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'Treated like animals': A North Korean defector tells the brutal story of what happened to him after he was caught trying to escape

2 days ago   |   By Business Insider

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A 32-year-old North Korean defector named Scott Kim tells the brutal story of what happened to him after he was caught in China after escaping from the isolated country.
Kim said that he was brought to a detention camp where he and his fellow inmates were "treated like animals."
After escaping North Korea three more times, Kim made it to South Korea where he now owns a company trading automobile and railway parts
Scott Kim first escaped North Korea at the age of 17 in 2001. At the time, he and his mother only wanted to get across the border to China so they...
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'Why can't we just do it?

'Why can't we just do it?

2 days ago   |   By Business Insider

President Donald Trump reportedly got restless shortly after touching down in Singapore on Sunday for his summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.
Trump, who would not be meeting Kim until Tuesday, told aides that he wanted to move the date up to Monday.
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders eventually convinced Trump to stick to the agreed-upon date, noting that he and other officials could have more time to prepare.
President Donald Trump got restless shortly after touching down in Singapore on Sunday for his summit with North Korean...
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North Korean state media's most famous announcer is a 74-year-old grandmother who Trump said should be on US cable news

North Korean state media's most famous announcer is a 74-year-old grandmother who Trump said should be on US cable news

2 days ago   |   By Business Insider

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Ri Chun Hee, one of the most recognizable faces in North Korea, has resurfaced to report on Kim Jong Un's meeting with President Donald Trump.
Trump reportedly joked that her trademark enthusiasm and lavishing of praise towards the country's leadership would be great for US television.
Ri's affinity for bright-pink traditional dresshas earned her the affectionate title of "Pink Lady."
Since retiring, Ri still announces major national events in her signature enthusiastic broadcasting style.
Ri Chun Hee, the lively news reader for North Korea's state-run TV...
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