US prisoner in North Korea attempts suicide

By Andy Rice 9 July 2010

Aijalon Mahli Gomes, the US citizen sentenced to eight years in a North Korean labour camp after entering that country illegally, has tried to kill himself. He is currently recovering in hospital, according to a state-run news agency. Read more: The New York Times



Fudging, obfuscation and misdirection hobble the route to the nitty-gritty of expropriation

By Marianne Merten

"Joyfully to the breeze royal Odysseus spread his sail and with his rudder skillfully he steered." ~ Homer