FIFA chief hammers Qatar critics for ‘hypocrisy,’ defends progress in improving human rights

FIFA President Gianni Infantino blasted critics of Qatar for being hypocritical, saying the host country of this year’s World Cup has made progress in improving rights of migrant workers — one of many off-field issues that have dominated the buildup to the tournament. On Saturday, the eve of the opening kickoff, Infantino launched into an […]

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N.K. leader inspects Hwasong-17 ICBM test launch, declares resolute nuclear response to threats

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un declared a resolute nuclear response to threats by the United States during an on-site inspection of the country’s test-firing of a Hwasong-17 intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) earlier this week, Pyongyang’s state media said Saturday. The missile, launched from Pyongyang International Airport, flew 999.2 kilometers for 4,135 seconds at an apogee […]

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N.K. leader inspects Hwasong-17 ICBM test launch, declares resolute nuclear response to threats

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un declared a resolute nuclear response to threats by the United States during an on-site inspection of the country’s test-firing of a Hwasong-17 intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) earlier this week, Pyongyang’s state media said Saturday. The missile, launched from Pyongyang International Airport, flew 999.2 kilometers for 4,135 seconds at an apogee […]

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S. Korea’s new COVID-19 cases bounce back to over 50,000 amid resurgence woes

South Korea’s new coronavirus cases bounced back to above 50,000 on Saturday amid concerns of a possible resurgence in the winter. The country reported 50,589 new COVID-19 infections, including 50 cases from overseas, bringing the total caseload to 26,512,754, the Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency (KDCA) said. The Saturday tally increased from 49,418 on […]

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N. Korea reveals leader Kim’s daughter for first time

North Korea revealed leader Kim Jong-un’s daughter for the first time Saturday in photos showing them attending the test-firing of an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) the previous day. The North’s state media reported that Kim inspected the launch of a Hwasong-17, the country’s largest ballistic missile, at Pyongyang International Airport on Friday. He was present […]

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