Sunday, November 16, 2008

Blackouts mark North Korea's real power struggle

PYONGYANG (Reuters) - While the world wonders if North Korea is in the throes of a leadership crisis over Kim Jong-il's suspected stroke, the real power struggle for ordinary people in the hermit state is coping with electricity shortages.

Blackouts frequently interrupted a four-day stay in Pyongyang for South Koreans attending a rare joint seminar between the Cold War rivals, with the North's showcase city often plunged into pitch darkness by power outages.

1 comment:

Dan @ Necessary Roughness said...

Well that fits...Pyongyang would then match the rest of the country in darkness.