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The Olympics gave us a break from the North Korea crisis. Break time is over

5 months ago admin2 Comments Off on The Olympics gave us a break from the North Korea crisis. Break time is over
The closing ceremony of the Winter Olympics in South Korea will take place on Sunday. Aside from providing the usual entertainment, the games this year served another purpose: They gave the world a breather from worrying about North Korea. But, sadly, there’s little reason to think the saber-rattling and weapons tests won’t resume. North Korea, Read More

South Korea is updating North Koreans via loudspeaker about the soldier who defected

8 months ago admin2 Comments Off on South Korea is updating North Koreans via loudspeaker about the soldier who defected
South Korea has long used loudspeakers along the North Korea border to deliver harsh words against the ruling regime in Pyongyang. Now it’s using them in a new way: to share updates on the soldier who recently made a daring defection to the South. South Korean military officials said yesterday (Nov. 26) that the updates Read More

North Korean Citizens Study Cryptocurrencies at Pyongyang University

8 months ago admin2 Comments Off on North Korean Citizens Study Cryptocurrencies at Pyongyang University
Emerging Markets North Korean engagement with bitcoin and cryptocurrency appears to be ever growing, with recent reports indicating that university students are now able to access courses on cryptocurrency in the Hermit Kingdom. Also Read: North Korean Hackers Ramp up Malware Attacks Against Bitcoin Exchange Staff Pyongyang University’s Cryptocurrency Course Reports indicate that Pyongyang University, which Read More

The black-market street food that’s keeping many North Koreans alive

9 months ago admin2 Comments Off on The black-market street food that’s keeping many North Koreans alive
Food insecurity is a massive problem in North Korea. Despite the isolated nation’s growing economy and open imports for food, millions still go hungry every day. Concerning the diets of North Koreans, Reuters reported: Pyongyang says 70 percent of North Koreans still use the state’s central distribution system as their main source of food, the Read More