Tag: North Korea

North Korea Thinks He Brought Covid-19. South Korea Wants to Arrest Him.

SEOUL, South Korea — Three years ago, out of work​ and hungry, Kim Geum-hyok climbed Mount White Horse near his North Korean hometown, Kaesong, brooding on the meaninglessness of life. Not far​ to the south​, across a river, the 21-year-old could see high-rise buildings in South Korea, dazzlingly lit up. The sight beckoned him. After […]

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South Korea Confirms a Defector Swam Back to the North

SEOUL, South Korea — After North Korea on Sunday accused a man of secretly crossing into the country from South Korea and bringing the coronavirus with him, Seoul went in search of any defectors ​in ​the South who had gone missing. By Monday, South Korean officials had zeroed in on a 24-year-old man, identified only […]

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Did America Use Bioweapons in Korea? Nicholson Baker Tried to Find Out

BASELESSMy Search for Secrets in the Ruins of the Freedom of Information ActBy Nicholson Baker This has been a hard season for truth. Between the disinformation surrounding the coronavirus, Russian bots on the internet, police cover-ups of excessive force applied to unarmed civilians and the regular torrent of lies emanating from the White House, objective […]

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South Korean Lawsuit Filed Against Kim Jong-un’s Sister

SEOUL, South Korea — After North Korea blew up an inter-Korean liaison office on its own soil last month, plunging relations with South Korea to a diplomatic nadir, a conservative activist lawyer in the South decided that one person was responsible: Kim Yo-jong, the only sister of North Korea’s leader, Kim Jong-un. So he filed […]

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