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Report casts doubt on claim a North Korean was sentenced to death for smuggling 'Squid Game'

A still from Netflix's 2021 series "Squid Game."Netflix Radio Free Asia reported that 'Squid Game' had been smuggled into North Korea. The outlet said that a smuggler was facing death by firing squad as punishment. The respected outlet NK News cited experts who said this was unlikely. A North Korea-focused news outlet cast doubt on a viral report that said the Netflix drama "Squid Game" had been smuggled into the secretive state, leading to a death sentence.NK News sought to debun...
Tags: Asia, South Korea, UK, North Korea, US, Trends, Usb, Netflix, RFA, Reuters, NK, SOAS, Korean Studies, NK News, Hazel Smith, Radio Free Asia RFA


North Korean Student Will Be Shot to Death for Smuggling “Squid Game” Into Country

A North Korean student who smuggled a digital copy of Netflix’s Squid Game on a flash drive (and also sold copies of it) is being sentenced to death, an extreme form of punishment for a rather minimal crime, but perhaps to be expected of a communist country. The accused was a high school student returning […]
Tags: Murder, Crime, North Korea, China, International, Copyright, Bizarre, Netflix, Anime, Squid Game


A North Korean man who smuggled 'Squid Game' into the country is to be executed by firing squad and a high-school student who bought a USB drive with the show will be jailed for life, report says

The character Kang Sae-byeok, a North Korean defector, in "Squid Game."Youngkyu Park North Korea appears to have come down hard on people who distribute or watch "Squid Game." Citing unnamed sources, Radio Free Asia said a man there was sentenced to death for smuggling it. Seven high-school students received harsh sentences for watching the show, RFA reported. North Korea appears to have come down hard on people who distribute or watch Netflix's hit show "Squid Game."A report by Radio Fre...
Tags: Asia, South Korea, North Korea, US, Trends, Usb, Netflix, RFA, Radio Free Asia, North Hamgyong, Kang Sae, Huileng Tan, Squid Game Youngkyu Park North Korea


A North Korean man who smuggled 'Squid Game' into the country is to be executed by firing squad, while a highschooler student who bought a USB drive with the show will be jailed for life, report says

North Korean defector Kang Sae-byeok (Player 067) in Squid Game.Youngkyu Park A North Korean high school student watched "Squid Game" with his best friend who shared it with others. They were caught by censors after a tip-off, according to a report from Radio Free Asia. One of them got off the hook thanks to rich parents who paid a $3,000 bribe, the outlet reported North Korea is coming down hard on those who distribute or watch Netflix's hit show "Squid Game."The reclusive country has se...
Tags: South Korea, North Korea, US, Trends, Usb, Netflix, RFA, North Hamgyong, Kang Sae, Huileng Tan


A North Korean man who smuggled 'Squid Game' into the country is to be executed by firing squad, and a highschool student who bought a USB drive with the show will be jailed for life, report says

North Korean defector Kang Sae-byeok (Player 067) in Squid Game.Youngkyu Park North Korea appears to have come down hard on people who distribute and watch "Squid Game." Citing unnamed sources, Radio Free Asia said a North Korean man was sentenced to death for smuggling the show. Seven high school students received harsh sentences for watching the show, RFA reported. North Korea appears to be coming down hard on those who distribute or watch Netflix's hit show "Squid Game."According to Ra...
Tags: Asia, South Korea, North Korea, US, Trends, Usb, Netflix, RFA, Radio Free Asia, Radio Free Asia RFA, North Hamgyong, Kang Sae, Huileng Tan, Youngkyu Park North Korea


North Korean Squid Game Smuggler Sentenced To Death After Students Caught Watching The Show

A startling report came out of Radio Free Asia (via Variety) yesterday, as a man who smuggled copies of the hit South Korean Netflix series "Squid Game" into North Korea has been sentenced to death by firing squad for the crime. RFA learned that the series was smuggled in from China on USB flash drives, and authorities first learned of the show's presence in North Korea after catching high school students watching the program. "Squid Game" is an outlawed program in North Korea in violation of th...
Tags: South Korea, Movies, News, Washington Post, North Korea, China, Usb, Netflix, Kim, RFA, K Pop, Kim Jong, Republic of Korea, North Hamgyong, United States Despite North Korea, Korean Service


‘Squid Game’ Smuggler Sentenced to Death in North Korea After Students Caught Watching Netflix Show – Report

A man who smuggled copies of smash hit South Korean Netflix series “Squid Game” into North Korea has been sentenced to death, after authorities caught high school students watching the show, according to Radio Free Asia (RFA). U.S.-headquartered independent news agency RFA reported, quoting sources, that the series was smuggled in from China on USB […]
Tags: Asia, South Korea, News, North Korea, China, Global, Netflix, RFA, Squid Game


Trump posed for a photo with Kyle Rittenhouse in front of a framed picture of him and Kim Jong Un

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and President Donald Trump inside the demilitarized zone (DMZ) separating the South and North Korea on June 30, 2019 in Panmunjom, South Korea.Getty Images Trump posed for a photo with Kyle Rittenhouse with a pic of him and Kim Jong Un in the background.  Trump's friendly relationship with Kim, North Korea's repressive ruler, has been widely criticized.  Rittenhouse, who was recently acquitted over shootings in Wisconsin last year, has emerged as a hero...
Tags: Florida, Politics, News, Colorado, North Korea, Trends, Kim Jong Un, Wisconsin, Fox News, Kim, Donald Trump, South, DMZ, Trump, Sean Hannity, Kyle


Trump posed for a photo with Kyle Rittenhouse in front of a framed picture of the former president shaking hands with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and President Donald Trump inside the demilitarized zone (DMZ) separating the South and North Korea on June 30, 2019 in Panmunjom, South Korea.Getty Images Trump posed for a photo with Kyle Rittenhouse with a pic of him and Kim Jong Un in the background.  Trump's friendly relationship with Kim, North Korea's repressive ruler, has been widely criticized.  Rittenhouse, who was recently acquitted over shootings in Wisconsin last year, has emerged as a hero...
Tags: Florida, Politics, News, North Korea, Trends, Kim Jong Un, Wisconsin, Fox News, Kim, Donald Trump, South, DMZ, Trump, Sean Hannity, Kyle, HANNITY


North Korean Hackers Found Behind a Range of Credential Theft Campaigns

A threat actor with ties to North Korea has been linked to a prolific wave of credential theft campaigns targeting research, education, government, media and other organizations, with two of the attacks also attempting to distribute malware that could be used for intelligence gathering. Enterprise security firm Proofpoint attributed the infiltrations to a group it tracks as TA406, and by the [Author: [email protected] (Ravie Lakshmanan)]
Tags: North Korea, Tech, Ravie Lakshmanan


Trump's first post-presidency book is a picture book for which he wrote the captions

Former President Donald Trump.James Devaney/GC Images Trump's first post-presidency book is a $75 picture book of his time in office. Trump's website said he "handpicked" the photos, and that some of the captions were "handwritten" by him. His son also said Trump "wrote all the captions, including some by hand."  Donald Trump is publishing his first book since the end of his presidency — and it's a picture book.Trump's website now has the book, "Our Journey Together," availabl...
Tags: Politics, UK, Vladimir Putin, North Korea, White House, Russia, Trends, Kim Jong Un, News UK, Boris Johnson, Donald Trump, Trump, Queen Elizabeth Ii, Donald J Trump, Donald Trump Jr, Sinead Baker


Japan and South Korea ministers abandon Washington press event amid island row

US deputy secretary of state was left to answer questions alone amid simmering tensions over Takeshima/Dokdo islandsA long-running territorial dispute between Japan and South Korea has burst on to the global stage after their vice foreign ministers failed to attend a press conference in Washington with their US counterpart.South Korean’s first vice-foreign minister, Choi Jong-kun, and Japan’s vice foreign minister, Takeo Mori, had been due to appear alongside the US deputy secretary of state, We...
Tags: South Korea, Japan, Washington, North Korea, US, Asia Pacific, South China Sea, Wendy Sherman, Choi Jong kun, Takeo Mori


The US military's 5 worst wartime decisions

US Marines at the Battle of Chosin Reservoir during the Korean War. U.S. Marine Corps/Photo What are the biggest disasters in American military history, and what effect have they had on the US? Here are five operational and strategic decisions that worsened the US's military and strategic position. Nations often linger on their military defeats as long as, or longer than, they do on their successes.The Battle of Kosovo remains the key event of the Serbian story, and devastating militar...
Tags: Japan, Isis, Maryland, Congress, North Korea, China, Germany, Virginia, Iraq, US, America, Trends, Iran, Canada, Atlantic, United States


North Korean Hackers Target Cybersecurity Researchers with Trojanized IDA Pro

Lazarus, the North Korea-affiliated state-sponsored group, is attempting to once again target security researchers with backdoors and remote access trojans using a trojanized pirated version of the popular IDA Pro reverse engineering software. The findings were reported by ESET security researcher Anton Cherepanov last week in a series of tweets. IDA Pro is an Interactive Disassembler that's [Author: [email protected] (Ravie Lakshmanan)]
Tags: North Korea, Tech, Lazarus, ESET, Anton Cherepanov, Ravie Lakshmanan


The 'floating hotel' rusting away in North Korea

It was once an exclusive five-star resort floating directly over Australia's Great Barrier Reef. Today, it sits dilapidated in a North Korean port, a 20-minute drive from the Demilitarized Zone, the restricted area that separates the two Koreas.For the world's first floating hotel, that's the last stop in a bizarre 10,000-mile journey that began over 30 years ago with glamorous helicopter rides and fine dining, but ended with a tragedy.Now marked for demolition, this rusty vessel with a c...
Tags: Travel, Australia, North Korea, Great Barrier Reef, Townsville, Queensland Australia, Tarca, Doug Tarca, Robert de Jong, Townsville Maritime Museum, Reef Link


The 'floating hotel' rusting away in North Korea

It was once an exclusive five-star resort floating directly over Australia's Great Barrier Reef. Today, it sits dilapidated in a North Korean port, a 20-minute drive from the Demilitarized Zone
Tags: Australia, North Korea, Cnn


US, South Korea Discuss How to Resume Talks With North Korea

Senior U.S. and South Korean diplomats have discussed how to restart stalled talks with North Korea, days after the North conducted artillery firing drills in its latest weapons tests.
Tags: North Korea, US South Korea


LSAT Diary: My Biggest Hurdle - Studying for the LSAT in Korea

This installment of LSAT Diaries comes from Yoonki, who's studying for the June 2016 LSAT. He writes to us from the border between South and North Korea. If you want to be in LSAT Diaries, please email me at [email protected] (You can be in LSAT Diaries whether you've taken the exam already or not.) Thanks to Yoonki for sharing his story! Yoonki's LSAT Diary: 안녕하세요 [Author: Steve Schwartz]
Tags: College, North Korea, Korea, LSAT Diaries, Steve Schwartz, LSAT, Yoonki


BREAKING: President's Advisors Mull Resignation, Sources Claim

This news report slipped through a wormhole from an alternate universe where a sufficient number of voters in Wisconsin, Michigan, and Pennsylvania gave those states to Hillary Clinton in 2016, thereby making her President of the United States. Otherwise, the election happened just as in our universe. --Jamais Cascio Key advisors have reportedly asked President Hillary R. Clinton to consider resignation before the 2018 mid-term elections, in a bid to avoid the troubling likelihood of the Pr...
Tags: Isis, Supreme Court, Obama, Republicans, Congress, North Korea, Senate, White House, China, Future, Syria, Fox, Pennsylvania, Gop, Hillary Clinton, United States


New Trailer for Jingoistic Chinese Movie 'The Battle at Lake Changjin'

"We can't just die here!" CMC Pictures has debuted an official US Trailer for the upcoming US release this month of the Chinese epic war movie The Battle at Lake Changjin, which has already been heralded in China as their highest grossing movie of all time in the country. Set during the Second Phase Offensive of the Korean War, The Battle at Lake Changjin movie tells an epic historical tale: 71 years ago, the People's Volunteer Army (PVA) entered North Korea for battle. Under extreme freezin...
Tags: Movies, Trailer, North Korea, China, US, US Army, To Watch, Foreign Film, Eastern Front, CMC Pictures, Chosin Reservoir, People s Volunteer Army PVA, Lake Changjin, Kaige Chen Dante Lam, Wu Jing Jackson Yee Duan Yihong Zhu Yawen Li Chen, Elvis Han


A North Korean defector is on the run in China after escaping from prison 23 days ago, with police offering a $31,000 reward

A mugshot showing Zhu Xianjian. Jilin City Public Security Bureau Zhu Xianjian, 37, escaped from prison in China's Jilin province on October 18, state media said. He was caught defecting from North Korea to China in 2013, and imprisoned the next year. Police are now offering a $31,000 reward for any information leading to his capture. A North Korean defector who escaped from a Chinese prison 23 days ago is still at large, Chinese media reported.The 37-year-old man, identified in Chine...
Tags: News, North Korea, China, Trends, News UK, Cctv, Changchun, Jilin, South China Morning Post, Jilin province, Global Times, Zhu, Tumen River, Tumen, Bill Bostock, Military & Defense


N Korea Stages Artillery Firing Drill in Latest Weapons Test

North Korea says it has conducted artillery firing exercises to bolster its defense capability, its latest weapons test in recent weeks.
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We can be confident there have been far more than 5 million global Covid deaths | David Spiegelhalter and Anthony Masters

Estimating ‘excess’ fatalities, a more robust analysis method, puts the pandemic’s grim toll between 10m and 19m people• Coronavirus – latest updates•See all our coronavirus coverage On 1 November, news organisations reported the global Covid-19 death toll had exceeded 5 million. But, as these articles highlight, this figure is likely to be a massive underestimate.Johns Hopkins University collates official daily statistics on Covid deaths, but there is no unified global definition: Belgium’s hig...
Tags: Science, North Korea, India, World news, Hungary, Infectious Diseases, Epidemics, Belgium, Turkmenistan, Johns Hopkins University, David Spiegelhalter, Anthony Masters, Coronavirus, COVID


NKorea Stages Artillery Firing Drill in Latest Weapons Test

North Korea says it has conducted artillery firing exercises to bolster its defense capability, its latest weapons test in recent weeks.
Tags: North Korea, NKorea


SCOTT GALLOWAY: Laws regulating social media haven't been updated since the 90s - here's what needs to change to break tech giants' power imbalance

To combat growing concerns with Section 230 and social media, new laws may be required to regulate the tech giants. d3sign/Getty Images Scott Galloway is a bestselling author and professor of marketing at NYU Stern. The following is a recent blog post, republished with permission, that originally ran on his blog, "No Mercy / No Malice." In it, Galloway talks about the legal problems caused by Section 230 and potential solutions. Facebook … what to do? Don Draper suggested that when you do...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Facebook, Hbo, Time Warner, Congress, Youtube, North Korea, America, Los Angeles, Trends, Nike, Syria, Bitcoin, Aol, New York Times


North Korea can produce more uranium than current rate, report says

North Korea can get all the uranium it needs for nuclear weapons through its existing Pyongsan mill, and satellite imagery of tailings piles suggests the country can produce far more nuclear fuel than it is, a new academic study concludes.
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North Korea can produce more uranium than current rate, report says

North Korea can get all the uranium it needs for nuclear weapons through its existing Pyongsan mill, and satellite imagery of tailings piles suggests the country can produce far more nuclear fuel than it is, a new academic study concludes.
Tags: North Korea, Cnn


As winter looms, reports of starvation in North Korea

North Korea's leader has compared the current situation to the terrible famine of the 1990s.
Tags: News, North Korea


Sorry, Hollywood: The Highest Grossing Movie Of 2021 Is A Chinese Film

The global box office champion for 2021 has been crowned and, while things could change between now and December 31, it seems unlikely any movie released between now and then has a shot at overtaking "The Battle at Lake Changjin." Yes, a movie most people in North America, save for those who obsess over box office numbers such as myself, have probably never heard of is, by a pretty wide margin, the highest-grossing movie of the year.According to Box Office Mojo, the Chinese propaganda flick has ...
Tags: Hollywood, Movies, News, North Korea, China, North America, Detective Chinatown, Box Office Mojo, Eastern Front, Chinese People s Volunteer Army, Shang Chi, However China, People s Volunteer Army PVA, Lake Changjin


Chinese City to Expand Border Facilities With North Korea

BEIJING (Reuters) - The Chinese city of Dandong aims to build more facilites at its border crossing with North Korea as the two countries resumed...
Tags: North Korea, Beijing, Reuters, Dandong