Tuesday, June 30, 2009

What Is Happening In North Korea -- News Updates And Analysis

A North Korean woman carries her belongings as she walks through rice paddies in the outskirts of Pyongyang. Wally Santana / AP

North Korea's Other Crisis: An Economy in Tatters -- Time Magazine

I had the rare opportunity in 2002 to take a road trip through North Korea. I had been invited into the country by Pyongyang along with several other foreign correspondents, and even though we rode in a modern bus, the journey itself was like going back in time. From the capital, we drove down narrow country roads for nearly six hours, through small farming hamlets of white homes in neat rows. Men in army-green clothing worked the fields by hand; there were few tractors or animals in sight. Trucks with sacks of U.S. food aid passed by.

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More News On North Korea

U.S. Pursues Financial Leverage Over North Korea -- Wall Street Journal
Treasury cracks down on firm linked to North Korea -- Yahoo News/AP
U.S. to Freeze Assets of Firms Tied to North Korea -- Bloomberg
South Korea: North is Enriching Uranium -- Voice of America
U.S. targets North Korea missile proliferation network -- Washington Post
South Korea getting U.S. missiles to boost defences: report -- Washington Post
N.Korea accuses US, S.Korea of spy plane missions -- AFP
Two Koreas prepare for talks amid high tension -- AFP
Photo Stirs Speculation on North Korean Leader -- New York Times
FACTBOX-A look at North Korea's nuclear arms programme -- Reuters

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