An American GI Defected to North Korea in 1962. Now his Sons are Propaganda Stars


In 1962, James Joseph Dresnok, an American GI stationed in South Korea, defected to North Korea. He later had two sons, who now work as media...


China Briefs

China building ‘Underwater Great Wall’ to counter US submarines China is working on an underwater surveillance system that may thwart U.S. maritime advantage in the Asia-Pacific region. The “Underwater Great Wall Project,” as it is called, proposes a network of …... Read More

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    You Could Be the First Person to Sleep in the Eiffel Tower

    Four lucky competition winners are set to be the first people in history to use the Eiffel Tower as a vacation home next month. Rental... Read more

  • The downfall of being too efficient

    What could be wrong with being “well-organized,” “competent,” and “achieving maximum productivity with minimum effort of expense?” In certain circles, I’m known as the “Efficiency... Read more

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    North Carolina Mother May Have Been Killed Because She Wouldn’t Get an Abortion: Reports

    A pregnant woman from North Carolina was reportedly killed by the father-to-be because she refused to get an abortion. Nathaniel Elijah Dixon, a 24-year-old man... Read more

  • China Briefs – Canada Print

    China newspaper accuses UK of ‘barbarism’ after Queen’s remarks Media in the United Kingdom—in particular London’s gossipy tabloids—appeared to enjoy the fracas that resulted after... Read more

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    This Creamsicle-Inspired Summer Treat Amazingly Blends Cream Cheese and Orange Juice

    Want a Creamsicle but don’t have one lying around? This is the next best thing–or maybe even better. These no-bake orange bars are inspired by... Read more

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    Verizon, Unions Set to Return to Bargaining Table

    WASHINGTON— Verizon and union officials representing about 39,000 striking landline and cable workers in nine eastern states and Washington, D.C., agreed to restart negotiations, according... Read more

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    NASA Flies Satellites Through Explosion in Space—and Starts to Unravel Mystery of Magnetism

    There’s a lot we don’t know about many of the magnetic effects we see throughout the universe. The familiar, beautiful northern lights, for example, are... Read more

  • Rachel Bastick (R), a soprano, principal dancer, and director of Shen Yun's Touring Company, on May 11 at JFK. (Bing Gan/Epoch Times)

    Shen Yun Companies Return to NY From Overseas Tours

    NEW YORK—On May 11, two dance companies of the New York-based Shen Yun Performing Arts arrived at John F. Kennedy Airport, ending their 2016 world... Read more

  • In this undated file photo released online in the summer of 2014 on a militant social media account, which has been verified and is consistent with other AP reporting, ISISI militants hold up their weapons and wave its flags on their vehicles in a convoy on a road leading to Iraq, in Raqqa, Syria. (Militant photo via AP)

    The Post-Colonial Caliphate: Islamic State and the Memory of Sykes-Picot

    Ever since Islamic State (ISIS) spokesman Abu Muhammad al-Adnani announced the establishment of a caliphate on June 29, 2014, analysts have been busy trying to... Read more

  • Opera singer Nick Groenewegen attended Shen Yun at Hamilton Place Theatre on May 11, 2016. The experience broadened his horizons, he said. (Dongyu Teng/Epoch Times)

    Hamiltonians Bid Shen Yun Farewell With Enthusiastic Praise

    HAMILTON, Canada—Arts lovers in Hamilton bid farewell to Shen Yun Performing Arts on May 11, as the classical Chinese music and dance company performed its... Read more

  • Nicole and Denise Duncan shared the deeply soul-stirring experience of watching Shen Yun Performing Arts in Hamilton on May 11, 2016. (Lisa Ou/Epoch Times)

    Audience Members Moved to Tears by Shen Yun’s Final Hamilton Performance

    HAMILTON, Canada—The beauty and wisdom of an ancient culture had a profound effect on one mother and daughter business team that saw Shen Yun Performing... Read more

  • Blair Lancaster, Ward 6 city councilor of the city of Burlington, saw Shen Yun Performing Arts for the first time at Hamilton Place Theatre on May 11, 2016 and found that it was exactly as wonderful as what others had told her. (NTD Television)

    City Councillor: Shen Yun’s ‘Message Is a Very Beautiful One’

    HAMILTON, Canada—Blair Lancaster, Ward 6 city councillor of the city of Burlington, saw Shen Yun Performing Arts for the first time at Hamilton Place Theatre... Read more

  • Small business owner John Sandor (2nd from right) came with six family members to see Shen Yun Performing Arts at the Hamilton Place Theatre, May 11, 2016 (Madalina Hubert/Epoch Times)

    Shen Yun ‘the experience of a lifetime’

    HAMILTON, Canada—Shen Yun Performing Arts played the last of its Canadian tour dates Wednesday night at Hamilton Place Theatre, leaving those who came with new... Read more

  • Shen Yun performed its last performance in Pittsburgh on May 11, 2016 after a 2-night run at the Benedum Center for the Performing Arts.  (Lijie Sun/Epoch Times)

    Shen Yun Shows ‘Realization of the Divine’

    PITTSBURGH—Through the eyes of a photographer, the color in Shen Yun Performing Arts was “mystical.” “It was the reality of color that I’ve lived with... Read more

  • Jim Oliver, Ward 4 councillor for the Norfolk County in Southwestern Ontario, at the Shen Yun performance at Hamilton Place Theatre on May 11, 2016. (NTD Television)

    Seeing Shen Yun ‘a Great Opportunity,’ Says County Councillor

    HAMILTON, Canada—Jim Oliver, Ward 4 councillor for the Norfolk County in Southwestern Ontario, had been wanting to see Shen Yun Performing Arts with his wife... Read more

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    Judge Denies ‘Affluenza’ Teen’s Appeal of 2 Year Prison Sentence

    FORT WORTH, Texas—The judge in the case of a Texas teenager who used an “affluenza” defense in a fatal drunken-driving wreck has upheld an April... Read more

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