NORTH KOREA, THE UNPREDICTABLE NEIGHBOR
While working as a foreign correspondent stationed in Seoul, I covered many stories related to North Korea because international audiences always found these the most interesting. Rightly so, the communist country hardly shares any real information to the outside world and living in a country closest (and ironically the most distant), I monitored all events and news in the regime - anything from the leader's changing hairstyle to its constant nuclear threats.
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SHUTDOWN OF KAESONG
Since 2004, the two Koreas have jointly run Kaesong Industrial Complex, an industrial park where South Korean companies manufacture their products using North Korean labor. It was one of the last remaining symbols of diplomatic relations, but it shut down earlier this year after North Korea claimed to have launched a rocket (presumably a disguise for a missile test). The park has earned North Korea more than US$500 million, money which has presumably been allocated to financing its nuclear developments.
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WOMEN CROSS DMZ
30 female activists from around the world, including distinguished feminist Gloria Steinem and 2011 Nobel Peace Laureate Leymah Gbowee, marched from North to South Korea in a controversial act of peace.