Pyeongyang’s vice foreign minister held a
press conference on Friday. She clarified North Korea never asked for
sanctions to be lifted in their entirety, and the regime won’t continue negotiating
with the U.S. unless Washington takes some corresponding measures. In its monthly economic report, the Finance
Ministry says there’s ‘positive momentum’. Overall industrial production remains solid…
but uncertainties over slower global economic growth and the semiconductor sector remain. Over in New Zealand, terror attacks in two
mosques take around 49 lives. Dozens of people, including children are being
treated in hospitals for gunshot wounds.