1. Tension

    North Korean Workers MIA

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    North Korean workers failed to show up at the Kaesong complex on the border with South Korea Tuesday morning, the latest sign that the North is continuing to dig in among rising tensions with the South and the U.S. over the North’s nuclear threats. South Korean companies employ more than 53,000 North Korean workers at similar complexes, and 13 at the Kaesong Industrial Complex have had to stop operating in the wake of the strike. The workers provide a crucial stream of foreign currency to North Korea, and the suspension of their work suggests, some experts say, that the North feels it has nothing left to lose under strict global sanctions.

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