North Korean General Issues Rare Apology for Limiting Media Access

North Korean General Issues Rare Apology for Limiting Media Access Photo South Korean musicians performing in Pyongyang, North Korea, on Sunday. Some reporters from the South were barred from entering. Credit Korean Central News Agency, via Agence France-Presse — Getty Images SEOUL, South Korea — South Korean reporters visiting North Korea’s capital to cover a K-pop performance there received a surprise on Monday: an unusually graceful apology from a senior North Korean official.
The official, Kim Yong-chol, a vice chairman of the North’s ruling Workers’ Party, visited the reporters’ hotel and apologized for their having been denied entry to a theater in Pyongyang, the capital, where the North’s leader, Kim Jong-un, watched South Korean musicians perform Sunday evening.
“We invited you and we are obliged to guarantee free coverage,” Kim Yong-chol was quoted in the reporters’ dispatches from Pyongyang as saying. “On behalf of the North’s authorities, I offer an apology and ask for your ..

DealBook Briefing: Elon Musk’s April Fool’s Joke

Supported by DealBook Briefing: Elon Musk’s April Fool’s Joke Photo Credit Twitter: @elonmusk Good Monday morning. The Trump administration is expected to announce this week the list of Chinese products that will be hit with tariffs. The Chinese government this morning retaliated to the steel and aluminum tariffs that have already been announced. Some links require subscriptions.
“So bankrupt, you can’t believe it.”Elon Musk finally responded to last week’s bad news with some April Fool’s tweets saying that Tesla had “gone completely and totally bankrupt.”
Elon was found passed out against a Tesla Model 3, surrounded by “Teslaquilla” bottles, the tracks of dried tears still visible on his cheeks.
The context
Analysts have warned of serious financial strains as the electric-car maker struggles to reach production targets for its Model 3.
Tesla has been racing to increase output to help burnish numbers for its earnings report. Its Fremont, Calif., delivery hub was packed on Saturday..