The following story has moved as this week’s Sunday Spotlight, a feature showcasing the best off-the-news enterprise in the AP report:
NKOREA SANCTIONING THE SICK — Despite a growing mood of detente on the Korean Peninsula, ongoing sanctions are keeping life-saving medicines and supplies from tens of thousands of North Korean tuberculosis patients. U.S.-backed sanctions and the fear of angering Washington by even unintentionally violating them have squeezed humanitarian aid to North Korea severely, aggravating one of the world’s most stubborn tuberculosis hotspots. But the worst may be yet to come. By Eric Talmadge. 1,500 words, photos.