North Korea launches trigger bomb-shelter mania
In this July 4, 2017, file photo distributed by the North Korean government, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, second from right, inspects the preparation of the launch of a Hwasong-14 intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) in North Korea’s northwest.

Bangkok Post



Not so isolated: North Korea’s elite uses Gmail, Facebook and iTunes
Western researchers recently began sifting through troves of North Korean Internet data, looking for activity related to missile launches or malicious cyber activity within the famously isolated country. What they found instead surprised them.

Washington Post



Cuban Activists Say North Korea Fighting Losing Censorship Battle
Despite North Korea’s increased efforts to prevent outside information from entering the country, international activists say technology and market forces will eventually overcome state censorship.

Voice of America



North Korea Mysteriously Shuts Down Its Beer Festival
This is the case for Pyongyang’s “annual” Taedonggang Beer Festival, the second of which was slated to take place during the month of August. China-based tour company Koryo Tours, which is among the go-to tour groups organizing trips into North Korea, writes on its blog that it was “informed” North Korean organizers have canceled the event.




Top US General Hints at Military Action Against North Korea in a ‘Few More Months’
Joseph Dunford, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said over the weekend that war with North Korea was not “unimaginable.” What has gone unreported is that he also suggested the administration is giving diplomacy only “a few more months.

Daily Beast



South Korea leaves door open for North to attend Olympics
North Korea marches in the athletes parade at the opening ceremony of the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro on August 5. South Korea said it would leave the door open for North Korea to attend the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang.



北朝鮮(ハンナラ党) – 朝鮮民主主義人民共和国(北朝鮮)の武装勢力を摘発して10年ぶりに、鄭正一(チョン・イルヒョン)大統領は爆発で5人の仲間を失った。彼は死ぬ前に彼に与えた軽いものを持っています。彼はまた、間違った爆弾処理任務から彼の左の頬の傷を負っています。

North Korea still digging up US bombs 64 years after the war
HAMHUNG, North Korea (AP) — In the 10 years he has been digging up ordnance from the Korean War, Maj. Jong Il Hyon has lost five colleagues to explosions. He carries a lighter one gave him before he died. He also bears a scar on his left cheek from a bomb disposal mission gone wrong.




US sees more signs North Korea is preparing another missile test
Last Wednesday, CNN reported that US intelligence indicated that North Korea is making preparations for another intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) or intermediate range missile test. Two administration officials familiar with the latest intelligence confirmed they’d seen indicators of test preparations.

CNN International



Hawaii just released a guide for how to survive a nuclear attack amid high tensions with North Korea
Hawaii’s Emergency Management Agency released an ominous statement on how to survive and proceed in the event of a nuclear attack.  Citizens of Hawaii are advised to look out for emergency sirens, alerts, wireless notifications, or flashes of “brilliant white light” that will indicate that a nuclear detonation is incoming or underway.

Business Insider



Why I Visited North Korea
North Korea is the most reclusive country in the world, run by a repressive government accused of systemic human rights abuses.

New York Times