North Korea has fired a series of missiles and rockets since Kim and Trump agreed at a 30 June meeting to revive stalled denuclearisation talks. A US official said that at least one projectile was launched and that it appeared to be similar to previous short-range missiles fired by Pyongyang. The missile tests have all been short-range. No ballistic missile tests.
Women in North Korea
A legendary Marine battle 70 years ago is now becoming part of a rallying cry for China
Stay and endure a life of privation and oppression or escape and risk being sold into sexual slavery: this is the stark choice facing many women in North Korean, bestselling author and activist Hyeonseo Lee warns. The daughter of a military official, she is not your typical defector, -- it was curiosity not desperation that pushed her to venture beyond its borders. Almost 20 years on she has become a powerful voice of dissent, laying bare the reality of life under the totalitarian regime in her memoir The Girl with Seven Names. Now she is campaigning for greater protection for North Koreans who manage to flee -- particularly women -- warning that many are captured in China and sold into prostitution or end up in forced marriages. Lee says: "They are so humiliated and broken, they don't want to speak out, so I decided I should try to help.
North Korea fires two projectiles shortly after Trump dismissed earlier launches
The most common form of trafficking involves North Korean women and girls forced into marriage or prostitution in China. Women and girls from North Korea migrate to China, often with the help of a facilitator, seeking food, work, freedom, and better life prospects. Trafficking networks of Korean-Chinese and North Koreans usually men operate along the China—North Korea border , reportedly working with Chinese and North Korean border guards to recruit women for marriage or prostitution in China.
New satellite images show North Korea is expanding its ballistic missile factory, it is alleged, days after pictures showed ongoing activity at a uranium enrichment plant. Aerial pictures of the Chemical Material Institute in Hamhung appear to show ongoing construction work at a site which produces parts for missiles. It comes after satellite imagery appeared to show operations continuing at the regime's main uranium enrichment plant in Yongbyon, 60 miles north of Pyongyang. The latest pictures were taken by Planet Labs Inc.