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Pyongyang slams South Korean president's reunification speech

From AFP:

North Korea yesterday blasted South Korean President Park Geun-hye’s proposal on laying the groundwork for reunification through economic exchanges and humanitarian aid as the “daydream of a psychopath”. 133 more words

Asia & Oceania

Pandora Report 4.18.14

I think I was coming down with something yesterday. It manifested as a pretty debilitating headache, so I am pretty sure it wasn’t Ebola, but I also had no desire to drink water, so it might have been rabies. 986 more words

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First Sick Day

So yesterday I had to take my first sick day since arriving here. Although I was really nervous about taking one (it was a Friday so I didn’t want to seem like I was just trying to get a long weekend out of it), it was ultimately necessary. 259 more words


The incredible isolation of North Korea — In one map

North Korea is often referred to as “The Hermit Kingdom” in the west — and one map demonstrates why.

The website MarineTraffic displays live data of cargo ships over 299 gross tonnage, and while South Korean ports of Incheon, Busan, and Ulsan are bustling with activity, shipboard cargo movement in the North barely registers, despite the country  174 more words

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"Traveling in the north country" by Greg Larson

Stories about North Korea are often very similar: We know almost nothing about the country, and so the same information must get repeated; and when anyone visits, they’re given the same tour. 98 more words