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Despite test, North Korean ICBM likely years away

Jul 9, 2017

Despite test, North Korean ICBM likely years away

Despite North Korea’s claim its intercontinental ballistic missile launch shows it can attack targets anywhere it wants, experts say it will probably be years before it could use such a weapon in a real-world scenario.The test on Tuesday demonstrated the North is closer than ...

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 second ...