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North Korea orders citizens to work harder

Jun 26, 2016

North Korea orders citizens to work harder

The bright red slogans hang from buses, government buildings and even some restaurants and gas stations, urging North Koreans to work harder to make the country’s 200-day “speed campaign” a success. “Have you carried out the plan for today?” one poster asks. It’s the ...

Pyongyang's nuke threat not all bluff

| Mar 17, 2016

Pyongyang's nuke threat not all bluff

Skeptics of North Korea’s nuclear threat, and there are many, have long clung to two comforting thoughts. While the North has the bomb, it doesn’t have a warhead small enough to put on a long-range rocket. And it certainly doesn’t have a re-entry vehicle ...