Authorities in North Korea's capital city, Pyongyang, have issued a health notice, ordering a five-day lockdown due to the increasing cases of an unspecified respiratory disease.
South Korean media reported on Wednesday that the notice did not mention COVID-19 but said that residents in the city were required to stay in their homes until the end of Sunday and submit to temperature checks multiple times each day.
NK News, which monitors the news regarding North Korea, reported that Pyongyang residents appeared to be stocking up on supplies ahead of the lockdown. It said that there was no particular news about health issues in the country's other cities.
In May 2022, North Korea's leader Kim Jong-un blasted the country's healthcare...
SMIC has started shipping 7nm chips, TechInsights says
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July 20, 2022 at 11:43 PM MDTUpdated onJuly 21, 2022 at 11:59 AM MDT
Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corp. has likely advanced its production technology by two generations, defying US sanctions intended to halt the rise of China’s largest chipmaker.
The Shanghai-based manufacturer is shipping Bitcoin-mining semiconductors built using 7-nanometer technology, industry watcher TechInsights wrote in a blog post on Tuesday. That’s well ahead of SMIC’s established 14nm technology, a measure of fabrication complexity in which...
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North Korea accused the United States on Sunday of manufacturing biological weapons in Ukraine, echoing a Russian claim dismissed by the United Nations in March.
Moscow ally Pyongyang in February said US policy was the “root cause of the Ukraine crisis”, and this month formally recognised two self-proclaimed pro-Russian separatist regions in eastern Ukraine, prompting Kyiv to cut diplomatic ties with North Korea.
Washington “set up many biological labs in tens of countries and regions, including Ukraine, in disregard of the international treaties”, the official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) said Sunday, citing what it said had been “detected” by Russia.
Moscow in March accused Washington of funding...
On July 7, 2022, Bloomberg ran a story with the headline “Pakistan’s $1 Billion Gas Tender Flop to Worsen Energy Crisis”. The author, citing traders, writes that state-owned Pakistan LNG received not a single offer in a $1 billion liquefied natural gas purchase tender. That indicates both the extent of the global fuel shortage, and also the reluctance of suppliers to sell to a country in the depths of an economic crisis.
Pakistan wanted to buy 10 LNG cargos from the spot market for delivery from July to September via the tender that was closed unsuccessfully. According to data compiled by BloombergNEF, Pakistan bought almost half of its LNG on the spot market last year, with the rest coming under long-term deals.
Most likely, no one...
Concerns that sex offenders are attempting to target Ukrainian children in camps
British pedophile's have been travelling to Poland claiming they are providing “humanitarian assistance” to refugees fleeing Ukraine, who include thousands of unaccompanied children.
The National Crime Agency (NCA) said 10 known sex offenders travelled to the country in the six weeks following the Russian invasion.
All 10 men were asked to leave Poland following an interview with immigration officers and law enforcement, and British authorities are working to deter others from travelling.
“For us, it’s about making partners aware that these convicted child sex offenders are on their turf, for obvious reasons,” an NCA spokesperson said.
“There are at...