Kim again calls for strengthening of N Korea’s nuclear capabilities Jan 14, 2021 0 22 12345 dpa Seoul North Korea’s ruler Kim Jong Un has reiterated his call for an expansion of the isolated country’s nuclear capabilities at the close of the ruling Workers’ Party’s 8th congress.“While further strengthening our nuclear war deterrent, we need to do everything to build the strongest military capabilities,” Kim told the party congress, South Korea’s news agency Yonhap reported, citing North Korean state media.“By accelerating the push to make our military more elite and strong, we need to have them thoroughly prepared to play their role against any form of threats or unexpected situations,” Kim added.At the same time, on the last day of the congress in the capital Pyongyang, Kim declared that the country must also concentrate on developing the economy and improving people’s living conditions.The rare party congress was held shortly before the inauguration of US president-elect Joe Biden in Washington DC next week, at a time when the negotiations with the United States over North Korea’s disputed nuclear ambitions are at a standstill. Pages 12 RELATED ARTICLES Trump facing second impeachment as House debates Capitol violence Jan 14, 2021 0 232 EU condemns first federal execution of woman in US in 67 years Jan 14, 2021 0 232 Russian dissident Navalny says he’ll return to Moscow on Sunday Jan 14, 2021 0 296 Hope & optimism amid pandemic, uniting America at the core of Biden’s inaugural speech, says expert Ailyn Agonia DOHA As the US continues to combat COVID-19 and in the wake of the siege at the US Capitol last week, American political scientist and writer Dr Lara Brown has reiterated the importance and relevance of the tone .. Spain’s elderly first in line for COVID-19 vaccine (DPA) Over 2,000 cars stuck in eastern France Paris: The travel chaos in eastern France caused by heavy snowfall and ice was slowly easing early on Wednesday morning, after more than 2,000 cars were stuck on a motorway overnight. Hundreds of vehicles were backed up on .. UK concerned about Brazil strain London: British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has said that his government is concerned about a new strain of coronavirus that has been identified in Brazil. During a committee hearing, where he was quizzed by lawmakers .. NY city cutting business ties to Trump after Capitol riot NEW YORK: New York City is canceling contracts with the Trump Organisation, Mayor de Blasio said on Wednesday, citing the commander-in-chief’s incitement of the deadly siege of the US Capitol last week. “The president ..