North Korean leader Kim Jong Un may visit Beijing as his first foreign trip since assuming power in 2011. According to Reuters, the Chinese Ambassador to South Korea, Qiu Guohong, signaled the possibility on September 17. Qiu spoke of...Show More Summary
He reportedly wanted to "meet with Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un"
North Korean defectors have provided details about how they unwittingly created Kim Jong Il's "slush fund" — a system that they say is still used by his son, North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un. The North Korean government division Office 39 "underwrites comfortable lifestyles" for the Kim family, The Wall Street Journal reports. Show More Summary
Yun Tae Hyong was a top banker in Kim Jong Un’s North Korea. He personally handled the dictator’s finances while managing the Daesong Bank. Now Mr. Hyong is a fugitive. According the South Korean newspaper, JoongAng Ilbo, a well-informed...Show More Summary
Kim Jong-Un, the North Korean dictator, has been unveiled as a Manchester United fan. It’s believed that Un is such a big follower of the Red Devils that he has even ordered state television to broadcast Premier League football in order to allow the inhabitants of his country to follow the sport. Jong-Un’s favourite United
Secretary of State John Kerry needs to pay Kim Jong Un a visit. Because North Korea is muscling up and the Obama administration's "strategic patience" isn't working.
If there is one thing cats hate, it’s water. If there’s two things cats hate, it’s water and Internet censorship. A group called The Pussycat Riot (not affiliated with the band) is using famous Internet cats to draw attention to world leaders who suppress their peoples’ access to information online. It’s a project launched by [...]
North Korea is not known for its sense of humor. Instead, fiery rhetoric and bellicose bravado dominate state media. When criticizing the United States earlier this year, the Korean Central News Agency said the country was "the world's worst human right abuser and tundra of a human being's rights to existence." And when Jang Song Thaek, the uncle of […]
When North Korea started to kick up a fuss about The Interview — the film in which Seth Rogen and James Franco play TV news guys who are recruited to assassinate Kim Jong Un during an interview opportunity — Sony seemed to shrug. But...Show More Summary
Concerned that, this time, Christmas spirit may not be enough to stave off nuclear war, Sony is said to be making changes to its Kim Jong-un assassination comedy The Interview, after North Korea promised a “merciless retaliation” if it is released. Show More Summary
Sometime in June, a North Korean pilot taxied his supersonic fighter to the runway for a routine training flight. The pilot, one of North Korea's military elite, powered up his engines and took off with a roar from Koksan Air Base. Moments later, his plane tumbled out of the sky. Show More Summary
Kim Jong Un's Ransom Note After Kidna... Despite Kim Jong Un's explicit threats to blow up the White House, Seth Rogen and James Franco are still planning to release their controversial film, The Interview, about the assassinating of the North Korean leader. Show More Summary
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is giving dictator realness in this undated photo released by the Korean Central News Agency today. So crisp and clean for someone so brutal. The 31-year-old ruler, who was rumored to have limited men only to haircuts that were like his back in March, was touring a fruit farm. […]
The North Korean government is not pleased with a parody dance video that has surfaced on the web featuring North Korean leader Kim Jong Un dancing his way out of a variety of silly situations. In fact, the North Korean government was so upset over the video they demanded that the Chinese government keep it
Citing "a source in China," the Chosun Ilbo reports that "the North feels the clip, which shows Kim dancing and Kung-Fu fighting, 'seriously compromises Kim's dignity and authority.'" The newspaper says that after North Korea asked China to stop the video from spreading, "Beijng was unable to oblige."
An online video with Chinese origins has gone viral in the past week because of how it rather weirdly and bizarrely it lampoons North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. Let's just put it this way: it involves lots of weird Photoshopping and ridiculous dancing.
Citing a threat to the leader's dignity, North Korea reportedly asks China to block a video that inserts Kim Jong Un's image into bizarre situations, all set to a bouncy dance track.
KimJongUn iscontinuingtodemonstratethathedisplaysnotthebestsenseofhumor orpriorities,becauseheisapparentlypissedaboutthis“satirical”videofromChinauploadedtoYouTubeearlierthismonth.AndbecauseKimJongUnalsoapparentlydoesnotunderstandhowtheinternetworks—NorthKoreahasaskedChinatohavethevideoremovedfromtheweb,claimingthat it“seriouslycompromisesKim’sdignityandauthority.”UhhhhOK.
The Outstanding Leader is not amused. North Korea is reportedly furious after a hilarious video mocking Kim Jong Un went viral.