Updated Sunday, October 18, 2015 0:23 am TWN
North Korea's use of its showcase capital city to promote an image of national success and prosperity has cemented Pyongyang's reputation as a Potemkin Village boasting leisure facilities that amount to little more than "playgrounds for cadres."
Sunday, October 11, 2015
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un declared Saturday that his country was ready to stand up to any threat posed by the United States as he spoke at a lavish military parade to mark the 70th anniversary of the North's ruling party and trumpet his third-generation leadership.
Saturday, October 10, 2015
North Korea's staple food production could plummet by 14 percent this year because of bad weather, sparking fears of exacerbating chronic food shortages in the impoverished nation, according to the U.N. agricultural agency.
Friday, October 9, 2015
South Korean prosecutors launched a probe Thursday over allegations a private school stole rice and cooking oil and siphoned thousands of U.S. dollars from student meals, a spokesman said, after pupils complained of inedible food.
Thursday, October 8, 2015
While North Korea prepares a big show to mark the 70th anniversary of the ruling Workers' Party, the daily struggles of life outside the capital -- such as finding clean running water and putting nutritious food on the table year-round -- pose a harsh, but largely unseen, contrast to the grand celebrations the world will see Oct. 10.
Wednesday, October 7, 2015
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Tuesday, September 22, 2015
Security researchers say they found critical weaknesses in a South Korean government-mandated child surveillance app -- vulnerabilities that left the private lives of the country's youngest citizens open to hackers.
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