US ‘hell-bent’ on hostile acts, says North Korea Jul 05, 2019 0 4447 12345 AFPUnited StatesNorth Korea has accused the US of being “hell-bent on hostile acts” just days after the countries’ leaders agreed to resume denuclearisation talks.US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un held an impromptu summit on North Korean soil on Sunday, where they smiled and shook hands, ending a standstill in discussions.But in a quick shift in tone, Pyongyang’s delegation to the United Nations on Wednesday said the US continues to be “obsessed with sanctions”.It complained that while Trump invited Kim to hold talks, the US had also sent a letter to all UN member-states urging them to send back North Korean workers.The delegation claimed the letter — also signed by Britain, France and Germany — was sent on June 29, the same day Trump tweeted that he would like to shake Kim’s hand during his visit to the Korean peninsula. “What can’t be overlooked is the fact that this joint letter game was carried out by the permanent mission of the United States to the UN under the instruction of the State Department, on the very same day when President Trump proposed (for) the summit meeting,” said the press statement from the North Korean mission. It shows that the US is “more and more hell-bent on the hostile acts” against North Korea, even while it is seeking dialogue, it added. The US letter was in fact sent on June 27 and called on all countries to apply sanctions provisions that call for the return of all North Korean workers by the end of 2019 “We do not thirst for lifting of sanctions,” the North Korean mission said, adding it was “quite ridiculous” for the United States to consider the restrictions a “panacea for all problems.” Pages 12 RELATED ARTICLES ‘Fire-hit Russian submarine was nuclear-powered’ Jul 05, 2019 0 1046 Pakistan PM to meet Trump in Washington on July 22 Jul 05, 2019 0 1745 Philippine senator draws flak over toddler’s drug-raid death comments Jul 05, 2019 0 2260 Indian govt warns of aging population Reuters NEW DELHI The Indian government on Thursday warned in a study that its population is going to start to age and it needs to be prepared to merge schools and raise the retirement age. While India should be set to benefit .. Rath Yatra Celebrations in Puri At least 4 dead, 21 missing after boat capsizes in Pakistan Peshawar: At least four people have been killed and 21 still missing after a boat capsized in northwest Pakistan, officials said on Thursday, with a rescue operation continuing as hopes for finding survivors fade. The .. 13 bodies recovered after monsoon dam breach Agencies Mumbai Thirteen bodies have been recovered in western India after the heaviest monsoon rains in a decade breached a dam and caused mayhem in Mumbai, authorities said Thursday. Eleven people were still missing .. Jakarta residents sue Indonesia government over air pollution Jakarta: Residents of Indonesia’s capital on Thursday filed a lawsuit against the government over the toxic levels of air pollution that regularly blanket the city. Jakarta has been shrouded in hazardous smog for much .. Myanmar shuts nurseries in toddler rape case Yangon: Seven nurseries in Myanmar’s capital remained closed Thursday as police charged a suspect for allegedly raping a two-year-old, a case that has horrified a country where experts say assaults on children are ..