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 […]

Politics

Brexit: ‘Very little progress’ in negotiations with the EU, UK says

London and Brussels have “made very little progress towards agreement on the most significant outstanding issues between us”, the UK’s Brexit negotiator has said. David Frost issued the downbeat assessment at the end of the third round of talks on the future relationship between the two sides. EU negotiator Michel Barnier described the discussions as […]