Tag: North Korea

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The Plot to Free North Korea With Smuggled Episodes of ‘Friends’

USB sticks bearing digital video are the new radio.

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Did You Hear The One About North Korea?

Rumors abound about the hermit kingdom.

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Did North Korea Kidnap an American Hiker?

When David Sneddon disappeared hiking around western China, officials chalked it up to a drowning. A decade later, it appears he had been kidnapped and taken to North Korea.

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My Week in North Korea

Playing tourist in the isolated nation.

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Dear Leader Dreams of Sushi

The odyssey of Kim Jong-il’s personal chef.

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Welcome to the Hotel of Doom

A visit to the hotel North Korea starved to build, still unfinished after breaking ground in 1987.

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How One Man Escaped From a North Korean Prison Camp

There was torture, starvation, betrayals and executions, but to Shin In Geun, Camp 14—a prison for the political enemies of North Korea—was home. Then one day came the chance to flee.

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No Ordinary Counterfeit

Alarmingly sophisticated imitations of American currency have turned up all over the world and the false-paper trail leads to North Korea.

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Alone In the Dark

On the “horrible weirdness” of Kim Jung Il’s Korea.