North Korea

Global Politics

With cancellation, Trump-Kim summit gets a dose of reality

The cancellation has eased the anxiety of foreign policy and nuclear nonproliferation experts who said that President Donald Trump had rushed headlong into a meeting unprepared. Ever since Trump accepted Kim’s invitation to meet in March, experts warned such a high-level dialogue would go south without a specific and careful diplomatic strategy.

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.

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Arts, Culture & Media

Champion North Korean boxer

While few enter North Korea at own their risk, many more escape. Not all flee for political or human rights. One refugee defected for the love of boxing. Champion Choi Hyun Mi is making a name for herself in South Korea. Jason Strother has the story.

Global Politics

North Korea's failing currency

The North Korean government recently knocked two zeros off its currency, the won. And it ordered citizens to turn in their old cash savings. The move caused panic and riots. Katy Clark talks with Marcus Noland who is an expert on North Korea's economy.

Global Politics

Geo answer

On today's Geo Quiz we were searching for a towering bronze statue. It was unveiled this weekend to mark Senegal's 50 years of independence from France. Tidiane Sy reports for the BBC World Service's Network Africa.

Global Politics

Kim Jong Il, 'fashion icon'

A North Korean website says the ?Dear Leader? began a global fashion trend with his zippered jumpsuits. Many North Koreans believe it. North Korea watcher and author Barbara Demick explains how authorities there have mastered the art of propaganda.