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US Spy Chief: North Korea Visit Was Weird

The North Koreans are generous but perplexing hosts, according to National Intelligence Director James Clapper. According to Reuters, the spy chief says that during his secret mission to Pyongyang last November to bring two Americans home, a general treated him to a "marvelous" 12-course banquet at a restaurant over a...

Canadian Church Minister Disappears in North Korea

Nothing has been heard for a month from the pastor of a Korean church in Canada who crossed the border into North Korea at the end of January.

UN watchdog ‘seriously’ worried by North Korea nuclear program

The head of the UN nuclear watchdog said Monday he is “seriously” worried about the North Korean nuclear program, which has not been subject to international inspections since 2009. “I remain seriously concerned about the nuclear program of the Democratic […]

Kim Jong Un Tells North Korean Army to Prepare for War With America and 'Tear to Pieces the Stars and Stripes'

Kim Jong Un has reportedly told the North Korean army to prepare for a "great war" with America and to "tear to pieces the stars and stripes," in response to military drills set to be carried out by the U.S. and South Korea.

North Korea Launches Two Missiles in Protest Over US-South Korea Military Drills

yesterdayNews : Vice News

The enormous military exercises that represent a continuing point of tension on the Korean peninsula have just started, and will run until April 24.

North Korean defectors undermine totalitarianism with smuggled pirate sitcoms

yesterdayHumor / odd : Boing Boing

In an amazing, long, in-depth investigative piece, Wired's Andy Greenberg recounts the story of North Korean dissidents who have escaped, but who mastermind ambitious smuggling efforts that send thousands of USB sticks and SD cards over...Show More Summary

North Korea Fires 2 Missiles Into Sea Amid US-South Korea Drills

North Korea fired two missiles into the sea off its east coast early Monday, the South Korean Defense Ministry said.

North Korea Fires Two Short-Range Missiles Off Coast

SEOUL, March 2 (Reuters) - North Korea fired two short-range missiles off its east coast on Monday, a South Korean military official said, a move seen as a protest against annual military exercises between South Korea and the UnitedShow More Summary

US House Committee Votes on Further Sanctions Against North Korea

The Act denies sanctioned North Koreans and those assisting the Pyongyang weapons programs access to the United States and its financial system, as well as targets banks and individuals who facilitate North Korean cyberattacks, proliferation, smuggling and money laundering.

Why a N. Korea Company Renamed 93% of Its Ships

A North Korean shipping company has renamed 13 of its 14 ships, and there's a devious reason why, according to a new UN report. Ocean Maritime Management was last year blacklisted by the UN Security Council following a 2013 discovery of two fighter jets (among other things) hidden under a...

Sanctioned North Korean Shipping Firm Still Active, Ships Renamed

A U.N.-blacklisted North Korean shipping firm has renamed most of its vessels in a bid to disguise their origin and continues illicit shipments in violation of United Nations sanctions The post Sanctioned North Korean Shipping Firm Still Active, Ships Renamed appeared first on gCaptain Maritime & Offshore News.

Broadening the Spectrum for Engaging North Korea: Introduction

Although many speculated that we might see a breakthrough in North-South relations on the Korean Peninsula after high ranking officials made an impromptu visit to the Asian Games at Incheon in October of last year, tensions of late have...Show More Summary

Could Al Jazeera’s leaked British spy files get a North Korean killed?

6 days agoNews : BlogPost

"The Spy Cables," a series of documents leaked from a variety of intelligence communities that form the basis of a joint investigation by Al Jazeera and the Guardian, have presented a glimpse into the secret world of espionage.  Yet in a post-Edward Snowden world, these sorts of leaks are inevitably controversial. Within hours of each release, critics […]

Police bust North Korean defector webcam sex trafficking ring

For North Koreans, the promise of defection can be a lifeline — an escape from the notoriously authoritarian and reclusive hermit state. Organised gangs specialise in smuggling those desperate to leave across the border. But for some defectors, getting out of North Korea doesn't spell the end of their problems. Show More Summary

Who Cares About Park Yeon-mi

(February 24, 2015 12:07 AM, by Bryan Caplan) At the 2015 Students for Liberty conference, my sons and I were privileged to hear North Korean defector Park Yeon-mi share her story of self-liberation from totalitarian oppression. But her talk got me thinking. On the surface, there is nothing... (0 COMMENTS)

Pyongyang Bans Foreigners From Marathon

Tightening the screws even further on travel to their already isolated country, North Korean authorities have barred foreigners from one of the year's most popular tourist events—the annual Pyongyang marathon —because of ongoing concerns over the spread of the Ebola virus, travel agencies say. While no cases of Ebola...

Editorial: Congress fails to learn from North Korean hacking

Roll out the red carpet for the Academy Award the Oscars forgot: Best Fantasy.

Kim Jong Un’s Jersey Shore Haircut: Tribute To Reality Show DJ Or Cry For Attention?

Kim Jong Un’s new haircut has many people asking, “Is the North Korean dictator a fan of ‘Jersey Shore’?” The hairdo seems suspiciously similar to DJ Pauly D’s cut from the show. Then again, others suggest the Dear Leader was inspired by 90s hip hop. Show More Summary

Kim Jong Un Haircut Defies Gravity, Comprehension

North Korean Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un debuted a new haircut at some big political meeting on Wednesday, and let's just say the look is... different. The style is a variation on Kim's shaved sides, which have become his signature, go-to 'do since he took power, but with a hilarious, high-ass pompadour. Oh, and the despot wasn't done. Show More Summary

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