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Where Does Your Passport Rank?

By JOSH FRIEDMAN Seven countries issue passports that provide more visa-free travel options than the U.S. passport, according to recently released rankings. German citizens have the world's top travel document. Henley & Partners (H&P), a residence and citizenship planning firm, ranks passports based on the number of countries and territories to which they provide visa-free access.

North Korea Get Its Nukes Ready

In response to new United Nations sanctions on Pyongyang, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un ordered his military to be ready to launch nuclear strikes at anytime, CNN reports. "Under the extreme situation that the U.S. imperialist is misusing its military influence and is pressuring other countries and people to start war and catastrophe, the

By |March 5th, 2016|Far East, News in Brief, North Korea|

North Korea Fires Rocket Into Space

North Korea fired a missile into space Saturday using ballistic missile technology, according to the U.S. State Department. Pyongyang disputes the claim, saying it launched an earth observation satellite on a rocket named Kwangmyongsong-4. The U.S., as well as North Korea's regional enemies, Japan and South Korea, condemned the launch, which came one month after Pyongyang conducted

By |February 7th, 2016|Far East, News, North Korea, Politics|

Japan Prepares to Shoot Down North Korean Rocket

Tokyo has deployed warships in the sea of Japan and missile interceptors on land in preparation for North Korea's upcoming "satellite" launch, The Guardian reports. Pyongyang plans to launch the Kwangmyongsong earth observation satellite on a date between February 8 and 25. February 16 is considered a likely date because it is the birthday of former

By |February 3rd, 2016|Japan, News, North Korea, Politics|

American student arrested in North Korea

North Korean authorities have arrested an American university student who was in Pyongyang with a China-based travel company, CNN reports. Otto Frederick Warmbier is accused of committing "a hostile act" against the Democratic People's Republic of Korea.

By |January 22nd, 2016|News in Brief, North Korea|

WTF is North Korea?

North Korea is one of the world's few remaining dictatorships, and a source of endless fascination from the outside. Officially known as the DPRK (Democratic People's Republic of Korea), it occupies the upper half of the Korean Peninsula. The name is somewhat of a misnomer, as the country is neither democratic, nor is it a

North Korea should let its people reap what they sow

The North Korean regime is allowing farmers to exercise a little more control over their farming operations and even keep more of what they produce. Reports indicate that yields are increasing as a result of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un giving farmers limited power to make business decisions. Kim should now accept that agriculture is more productive when

By |March 8th, 2015|Commentary, Far East, Featured, FMP Commentary, North Korea|
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