The luxurious lifestyle of North Korea’s Kim Jong-un in 10 points

The life of North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un has been shrouded with mystery. He emerges in public at his own will and disappears in the same manner. While stories of his education and disappearance from a Swiss school have garnered much interest, he has also been referred to as “madman who wants to just build … Read more The luxurious lifestyle of North Korea’s Kim Jong-un in 10 points

NCAA returns to North Carolina after transgender bathroom law repeal

The National Collegiate Athletic Association on Tuesday formally reversed course and scheduled championship games in North Carolina, returning to the state after previously stripping it of events to protest a law on transgender use of public bathrooms. Transgender advocates immediately criticized the decision, saying although the bathroom law was repealed last month, North Carolina still … Read more NCAA returns to North Carolina after transgender bathroom law repeal

China piles pressure on North Korea by banning coal imports

China is suspending all imports of coal from North Korea as part of efforts to increase pressure on the country over its latest missile test. China’s commerce ministry said the ban would operate until the end of 2017. It follows reports last week that China had rejected a shipment of North Korean coal worth $1m … Read more China piles pressure on North Korea by banning coal imports

North Korea says ballistic missile test was a ‘success’

North Korea says it “successfully” test-fired a ballistic missile on Sunday in a launch supervised by leader Kim Jong-un. State news agency KCNA described the device, fired into the Sea of Japan, as a “surface-to-surface medium-to-long-range ballistic missile”. South Korea’s defence ministry called it an armed provocation to test the response of US President Donald … Read more North Korea says ballistic missile test was a ‘success’