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    2 North Koreans Tried to Defect. Did Seoul Send Them to Their Deaths?

    The repatriation of the two squid fishermen to what rights activists said was a certain execution...

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    Former Turkish Prime Minister Forms Party in Challenge to Erdogan

    As President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s popularity sinks along with the economy, onetime allies are trying to...

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    Espionage and Interference? Australia Grapples With Its China Relationship

    This talk of Australia this week was China, after revelations that a businessman said Chinese agents...

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    Taiwan Detains 2 Executives of Firm Accused of Spying for China

    The executives were detained as officials look into accusations that the company’s workers intervened in Taiwan’s...

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    Historians Find Another Spy in the U.S. Atomic Bomb Project

    His Soviet code name was Godsend, and he came to Los Alamos from a family of...

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    She Fled Famine in North Korea, Then Died Poor in a Prosperous Land

    A woman who fled famine in North Korea and her 6-year-old boy died alone and impoverished...

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    If These Walls Could Talk: A War Correspondent Revisits a Hotel of Ghosts

    The Liwan — where journalists such as Anthony Shadid often stayed — once hummed with Syria’s...

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    South Korean Defects to the North, Following in His Parents’ Footsteps

    The son of a former South Korean foreign minister who fled to North Korea in the...

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    Ex-Judge Reveals Secrets of How Cuba Suppresses Dissent

    Edel González Jiménez says he is not a defector, but a firm believer in the Cuban...

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    Iran’s Only Female Olympic Medalist Defects Over ‘Lies’ and ‘Injustice’

    Kimia Alizadeh, 21, announced her decision in an Instagram post featuring a photo from the 2016...