North Korea asks US universities for help

North Korea’s only private university has asked for tuition from about 10 universities in the United States on subjects such as food security and improving nutrition, reports Reuters. The Pyongyang University of Science and Technology, with a volunteer staff that includes many evangelical Christians and a curriculum that includes subjects . . . Read More

Christian detained in North Korea

North Korea has detained a 75-year-old Australian visitor for passing out Christian pamphlets, according to his wife as reported by Agence France-Presse. John Short was arrested at his Pyongyang hotel on Feb. 17, the second day of his visit with a tour group, and was informed by police he would . . . Read More

North Korea rescinds invitation to U.S. envoy

North Korea rescinds invitation to U.S. envoy
North Korea has rescinded its invitation to a special U.S. envoy who had planned to visit Pyongyang with hopes of bringing jailed American Kenneth Bae home. “We are surprised and disappointed” at the decision, according to a statement released Friday by U.S. State Department spokeswoman Marie Harf. “We have sought . . . Read More