An embattled North Korean economy has been further weakened by coronavirus pandemic, somewhat its “black swan”, even though the regime still plays tough.
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South Korea held legislative elections this week, the world’s first nationwide vote of the coronavirus, history was made with North Korean defector elected.
A coalition of rights-oriented groups says the South Korean government should re-engage on promoting accountability for human rights abuses in North Korea.
On the recent North Korea projectile launches Trump simply said Kim likes testing missiles, arguing that the Dictator did not violate any pacts with him.
A human rights group says it has identified hundreds of locations where North Korea allegedly carried out public executions as a way to intimidate citizens.
The younger sister of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has reappeared in public for the first time in more than 50 days amid questions about her status.
Report Friday that North Korea executed its top envoy to the United States following February’s failed summit between Kim Jong Un and Donald Trump.
The United Nations human rights report also accuses Kim Jong-un’s government of economic mismanagement, leaving its people fighting to get the basics.
Tens of thousands of North Korean women and girls are trafficked and sold into the sex trade in China where they are forced to endure systemic rape.
North Korea’s cash-strapped economy is under crippling international sanctions, it means traditional elite, rising merchant class may be feeling pinched