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Photo Series "Power Hungry" Aims to Keep World Hunger in World's Awareness

16 hours agoOdd : Neatorama

North Korea, "Power"Henry Hargreaves and Caitlin Levin, featured previously at Neatorama for food maps of the world and candy and gingerbread galleries, among other things, present their latest series "Power Hungry." Hargreaves described...Show More Summary

North Korea Warns US Of ‘Catastrophic Consequences’

North Korea has threatened “catastrophic consequences” for the U.S. and other Western powers, in the wake of a U.N. resolution condemning the country’s human rights abuses. A resolution introduced by the E.U. and Japan, calling for North Korea to be referred to the International Criminal Court to face possible charges of “crimes against humanity” passed [...]

N Korea furious over UN human rights ruling

UN General Assembly askes Security Council to refer North Korea to the ICC in The Hague over alleged rights abuses.

The Rumpus Interview with Suki Kim

Suki Kim discusses her new memoir, Without You, There Is No Us, going undercover for research, growing up as an immigrant to the U.S., and spending six months trapped in North Korea.

Oh, Fer Christsakes – Send the Little Idiot Back!

You’ve probably all heard about the DNI – James Clapper – and his trip to North Korea earlier this month.  During that trip, the DNI secured the release of two Americans detained there – Matthew Miller and Kenneth Bae.  He brought them back to the US. Well, guess what.  One of them now reportedly claims […]

From Without You, There Is No Us: My Time with the Sons of North Korea’s Elite

Even now, writing in Manhattan, my heart beats faster recalling that initial meeting. Oddly enough, the first word that came to my mind was beauty.

North Korea ready to resume six-party nuclear talks, Russia reports

North Korea is ready to resume international talks on its nuclear programs and to work on restoring trade ties with South Korea, the Kremlin announced Thursday after meetings with a high-level official from Pyongyang.

Torture, kidnapping, and gulags: North Korea’s alleged crimes against humanity

4 days agoNews : BlogPost

The decision by a U.N. General Assembly committee to condemn North Korea for crimes against humanity this week is historic. It could well lead to the North Korean leadership facing trial at the International Criminal Court (ICC), forcing them to confront the numerous accusations made against their isolated regime. Read full article >>

Russia Says North Korea Is Ready to Resume Nuclear Talks

(MOSCOW) — North Korea says it’s ready to resume international talks on its nuclear program, Russia’s foreign minister said Thursday as Moscow sought to raise its profile in the international standoff over Pyongyang’s nuclear and missile programs. Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov spoke after meeting with Choe Ryong Hae, a special envoy for North Korean leader…

N. Korea: We Can't 'Refrain' From Nuke Test

Two days after the UN's toothless vote to haul North Korea's leaders into the Hague over human rights violations, Pyongyang is doubling down on its threatened response to the "political provocation." In a statement today, it says that "the United States' hostile acts are leaving us no longer able to...

North Korea threatens new nuclear test after human rights criticism

After the U.N. criticized North Korea's record on human rights, the North responded with threats of a new nuclear test in retaliation for the report. North Korea described the U.N. resolution, which was passed on Tuesday, as "fraud," claiming the report was an effort for the U.S. Show More Summary

Signs North Korea preparing bomb material amid nuclear test threats

4 days agoNews : The Raw Story

New satellite imagery suggests North Korea may be firing up a facility for processing weapons-grade plutonium, as Pyongyang threatened Thursday a fresh nuclear test in response to UN condemnation of its rights record. The images show steam rising from a re-processing plant at the North’s main...

North Korea, Open for Business

Life in Rason, a special economic zone far from the police state in Pyongyang, is... well... almost normal.

Russian President Putin Wants Closer Ties With Kim Jong Un; North Korean Leader Accused of Crimes Against Humanity

Russian President Vladimir Putin signaled Wednesday that he wants to establish closer ties with North Korea in hopes of improving regional security. Leader Kim Jong Un, meanwhile, is facing a new U.N. resolution accusing his administration of crimes against humanity.

China Just Built A Massive $350 Million Bridge That Ends In A Dirt Field In North Korea

A bridge that was supposed to be a key link for trade and travel between China and North Korea is useless, as it currently leads to a dirt field in North Korea. Produced by Devan Joseph. Video courtesy of Associated Press. Follow BI Video: On Facebook Join the conversation about this story »

Putin backs deeper ties with Kim Jong Un

5 days agoNews : The Newsroom

The Russian president wants to strengthen his nation's relationship with North Korea.

UN: North Korean Leaders Should Be Prosecuted

North Korea's leaders should be prosecuted for crimes against humanity, according to none other than the UN. In a 111-19 vote, with 55 abstentions, UN members made what the New York Times calls the organization's strongest-ever move against the North, saying its leaders had violated human rights and should face...

U.N. committee urges prosecution of North Korean leaders for crimes against humanity

A United Nations human rights committee on Tuesday passed a resolution recommending that North Korea's leaders be prosecuted in the International Criminal Court for crimes against humanity. The resolution was based on a February report describing decades of executions, torture, rape, and mass starvation. Show More Summary

The Great Autocrat Moderation, and when will it end?

We’ve now seen a good twenty-five years of autocrats backing down, ceding power, and refusing to escalate, starting  around 1989 if not earlier.  Arguably North Korea and Saddam Hussein have been partial exceptions, but even there North Korea has stayed in its shell and Saddam had in fact largely disarmed his WMD.  We also see […]

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