The late journalist Christopher Hitchens once suggested that it was as if Kim Il Sung -- the founder and “Eternal President” of the...
Former NBA star Dennis Rodman has taken serious criticism over his ongoing relationship with North Korean dictator Kim Il Sung, and his resistance of pressure to leverage that relationship for the release of imprisoned American Kenneth Bae. Show More Summary
[Illuminated portraits of North Korea's late leaders Kim Il Sung and Kim Jong Il glow amid the dark buildings of central Pyongyang before dawn yesterday. Photo by David Guttenfelder via AP] Read more...
Changes in Longitude It was a hot, sticky day in North Korea as we trudged up the steep hill on Tongil Street to gaze upon yet another massive, gilded statue of the country's founder, Kim Il Sung. We were in the industrial city of Kaesong, only miles from the Demilitarized Zone separating the two Koreas. Show More Summary
While Pyongyang’s Kim regime hasn’t yet collapsed, a mosaic wall erected to honor the dynasty did, on the eve of the April 15 Day of the Sun festivities meant to celebrate the birthday of North Korean founder Kim Il Sung. Conflicting...Show More Summary
Crack open a cold OB beer, beeyotches. It's Kim Il Sung's birthday!
Oblivious to international tensions over a possible North Korean missile launch, Pyongyang residents spilled into the streets Monday to celebrate the birthday of their first leader, Kim Il Sung, The Associated Press reported. Girls in red and pink jackets skipped along street …
After quick stops in Seoul and Beijing, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry touched down in Tokyo Sunday to meet with Japanese officials and discuss North Korea‘s recent threats. Kerry reiterated U.S. support for its Asian allies, saying Washington would “do what is necessary” to defend Japan and South Korea from any attack. Show More Summary
Oblivious to international tensions over a possible North Korean missile launch, Pyongyang residents spilled into the streets today to celebrate a major national holiday, the birthday of their first leader, Kim Il Sung—which also marks the start of the new year in the North Korean calendar. There was no...
As the United States and South Korea watched nervously for a North Korean missile launch, North Koreans kicked off a spring festival as part of celebrations surrounding the April 15 birthday of founding father Kim Il Sung. Thursday was also the first anniversary of Kim Jong Un's …
When North Korea‘s founder Kim Il Sung was alive, he’d celebrate his birthday by imprisoning hundreds of thousands of “ideological offenders” or unveiling a blueprint for a “communist paradise.” His son and heir, Kim Jong Il, turnedShow More Summary
Female North Korean traffic police officers gather in front of bronze statues of the late leaders Kim Il Sung and Kim Jong Il to pay their respects in Pyongyang, North Korea on Saturday, Feb. 16, 2013. North Koreans turned out to commemorate what would have been the 71th birthday of Kim Jong Il who died on Dec. 17, 2011. (AP Photo/David Guttenfelder)
RIA Novosti Staff Press Photographer Ilya Pitalev was honored by the international jury for his photo wire made in Pyongyang in April 2012 during the celebrations of 100th anniversary since the founder of North Korea Kim Il Sung’s birth. This photo wire includes images by Ilya Pitalev, a finalist at the Sony World Photography Awards 2013.
When looking for a photo op that says digital North Korea, there seems to be one option: the computer lab at Kim Il Sung University in Pyongyang. On Tuesday Google executive chairman Eric Schmidt visited the lab with former New Mexico...Show More Summary
On Monday, Google executive chairman Eric Schmidt arrived in North Korea with former New Mexico governor Bill Richardson on a humanitarian mission. Today the internet powerhouse visited a computer lab at Kim Il Sung University in Pyongyang where--get this-- students were online surfing an intranet service. Show More Summary
Google's Eric Schmidt got a first look at North Korea's limited Internet usage when an American delegation he and former New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson are leading visited a computer lab at Kim Il Sung University in Pyongyang.
A portrait of late North Korean leader Kim Il Sung glows from a spotlight as dusk descends upon Pyongyang, North Korea, Dec. 14, 2012. (Ng Han Guan/AP Photo) CLICK HERE FOR MORE PICTURES OF THE DAY FROM ABC NEWS
China's once-in-a-decade leadership reshuffle saw Zhang Dejiang, who studied economics at Kim Il Sung University in Pyongyang, promoted to its Politburo. Because, naturally, North Korea can teach us so much about how to efficiently run an economy. Show More Summary
The relationship between China and North Korea has entered the spotlight in the days since the North’s long-range rocket misfire and its celebration of Kim Il Sung’s birth centennial last weekend.
Groups of North Koreans enjoyed a picnic on a hilltop park overlooking Pyongyang on Wednesday, a national holiday celebrating the birthday period of the late leader Kim Il Sung. See more striking pictures from North Korea in PhotoBlog and in the slideshow below.