Business

North Korean defector: ‘A very small spark could topple Kim Jong Un’

The former North Korean diplomat on life under the Kims — and how the world should counter the regime. Tae Yong-ho says he was 14 years old when he first began to comprehend the true cruelty of the songbun, Kim Il Sung’s class system. It was August 1976, and the Great Leader was expelling people […]

World News

COVID-19: North Korean hackers ‘tried to steal vaccine and treatment’ details

North Korea has been accused of attempting to steal information on coronavirus vaccines and treatments. South Korea‘s National Intelligence Service (NIS) announced its suspicions on Tuesday, but distanced itself from a more specific claim by a member of parliament’s intelligence committee that Pfizer was targeted. Ha Tae-keung had told reporters that the NIS told him […]

Politics

Mark Walker jumps into North Carolina Senate race, hoping to ward off Lara Trump and other potential rivals.

WASHINGTON — Representative Mark Walker announced on Tuesday that he would run for North Carolina’s open Senate seat in 2022, kicking off what is likely to be a fierce Republican primary that could pit him against President Trump’s daughter-in-law in a key swing state. In an interview, Mr. Walker, a former Baptist pastor from Greensboro, […]

Politics

Brexit delay: Northern Irish assembly votes in favour of two-year delay – ‘We’ve spoken!’

We will use your email address only for sending you newsletters. Please see our Privacy Notice for details of your data protection rights. The assembly has passed a motion demanding the UK government requests an extension to the Brexit transition period. They have put the blame on the “extreme challenges” of the coronavirus pandemic as […]