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North Korea jails US citizen for 10 years on spying charge

The Guardian - ‎6 hours ago‎
North Korea regularly accuses Washington and Seoul of sending spies to overthrow its government to enable the US-backed South Korean government to control the entire peninsula.

Ask a North Korean: ​does anyone talk about sex?

The Guardian - ‎6 hours ago‎
Is this what happens in a capitalist society? Of course people have sex, get married and give birth to children in North Korea. It's just that sex education didn't exist and family planning was sparse. When teenagers hit puberty and became interested ...
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Russia, China in agreement on North Korea, South China Sea

Washington Post - ‎4 hours ago‎
BEIJING - Denouncing what they see as outside interference in the South China Sea and Korean Peninsula, the foreign ministers of Russia and China voiced mutual support Friday as they seek to counter the influence of Washington and its allies, ...

American 'spy' gets ten years hard labour in North Korea

The Times (subscription) - ‎2 hours ago‎
An American man was sentenced to ten years of hard labour today for allegedly trying to smuggle North Korean nuclear secrets on a concealed computer memory stick.

Yearning for North Korea - the Nation They Fled

ABC News - ‎6 hours ago‎
For much of the world, North Korea is a Stalinist nightmare, an isolated enclave of prison camps, poverty and hunger. But for tens of thousands of people scattered across South Korea and living underground in China, it's something far more complicated.
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Thought it couldn't get any worse for NKoreans? Think again

CNBC - ‎Apr 27, 2016‎
North Korea's already-low food supply is set to deteriorate this year as dry weather hits crop yields, the United Nations' Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has warned.
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Strong sign of North Korean nuclear test as regime calls 6 May party congress

The Guardian - ‎Apr 26, 2016‎
North Korea conducted its fourth nuclear test in January and has pushed ahead with ballistic missile development in defiance of UN sanctions and international warnings.

10 years hard labour for US man in North Korea

Reuters - ‎3 hours ago‎
North Korea has sentenced a Korean American man to 10 years of hard labour for spying. Yiming Woo reports. △ Hide Transcript.

It's a Museum! It's a Nuclear Bunker! It's North Korea's Subway System!

National Geographic - ‎Apr 26, 2016‎
It's a Nuclear Bunker! It's North Korea's Subway System! For the first time, Pyongyang's subway system is open to tourists.
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Would Ask China To Rein In North Korea's Nuclear Ambitions: Donald Trump

NDTV - ‎Apr 28, 2016‎
Washington: Republican presidential front- runner Donald Trump has said he would ask China to rein in North Korea's nuclear ambitions, warning that the US will not be trading as usual with the world's second largest economy which he said cannot survive ...

The Failure of Sanctions Against North Korea

Wall Street Journal - ‎Apr 26, 2016‎
In the latest push to stop North Korea's rogue nuclear and missile programs, the United Nations Security Council on March 2 passed a sanctions resolution widely hailed as the toughest in decades.

Africa: UN Exonerates Namibia Over North Korea - ‎Apr 28, 2016‎
Windhoek - The United Nations (UN) committee on sanctions has reportedly told Namibia that the country's relations with North Korea, which include cooperation on a military project, are not in violation of any statutes of the world body. A political ...

10 things running the Pyongyang Marathon taught me about North Korea - ‎Apr 23, 2016‎
When your hand and shoulder ache from high-fiving rows of children, grannies and people in uniform lining the marathon route through Pyongyang, or when you can get thousands of North Korean spectators to cheer all the louder just by raising your arms, ...

Photos: These Are the Military Drills That Spooked North

Foreign Policy (blog) - ‎Apr 25, 2016‎
Although it made the same offer last year, North Korea might view the 2016 exercises as more menacing. Unlike in past drills, when the two militaries focused on responding to an attack only after the fact, this year they are rehearsing for preemptive ...
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China won't allow chaos or war on Korean peninsula: Xi

Reuters - ‎Apr 27, 2016‎
BEIJING China will not allow chaos and war to break out on the Korean peninsula, which would be to no one's advantage, Chinese President Xi Jinping told a group of Asian foreign ministers on Thursday.

Bernie Sanders says conditions in Baltimore no better than North Korea, West Bank

PolitiFact - ‎14 hours ago‎
"Fifteen neighborhoods in Baltimore have lower life expectancies than North Korea. Two of them have a higher infant mortality rate than the West Bank in Palestine.

Escape from the north

ABC Online - ‎Apr 27, 2016‎
It was a crisp, cool autumn day in late October 2005 - the leaves had changed their hues to yellow and crimson, and it was the season for harvest.

In North Korea, money trumps Party prestige

Reuters - ‎Apr 28, 2016‎
For many North Koreans, money is overtaking membership in the ruling Worker's Party as the way to get ahead. Defectors told Reuters' Ju-min Park that an informal grey market now provides what the Party once promised: a living.

What's the Food Like in North Korea?

The Daily Meal - ‎16 hours ago‎
For North Korea's more than 24 million citizens, life can be a struggle. North Korea's isolation and totalitarian regime has long been the subject of global scrutiny, earning it the nickname “The Hermit Kingdom” in the mid-nineteenth century after ...