New satellite images show North Korea is trying to hide an active nuclear weapons site, according to US intelligence. The Hermit Kingdom appears to have taken steps to conceal a storage facility in Yongdoktong by building new structures to obscure underground tunnel entrances, an expert at the Middlebury Institute said . "Images released by Maxar show the pair of tunnel entrances as late as December 2019 and a new building-like structure visible by February 2021," according to professor Jeffrey Lewis. Critics of Joe Biden have used the Maxar footage, captured on February 11, to urge the US President to make clear his plans for dealing with Kim Jong Un going forward. The administration is currently reviewing US-North Korea policy. What are your thoughts on this story? Let us know in the comments It comes after the Pentagon expressed concern on Tuesday about a UN report indicating possible reprocessing of nuclear fuel for bombs by North Korea, and said such activity … [Read more...] about North Korea ‘trying to hide’ nuclear weapons site new satellite images reveal
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A bumper employment boost in Joe Biden’s first jobs report caused a spike in US government borrowing costs to their highest level in more than a year. Inflation jitters on bond markets were fuelled again by 379,000 jobs being added to the US economy in February, the strongest showing for four months. Forecasters predicted the vaccine rollout and the president’s stimulus jolt will extend the jobs recovery in the coming months after an expectations-smashing report. The labour market quickly regained momentum following the second wave setback with the jobs gain in the first full month under Mr Biden well above forecasts of below 200,000. Unemployment edged down 0.1 percentage points to 6.2pc but the headline rate is flattered by many American workers temporarily sitting out of the labour market. Signs of the rapidly recovering jobs markets stoked volatility in US Treasuries, which are being closed watched by investors. Expectations of a strong economic recovery boosted the … [Read more...] about Blowout US jobs report may feed inflation fears
TODAY, March 5 marks one year since Britain saw its first citizen die from Covid-19. To mark the anniversary, Brits are being asked to light a candle and hold a minutes silence for Covid Memorial Day. What is Covid Memorial Day? A day-long “virtual commemoration” of those we have lost to Covid-19 over the last year culminating in a 7pm candle-lit minute’s silence. On 5 March 2020, the BBC reported that a 75-year-old woman in the Royal Berkshire Hospital had become the first Briton to die of COVID-19. Exactly one year and so many deaths on, Covid Memorial Day will be a moment for Britain’s to take a moment to grieve. Virtually every nation that has had large numbers of Covid deaths have held national memorials. Spain, for example, had a 10-day period of remembrance period and last month, the first thing that Joe Biden did was to hold a national Covid Memorial Day. The reaction of so many Americans after the event was: “I hadn’t realised just how much I’d … [Read more...] about What time is the minute silence for Covid Memorial Day today, Friday, March 5?
US jobs grew more than expected last month amid falling COVID-19 cases, rising vaccination rates and extra government support putting the labour market recovery back on firmer footing. Nonfarm payrolls surged 379,000 jobs in March after rising 166,000 in January, according to a closely watched employment report. It followed the first fall in eight months in December. Live COVID updates from the UK and across the world Please use Chrome browser for a more accessible video player Feb: 'This nation will know sunny days again' Economists had forecast February payrolls increasing by 182,000 jobs. Advertisement The Labor Department figures came after the Federal Reserve chair Jerome Powell gave an upbeat view of the jobs market, but warned a return to full employment this year was "highly unlikely". While the unemployment rate fell to 6.2% last month from 6.3% in January, it continued to be understated with people misclassifying … [Read more...] about US jobs surge beats forecasts in signs of labour market recovery