I’m the only Australian living in North Korea. Let me tell you about it | Alek Sigley

North Korea is a country in transition, moving from isolation to fast food, smartphones and plastic surgery Many people would balk at the idea of a westerner setting foot in North Korea, which is known internationally for its nuclear weapons, human rights record and its highly regimented, militaristic society. They might be somewhat shocked to hear then, that one young Australian thats me would give up two years of his 20s to Tongil Tours, through which I began to make regular trips to the country leading groups of western tourists. Propaganda above a road underpass in Ryonghung, Pyongyang, North Korea. Photograph: Alek Sigley/Tongil Tours After finishing my degree in Asian studies, I decided to take my interest in North Korea …

Trump to lift ‘not necessary’ North Korea sanctions, White House confirms

US had blacklisted Chinese shipping companies on Thursday but previously existing sanctions remain in place Donald Trump has announced that he is ordering the withdrawal of recently announced North Korea-related sanctions imposed by the US treasury department. It was announced today by the US Treasury that additional large-scale Sanctions would be added to those already existing Sanctions on North Korea, North Korea announced on Friday but on Thursday the United States the second US-North Korea summit broke down last month. On Thursday, White House national security adviser John Bolton praised the US treasury for taking important action to stop North Koreas illicit shipping activities. Everyone should take notice and review their own activities to ensure they are not involved in …

Fury as Australian senator blames Christchurch attack on Muslim immigration

Politicians rebuke Fraser Anning over comments after New Zealand mosque attack An Australian senator has been strongly criticised after he blamed the New Zealand shooting on Muslim immigration. Following the attack, which Original Article : HERE ; This post was curated & posted using : RealSpecific

‘Do you ever think about me?’: the children sex tourists leave behind

Their fathers visited the Philippines to buy sex: now a generation of children want to track them down Brigette Sicat will not be going to school today. She sits, knees to chest, in a faded Winnie-the-Pooh T-shirt, on the double mattress that makes up half her home. At night, she curls up here with her grandmother and two cousins, beneath the leaky sheets of corrugated iron that pass for a roof. Today, the monsoon rain is constant and the floor has turned to mud. Brigette, 10, and her 11-year-old cousin, Arianne, arent in school because they have a stomach bug. There is no toilet and no running water, and no means of cooking other than over an open fire. Even …