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Four minutes for tears, joy and shared humanity at Mexican border

In 2015, the two Koreas agreed to allow families split by the demilitarized zone to cross the border to visit, albeit briefly, with family members whom they had not touched in as much as 60 years. This month, the USA and Mexico allowed a similar family moment in a time of scarce altruism.

North Korea’s sudden change of heart: Are things actually the way they seem?

Why would North Korea suddenly change their declared objective of being a nuclear power even before they had played all their cards to maximal advantage in hopes of improving their reputation in full view of the international community? North Korea, at least topically, blew up the entrances to their nuclear labs before they had used that demonstration to its best use as their trump card in negotiations with the Trump himself. Why?