The world's attitude toward North Korea tends to swing between playful mocking and genuine horror.
Like dictatorships before it — namely, Nazi Germany and Soviet Russia — North Korea tends to embody that range of emotion through its architecture.
On the one hand, there's the country's fondness for pastel hues, which recall 1950s Americana. But on the other, there are the towering concrete buildings that shroud observers in their shadow.
So, the whole world seems to have dismissed North Korea's Friday declaration of war on South Korea. Even reporters based in Seoul — which is around 120 miles from Pyongyang — seem pretty blase. CNBC's Chery Kang, who is based in Seo...
Well that was weird. I was only in North Korea for five days, but that was more than enough to make it clear that North Korea is every bit as weird as I always thought it was. If you merged the Soviet Union under Stalin with an anci...
Viewed at night from far above, the communist nation is a huge, nearly black patch between South Korea and China. In the years NASA has been taking such photos, there's been no real change.
Whatever North Korea is, it’s not your run of the mill dictatorship, or so says a new book that lays bare the country’s weird blend of repression and cash economy.