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Kim Jong Un

North Korea’s leader acknowledges economic shortfalls

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — With unusual candor, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un acknowledged his plans to improve the country’s dismal economy aren't succeeding as his ruling party scheduled a rare congress in January to set development goals for the next five years.The Workers’ Party said North Korea’s economy…
bubmag
August 21, 2020
Kim Jong Un

The World’s Dumbest Authoritarian

What would the U.S. media say if the president of another country was threatening to hobble his nation’s postal service in hopes of suppressing ballots ahead of an election?Every once in a while, an American journalist gets this notion: to imagine how the national press would cover a particular domestic…
bubmag
August 18, 2020