The United Nations Security Council voted on Wednesday to impose new sanctions against North Korea in response to Pyongyang’s fifth nuclear test in September.
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un controls his repressive regime’s political prison camps through a political chain of command comprised of entities of the Workers’ Party of Korea, according to a new analysis by a human rights expert.
Chinese websites have blocked the term “Kim Fatty the Third,” a disparaging nickname for North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, after government officials in Pyongyang requested that China stop calling him fat.
North Korean ministers have made a state request to officials in China begging them to stop referring to their “glorious leader” Kim Jong-un as “Kim Fatty III,” according to the Sun.
Pentagon officials leading efforts to recover missing American service members told their Russian counterparts in May there is no evidence that U.S. prisoners of the Korean War were brought into the Soviet Union, dismissing intelligence reports and eyewitness testimony compiled over the last two decades.
The State Department on Wednesday warned Americans who are considering travel to North Korea that tourists may be helping the authoritarian regime syphon cash into its nuclear program.
The U.S. Navy has sent a ballistic missile submarine to Guam as a show of America’s commitment to its allies in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region.
One of the more surreal experiences available to someone living in the year 2016 is to wake up in Seoul—home of K-Pop, Gangnam style, and a growing collection of attractive postmodern skyscrapers built with the accumulated wealth of the last few decades—and then travel up the highway to the North Korean border. This doesn’t take long. If Seoul were Washington, D.C., the ironically named demilitarized zone would be substantially closer than the city of Baltimore, or, to go in the other direction, roughly as far away as Manassas. That’s about 25 miles.