NORTH KOREA

NORTH KOREA

North Korea Is Building Its Own Bitcoin

The currency will be “more like bitcoin or other cryptocurrencies,” said the official in charge of North Korea’s cryptocurrency conferences.
David Gilbert
3 days ago
NORTH KOREA

North Korea Said It Wants to Restart Nuclear Talks. Then It Tested Two More Missiles.

North Korea's short-range arsenal doesn't cross Washington's red line, but the missiles could hit U.S. allies Japan and South Korea.
David Gilbert
9.10.19
NORTH KOREA

It Looks Like North Korea Is Building a Submarine That Can Launch Nuclear Missiles

New satellite images "suggest North Korea is making real progress in developing a second leg of the nuclear triad."
David Gilbert
8.28.19
Hacking

Why The FBI Arrested the Hacker Who Saved the World From WannaCry

He stopped a global ransomware heist, but the feds just wanted to flip him.
Ben Makuch
8.8.19
NORTH KOREA

Kim Jong Un Released Pictures of the “Super Powerful” Missiles He Fired as a “Solemn Warning”

South Korea officials believe they were similar to Russia’s Iskander missiles, which fly close to the ground before dropping at a 90-degree angle on their targets to avoid being intercepted.
David Gilbert
7.28.19
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
7.18.19
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
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