North Korea has declared about possible introduction of troops into the demilitarized zone :: Society :: RBC

The relationship of North and South Korea deteriorated in the past two weeks. Tuesday, June 9, Pyongyang has blocked the lines of communication with Seoul as the first step to limit cooperation between the two countries. The decision was made by first Deputy head of the Department of the Central Committee of the Korean workers party (KWP), the sister of North Korean leader Kim Yu-Jeong and Deputy predsedatelya of the Central Committee of the WPK Kim Yong Chor.

North Korea is upset about the situation, with defectors, which throw the country propaganda leaflets, sharply critical of the North Korean leader and the regime. Pyongyang believes that South Korea needs to prevent the spread of propaganda. According to Kim Yu-Jeong, throwing leaflets hostile act which violates the peace agreement between the two countries.

Monday, June 15, the newspaper Rodong Sinmun published an article which stated that the government of North Korea commits an act of revenge and is going to take some serious action against South Korea. “At present, relations between the North and the South went bankrupt and the Korean Peninsula, has developed the most intense situation”, — stated in the article.


Hyundai 2021 Venue: the independent Published a render

The car became similar to Hyundai Santa Fe 2021 model year.

Photo:Hyundaai Venue, source: NetCarShow

Last year, the market appeared a new Hyundai Venue, and a month ago was a year of the presence of such a model on sale. The demand for the model has not reached the level expected by the developers because it would not be surprising if in the near future the car will be significantly updated.

Independent designers decided to imagine how it will look restyled “Korean”, without waiting for the appearance of official information. Recently, the network appeared render image, which depicted the face-lifted Hyundai Venue.

In render posted pictured Korean crossover, which received the appearance in line with the exterior design of the Hyundai Santa Fe 2021 model year.

Hyundai refreshed the Venue gave a cute design that emphasizes a wider grille with inlaid geometric pattern. The restyled Korean crossover, unlike the previous version, equipped with led headlights , which are similar to DRL, forming a T-shape. These components make the front part of the “Korean” brighter than the predecessor.

The lower part of the Hyundai Venue 2021 may seem new, but actually, the author used when creating render the image to the bottom of the crossover designed for the market of South Korea. Similar car is also different from a model oriented to the US market.

Photo: Venue Hyundai, source: Hyundai

As of may 2020 Hyundai sold 24 581 instances of a Venue on the Asian markets and exported to Europe and the United States 31 447 SUV models. By the end of the last month of spring sales of Indian compact crossover reached 94 866 pieces. It is possible that the update will allow Korean brand to increase the popularity of the car.


The DPRK said about reaching a “point of desperation” on the anniversary of the summit with trump :: Policy :: RBC

Since the first ever meeting of the leaders of the DPRK and the U.S. it has been exactly two years, but the country during this time are unable to improve relations, said the foreign Minister of the DPRK. All types of U.S. nuclear weapons aimed at North Korea, he says

Donald trump and Kim Jong-UN

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The Minister of foreign Affairs of North Korea Lee sung Gwon believes that the relations between the DPRK and the United States almost exactly two years after the first ever summit between the two countries reached a “point of despair”. It is reported by the Central Telegraph Agency of Korea (KCNA).

The head of the North Korean foreign Ministry has indicated that since meeting the leader of the DPRK Kim Jong-UN and U.S. President Donald trump 732 days have passed, and now you need to realize what the world has become and what lessons have been learned. “The main is that the hope for improved relations between North Korea and the United States, was two years ago in the center of world attention, now gave way to despair,” he said.

The Minister noted that this despair has reached the point that “even a thin ray of optimism and hope for peace and prosperity on the Korean Peninsula faded into the blackness of the nightmare.” While Lee Seon Gwon said that the desire of the peoples of both countries to put an end to the “most antagonistic” in the world of relations and open an era of peace and prosperity “than ever”.

The head of the DPRK promised to showcase a “new strategic weapon”

DPRK leader Kim Jong-UN

In his opinion, the situation on the Korean Peninsula is deteriorating on a daily basis, and the DPRK is still in the list of targets Washington for a preemptive nuclear strike. “All types of nuclear weapons owned by the U.S., aimed directly at North Korea”, — said the Minister.


For a 3 year old Hyundai Creta motorists do not give more than a million: “the Queue is not built”

Popular Korean “SUV” with a run of losing heavily in price.

On the photo: Creta Hyundai, source: Hyundai Motor

South Korean brands in Russia trust is more than Chinese, but a popular crossover the Hyundai Creta liquidity on the secondary market without confidence. And all because many motorists do not give over the “SUV” with 60 thousand mileage more than 1 million rubles. Moreover, it is the maximum which can be expected, by selling 3-year-old “Cretu” in good tidy condition and after MOT.

This is indicated by the opinions of motorists on the portal Drive2 in the comments of a post the former owner of a Hyundai Creta 2017 with a 2-liter 149-horsepower engine, automatic transmission and all-wheel drive. To the dealer for “Krutoi” with a price tag of 1.15 million rubles, “the queue is not built”confident motorists, and call the maximum price tag of 1-1. 05 million rubles, indicating that the used “Crete” in the market very much, and without the original disks and other machine nothing to lose. Real price for sale 3 year old machine users call the range from 700 to 950 thousand rubles. Because what would a good condition nor was Hyundai Creta is already not a new car with an expired guarantee.

In the opinion itself the motorist said he decided to take a 3-year crossover in Trade-in, receive a discount on the purchase of a new car. It attempts to selling “at the “top” of the market were in vain: “Zero interest,” — said the author of the post, stressing that “Crete” was in excellent condition, and in addition was original rims with pressure sensors, set of tires and some Goodies in the cabin.

The dealer put Creta Hyundai for sale at a price of 1,149 million roubles. For the same cost wanted to realize the car and the former owner, but with the “DOP”, which was removed from car before delivery to “trade-in”. “People will buy and will be easy to ride, but at the dealership, without a rubber even on the little things. The owner as buy didn’t want,” complains the motorist.

On the photo: Creta Hyundai, source: Hyundai Motor

Portal users think that 3 years of “Korean” is not worth the money, at least from the owner directly, though of “trade-in”, and do not believe that the proposition was. “People like to buy cheaper. Without original discs with sensors worn by 50% rubber, aluminum protection and other”, — stated in the review and highlights: cars with mileage 60 thousand will not sell almost for the same price at which it was purchased in 2017.


North Koreans are “starving” according to the UN

A call for help. “More and more families in north Korean eat only twice a day, or eat only corn, and some are hungry “ felt Tuesday, June 9, Tomas Ojea Quintana, the UN special rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the country of 23 million people.

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Caught in the trap of the coronavirus, North Korea has closed its border with China (1 412 km away and only 19 km with Russia) the 21 of January, by which pass 80 % of its supplies. In the Face of this very worrying situation, this expert has called on the security Council of the UN “to reconsider the sanctions “ international economic applied against Pyongyang since 2016.

“The food situation has worsened since 2016 “

The terrible famine of the mid-1990s had caused the death of over a million North Koreans. The food situation has vastly improved in the late 2000s, there was more starvation in North Korea, but food insecurity remains in some provinces of the centre of the country.

“Most of the experts of which I am a part point out that the programmes of the united Nations in North Korea are chronically under-funded for years,”analysis dr. Kee Park, a neurosurgeon and professor at Harvard, an expert on North Korea, he knows very well. “But the situation has worsened since the implementation of the strategy of “maximum pressure” against Pyongyang at the end of year 2010. The statements of Quintana on the food situation are not at all exaggerated. “

Many testimonies very credible to some defectors refugees in the South, and keep contacts in the North report a surge in prices and a worrisome deterioration of the food situation. The world food Programme (WFP, united nations agency) estimates that 40 % of the north Korean population was already food insecure before the crisis of the sars coronavirus.

Gold, fall in “malnutrition at this scale means that irreversible damages are inflicted on hundreds of thousands of children “. The containment of the country further aggravates the situation. “In this context, concluded T. O Quintana, I encourage the security Council of the united nations to reconsider the sanctions “ economic applied from 2016.

“It is absolutely necessary to review the regime of sanctions which are affecting the most vulnerable “

“There is no doubt that if the united nations eases sanctions in a targeted way, this will relieve the north Korean population “, provides a witness westerner who has led many humanitarian missions to North Korea for several years.

Dr. Kee Park is convinced that the “economic sanctions affect the most vulnerable populations in the country. It is absolutely necessary to review the regime of sanctions, but that the north Korean authorities to improve the flexibility of their procedures of distribution of foreign aid “.

Since the beginning of the crisis of the sars coronavirus, the united Nations has granted extraordinary exemptions to several NGOS (Doctors without borders, Unicef, international Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent societies (IFRC) and the Swiss Humanitarian Aid) in order to combat the epidemic or its consequences. The importance of contagion remains very difficult to assess, although several cases have been reported by news agencies in south korea.


Introduced “stretched” KIA Optima 2020

The appearance and technical parameters of the new version of the Korean sedan became public.

Most Russians want to own cars that are distinguished by a spacious interior and a roomy trunk. This suggests that motorists need a high-quality business class, which, in addition to luxury, can also offer practicality.

Therefore, it is not surprising that the Russians are waiting for the recently presented “Stretched” version the popular premium KIA Optima sedan. Last week, images of the new product appeared on the network, but today the developers have declassified the technical parameters of the “Korean”.

Interestingly, the long-base “Optima” targeted at the Chinese consumerand the appearance of the novelty is comparable to KIA Optima for the home market – both versions differ only in the front bumper and the shape of the rear window. But on the other hand, an elongated version of the Korean business sedan acquired a completely modernized interior, which houses a revised virtual control panel, connected to the touchscreen of a multimedia installation under a common glass. Similar technologies have long been tested on the Mercedes-Benz GLE.

Under the hood of the “stretched” KIA Optima is a 1.5-liter turbo engine with 170 horsepower, which is paired with a 7-position “robot”. Optima also acquired a 240-horsepower 2-liter unit, which is powered by an automatic transmission.

The elongated KIA Optima will arrive on the “celestial” market in September this year. But in reality, not only the Chinese would love to ride the long-haul Optima, but the Russians, who will be pleased not only with increased comfort, space and safety, but also advanced technological equipment. Thus, this modification of the Korean business sedan would gain popularity in the domestic market – bring it to Russia.

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Trump refused to report on the status of Kim Jong-un :: Politics :: RBC

Trump said he knows how DPRK chairman Kim Jong-un is feeling, but refused to disclose this information. He made such a statement amid media reports about the deterioration of health and death of the North Korean leader.

Photo Credit: Alex Brandon / AP

US President Donald Trump said he knew the state of the DPRK leader Kim Jong-un, but refused to talk about it.

“I can’t talk about it now. I just wish him all the best … I hope that everything is fine with him. I know how he feels, relatively speaking. You may find out in the near future, ”Trump said at briefing in the White House.

About the deterioration of the state of Kim Jong-un CNN reported on April 21. According to him, the last time the North Korean leader was seen in public on April 11. According to sources in the American administration, the state of health of Kim Jong-un worsened after he underwent heart surgery. Trump then called the channel’s messages false, noting that the material used outdated documents.

On April 25, Qing Feng, vice-director of HKSTV’s Hong Kong-based satellite television network, wrote about the death of Kim Jong-un on Twitter, but the head of the Korean Friendship Association, diplomat Alejandro Kao de Benos, denied this information, calling it “false and malicious.”

Kim Jong-un switched to telegraphic mode

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“The Chinese are crying, but the Germans will be uncomfortable”: What is the Kia Sportage better than Toyota RAV4

Koreans turn good cars into excellent ones.

Under the hood, a two-liter engine with a capacity of 150 liters. with., which is paired with a 6-speed automatic. This combination was seen in the “opposite twin” Hyundai Tucson. Cars are different in body styles, but technically similar. Masters have worked so hard on salons and designs that an average person who does not understand cars thinks that these are different brands. In fact, it is clear that the alliance is one, but this is omitted in order to lure as many buyers as possible. In terms of design, Sportage will come among all because the brand is more aggressive and dynamic. R17 wheels, the owner noted that there is no point in taking the R18, everything here works in a clear combination, gently and steadily. Average fuel consumption is 10.5 liters.

When you turn on the DRIVE MODE in Kia Sportage, you can immediately feel when you switch the button how the gas flow changes instantly, that is, the pedal is electronic and it clearly displays the operating modes. In Sport, with the same gas position, acceleration is obtained, the reaction becomes faster, but still the car remains smooth and will keep the gear.

It is believed that the Kia is quieter than Hyundai – it is. Up to 3000 rpm the engine is not audible. On the road, the driver goes quietly, the car does not need to be caught, the movement is smooth and calm. For those who drive a busy car, the motorist recommends a version with a 2.4 liter engine.

The Koreans, being in the ring, destroy the Volvo S60, where the steering wheel was a trouble with feedback. Now cars of Korean brands are turning from good to excellent. The Germans will be uncomfortable because there is maintained a smooth ride and at the same time control the car as you need.

Koreans are famous for expanding option packages. Better than the Japanese, the same Toyota RAV4: 5 trim levels with 2 motors and types of drives, a car enthusiast cannot form a car for himself. In Kia, this is easier. The machines are made so balanced that it is impossible to separate something separately.

“Koreans managed to take a leading position – 4th place in the world. The Chinese are crying, they are trying to break ahead and sometimes even succeed, but Kia has succeeded for a long time, ”says the owner.


Kim Jong-un transferred to telegraphic regime :: Politics :: RBC

He reinforced the view that Kim Jong-un is alive, an adviser to the president of South Korea. “He has been in the Wonsan area since April 13. No suspicious movements have been recorded so far, ”Moon Jong Ying explained on April 27. Wonsan is located on the east coast of the country, there is a tourist area.

Reuters sources previously reported that a group of Chinese doctors went to North Korea. This information has not been disproved by Pyongyang.

What distinguished Kim Jong-un

A third ruler from the Kimov dynasty took over the head of the 25 millionth country at the end of 2011, after the death of his father, Kim Jong Il. The death of the latter was reported to residents of the country on December 19, two days after the actual death. He died, like Kim Il Sung, from a heart attack. The fact that Kim Jong-un will become the successor could be judged by his frequent appearances with his father at various official events, and by the fact that the house in which he was born was declared a historical monument.

At the beginning of the reign of the third Kim, many analysts were inclined to underestimate him, predicting failure, a former CIA analyst, head of the Korean center at the East Asian Studies Center at the Brookings Institution Chun Baek, admits in a book about Kim Jong Un. Ten years ago, North Korea was a poor, isolated country, which was difficult to feed itself, under Kim Jong-un collapse seemed more likely than ever, the expert notes. However, after six years, Kim Jong-un had new honorary titles that strengthened his position as a leader, he achieved success in several areas related to the use of high technology. In particular, it was under him that North Korea conducted four of its six nuclear tests, including the largest, in September 2017. He also tested 90 ballistic missiles – three times more than his father and grandfather combined. Under him, Pyongyang carried out the largest number of cyberattacks and, allegedly, used a nerve agent to kill half-brother Kim Jong-un at the international airport in Malaysia, said Chun Baek. The DPRK has acquired numerous ski resorts and restaurants that demonstrate its modernity and prosperity, and it seems that Kim Jong-un was able to fulfill his promise – to improve the standard of living of citizens.

Kim’s bosom: what is known about the DPRK nuclear missile program

Under Kim Jong-un, the standard of living in the DPRK has grown significantly, agrees Konstantin Asmolov, a leading researcher at the Center for Korean Studies at the Institute of the Far East of the Russian Academy of Sciences. This is evidenced by new homes, the new look of Pyongyang and Pyongyang, the appearance on the shelves in stores of local, rather than Chinese consumer goods, the expert explains. Kim the third completed the creation of a national nuclear missile shield, made progress both in inter-Korean relations and in relations with the United States – after all, it was the President of the United States who met with him for the first time in 2018, Asmolov lists. Of course, much was laid by Kim Jong Il, but his son was able to use the inheritance.

In 2018, Kim Jong-un announced a change in strategic course. Since 2013, Pyongyang’s efforts have officially been aimed at “parallel economic and nuclear construction,” two years ago it was announced that this task was successfully completed and a new strategic line was put forward – to concentrate all forces on economic construction, although there are no radical intraeconomic The country’s leadership has not yet made decisions to revive the economy, says a senior researcher at the Center for Korean Studies of the Institute for Far Eastern Studies, RAS Lyudmila Zakhar ova.

At the same time, North Korea’s isolation intensified. At the end of 2017, international sanctions were tightened (UN Security Council resolution 2397) – crude oil supplies to the DPRK were limited to 4 million barrels. per year, oil products – up to 500 thousand barrels., North Korean labor migrants had to be sent home. Negotiations with the United States did not bring relief to the sanctions regime.

According to the National Bank of South Korea, sanctions significantly hamper the neighbor’s economic growth: in 2018, North Korea’s GDP growth was expected to be -4.1%, in particular, a decrease in the mining industry was expected, but a rise in the services sector and agriculture.

Who will extend the reign of the Kim Dynasty

Among those whom experts call the possible next ruler of the country is Kim Ye-jeong, the 32-year-old sister of Kim Jong-un. The Financial Times calls her darling Kim Jong Il, who admired her mind. “This girl received a master class in North Korean politics,” said expert on North Korea Michael Madden. She is constantly involved in important meetings and events. Attention was drawn to her when, in 2018, she went to the Olympic Games in South Korea, becoming the first representative of the Kim dynasty to visit a neighboring country (Pyongyang and Seoul do not have a peace treaty following the results of the Korean war of 1950-1953). She also participated in the negotiations of her brother with Donald Trump, and in December 2019, experts drew attention to the fact that she and her brother mounted on horses on Mount Pektusan, sacred for the North Koreans.

An obstacle to Kim Ye-jeong’s path to supreme power may be the patriarchal principles of Confucianism, which North Korean society follows. However, former CIA analyst Bruce Klinger points out that Kim Ye-jeong has gained enough popularity.

Kim Jong-un mounted a horse on the sacred Korean mountain. Photoreport


I did not have time to get out, but it is already buggy! TOP 3 “bugs” in KIA Seltos

Motorists who own a Korean crossover talked about its glitches.

KIA Seltos – A novelty of the Russian car market, which is available at a price of 1,074,900 rubles. Of course, for such an amount the car has found many fans and diverges like hot cakes. However, experience shows that in a Korean car, not everything is so rosy.

Motorists called TOP 3 “bugs” in KIA Seltosdue to which the crossover is buggy. So in first of all it is worth noting a glitch on-board computer when refueling. One of the motorists said that when his KIA Seltos had almost no gas left in the tank, he refueled 300-400 rubles, but the range on the scoreboard did not increase – the arrow rose, but not much.

After restarting the car, nothing has changed. After he refueled Seltos by another 200 rubles, voila – the mileage increased. The owner of the “Korean” came to the conclusion that if the tank is on zero, you need to refuel it by at least 500 rubles, so that the range on the scoreboard increases.

The second “bug” KIA Seltos is connected to the multimedia system. So, if you call one subscriber, the number of the user whom the driver called before is displayed on the monitor.

The third glitch of the Korean crossover is that the music does not turn on after resetting the conversation, and the monitor shows that the conversation is still ongoing. This problem is solved by restarting the machine, but everyone will agree that this is quite inconvenient.