Doug Bandow Politics, North Korea A DPRK newspaper calls Kim Il-sung "the God who rules today's human world." North Korea without doubt is unique. If nothing else, its claimed accomplishments rival the faux Russian achievements cited by Pavel Chekov in the original Star Trek. Show More Summary
On the 104th birth anniversary of dictator Kim Il-sung, a North Korean state newspaper claimed that when American evangelist Billy Graham visited Pyongyang, he described the country's late founder as "God who exists in the world of human beings" and who "has created the greatest heaven on earth."
North Korea tested a missile yesterday (our time – the test occurred on 15 April in Korea). The test was in honor of the 104th birthday of North Korea’s “eternal president”, Kim Il-Sung. The test was reportedly a failure. The missile tested yesterday reportedly used the same engine as the SLBM North Korea tested last […]
North Korea tried and failed to test-fire a ballistic missile on Friday, as the country celebrated the birthday of founding leader Kim Il-Sung, the South Korean military said. The failed test followed widespread reports that the North...Show More Summary
A worker at Pyongyang Airport wears a lapel pin depicting Kim Il-sung. (Photo: (stephan)/Flickr) February 16 marks the birthday of North Korea’s Dear Leader Kim Jong-il, who would have turned 75 this year had he not succumbed to a heart attack on a train in 2011. Show More Summary
KING Solomon and Emperor Augustus each reigned for four decades, and both enjoyed rather good stretches in their time. By contrast, Kim Il-sung’s rule of more than four decades over North Korea is something no people deserves. If you are a modern leader in a democracy, of course, longevity is harder to achieve—voters have to keep choosing you. Show More Summary
Fans can watch the Philippines vs. North Korea soccer match live online and see if the Azkals can fend off a North Korean team out to a strong start in World Cup qualifying. The teams will meet Thursday at Kim Il-Sung stadium in Pyongyang, with the match starting at 3:30 p.m. Show More Summary
On today's date in 1948, Kim Il-Sung became the leader of a brand-new Democratic People's Republic of Korea. In the decades that followed, the Kim family would establish an iron-fisted rule while closing itself off almost entirely to the Western world. We don't know a lot about life in North Korea. Show More Summary
Government inaugurates park in Damascus to honour North Korea's founding father Kim Il-Sung.
A half-dozen Russian anatomists, biochemists, and surgeons care for Vladimir Lenin's publicly-displayed preserved body and also that of Ho Chi Minh, Kim Il-sung, and Kim Jong-il. Read the rest
Forty-six years ago today – just before midnight EDT on 14 April 1969 – Deep Sea 129 was shot down by North Korea. Burn in hell, Kim Il-Sung. Burn in hell.
North Korea’s first lady, Ri Sol Ju, made her first public appearance this year on Monday during celebrations marking the birthday of the country’s founding leader Kim Il-sung, the Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) reported Tuesday. Kim Jong Un’s wife was spotted wearing a wedding ring on her left hand, Agence France-Presse reported. Kim and [...]
North Korea’s first lady has appeared in public for the first time this year as part of celebrations marking the birthday of the country’s founding leader Kim Il-Sung, state media said Tuesday. A grinning Ri Sol-Ju, wearing what appeared to be a wedding ring on her left hand, was...
North Korean first lady Ri Sol-Ju has reportedly appeared in public for the first time this year as she took part in celebrations dedicated to the birthday anniversary of the country's founding leader, Kim Il-Sung.
North Korea will launch an upgraded intermediate-range ballistic missile later this week and early next as the Communist state prepares to mark the 103rd birth anniversary of its founding father Kim Il-sung.
Kim Jong-un, the leader of North Korea, has reportedly ordered the recruitment of a “pleasure squad” of young women - a family tradition from the days of North Korea’s founding ruler Kim Il-sung. The women are supposed to “entertain”...Show More Summary
In this extra scene, VICE News speaks with a former lieutenant of the North Korean People’s Army about a failed assassination attempt on Kim Il-sung and Kim Jong-il.
From a calendar that starts with the birth of Kim Il-sung to the "Naenara" web browser, Red Star is a study in state-controlled technology. This story contains interviews with Dan Bowerman, IT consultant and editor of the Opening Up North Korea blog; and Martyn Williams, a John S. Show More Summary
Distributed by the Guancha Syndicate SHANGHAI -- August 22 marked the anniversary of Deng Xiaoping's birth 110 years go. Though it has been 17 years since he left us, his eyes, sharp and deep, remain vivid in my memory. Though his demeanor...Show More Summary
North Koreans in Sinuiju, a border city, claim that they were forced to donate metal to a "loyalty fund" for statues of two of North Korea's deceased leaders. The statues of Kim Il-sung and Kim Jong-il were difficult to finance, since North Korea doesn't have an abundant metal supply. Show More Summary