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  • Cuba escapes UN sanctions in North Korean weapons transport scheme

    The United Nations has sanctioned a North Korean shipping company but spared Cuban entities in connection with a Cuban weapons shipment seized aboard a Pyongyang-bound freighter in violation of a U.N. arms embargo. Ocean Maritime Management Company, Ltd....
  • Sanctions are not the way to change Russia's political behavior

    U.S. sanctions against Russia will not solve any political problems. American history shows that sanctions fail precisely because they don't change political behavior; sanctions against Russia will similarly prove ineffective. The United States has...
  • North Korea's supreme leader supremely annoyed at viral video

    North Korea's supreme leader supremely annoyed at viral video
    Sheesh, can't Kim Jong Un take a joke? A video spoof that has gone viral in China depicts North Korea's grand poobah in a range of dancing situations, from being part of a grounds crew at a baseball game to various fighting scenes (often involving...
  • North Korea Slams Seth Rogen-James Franco Comedy 'The Interview'

    North Korea is not amused by the upcoming James Franco-Seth Rogen comedy "The Interview." The regime has already condemned the film, which won't open until Oct. 10. Kim Myong-chol, executive director of the Centre for North Korea-U.S. Peace and an...
  • North Korean protests create tricky PR situation for 'The Interview'

    North Korean protests create tricky PR situation for 'The Interview'
    North Korean President Kim Jong Un is reported to be a major fan of NBA basketball and classic rocker Eric Clapton, but evidently he’s not big on Seth Rogen movies — or at least not ones in which he’s the butt of the joke.  On...
  • Tourist from Ohio is detained in North Korea

    Tourist from Ohio is detained in North Korea
    North Korea has detained another American tourist, bringing to three the number of U.S. citizens being held in the country. The reclusive state’s Korean Central News Agency said Friday that Jeffrey Edward Fowle entered the country April 29 as a...
  • North, South Korea exchange artillery fire

    North, South Korea exchange artillery fire
    North Korea fired more than 100 artillery rounds into South Korean waters as part of a drill on Monday, prompting the South to fire back, officials in Seoul said, but the exercise appeared to be more saber rattling from Pyongyang rather than the start...
  • Travel to North Korea at your own risk

    I think the State Department needs to issue a directive: "If a strong travel warning has been issued regarding a foreign country, the U.S. shall make no effort to free a citizen who may be caught and detained there." ("Tourist from Ohio is detained in...
  • Modern world is still premodern in many ways

    Nigeria's homegrown, al-Qaeda-linked militant group, Boko Haram, brags openly that it recently kidnapped about 300 young Nigerian girls. It boasts that it will sell them into sexual slavery. Those terrorists have a long and unapologetic history of...
  • North Korea admits apartment building collapsed

    North Korea admits apartment building collapsed
    With uncharacteristic openness, North Korea admitted that an apartment complex under construction in the capital of Pyongyang collapsed last week. Numbers of dead and injured were not mentioned, but South Korean officials said that as many as 92...
  • Missile defence: Star Wars 2: attack of the drones

    Missile defence: Star Wars 2: attack of the drones
    The best time to shoot down a hostile missile is straight after take-off. During this initial "boost phase" it moves more slowly, is easier to spot (because its exhaust plumes are so hot) and presents a bigger target (having not yet ditched its first-...