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North Korea suspected of 'extorting' young footballer's wages - ‎3 hours ago‎
The financial affairs of a teenage football prodigy from North Korea are being investigated on suspicion that the boy's salary is being expropriated by the regime in Pyongyang.
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Aunt of North Korea dictator Kim Jong-un 'runs dry-cleaners in New York' - ‎9 hours ago‎
The aunt of North Korea's supreme leader Kim Jong-un has been discovered running a dry-cleaning business in New York. Ko Yong-suk, whose sister is Mr Kim's mother, defected to the United States in 1998, using a $200,000 (£140,000) payment from the ...
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North Korea threatens retaliation after South Korean warning shots

Reuters - ‎8 hours ago‎
North Korea accused the South Korean navy of intruding into its waters and said the South fired at its ships in a "grave provocative act," the Supreme Command of the North's Korean People's Army was quoted as saying by the official KCNA news agency ...
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N Korea could be linked to cyber-attacks on banks, security firm says

BBC News - ‎12 hours ago‎
A top cyber-security firm is investigating whether North Korea could be linked to attacks on banks in recent months. Symantec said it had evidence that the same group attempted to steal money from a bank in the Philippines, one in Vietnam and ...

North Korea: EU adopts new restrictions on trade, financial services, investment and transport

EU News - ‎7 hours ago‎
On 27 May 2016, the Council adopted additional restrictive measures against the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK).

This Facebook Clone Appears to Be Hosted in North Korea

Motherboard - ‎4 hours ago‎
Someone in North Korea appears to have created a Facebook clone, according to an internet analytics company that traced the site's DNS to the notoriously isolated country.
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Desperate North Korea could spark WORLD WAR THREE to stave off collapse - ‎May 26, 2016‎
General Walter Sharp said: “First off, I believe there will be strong provocations, strong attacks by North Korea that could quickly escalate into a much bigger conflict.
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South Korea Leader Seeks African Support Against North Korea

ABC News - ‎10 hours ago‎
South Korea's President Park Geun-hye delivers a speech to the African Union in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia Friday, May 27, 2016.
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DRONES over North Korea drop off mobile phones to get information from the West - ‎May 26, 2016‎
Helicopter drones are delivering mobile phone devices to North Koreans desperate for information from the West. Defector Jung Gwang-il, founder of the group No Chain, said the drones have been delivering the contraband since early 2015.

American Detained in North Korea Had 30 Guards to Himself — And They All Wanted to Know About the US

VICE News - ‎May 25, 2016‎
An American missionary who spent almost two years in a North Korean labor camp, where 30 guards watched over only him as he toiled for more than eight hours a day, says they wanted to know all about America.

Tired of Nonstop Work, Some North Korean Soldiers Look for a Way Out

Radio Free Asia - ‎2 hours ago‎
Morale in the North Korean military is plummeting as a series of non-stop deployments have some soldiers thinking that taking a dishonorable discharge and being drummed out of the ruling party is better than staying in the army, sources in the country ...

Corruption Currents: Symantec Links North Korea to Hacking Heists

Wall Street Journal (blog) - ‎3 hours ago‎
... Corp. said it has evidence that the same group in the Bangladesh hacking heist attempted to steal money from a bank in the Philippines and one in Vietnam, using the same malware from the Sony Pictures hack, which the U.S.
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G7 vows growth, fudges FX, frets North Korea, Russia, China

Reuters UK - ‎19 hours ago‎
The G7 demanded that North Korea fully comply with United Nations Security Council resolutions and halt nuclear tests, missile launches and other "provocative actions".

Poster Boys: Sons of US soldier who defected to North Korea paraded in online video to support sick regime

The Sun - ‎May 26, 2016‎
THE sons of an American GI who defected to North Korea have become poster boys for the dictatorship's sick regime. Ted and James Dresnok, who also go by Hong Sun Chol and Hong Chol respectively, were both born in North Korea. Their father James ...

These Instagram users show life from inside secretive North Korea

Business Insider - ‎May 25, 2016‎
... Instagrams regularly from inside the secretive country. Many are tour guides who are allowed to visit the country frequently, but others live there as journalists or teachers.

Retired USFK head: North Korea collapse may happen sooner

Stars and Stripes - ‎May 24, 2016‎
FORT SHAFTER, Hawaii - Instability within North Korea will lead to its collapse “sooner than many of us think,” a former U.S.

North Korean Coal, Minerals Mined by Forced Labor: Report

Radio Free Asia - ‎May 26, 2016‎
These groups “are forced to work in mines and extremely harsh environments because of their low songbun,” or social status passed down from parent to child, according to the report prepared by the Committee for Human Rights in North Korea (CHRNK).

Clinton Backs North Korea's Decision to Not Talk to Trump

Washington Free Beacon - ‎22 hours ago‎
The race to the general election has taken another odd turn now that Hillary Clinton Thursday publicly backed North Korea's decision to not engage in discussion with Donald Trump should he become president. At her rally in San Jose, California, Clinton ...