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North Korea's missiles don't frighten me, but the realities of cyber warfare are chilling - ‎2 hours ago‎
Month after month, North Korea tests a fearsome weapon - and occasionally explodes a nuclear bomb - in a way that is calculated to send a chill down your spine.
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North Korea sentences Korean-American to 10 years of hard labour for 'subversion, espionage'

ABC Online - ‎Apr 28, 2016‎
Kim Dong-chul was arrested in North Korea in October and had admitted to committing "unpardonable espionage" including stealing military secrets, the North's official news agency reported earlier.

North Korea: BBC team begins week in Pyongyang

BBC News - ‎11 hours ago‎
This week, North Korea will open its first Workers Party Congress in nearly 40 years, where supreme leader Kim Jong-un is expected to formalise his own succession and set out his agenda.
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Russia, China take united stance on North Korea, South China Sea

The Japan Times - ‎15 hours ago‎
BEIJING - Denouncing what they see as outside interference in the South China Sea and Korean Peninsula, the foreign ministers of Russia and China voiced mutual support Friday as they seek to counter the influence of Washington and its allies ...

Ask a North Korean: ​does anyone talk about sex?

The Guardian - ‎Apr 28, 2016‎
Is this what happens in a capitalist society? Of course people have sex, get married and give birth to children in North Korea. It's just that sex education didn't exist and family planning was sparse. When teenagers hit puberty and became interested ...

Inside North Korea's 'Pleasure Squad'

The Advertiser - ‎Apr 28, 2016‎
Over the following decade, these girls are expected to service the small military circle of North Korea's elite. They are known as the leader's Pleasure Squad - or Gippeumjo.
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US warns of 'other' options if North Korea continues nuclear, missile tests

The Australian Financial Review - ‎Apr 26, 2016‎
The United States has warned it would consider "other" options, which could include new sanctions or security steps, if North Korea continued nuclear and ballistic missile testing. South Korea's Yonhap news agency earlier said North Korea appeared to ...
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Thought it couldn't get any worse for NKoreans? Think again

CNBC - ‎Apr 27, 2016‎
North Korea's already-low food supply is set to deteriorate this year as dry weather hits crop yields, the United Nations' Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has warned.

Escape from the north

ABC Online - ‎Apr 27, 2016‎
It was a crisp, cool autumn day in late October 2005 - the leaves had changed their hues to yellow and crimson, and it was the season for harvest.

1st bank robbery reported in North Korea

Korea Times - ‎3 hours ago‎
The unknown robbers infiltrated the Shinam branch of the Central Bank of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea in the city of Cheongjin, North Hamgyong Province, on Apr 4, Radio Free Asia reported Thursday citing a source from the province.

North Korea accuses US soldiers of provoking border troops

Stars and Stripes - ‎Apr 29, 2016‎
SEOUL, South Korea - North Korea on Friday accused U.S. soldiers of trying to provoke its frontline troops with "disgusting" acts and encouraging South Korean soldiers to aim their guns at the North.

North Korea sentences US citizen to 10 years

JURIST - ‎1 hour ago‎
[JURIST] The Supreme Court of North Korea on Friday sentenced US citizen, Kim Dong-chul, to 10 years in prison and hard labor on charges of subversion and espionage [NPR report].

North Korean military moves: What can the US do?

CNN International - ‎Apr 28, 2016‎
(CNN) North Korea's attempted missile tests Thursday are just the latest in a string of muscle-flexing and trash-talking provocations out of Pyongyang.
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Brooks to take command of USFK amid heightened tensions with North Korea

Stars and Stripes - ‎Apr 28, 2016‎
SEOUL, South Korea - Gen. Vincent Brooks will assume command of U.S. Forces in Korea on Saturday, stepping into the role as tensions have spiked on the peninsula since North Korea staged its fourth nuclear test early this year. In an embarrassing ...

The long and perilous journey of a North Korean defector.

ABC Online - ‎Apr 26, 2016‎
It was pitch black and silent as 15-year-old Soo-jung Ra* made her way across the vast sand dunes of the Gobi Desert. She was among a group of 11 North Korean defectors in search of liberty and freedom, en route to South Korea. Their broker had ...
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Brexit supporters should 'move to North Korea' according to John Major

Daily Mail - ‎Apr 29, 2016‎
Sir John Major has come under fire after suggesting that Brexit supporters should 'go to North Korea'. The former Prime Minister insisted the authoritarian state had the most 'undiluted sovereignty' as he urged a vote to stay in the EU.

The Atlantic Daily: Kunduz Fallout, North Korea Conviction, FBI Hacking Powers

The Atlantic - ‎21 hours ago‎
A Conviction in Pyongyang: North Korea sentenced a Seoul-born U.S. citizen to 10 years of hard labor for alleged subversion and espionage activities, a Chinese news agency reported Friday.

It's a Museum! It's a Nuclear Bunker! It's North Korea's Subway System!

National Geographic - ‎Apr 26, 2016‎
It's a Nuclear Bunker! It's North Korea's Subway System! For the first time, Pyongyang's subway system is open to tourists.

Defectors launch anti-North Korea balloons

Reuters - ‎Apr 29, 2016‎
Defectors launch anti-North Korea balloons. 6:38am EDT - 00:34. North Korean defectors in South Korea launch balloons carrying anti-Pyongyang leaflets across the border.