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What Drives Someone To Defect To North Korea?

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 29.10.2013 | UK

Driven to desperation by family troubles or business failures, six South Korean men, and one woman, risked their lives by jumping into the freezing wa...

South Korea : A Fifth Column?

Colin Pattinson | Posted 08.05.2014 | UK Politics
Colin Pattinson

In recent weeks South Korean media has been awash with stories concerning an explosive story; The case of Lee Seok-Gi. The lawmaker has been accused of conspiracy to commit armed rebellion and has labelled a 'jongpuk' (종북 - a derogatory term for a North Korean sympathiser/apologist).

North Korea Charges US Citizen With Threatening To Overthrow Government

Huffington Post UK | Posted 27.04.2013 | UK

North Korea is to try a US citizen on charges of trying to overthrow the government, its official news agency has reported. Pae Jun-Ho, who is repo...

The Real Victims of North Korea's Nuclear Aspirations

Ben Acheson | Posted 22.06.2013 | UK Politics
Ben Acheson

Whilst we fret over all-out war, mutually assured destruction and ridiculous pictures of Kim Jong-Un sitting on assorted weaponry, we forget that North Korea's nuclear programme has already had disastrous consequences, even before a missile has been fired in anger.

North Korea Offers To Negotiate

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 18.04.2013 | UK

North Korea has issued a series of “incomprehensible” demands as the conditions for it to move forward with talks to ease tensions on the Korean p...

North Korea Warns Foreigners To Leave South Korea

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 09.04.2013 | UK

North Korea has warned foreigners in South Korea to leave the country amid threats of impending war, in the latest bellicose threat from Pyongyang. ...

Just How Dangerous Is North Korea?

Giovanni Vimercati | Posted 07.06.2013 | UK Politics
Giovanni Vimercati

Scaremongering by definition tends to exaggerate and mislead. Yet it works.

North Korea 'Preparing For Fourth Nuclear Test'

Huffington Post UK | Posted 08.04.2013 | UK

North Korea is preparing for a fourth nuclear test, according to a South Korean minister, who said Seoul had been alerted to increased activity at the...

Hague Calls For Calm Over North Korea

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 07.04.2013 | UK Politics

William Hague has called for calm over tensions in the Korean peninsula but added Britain "should be concerned" about North Korea's activities. The...

Propaganda Victory For North Korea

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 07.04.2013 | UK

The US military has cancelled a planned test of a Minuteman 3 intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) over fears of escalating tensions on the Korea...

PLAYLIST: 25 Songs For An Impending Nuclear War

The Huffington Post UK | Andrea Mann | Posted 04.04.2013 | UK Comedy

Firstly, let us start by saying that there's nothing funny about nuclear war. In fact, we think Simon Le Bon said it best when he uttered the immo...

North Korean Army Given Go-Ahead for 'Merciless' Strike Against USA

The Huffington Post UK | David Hobbs | Posted 04.04.2013 | UK

North Korea's army has been given final approval for a 'merciless' strike against the USA as tensions between the two powers and South Korea continue ...

North Korea 'Prepares Rockets' For US Strike

Huffington Post UK | Posted 29.03.2013 | UK

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has told his generals to put rocket units on standby and prepare for an attack on the US, the nation's state media has...

North Korea Threatens Rocket Strike On US Mainland

Huffington Post UK | Posted 26.03.2013 | UK

North Korea has threatened a rocket strike on Guam, Hawaii and the US mainland, its state news agency has reported. The country has put their milit...

North Korea Launch Live Artillery Shells Near South Korean Border

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 14.03.2013 | UK

North Korea has used live artillery in a military exercise held close to the border. According to state media, Kim Jong Un witnessed the manoeuvres, w...

UN Sanctions Will Increase North Korea's Capability 'A Thousand Times'

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 09.03.2013 | UK

If members of the UN had hoped that fresh sanctions against North Korea would encourage Pyongyang to ratchet down its bellicose rhetoric, that hope wa...

Kim Jong-un: 'Prepare For War'

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 12.02.2013 | UK

North Korea has been placed under “martial law”, according to reports from neighbouring South Korea, while Kim Jong-un, leader of the habitually b...

Is North Korea Preparing Long-Range Missile Test?

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 27.11.2012 | UK

North Korea could be preparing to test a long-range missile within the next few weeks, according to fresh satellite images of the totalitarian state. ...

Jessica Elgot

Defector Claims 'North Korea Is Similar To The UK'

HuffingtonPost.com | Jessica Elgot | Posted 22.11.2012 | UK

A North Korean doctor who fled the repressive regime to live in the UK has said he is often struck by how similar North Korea and the UK are - and how...

Ask A North Korean (LIVECHAT)

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 20.11.2012 | UK

What is it like coming to live in the UK after life under a totalitarian dictatorship? How do North Koreans live their everyday life? And is there any...

North Korea Takes 'Major Step' In Rebuilding Nuclear Reactor

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 22.08.2012 | UK

North Korea has moved a step closer to building a nuclear power plant that could be used to bolster the state’s ailing nuclear weapons programme by ...