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Tensions mount as Trump lays down ultimatum on North Korea

President Trump has warned that “North Korea is looking for trouble”, adding that if China “does not decide to help”, the US “will solve the problem without them”. The president wrote the message on Twitter after revealing he had urged his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping to put pressure on Pyongyang…





New year, old hopes: A meeting of minds in North Korea

Alecia Janeiro is an American who has lived and worked in South Korea for more than seven years. To celebrate New Year, she recently crossed the border to North Korea. There she discovered that although the countries are conceived as being poles apart, they are still one nation divided by…


The day Dennis Rodman crashed a snowmobile: Skiing in North Korea

When I first read about the DPRK’s first ski resort I pictured a ramshackle sort of place. Perhaps there would a few gentle slopes of hand-shovelled snow with a donkey powered chairlift and an alpine-style KTV. Just enough, perhaps, for the Swiss-educated Kim Jong Un to snap a couple of…