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Bloomberg Derides Sanders for Remarks Praising Castro

Democratic presidential candidate Michael Bloomberg on Monday criticized fellow 2020 contender Bernie Sanders over comments Sanders made praising the regime of the late Cuban Communist leader Fidel Castro.“Fidel Castro left a dark legacy of forced labor camps, religious repression, widespread poverty, firing squads, and the murder of thousands of his own people. But sure, Bernie, let’s talk about his literacy program,” Bloomberg wrote in a tweet that included a clip of Sanders praising Castro du...
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‘It’s Unfair to Say Everything Was Bad’: Sanders Defends Cuban Dictator Fidel Castro

Senator Bernie Sanders (I., Vt.) praised Cuban dictator Fidel Castro in an interview with CBS's 60 Minutes aired on Sunday."We're very opposed to the authoritarian nature of Cuba but you know, it's unfair to simply say everything is bad. You know?" Sanders said. "When Fidel Castro came into office, you know what he did? He had a massive literacy program. Is that a bad thing? Even though Fidel Castro did it?"When host Anderson Cooper pointed out that Cuba imprisons political dissident...
Tags: Florida, News, Vladimir Putin, Marco Rubio, Cbs, Anderson Cooper, Cuba, Fidel Castro, Donald Trump, Nicolás Maduro, Castro, Bernie Sanders, Sanders, Kim Jong, Fla, Daniel Ortega


Grimes Tried to Make a Soundtrack for the End of the World. The Result Is Surprisingly Timid

This is how the human race ends: with the shallow clang of metal on metal, a squalling screech, the heavy stomp and throb of percussion. At least, that’s how the A.I. revolution goes down in “We Appreciate Power,” an arresting single by Canadian art-pop eminence Grimes with help from frequent collaborator HANA. Surprising contrasts are a trademark of Grimes’ songwriting and production, and on this track she cuts the harshness of the beat with vocals that whisper, coo and cajole despite the ...
Tags: Music, Elon Musk, Hbo, Lana Del Rey, News, Uncategorized, Earth, Azealia Banks, Lena Dunham, Anthropocene, Grimes, Janelle Monae, Musk, Bajirao Mastani, Claire Boucher, Dunham


Kim Jong Un makes first public appearance in 22 days amid virus outbreak

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un made his first public appearance in 22 days amid an outbreak of coronavirus, state media reported on Saturday, to visit a national mausoleum and mark the anniversary of the late leader Kim Jong Il's birth. Kim Jong Un paid tribute to the statue of former leader Kim at Pyongyang's Kumsusan Palace of the Sun, his first public appearance since he attended Lunar New Year celebrations on Jan. 25, state media Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) said.
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Korean cinema's global reach highlighted by Parasite's Oscar win

Fans emphasise rich diversity of film-making, which has been thrilling audiences for yearsThe Oscars success of Parasite, which became the first foreign-language film to win best picture, might have taken UK-based Korean artists and film buffs by surprise as much as anyone but some had already been banking on a wider boon.Before the awards ceremony, London-based playwright and screenwriter Kyo Choi tweeted reference points that have come to be associated with Korea. She wrote: “Hope #Parasite wi...
Tags: South Korea, UK, London, Film, North Korea, UK News, World news, Culture, Asia Pacific, Awards and prizes, Festivals, Korea, Oscars, World cinema, Kim Jong, Parasite


North Korea's Internet Use Surges, Thwarting Sanctions and Fueling Theft

North Korea has vastly expanded its use of the internet in ways that enable its leader, Kim Jong-un, to evade a "maximum pressure" American sanctions campaign and turn to new forms of cybercrime to prop up his government, according to a new study. From a report: The study concludes that since 2017 -- the year President Trump threatened "fire and fury like the world has never seen" against the country -- the North's use of the internet has surged about 300 percent. Nearly half of that traffic now...
Tags: North Korea, China, Russia, Tech, Iran, United States, National Security Agency, Trump, Kim Jong, Cambridge Mass, Priscilla Moriuchi


Trump tells advisers he doesn't want another summit with North Korea's Kim before the election

President Donald Trump has told top foreign policy advisers that he does not want another summit with Kim Jong Un before the presidential election in November, according to two sources familiar with the discussions.
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Trump tells advisers he doesn't want another summit with North Korea's Kim

President Donald Trump has told top foreign policy advisers that he does not want another summit with Kim Jong Un before the presidential election in November, according to two sources familiar with the discussions.
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North Korea's Internet Use Surges, Thwarting Sanctions and Fueling Theft

WASHINGTON -- North Korea has vastly expanded its use of the internet in ways that enable its leader, Kim Jong Un, to evade a "maximum pressure" U.S. sanctions campaign and turn to new forms of cybercrime to prop up his government, according to a new study.The study concludes that since 2017 -- the year President Donald Trump threatened "fire and fury like the world has never seen" against the country -- the North's use of the internet has surged about 300%. Nearly half that traffic now flow...
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North Korea’s Secret Coronavirus Crisis is Crazy Scary

SEOUL–North Korea’s not saying a word about deaths or illnesses from the coronavirus, but the disease reportedly has spread across the border from China and is taking a toll in a country with a dismal health care system and scant resources for fighting off the deadly bug.From Lobsters and Steak to Coronavirus: One Couple’s Surreal Cruise NightmareOne sure sign of the regime’s fears is that it failed to stage a parade in central Pyongyang on Saturday, the 72nd anniversary of the founding of the c...
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Them the People

New OrleansIain Murray grew up reading and writing by candlelight, not because he lived in premodern times but because he lived under democratic socialism.Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont and other contemporary American advocates of democratic socialism lean heavily on the democratic part, which is at least in part a matter of marketing. To take their talk of democratic principle seriously requires forgetfulness and credulousness: During the last great uprising of democratic socialism in the En...
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Magnolia Buys North Korean Murder Documentary ‘Assassins’

Magnolia Pictures has bought the documentary “Assassins,” which explores the 2017 assassination of Kim Jong-nam, half brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un. Ryan White directed “Assassins,” which premiered on Jan. 28 at the Sundance Film Festival. Magnolia plans to release the film later this year. Kim Jong-nam was murdered in the departures hall of […]
Tags: News, Sundance film festival, Assassins, Magnolia Pictures, Kim Jong, Kim Jong Nam, Kim Jong Un Ryan White


‘Assassins’: Film Review

One of these days, somebody should (and probably will) make a documentary about Kim Jong-un, the Supreme Leader of North Korea. An essential chapter of it would, of course, be about how when he came to power in 2011, after the death of his father, Kim Jong-il (who had ruled the country since 1994), just […]
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Recording Shows That the Swamp Has Not Been Drained

WASHINGTON -- It became such a central slogan of Donald Trump's 2016 campaign that at rallies his supporters would chant the three words representing his pledge to take on big donors and special interests: "Drain the swamp."But as President Donald Trump ramps up his 2020 reelection bid, it is clear that he has tolerated if not fostered a swamp of his own in Washington, granting up-close access to deep-pocketed supporters and interest groups willing to write six- and seven-figure checks to hi...
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Kim Jong Un's aunt seen in public after husband's execution

Kim Kyong Hui, the aunt of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, was seen for the first time in public since her husband was executed in 2013.
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Kim Jong Un's aunt spotted after 6 years

Kim Kyong Hui, the aunt of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, was seen for the first time in public since her husband was executed in 2013.
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Kim Jong Un's aunt spotted after six years

Kim Kyong Hui, the aunt of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, was seen for the first time in public since her husband was executed in 2013.
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Kim Jong Un's aunt spotted for first time since husband's execution

The aunt of Kim Jong Un has made a surprise appearance with the North Korean leader -- the first time she's been seen in public since her husband was executed in 2013.
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Kim Jong Un’s Aunt Reemerges in North Korea, After Years of Speculation Surrounding Her Fate

(SEOUL, South Korea) — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un‘s aunt made her first public appearance in about six years, state media reported Sunday, quelling years of rumors that she was purged or executed by her nephew after helping him inherit power from his father. According to a Korean Central News Agency dispatch, the name of Kim Kyong Hui was included in a list of top North Korean officials who watched a performance marking Lunar New Year’s Day with Kim Jong Un at a Pyongyang theater on Sa...
Tags: South Korea, News, North Korea, Uncategorized, United States, Kim Jong Un, North, Seoul, Pyongyang, Seoul South Korea, Kim Jong, Korean Central News Agency, KCNA, Politburo, Kim Jong Il, Kim Il Sung


Kim Jong Un's aunt seen in public for first time since her husband was executed in 2013

The aunt of Kim Jong Un has made a surprise appearance with the North Korean leader -- the first time she's been seen in public since her husband was executed in 2013.
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Kim Jong Un's aunt seen in public for first time since her husband was executed

The aunt of Kim Jong Un has made a surprise appearance with the North Korean leader -- the first time she's been seen in public since her husband was executed in 2013.
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Kim Jong-un's aunt reappears, six years after purge rumours

Appearance of Kim Kyong-hui next to the North Korean leader at a performance puts paid to talk of execution Kim Jong-un’s aunt has appeared in public for the first time in more than six years, ending speculation that she had been purged or executed after helping her nephew establish himself as North Korea’s leader.The official newspaper of North Korea’s ruling party, the Rodong Sinmun, showed Kim Kyong-hui seated next to Kim and his wife, Ri Sol-ju, at a performance to mark the lunar new year at...
Tags: North Korea, World news, Asia Pacific, Kim Jong-un, Kim, Pyongyang, Kim Jong, Ri Sol Ju, Rodong Sinmun, Kim Kyong Hui


North Korean Leader’s Aunt Re-emerges After Husband’s Execution

Kim Kyong-hui resurfaces as Kim Jong-un emphasizes his bloodline to consolidate his people’s loyalty.
Tags: News, North Korea, Kim Jong-un, Kim Jong, Kim Kyong-hui, Politics And Government, United States International Relations, Workers' Party of Korea, Kim Il-sung, Jang Song-Thaek


North Korean leader Kim Jong-un's aunt reappears after six years

Kim Kyong-hui, once a powerful figure, has not been seen since her husband's execution.
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North Korean Leader's Aunt Re-Emerges After Husband's Execution

SEOUL, South Korea -- The aunt of North Korea's leader, Kim Jong Un, has re-emerged in Pyongyang, the capital, the country's media said Sunday, dispelling rumors that she was purged after her powerful husband was executed on charges of plotting a coup to topple Kim in 2013.North Korea's state-run media said Kim Kyong Hui, the only sister of Kim Jong Un's father, Kim Jong Il, accompanied her nephew to an orchestra performance Saturday for Lunar New Year's Day. Photos released ...
Tags: South Korea, News, Washington, North Korea, France, Malaysia, New York Times, Kim Jong Un, Kim, Pyongyang, Seoul South Korea, Kim Jong, Kim Jong Il, Kim Il Sung, Workers Party of Korea, Ri Sol Ju


South Korea's push for tourism in North poses tricky balancing act

South Korea's push to resume tourism with the North is aimed at resetting border ties, but must overcome Pyongyang's skepticism and chart a careful course around U.S. efforts to pressure leader Kim Jong-un into eliminating his nuclear arsenal. South Korea's Unification Ministry unveiled plans this week for individual tours in the North's major tourist sites. The effort is meant to appease Pyongyang, which has criticized the South for lacklustre progress after their leaders agreed to restart ec...
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Former Gov. Jerry Brown Delivers Urgent Message As ‘Doomsday Clock’ Ticks Closer To Midnight

(CNN) — The Doomsday Clock was reset Thursday to just 100 seconds before midnight — the closest we have ever been to the complete and total annihilation of the earth (well, at least metaphorically). Midnight on the Clock symbolizes the end of the world, and each year, the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists decides what time it is. “It is 100 seconds to midnight. We are now expressing how close the world is to catastrophe in seconds — not hours, or even minutes,” the Bulletin’s President Rachel Br...
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South Korea Mulls North Korea Visits Despite U.S. Pushback

(Bloomberg) -- South Korea is considering different ways to allow its people to travel to North Korea despite a U.S. warning to proceed with caution in visiting a country under extensive international sanctions.The Unification Ministry said Monday the government is looking at measures that include allowing South Koreans to go to North Korea directly through previously established land crossings or going through a third country in a tour group. The latter option would help South Koreans travel to...
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Biden says Section 230 tech liability shield should end for Facebook, Zuckerberg should be subject to civil liability

Former Vice President and current 2020 Democratic presidential hopeful Joe Biden says U.S. Section 230 should be immediately revoked for Facebook and other social media platforms, and that Mark Zuckerberg should be submitted to civil liability. He made the comments in a question-and-answer sessions with the New York Times. Here's a long excerpt but a relevant one from the New York Times Q&A session with Biden, which is worth a read in entirety: Charlie Warzel: Sure. Mr. Vice President, in Oc...
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Biden calls Kim Jong Un 'a rabid dog' as candidates echo an unwillingness to meet Kim without preconditions

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