In North Korea, national celebrations often feature spectacular military displays. Taking part in goose-stepping is considered a big privilege. But it comes at a huge bodily cost.
Personal information from hundreds of defectors from North Korea has reportedly been stolen. The classified data leak could put people who have fled to the South at risk from potential retribution from Pyongyang.
South Korean intelligence has confirmed that Jo Song Gil, Pyongyang's top diplomat in Rome, has gone missing. Media reported that Italian officials are wringing their hands over what to do, but Italy denies knowledge.
US officials remain skeptical about North Korea's commitment to rid itself of nuclear weapons. US experts have bolstered those doubts with new findings about 13 undeclared nuclear bases throughout the country.
The North Korean regime has staged a massive military parade in Pyongyang to mark the 70th anniversary of the country's founding. It focused on development work and civilian efforts to build the economy.
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