North Korea's capital is off to the races. On the same day the US sent a Navy carrier group to the region, Pyongyang held its annual marathon. North Koreans won, but foreigners were among the 1,800 runners.
The two Koreas reaffirmed their plan to host the 2032 Olympics. The large-scale event would require an unprecedented level of cooperation, resources, and a greater openness by an isolated Pyongyang.
A Japanese man in his 30s, who was arrested for video taping footage of a North Korean military facility, is set to be 'expelled' from the country. The move comes as Japan seeks to improve relations with Pyongyang.
Rights activists have criticized Seoul's decision to reduce human rights funding for North Korea and to funnel financial support into increased economic assistance. What could be the implications of this move?
Egyptian athlete Manal Rostom made waves in 2015, appearing in a Nike advert wearing a hijab. After running the Berlin Marathon she told DW what inspired her to insist that Nike feature Muslim women in its campaigns.
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