days after planned talks between the two countries’ leaders were called off amid a spat about an Olympics map. Seoul and Tokyo have been at odds over the sovereignty of the islets called “Dokdo” in South Korea and “Takeshima” in Japan, which lie about halfway between the two countries in the Sea of Japan, also ...
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