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Escaping Tyranny

North Korea is called the “worst place on earth” for good reason. Thousands of people are tortured. Some North Koreans eat rodents to try to survive, and many starve anyway.

After Sony hack, Justice Department creates office to help companies stop cyberattacks

North Korea’s cyberattack on Sony Pictures Entertainment last November was a “catalyzing event” that pushed the U.S. government to bulk up protections for corporations against nation-state cyberattacks, a top Department of Justice official said. “We had started to move to confront the cyber espionage...

Rubio, 2 other GOP senators seek tougher sanctions on NKorea

WASHINGTON (AP) — Three Republican senators, including presidential candidate Marco Rubio, are proposing new sanctions on North Korea over its nuclear weapons program and human rights abuses. The legislation introduced Tuesday also calls for a U.S. Show More Summary

Arrested in North Korea—On Purpose

NYU student Joo Won-Moon is the latest foreigner to purposefully get caught by the notoriously brutal regime.

College student hurt in fatal Seattle duck boat crash sues

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Na Ra Yoon, a student from South Korea, and others from North Seattle College were riding in a bus when the duck boat struck it Sept. 24.

North Korea releases 21-year-old detained in April after illegally crossing border

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North Korea has released a 21-year-old who was detained after he illegally crossed the border earlier this year, according to reports. Agence France-Presse reports that Joo Won-moon — a South Korean who also holds permanent U.S. residency status — was set free Monday at Panmunjom, a border village. His release came about six months after his […]

North Korea Frees NYU Student Detained Since April

A 21-year-old NYU student is safe in South Korea after being held in North Korea for more than five months. According to the Times, Joo Won-moon was handed over to South Korean officials at a border town Monday afternoon. Won-moon, who is a citizen of South Korea and a U.S. permanent... More »

NYU Student Who Entered North Korea Has Been Released

Joo Won-moon, the 21-year-old NYU student and South Korean national who crossed the Chinese border into North Korea in April—in hopes of improving the North's relations with the South—has been released by North Korean officials after a six-month detainment. [ more › ]

Joo Won-Moon: NYU Student Released From North Korea Detention

Joo Won-moon was released from North Korea on Monday, after spending five months in criminal detention. The South Korean citizen, who attended New York University, was arrested in April — after entering the country illegally. He was subsequently detained on suspicion of violating the National Security Law. Show More Summary

Photos Of Women In North Korea Show Beauty Crosses All Boundaries

Photographer Mihaela Noroc is on a mission to document diverse beauty by photographing women in every country of the world. Last month, that odyssey took her to North Korea. "When entering North Korea you step in a different world," Noroc wrote in a description of the series for The WorldPost. Show More Summary

North Korea Releases Detained NYU Student Won Moon Joo

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea on Monday freed a South Korean national who is a student at New York University, in a possible sign it wants better ties with rival Seoul and may back away from a recent threat to launch a long-range...Show More Summary

N. Korea Frees NYU Student After 5 Months

Five months after he was detained for allegedly entering North Korea illegally, 21-year-old Joo Won-moon, 21, has put the hermit nation behind him. Seoul says the South Korean citizen and permanent resident of the US was handed to South Korean officials at the border on Monday after he was initially...

North Korea Releases Detained NYU Student Won Moon Joo

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea's government says a South Korean student from New York University has been released by North Korea after about six months of detention. Seoul's Unification Ministry said Monday that North Korea repatriated Won Moon Joo, 21, at the border village of Panmunjom. Show More Summary

North Korea deports detained S Korean citizen

Reports say Joo Won-moon, arrested in April for illegal entry, was repatriated through border truce village.

North Korea to Release Detained N.Y.U. Student, South Says

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Once returned to the South, the student, Joo Won-moon, will most likely face an interrogation on criminal charges of violating the law.

N. Korea reportedly to free New York University student

Won Moon Joo, a U.S. resident from South Korea, has been held since April for illegally entering the North from China

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