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Koreas trade artillery fire

North and South Korea exchanged artillery fire today in one of the most dramatic confrontations between the two since the Korean War ended without a peace treaty. Reporter Jason Strother has reaction from South Korea.

Global Politics

Bill Clinton in Pyongyang

Bill Clinton arrived in North Korea to negotiate for the release of two imprisoned American journalists. Sang-hun Choe of the New York Times and Jim Walsh, a professor at the MIT Security Studies Program, join The Takeaway with their thoughts.

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Technology

How North Korean hackers became the world's greatest bank robbers

The Reconnaissance General Bureau, North Korea's equivalent to the CIA, has trained up the world’s greatest bank-robbing crews, a constellation of hacking units that pull massive online heists. In just the past few years, RGB hackers have struck more than 100 banks and cryptocurrency exchanges around the world, pilfering more than $650 million. That we know of.

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

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo brushed off North Korean charges that he used "gangster-like" diplomacy in negotiations in Pyongyang, saying on Sunday after meeting his Japanese and South Korean counterparts that he would continue to pursue denuclearization talks with North Korea.

North Korea transfers remains of missing US soldiers

North Korea transferred 55 small, flag-draped cases carrying the suspected remains of US soldiers killed in the Korean War on Friday, officials said, a first step in implementing an agreement reached in a landmark summit in June.