North Korea hits out at ‘imbecile’ US ex-VP Biden May 23, 2019 0 707 12345 AFPSeoulNorth Korean state media on Wednesday slammed former US vice president Joe Biden as an “imbecile” and a “fool of low IQ” after he criticised leader Kim Jong-un.Biden, who served two terms as President Barack Obama’s deputy, has been on the campaign trail since announcing last month his candidacy for the Democratic Party nomination in the 2020 presidential election.And some of his comments about the North Korean leadership during campaigning appear to have angered Pyongyang, sparking the colourful commentary by its official news agency KCNA.It accused Biden of “slandering the supreme leadership” of North Korea -- a term usually referring to leader Kim -- and said the former senator had become “reckless and senseless, seized by ambition for power”.“What he uttered is just sophism of an imbecile bereft of elementary quality as a human being, let alone a politician.” KCNA did not give any further details, but at a rally in Philadelphia on Saturday, Biden had criticised Donald Trump’s approach to the leaders of North Korea and Russia, accusing the president of embracing “tyrants like (Vladimir) Putin and Kim Jong-un”. Pages 123 RELATED ARTICLES Nine allies of Duterte among 12 newly elected senators May 23, 2019 0 916 Endangered bird returned to South Korean wild 40 years after extinction May 23, 2019 0 887 Six dead, 200 wounded in Indonesia’s post-poll riots May 23, 2019 0 385 Duterte orders tonnes of rotting garbage shipped back to Canada MANILA: President Rodrigo Duterte has ordered tonnes of garbage dumped in the Philippines years ago to be shipped back to Canada, his spokesman said on Wednesday, escalating a festering diplomatic row. Duterte’s .. UN urged to allow Taiwan journalists to cover WHO meet DPA Taipei Reporters Without Borders (RSF) has urged the United Nations to reverse a decision to deny Taiwanese journalists access to the annual conference of the World Health Organization (WHO) in Switzerland. “RSF .. Australian PM meets with C bank chief as stimulus calls grow SYDNEY: Prime Minister Scott Morrison meet with the country’s central bank chief on Wednesday to discuss the nation’s slowing economy as pressure grows for urgent fiscal stimulus. The meeting with Reserve Bank of ..