How a 25-year-old globetrotting investor and Coldplay superfan from Austin, Texas—who just so happens to be friends with Justin Bieber’s bodyguard—became North Korea’s only true Twitter friend—and the backlash that followed.
They are estimated to be small — considerably smaller, even, than the bomb dropped on Hiroshima, which is thousands of times smaller than the largest US and Russian warheads’ yields — but a nuclear weapon is a nuclear weapon.
We’ll be working on this part of the North Korea story in coming days.
From WaPo’s obituary of dead dictator Kim Jong Il:
The leader, reputed to have had a taste for cigars, cognac and gourmet cuisine, was believed to have had diabetes and heart disease.
From PBS’s reportlast week on famine in North Korea:
About 60 percent of North Korea’s 24.5 million people rely on government food rations, which consist mostly of dried corn and rice. Earlier his year, rations were reduced to 200 grams or less per person per day, which is only a third of the minimum daily energy requirement set by the World Health Organization.