Hermit Kingdom

NORTH KOREA

North Korea really doesn’t like Mike Pompeo

"Whenever he sticks his nose in, talks go wrong.”
David Gilbert
4.18.19
kim jong-un

PHOTOS: Kim Jong Un had a grand old time during his surprise visit to China

Kim Jong Un's time in China had the same pomp and circumstance as a normal state visit.
Alex Lubben
3.28.18
NORTH KOREA

Kim Jong Un's train trip to China included denuclearization talks and an art show

It was his first known trip abroad since taking power in 2011
Alexa Liautaud
3.28.18
NORTH KOREA

Trump's "largest-ever sanctions" on North Korea may not matter

Experts say the sheer number of sanctioned entities is indeed large but it’s unclear whether the sanctions will have much impact.
Keegan Hamilton
2.23.18
Vice News Tonight

Binge watching North Korean TV is surreal — and educational

We binge watched North Korean TV and learned a lot about Kim Jong Un
Axel Gerdau
Jay Caspian Kang
2.22.18
NORTH KOREA

Kim Jong Un's fancy ski resort will host South Korea's Olympic skiers

The invitation to Masik Pass​, the Kim regime’s resort near the coastal city of Wonsan, came Wednesday after the two countries decided to join forces at the games.
Alex Lubben
1.17.18
Hermit Kingdom

One of the last American tourists to visit North Korea

VICE News followed the journey of Norbert Figueroa, one of the last American tourists to enter North Korea before the ban went into effect.
Billie Brownstein
9.17.17
VICE News Tonight on HBO

Japan's doomsday bunker business is booming thanks to North Korea

While the rest of the world watches North Korea's nuclear program with an increasing sense of alarm, Japan is preparing.
Laurel Chor
8.9.17
americas

North Korea tells former American prisoner to stop 'babbling' about his hard labor

Kenneth Bae spent almost two years in a North Korean labor camp. Now, on a book tour, he's been talking about his ordeal. And North Korea is not impressed.
Tamara Khandaker
6.20.16
americas

American Detained in North Korea Had 30 Guards to Himself — And They All Wanted to Know About the US

Kenneth Bae was imprisoned in a foreigners camp in Pyongyang for 735 days on charges of trying to overthrow the government. Now he's promoting a new book and campaigning for the release of a Canadian pastor who is going through the same thing.
Tamara Khandaker
5.25.16
NORTH KOREA

Why North Korea's Restaurant Business Is Bombing

Quite a few outposts of the Hermit Kingdom’s infamous state-run restaurants have recently begun to close in the face of dwindling business.
Alex Swerdloff
4.13.16
on the line

On The Line: Keegan Hamilton Discusses North Korea

VICE News journalist Keegan Hamilton joined 'On The Line' to discuss the latest news from North Korea, and the defectors who leave the Hermit Kingdom.
VICE News
10.30.15
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