Chanyang Ju grew up in North Korea, in the midst of poverty and oppression. After a harrowing escape, she now lives in South Korea and reports on chat shows and in lectures on the situation in the communist North.
At the last minute, North Korean officials withdrew from a secret meeting with the US vice president. Mike Pence's chief of staff said the US would not allow Pyongyang to "whitewash their murderous regime."
North Korea and communist East Germany cooperated plenty during the Cold War. But almost from the off, GDR officials could smell something rotten in Pyongyang. Their once-secret observations are now freely available.
The UN Command has released a video showing the dramatic scenes at the border as a North Korean soldier defected. As they tried to stop him, the soldier's colleagues may have violated the terms of the Korean War truce.
Another boat containing dead bodies has been found floating off the coast of Northern Japan. It is the fourth vessel discovered this month and officials suspect they all originated in North Korea. Julian Ryall reports.
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