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Staff picks: The 2020 North Korea stories that you don’t want to miss

Staff picks: The 2020 North Korea stories that you don’t want to miss

A curated list of North Korea stories that went beyond the usual headlines in 2020

Staff picks: The 2020 North Korea stories that you don’t want to miss
NK News
NK News December 30, 2020
‘Tired out of our minds’: North Korean defectors recall grueling work marathons

‘Tired out of our minds’: North Korean defectors recall grueling work marathons

North Koreans are in the throes of a mandated, national “labor battle” — a “torturous” time that defectors can’t forget

‘Tired out of our minds’: North Korean defectors recall grueling work marathons
Jeongmin Kim
Jeongmin Kim November 24, 2020
The mystery behind a South Korean presidential candidate executed for collusion

The mystery behind a South Korean presidential candidate executed for collusion

He was executed for ties to North Korea and became a political martyr. But new evidence shakes up the story once again.

The mystery behind a South Korean presidential candidate executed for collusion
Fyodor Tertitskiy
Fyodor Tertitskiy November 17, 2020
Photos: North Korea’s new-age apartments join a greater wave of modern design

Photos: North Korea’s new-age apartments join a greater wave of modern design

A trendy architectural design is springing up across the country in wake of the recent, destructive typhoons

Photos: North Korea’s new-age apartments join a greater wave of modern design
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko November 11, 2020
Photos: Pyongyang’s golden trees show North Korean autumn in full bloom

Photos: Pyongyang’s golden trees show North Korean autumn in full bloom

Russia's embassy in the DPRK shared photos of this year's fall season — and at a time when tourists can't enter the DPRK

Photos: Pyongyang’s golden trees show North Korean autumn in full bloom
NK News
NK News November 6, 2020
North Korean fishermen lead dangerous lives as the ‘avant-garde of capitalism’

North Korean fishermen lead dangerous lives as the ‘avant-garde of capitalism’

A North Korean defector recalls the good old days of profiting off unregulated waters as he casts his line in the South

North Korean fishermen lead dangerous lives as the ‘avant-garde of capitalism’
Andrei Lankov
Andrei Lankov November 5, 2020
Bob Woodward’s ‘Rage’ reveals more about Trump than North Korea

Bob Woodward’s ‘Rage’ reveals more about Trump than North Korea

The book is addictive, but misses key historical events in its retelling of what happened between the US and North Korea

Bob Woodward’s ‘Rage’ reveals more about Trump than North Korea
Glyn Ford
Glyn Ford October 29, 2020
70 years ago in freezing North Korea, China crushed US hopes of a war victory

70 years ago in freezing North Korea, China crushed US hopes of a war victory

Americans would not be spending Christmas in the States as planned, but in Korea fighting the cold and the Communists

70 years ago in freezing North Korea, China crushed US hopes of a war victory
James Fretwell
James Fretwell October 23, 2020
‘The Perfect Weapon’ shows North Korea’s rapid rise to infamous cybercrime

‘The Perfect Weapon’ shows North Korea’s rapid rise to infamous cybercrime

HBO’s new documentary shows that cyberwarfare — not nukes — could be North Korea’s more dangerous weapon against the US

‘The Perfect Weapon’ shows North Korea’s rapid rise to infamous cybercrime
Jeenho Hahm
Jeenho Hahm October 19, 2020
A ‘warm-hearted father’: Family remembers man killed by North Korean soldiers

A ‘warm-hearted father’: Family remembers man killed by North Korean soldiers

The older brother of a South Korean man who was shot and killed on Sept. 22 is demanding answers from the government

A ‘warm-hearted father’: Family remembers man killed by North Korean soldiers
Jeongmin Kim
Jeongmin Kim September 29, 2020
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