U.S. State Secretary Rex Tillerson speaks during a press briefing after U.S. President Donald Trump designated the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) as a state sponsor of terror at the White House in Washington D.C. Nov. 20 nike air max 90 pinnacle rose dames , 2017. (XinhuaShen Ting)
PYONGYANG, Nov. 22 (Xinhua) -- The Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) on Wednesday slammed the United States for relisting it as a "state sponsor of terrorism," calling it a serious provocation and a violent infringement upon the country's dignity.

A spokesman for the DPRK's Ministry of Foreign Affairs said that since 1979, the United States has been labeling the countries that are not obedient to it as "state sponsors of terrorism" and in 1988, Washington listed the DPRK as a "state sponsor of terrorism" before removing it from the list in October 2008.

He said that the label of "state sponsor of terrorism" is just a tool of American-style authoritarianism that can be attached or removed anytime in accordance with the United States' own interests.

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He said the DPRK values international justice and peace and consistently stands against all forms of terrorism and any sponsorship of terrorism.

"We do not have anything to do with terrorism and we do not care whether the United States puts a cap of terrorism on us or not," he said.

The spokesman said that by doing so, the United States "openly revealed to the whole world its intention to destroy our ideology and system by using all kinds of means and methods."

U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday designated the DPRK as a state sponsor of terror, vowing to slap sanctions on the Asian nation.

By Kimathi Kamau

NAIROBI, Sept. 14 (Xinhua) -- One of the millions around the world who tuned in for the Floyd Mayweather versus Colin McGregor Aug. 26 boxing super fight was Olympic champion and Kenyan marathon running super star Eliud Kipchoge.

The two-time London and 2015 Berlin winner was inspired by the display of the unbeaten American who retired at 50-0 with a 10th round victory over Mixed Martial Arts star McGregor that he is out to be the 'Mayweather of marathon'.

On Sep. 24 nike air max 90 ultra moire dames , Kipchoge will line-up against compatriot and former record holder, Wilson Kipsang and Ethiopian great, Kenenisa Bekele in Berlin in his bid to attack the 2:02:57 official standard over the ultimate distance set at the same race by another Kenyan, Dennis Kimetto.

Speaking to journalists in Nairobi on Thursday, Kipchoge underlined his resolve to own the world record having run the fastest ever marathon earlier this year nike air max 90 essential dames , at the Nike Breaking2 run in the controlled setting of pacing and drafting on a Formula One racecourse in Monza, Italy, outside Milan on May 6.

World body, the IAAF rules of eligibility meant the time is not recognised as a world record and having come close to breaking Kimetto's mark in 2015, Kipchoge believes now is the time to add his name to the illustrious list of marathon record holders.

"About three weeks ago we had a big fight in Las Vegas between Mayweather and McGregor but there was only one winner nike air max 90 ultra essential dames , that is Mayweather. So, between the three of us there will be only one winner," the philosophical athlete told a local website.

"I don't know but I will be among the three," the twice London winner said when asked whether he would be the 'Mayweather' of the day.

Kipchoge signed a one-year deal to be the ambassador of Japanese car maker, Isuzu D-Max brand nike air max 90 ultra br dames , worth 68,000 U.S. dollars where he was presented with a new model of the truck for his training and personal use.

And should he, as expected, smash the world record, Kipchoge will receive a luxury double cabin truck valued at 57 nike air max 90 bloemen dames ,365.09 dollars from the same company.

"This is a boost in my journey to the world record and mentally, it is a good thing for me looking ahead to Berlin. Some percentage of my work is done because of this incentive," the Athens 2004 bronze and Beijing 2008 silver winner at the Olympics in 5000m added.

Kipchoge has won seven out of his eight career marathons thus far, his only defeat coming in 2013 when he ran 2:04:05 to trail Kipsang where it took a then world record of 2:03:23 to relegate him to second.

At 2015 Berlin Marathon, he was inside the world record but the in-soles of his custom made running shoes popped out slowing his final assault but he still came home victorious in 2:04:00 that was the fastest time of the year.

His other victories at the distance came in Rotterdam (2013) nike air max 90 leer dames , Chicago (2014), London (2015 and 16) and the Rio Olympics last summer.

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HELSINKI, Sept. 9 (Xinhua) -- Finnish officials on Saturdayconfirmed that U.S. Undersecretary of State Thomas Shannon andRussian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov will meet inHelsinki Monday and Tuesday next week.

They will also meet Finnish President Sauli Niinisto nike air max 90 kpu dames , theFinnish presidential office confirmed to local media.

The agenda of the meeting has not been reported. The U.S. StateDepartment noted that the two ministers will address "areas ofbilateral concern and cooperation."

Russian newsagency RIA Nowosti also reported the upcomingmeeting on Saturday, quoting Russian diplomatic sources.

Teija Tiilikainen, director of the Finnish Institute forInternational Affairs, told newspaper Helsingin Sanomat that in thecurrent in.