Will South Korea ban sex dolls?

Will South Korea ban sex dolls?

SEOUL — A petition calling for a ban on importing life-size sex dolls into South Korea has gathered nearly a quarter million signatures as of Friday, passing a threshold that requires the president’s office to respond to the matter. While sex dolls are not illegal in South Korea, government customs agencies had blocked their import […]

Ottawa hosted confidential talks with North Korea on de-nuclearization

Ottawa hosted confidential talks with North Korea on de-nuclearization

Canada quietly hosted high-level officials from North Korea back in the fall — a low-profile effort to convince the police state to respect human rights and abandon its quest for a nuclear arsenal. CBC News has confirmed that in late September, a five-person delegation from the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) arrived in Ottawa for […]

Russia condemns Canada’s North Korea summit as ‘propaganda’

Russia condemns Canada’s North Korea summit as ‘propaganda’

OTTAWA—Russia is condemning this week’s summit on North Korea—co-hosted by Canada — saying the meeting produced “nothing constructive” and was little more than propaganda. Tuesday’s day-long session in Vancouver ended with agreement by the 20 nations for stronger efforts to enforce current sanctions and sever financial support, new maritime interdiction to counter the shipment of […]

Trump: Military Action Not ‘First Choice’ for North Korea

Trump: Military Action Not ‘First Choice’ for North Korea

President Donald Trump said military action was not his first choice for dealing with North Korea Wednesday following a phone call with Chinese President Xi Jinping. [embedded content] “We’ll see what happens. We’ll see what happens,” Trump told reporters when asked about a potential military scenario. “Certainly that’s not a first choice, but we’ll see […]

Pastor Hyeon Soo Lim believes he wasn’t executed or tortured in North Korea because of Canadian citizenship

Pastor Hyeon Soo Lim believes he wasn’t executed or tortured in North Korea because of Canadian citizenship

?Toronto-area Pastor Hyeon Soo Lim says holding Canadian citizenship was the reason he wasn’t executed or tortured during his more than two years of detention in North Korea. “If I’m just Korean, maybe they kill me,” Lim said, during an interview with CBC’s Rosemary Barton on Saturday. “I’m Canadian so they cannot, because they cannot kill the […]

‘Bandi’ describes North Korea in fiction for first time

The fact that The Accusation is the first work of fiction to be smuggled out of North Korea, and had to be published under a pseudonym (“Bandi” means “firefly”) because the writer still lives there, gives some indication of just how different, and dangerous, a world North Korea is, even beyond headline-gathering incidents such as […]