North Korea

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Midday Roundup: Analysts skeptical of North Korea’s H-bomb claim

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Exaggerated abilities? North Korea announced today it has successfully tested its first hydrogen bomb, though experts doubt the validity of the claim. The…

Suffering and giving thanks

By Sophia Lee
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Faith & Inspiration | Despite hardship on hardship, North Korean immigrant begins new year praising God

Canadian pastor sentenced to life of hard labor in North Korea

By Leigh Jones
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Persecution | North Korea’s highest court has sentenced a Canadian pastor to a lifetime of hard labor after convicting him of crimes against the state. Hyeon Soo Lim, who…

Midday Roundup: 1,000-year flood engulfs parts of Carolinas

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Historic rains. Rain continues to fall in South Carolina today in what the governor is calling a once-in-1,000-years rainfall event. Floods have caused at…

Will North Korea mark dictatorship anniversary with nuclear test?

By Michael Cochrane
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North Korea | Perhaps no communist nation is more adept at staging elaborate, massive displays of state power than North Korea. The country is feverishly preparing for next…

Midday Roundup: North Korea’s nuke program officially back in business

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | New nukes? North Korea has reopened its main nuclear facility and is improving its nuclear weapon stockpile in “quality and quantity,” according to the…

Midday Roundup: China’s slumping economy drags Wall Street down

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | Wall Street’s wild ride. Stock market trading yesterday started with a sell-off: The Dow Jones Industrial Average plunged more than 1,000 points. A slowdown…

Midday Roundup: American pals honored for heroism on French train

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Courage under fire. Three Americans and one Briton received France’s highest honor this morning for stopping an attacker on a passenger train traveling from…

Globe Trot: Turkey tries to eradicate growing Kurdish influence

By Mindy Belz
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International | TURKEY: Turkey’s prime minister has called for snap elections after failing to form a coalition government. The ruling Islamic parties took a hit when…

Midday Roundup: Jimmy Carter’s cancer has spread to his brain

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | In God’s hands. Former President Jimmy Carter gave more details about his battle with cancer this morning, saying he has melanoma that has spread to his…

Globe Trot: ISIS abuse victims include Christians and Yazidis

By Mindy Belz
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International | ISIS: The graphic detail of yesterday’s must-read story in The New York Times , “ISIS Enshrines a Theology of Rape,” is a disturbing look…

Blaine Harden on understanding North Korea

By Sophia Lee
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Q&A | Well-known biographer talks about his latest retelling of a defector’s story

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