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Pyongyang on its knees: only potatoes to stave off famine
The capital's population had grown accustomed to a slightly better diet compared to the rest of the country. But the sanctions, the five-year plans and currency reform are beginning to be felt. And the population shows signs of timid protests against the regime.
15/04/2010 NORTH KOREA
Fugitive from North: Regime uses atomic bomb to blackmail
Former Secretary of the Workers Party of North Korea, Hwang Jang-yop, escaped from North Korea. In an interview, he says that Kim Jong-il uses nuclear power to blackmail the world, but has no intention of using it. He adds: "The dictator uses 20% of the national budget for himself, while 50% goes to the military. Which is why they will never fall. "
09/12/2009 NORTH KOREA
Pyongyang, people protest against the poverty generated by the new currency
The sudden decision to change currency has destroyed the savings of the entire population, which for the first time publically demonstrates against a decree taken by the regime of Kim Jong-il.
17/10/2017 11:00:00 NORTH KOREA - EU
European Union issues new sanctions against North Korea. Former official: the regime may end in a year
Ban on sale of refined crude oil and the renewal of visas for foreign workers. Sanctions at historical levels. In the past, Pyongyang evaded them thanks to China. Now the regime is also facing internal struggles and likely to disintegrate.
Pyongyang ready to test launch another inter-continental missile
The launch will take place within the next two weeks from the eastern military base Musudan-ri. Members of ASEAN and South Korea issue a joint communiqué urging the North to “avoid ulterior provocation”. The communist regime orders a stop to shipping in the Yellow Sea.
17/04/2008 NORTH KOREA
Population crushed by famine, but the regime saves the statues of the Kims
The World Food Programme of the UN raises the alarm: 6.5 million North Koreans risk dying of hunger. The regime responds with enormous waste devoted to the cult of personality of the two dictators: 890 million dollars to save the statues of Kim Il-sung and Kim Jong-il in case of attack.
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