North Korea pulls out of Tokyo games over Covid-19 fears

ANKARA (Anadolu/PNA) – North Korea on Tuesday withdrew from the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games because of coronavirus fears, becoming the first country to formally exit the event. The decision was taken during a North Korean Olympic committee session in Pyongyang last month, Japan’s Kyodo News quoted a website run by North Korea’s Sports Ministry as saying. … Continue reading


Seoul notifies IOC of plans to co-host 2032 Olympics with NoKor

  MOSCOW (TASS/PNA) – Authorities of the South Korean capital of Seoul sent a proposal to the International Olympic Committee (IOC) stating an intention to co-host the 2032 Summer Olympic Games with North Korea, Yonhap news agency reported on Thursday. “Seoul’s metropolitan government said Thursday it has notified the International Olympic Committee (IOC) of its bid … Continue reading


PH embassies, consulates abroad told to update contingency plans

PH embassies, consulates abroad told to update contingency plans By Leslie Gatpolintan MANILA (Philippines News Agency) — The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) on Tuesday ordered all embassies abroad and consulates general, particularly those in or near conflict areas, to update their contingency plans to ensure the safety of Filipinos especially if North Korea (NoKor) … Continue reading