To Recognize Misinformation in Media, Teach a Generation While It’s Young

There is no silver bullet to slay internet lies and fictions. But students can be taught to know when information is reliable.

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Donald Trump’s Incompetent Foreign Policy

For all the sound and fury, Trump’s foreign policy has few accomplishments.

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North Korea Unveils New ICBM During Military Parade

The weapon appeared to be bigger than the North’s previous long-range missile, indicating that it might be able to fly farther with a more powerful nuclear warhead.

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North Korea Accused of Shooting and Burning South Korean Defector

The body of the fisheries official was set ablaze in the North’s waters for fear he was carrying the coronavirus, South Korean officials said.

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North Korean Propaganda Gets a YouTube Makeover: Fewer Parades, More Pizza

YouTube and other social media platforms give the country an easy way to spread propaganda and push a more modern, upbeat message: We’re just like you.

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5 Takeaways From ‘Rage,’ Bob Woodward’s New Book About Trump

Mr. Woodward reveals that President Trump sought to play down the severity of the coronavirus and repeatedly denigrated the U.S. military.

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Sanders Says Trump Joked About Her ‘Taking One for the Team’ With Kim Jong-un

Sarah Sanders writes in a new book that after Mr. Kim winked at her, President Trump joked that “you’re going to North Korea,’’ “your husband and kids will miss you, but you’ll be a hero to your country!”

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North Korea’s Leader Admits His Economic Goals Have Failed

Kim Jong-un plans to hold a rare Workers’ Party congress in January to chart a new course after the country was hammered by sanctions, floods and the pandemic.

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North Korea, Fighting to Hold Back Virus and Floods, Says No Thanks to Outside Aid

The country has reported extensive flood damage. But its leader, Kim Jong-un, says that humanitarian aid might bring in Covid-19.

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For P.O.W., Landmark Verdict Against North Korea Is Long-Overdue Justice

A former South Korean soldier may never see a penny of the $17,600 awarded by a court last month. But the verdict set a precedent for thousands of others seeking to hold the North and Kim Jong-un accountable for human rights violations.

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North Korea Thinks He Brought Covid-19. South Korea Wants to Arrest Him.

Kim Geum-hyok, the defector who swam back to the North — leading to a coronavirus lockdown — was wanted in South Korea, where he had been accused of rape.

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South Korea Confirms a Defector Swam Back to the North

North Korea is accusing him of bringing Covid-19 across the border. A South Korean news outlet says the 24-year-old man was wanted for questioning over a rape accusation.

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South Korean Lawsuit Filed Against Kim Jong-un’s Sister

The litigation, for the destruction of the inter-Korean liaison office, is largely symbolic because there is no way for prosecutors to bring Kim Yo-jong to court.

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In North Korea, Coronavirus Hurts Like No Sanctions Could

Closing the border with China crippled the regime’s few remaining methods, legal and otherwise, for bringing in much-needed foreign currency.

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Why Did Kim Jong-un’s Sister Become the Face of North Korea?

He’s fierce. She’s fiercer. Or so goes their game.

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For North Korea, Blowing Hot and Cold Is Part of the Strategy

Alternating between raising tensions and ​​extending an olive branch​ — all to confuse the enemy — has been part of the regime’s dog-eared playbook. ​

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Who Can We Trust With the Nuclear Button? No One.

The Cold War is over and all presidents make mistakes. Yet they still have sole control over whether to start a nuclear war.

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North Korea Vows to Dump Millions of Leaflets and Trash on the South

“The time for retaliatory punishment is drawing near,” the North said, threatening to respond to propaganda balloons sent by anti-North Korean activists and defectors in South Korea.

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On North Korea and Iran, Bolton Blames ‘the Split Between Trump and Trump’

In his memoir, the hawkish national security adviser describes a president who simultaneously wanted to sound tough and strike a deal — any deal — that he could portray as a victory.

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Late Night Watches Trump’s Supreme Court Dreams Shatter

“Basically, Trump’s trying to dunk on Obama but Ruth Bader Ginsburg is blocking all his shots,” Jimmy Fallon said on Thursday.

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As Kim Jong-un Turns Hostile to South Korea, His Sister Does the Talking

Kim Yo-jong’s deepening power and “revolutionary” bloodline make her a potential candidate to replace her brother in patriarchal North Korea.

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​North Korea’s Wrecking of Liaison Office a ‘Death Knell’ for Ties With the South

The destruction of the office was a message aimed at President Moon Jae-in of South Korea, who had brokered failed talks between the North and the Trump administration. But it was also a message for Washington.

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​North Korea Blows Up Liaison Office Shared With South Korea

The North destroyed the building where officials from both countries had recently worked side by side, South Korea said.

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North Korea Vows to Boost Nuclear Program, Saying U.S. Diplomacy Failed

In a statement marking the second anniversary of a historic summit meeting between Kim Jong-un and President Trump, the North said its hopes had faded into a “nightmare.”

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North Korea Cuts Off All Communications Lines to South Korea

The North’s leadership says it will now treat the South as an “enemy,” the latest sign of chilling relations between the two Koreas.

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North Korea Lashes Out at U.S., Saying China Is Eclipsing It

The North compared the United States to a setting sun, taking notice of the unrest over George Floyd’s killing. It also threatened to scrap deals with South Korea.

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North Koreans Accused of Laundering $2.5 Billion for Nuclear Program

The Justice Department unsealed an indictment accusing nearly three dozen people of using shell companies to launder billions through the global financial system.

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Kim Jong-un Moves to Increase North Korea’s Nuclear Strength

After another weekslong absence from public view, Mr. Kim convened his top military body to promote top aides specializing in nuclear and missile forces.

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Why Clean Shirts Become the Stuff of Dirty Laundry

Government watchdogs say skirting the rules against subordinates doing chores hints at a broader disregard for ethics restrictions.

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North and South Korea Exchange Gunfire Across Demilitarized Zone

The reports of gunfire came two days after the North’s leader, Kim Jong-un, reappeared in public after three weeks of absence and rumors about his health.

#kim-jong-un, #north-korea, #south-korea

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Kim Jong-un Is Back. What Happens to North Korea When He’s Really Gone?

Weeks of speculation about Mr. Kim’s health brought home an alarming fact: No one knows who will control North Korea, or its nuclear weapons, should he die.

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Kim Jong-un Resurfaces, State Media Says, After Weeks of Health Rumors

The North Korean leader’s reported appearance comes after weeks of unsubstantiated news reports suggesting that Mr. Kim was “brain-dead” or “in grave danger” after heart surgery.

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Nobody Has Seen Kim Jong-un for 19 Days. What Does It Mean?

Pyongyang has adhered to a long tradition of maintaining silence on speculation about its leader and his family.

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South Korea Confident That Rumors of Kim Jong-un Illness Are Wrong

Comments by the country’s unification minister represent the South’s most categorical rebuttal of reports that the North’s leader may be incapacitated.

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Kim Jong-un’s Absence and North Korea’s Silence Keep Rumor Mill Churning

Rumors about the North Korean leader’s health — and speculation over his possible death — have only increased over the past two weeks.

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Where Is Kim Jong-un? How Experts Track North Korea’s Leader

Rumors are swirling about Kim Jong-un’s location and health. These North Korea experts showed us how they collect information about his secretive regime.

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What Is the Coronavirus Doing to North Korea?

There are no cases here, Kim Jong-un’s government claims, while acting as if its survival were at stake.

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Some Bake During Lockdown. Trump Bans Immigrants, Trevor Noah Notes.

Trevor Noah joked that Trump is finding ways to keep busy while Americans are “finally getting around to watching ‘Ozark’ and trying to bake bread for the first time.”

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Kim Jong-un Health Rumors Fueled by North Korea’s Own Secrecy

South Korean officials questioned the accuracy of news reports that Mr. Kim was recovering from heart surgery. But rumors persist.

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Speculation About Kim Jong-Un’s Health After His Absence From Key Events

North Korea’s leader underwent a cardiovascular procedure earlier this month, according to a South Korean media report citing unidentified sources in the North.

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North Korea Denies Sending a ‘Nice Note’ to Trump

​The North’s Foreign Ministry ​disputed an assertion by President Trump and warned that his relationship with Kim Jong-un should not “be misused for meeting selfish purposes.”

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North Korea Fires Missiles Before South Korea’s Election

The tests of short-range missiles came a day before South Korea holds parliamentary elections amid the coronavirus pandemic.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #defense-and-military-forces, #elections, #kim-jong-un, #moon-jae-in, #north-korea, #south-korea, #workersparty-of-korea

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