Helen McElroy

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North Korea's Horrors, as Shown by One Defector's Drawings

The graphic sketches depict atrocities committed by Kim Jong Un's regime.<p>On Monday, the United Nations' Commission of Inquiry on Human Rights in the Democratic People's Republic of Korea published a wide-ranging report on what it described as "systematic, widespread and gross human rights …

North Korea: Kim Jong-un's Banker Disappears in Russia with $5m

A top North Korean banker in charge of Kim Jong-un's slush funds is seeking asylum after fleeing Russia with approximately $5m (£3.01m), a South …

North Korea calls new Channel 4 show a 'slanderous farce'

North Korea has slammed a new British TV drama series featuring its nuclear weapons programme, urging the British government to scrap the “slanderous farce” if it wants to maintain diplomatic ties.<p>Opposite Number – a series commissioned by Channel 4 and announced last month – features a British …

Rare access to American captives in North Korea

<b>Pyongyang, North Korea (CNN) -</b> Three Americans detained in North Korea spoke out about their conditions and pleaded for U.S. help in interviews with CNN.<p>Kenneth Bae, Matthew Todd Miller and Jeffrey Edward Fowle were presented to CNN's Will Ripley at a Pyongyang hotel Monday. Each was given five …

North Korea tightens grip on phone SIM cards used by tourists | Reuters

SEOUL, Sept 1 (Reuters) - In a move that makes it harder for North Koreans to gain illicit access to the global Internet, North Korea now only allows mobile phone SIM cards used by tourists to be active for the duration of their visit, tourism sources told Reuters.<p>Unlike North Koreans, foreigners …