North Korea’s global network of state-run restaurants, most in China, are dens of espionage and sites of operations involving tens of thousands of overseas North Koreans who send the regime in Pyongyang more than $100 million in hard currency annually, according to U.S. and western intelligence officials.
The United States remains vulnerable to deadly biological warfare attacks that could kill tens of thousands of people, several weapons specialists told Congress on Friday.
The Obama administration is ignoring China’s transfer of mobile nuclear missile launchers to North Korea as Secretary of State John Kerry on Thursday applauded China for announcing new export controls on Pyongyang’s arms programs.
Public executions and torture are daily occurrences in North Korea’s prisons, according to dramatic testimony from former inmates at a U.N. Commission of Inquiry that opened in South Korea’s capital on Tuesday.
AP reporters Jean Lee and David Guttenfelder use their iPhones to document the Nork culture on Instagram. It’s a heck of a lot more interesting to see video about this mysterious despotism than to hear about it from a sushi chef who met the Dear Leader.
Lee and Guttenfelder may be the first people on the planet to stress over using the sepia or burnt filter when photographing a Nork highway. I intend to be the first to GIF the Hermit Kingdom. Pulitzer, here I come!
GIFing the DPRK rips open a hypnotic, never-ending porthole into oblivion. Feast your eyes on these:
A State Department official Monday called the trafficking of humans for labor and prostitution “modern-day slavery” and urged the United States to remain vigilant in its prosecution of crimes that afflict millions of unreported victims annually.
Cuba’s Foreign Ministry on Wednesday confirmed that it sent missiles and other military equipment to North Korea aboard a ship that was seized by Panamanian government authorities.
The seizure of a covert shipment of missile parts from Cuba on a North Korean freighter is raising new fears that the two communist governments secretly are engaged in the trade of threatening ballistic missiles.
The North Korean ship seized Friday by Panamanian authorities included sophisticated Russian radar for SA-2 surface-to-air missiles and revealed for the first time military cooperation between Cuba and North Korea.