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Selfies and Surveillance: North Korea's New Connectivity

Selfies and Surveillance: North Korea's New Connectivity

By Eric Talmadge | Nov 12
Ever so cautiously, North Korea is going online. It's just not the World Wide Web. This is all done on a tightly sealed intranet of the sort a medium-sized company might use for its employees.

U.S. to Ban Americans From Traveling to North Korea

By Matthew Lee | Jul 21
U.S. officials say the Trump administration will ban American citizens from traveling to North Korea following the death of university student Otto Warmbier who passed away after falling into a coma into a North Korean prison.

N. Korea, Planning Rocket Launch, Getting Better At Stealth

By Eric Talmadge | Feb 4
Less than a month after its purported H-bomb test, North Korea announced Tuesday it is planning a rocket launch as soon as next week.

Holiday in Socialist Fairyland? N. Korea Woos Tourists

By Eric Talmadge | Jun 1
If you're still looking for somewhere exotic to go this summer and don't mind a vacation that comes with a heavy dose of socialist propaganda and leader worship, North Korea says it's just the place for you.

Eyes on Kim As North Korea Preps for Anniversary

By Eric Talmadge | Oct 9
As North Korea's ruling party prepares to mark its 69th anniversary on Friday, the world will be watching to see if leader Kim Jong Un will make his first public appearance in more than a month.

Did High Heels and Swiss Cheese Sideline North Korean Leader?

By Jason St. Amand | Oct 1
North Korea's leader has been out of the public eye for weeks, allegedly recovering from ankle surgery. Reports say they broke because of his weight and because he's been wearing high heels to boost his height.

US Sending 2 Warships To Japan To Counter North Korea

By Lolita C Baldor | Apr 6
The US delivered a two-pronged warning to Asia Pacific nations Sunday, announcing that the U.S. will send two additional ballistic missile destroyers to Japan to counter the North Korean threat, and saying China must better respect its neighbors.

Koreas Trade Fire; Island Residents In Shelters

By Hyung-Jim Kim and Jung-Yoon Choi | Mar 31
North and South Korea fired artillery shells into each other’s waters Monday, a flare-up of animosity between the rivals that forced residents of five front-line South Korean islands to evacuate to shelters, South Korean officials said.

Mandatory Kim Jong Un Haircuts?

By Eric Talmadge | Mar 28
Have all male university students in North Korea been ordered to get haircuts like their leader, Kim Jong Un? The Internet certainly says so.

UN Letter Calls Kim Jong-un Out On Nazi-like Atrocities

By John Heilprin | Feb 17
A U.N. panel warned North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on Monday that he may be held accountable for orchestrating widespread crimes against civilians in the secretive Asian nation, ranging from systematic executions to torture, rape and mass starvation.

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