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A building at Kim Chaek University of Technology during the blue hours of pre-dawn

Twitter and Cocoa Puffs: The surprising life of a student at North Korea’s top university

Alek Sigley, 29, studies at Kim Il-sung University — the alma mater of Kim Jong-un. He opened a Twitter account just a few months ago and it’s become a rare keyhole through which to view a fast-changing Pyongyang, North Korea.

Members of Reporters Without Borders (RSF) hold stencils made by French street artist C215 representing portraits of emprisonned Turkish journalists,

FBI is dismantling its war crimes unit

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Kim Yong-chol, a North Korean senior ruling party official and former intelligence chief, return to discussions after a break at Park Hwa Guest House in Pyongyang, North Korea, July 7, 2018.

Pompeo’s North Korea trip suggests a hard road for denuclearization

City Hostel Berlin

North Korean diplomats are beating sanctions to raise cash with this Berlin hostel

A man waves from inside a black car.

North Korea details plans to dismantle nuclear test site

Students hold posters with pictures of South Korea's President Moon Jae-in and North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un

North and South Korea to hold historic first summit in decade

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un is set to cross his country’s heavily militarized border with South Korea on Friday for the first intra-Korea summit in more than a decade.

Police officers keep watch next to a train, believed to have carried a North Korean delegation to China

Mysterious train leaves Beijing with no confirmation North Korea’s Kim Jong-un was on it

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A train believed by carrying North Korean leader Kim Jong-un left Beijing almost as quickly as it appeared, and with no confirmation of who was on board.


With threat of war looming, North and South Korea to hold summit


Seoul officials see the talks as the starting point of President Moon Jae-in’s initiative to denuclearize and build lasting peace on the peninsula, beginning with a freeze in the North’s nuclear program and ending in its complete abolishment.

People watch a TV screen broadcasting a news report on the assassination of Kim Jong-nam, the older half-brother of the North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, at a railway station in Seoul, South Korea, on February 14, 2017.

A son of North Korea’s first family is dead, and details of the case are murky

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At one time, Kim Jong-nam was thought to be the natural successor to his father, North Korea’s ‘Dear Leader,’ Kim Jong-il. Now, the younger Kim is dead. And experts suspect that his death might have been a political assassination ordered by his own half-brother, the current supreme leader — Kim Jong-un.

A North Korean official in London watches over visitors to the embassy's art exhibition

Welcome to North Korea, please enjoy the art work


Last week saw an unusual gallery opening in London. Far out in the west London suburbs, the North Korean embassy was holding its first ever art exhibition.