Global News Journal

from Andrew Marshall:

Risks to watch in Asia: Country guides

By Andrew MacGregor Marshall
September 9, 2010

For Reuters analysis of risks to watch in Asian countries, kept updated in real time and with graphics and video, click on the links below.

from Tales from the Trail:

State Dept seeks new ally vs. North Korea: PETA

August 9, 2010

North Korea -- you have been warned.

The State Department on Monday held out the possibility that the isolated Stalinist state's belligerent rumblings could earn it a powerful new foe on the world stage:  animal rights activist group PETA.

Defiant North Korea takes case to UN press corps

June 15, 2010
North Korea's UN Ambassador Sin Son-ho (center)

North Korea's UN Ambassador Sin Son-ho (center) speaks to reporters at UN headquarters.

How Ill is Kim Jong-il?

July 15, 2009

Photo:A compilation by Reuters of pool photographs and images provided by North Korea’s KCNA news agency showing North Korean leader Kim Jong-il from 2004 to 2009. The photograph in the lower right was released this week by KCNA

An Interview With South Korea’s Box Office Champ Director Bong Joon-ho

June 15, 2009

The South Korean director whose movie about a mutant river monster became the country’s biggest box office hit has a new film on what might be an even more terrifying subject — an maniacally obsessive mother.

North Korean Revolutionary Tunes Sink to Bottom of the Sea

April 7, 2009

                                              By Jon Herskovitz

North Korea’s Kim Jong-il: Proof of life

December 18, 2008

                                                          By Jon Herskovitz

The kinder, gentler side of North Korean communists

By Reuters Staff
November 19, 2008

 

                                 By Jack Kim
North and South Koreans have been divided for more than 50 years by one of the world’s most heavily fortified borders. When we come into contact, it is almost always in small and carefully arranged visits.

Greater freedom in Pyongyang than Seoul?

By Reuters Staff
November 17, 2008

                                                           By Jack Kim
For about eight straight years I’ve been covering North Korea, one of the world’s most closed countries with a human rights record that is roundly criticised as one of the worst on the globe.