NORTH KOREA

Booze

Man in Japan Faces Charges After Selling $3 North Korean Beer for $148

The seemingly innocent grift of reselling a beer allegedly violated Japan's Foreign Exchange and Foreign Trade Act.
Bettina Makalintal
3 days ago
LGBTQ

South Korean Military’s Anti-LGBTQ Law Fosters a Culture of Abuse

Amnesty International’s new report reveals disturbing evidence of violence and bullying towards gay and trans soldiers.
Meera Navlakha
7.14.19
The VICE Guide to Right Now

Alek Sigley Rejects North Korea’s Claims That He Is a Spy

The Australian student also said he has "no plans to visit the country again, at least in the short term."
Gavin Butler
7.10.19
NORTH KOREA

Their Son Died After Being Held by North Korea. Now They Want a $500M Ship as Payment.

Otto Warmbier's parents are suing to use the 17,601-ton ship as partial payment of the $500 million settlement that North Korea owes them
Trone Dowd
7.8.19
The VICE Guide to Right Now

North Korean Media Accuses Alek Sigley of Being A Spy

The Australian student was reportedly arrested after being caught "red-handed" releasing photos and data to Western media outlets.
Gavin Butler
7.8.19
The VICE Guide to Right Now

The Australian Student Who Went Missing in North Korea Has Been Released

Alek Sigley, who had not been heard from in more than a week, has been confirmed "safe and sound" in China.
Gavin Butler
7.4.19
NORTH KOREA

What You Need to Know About Trump's Wild Weekend in North Korea

Meanwhile, the White House is reportedly ready to accept North Korea as a nuclear power, rather than demanding full denuclearization.
David Gilbert
7.1.19
Australia Today

North Korea May Have Silenced Australian Student Ahead of Trump Visit, Says Expert

Donald Trump is set to visit the Korean Peninsula in the coming days. A friend of Alek Sigley's thinks his disappearance could be due to heightened security concerns.
Gavin Butler
6.28.19
Australia Today

An Australian Student has Gone Missing in North Korea

Alek Sigley, 29, was living in Pyongyang and working as a tour guide organising trips for foreign students.
Gavin Butler
6.27.19
The VICE Guide to Right Now

North Korea Reportedly Has Over 300 Public Execution Sites

A human rights group in South Korea found that offences ranging from stealing a cow to watching a South Korean TV show has got citizens killed.
Shamani Joshi
6.13.19
NORTH KOREA

Kim Jong Un’s Half-Brother Was Reportedly a CIA Informant

Kim Jong Nam was assassinated on his way back from meeting with a CIA agent.
David Gilbert
6.11.19
NORTH KOREA

Kim Jong Un Reportedly Executed His U.S. Envoy After Failed Trump Summit

The dictator reportedly had five foreign ministry officials executed and a top aide banished to a forced labor camp.
David Gilbert
6.2.19
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