First story takes us to North Korea. There's a lot that happens here that's unknown to the outside world. North Korea is a secretive country that threatens people who expose those secrets. And it doesn't allow independent media organizations to exist. The government controls the radio and TV stations that are allowed. And it's illegal for North Koreans to listen to broadcasts made from other countries.
So i?n a nutshell, if the dictatorship doesn't want certain information getting out, it makes it difficult and dangerous for North Koreans to find it out. And as far as foreign journalists are concerned, North Korea limits who's allowed in, where they're allowed to go and what they're allowed to cover. That's why international observers are confused by something noticed recently at some high rise buildings in North Korea's capital. The views which once overlooked the rooftops of government buildings are now blocked, obstructed or blurred by new coverings.
According to the New York Times, North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un has bu?ilt up a number of high rise apartments and the people allowed to live there are elite members of society. But the top floors of these apartments are where these coverings have appeared. nknews.org and thedailynk — two websites outside North Korea that focus on news inside the country — say the coverings block the views of North Korea's forbidden city to tourists and citizens and also prevent pictures of government buildings from being taken and sent outside North Korea.
More delay and more questions in the process of Brexit, the British exit from the European Union. Britain is scheduled to leave the EU on October 31st and an agreement between the country and the EU on exactly how to do that would make things smoother and more organized. The government of Prime Minister Boris Johnson did recently make a deal with the EU. But Britain's parliament has to approve it first. And in a vote held Saturday, when lawmakers were expected to either approve or reject the deal, they delayed making a decision on it and they passed a law requiring the prime minister to ask the EU for another delay in the Brexit process. The European Union could accept or reject that request. Britain's parliament could still pass the prime minister's deal with the EU. So bottom line, it's still uncertain what will happen next when it comes to the Brexit.