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Republican lawmakers like Shimkus just can't seem to let go of the Obamacare vendetta, even when they look like fools.
We give ourselves too much credit for being a free-thinking and rebellious people. When we see North Korean citizens lining the streets of Seoul, ecstatically gushing over Kim Jong-Un, we snicker. When we're told that they refer to this...Show More Summary
Jang Song Thaek was China's prime contact in North Korea and considered a sort of regent for the young leader, Kim Jong Un.
By Amanda Schnetzer and Elizabeth Hoffman Last week, it was announced that North Korea's largest labor camp has recently grown in size. Known as kwanliso 16, the compound is the site of some of the country's cruelest acts of government-sanctioned rape, torture, and murder. Show More Summary
Plus: North Korea’s unemployment benefits, The Daily Show goes inside the online gaming community—and more.
In what is being called the most dramatic public purge in North Korean history, state-run media on Monday televised images of Jang Song Thaek — leader Kim Jong Un's uncle and a formerly powerful government official — being stripped of his titles and ousted from the ruling party. Show More Summary
North Korea's state television showed photos and video of Kim Jong-Un's powerful uncle Jang Song-Thaek being physically removed from a government meeting. Jang, who was often seen by Kim's side, was dismissed for "what is described as a string of criminal acts including corruption, womanising and drug-taking," reports Reuters. Show More Summary
The 85-year-old American detained in North Korea this fall said Sunday that he was well fed and comfortable during the more than a month he was held in the secretive communist nation, a newspaper reported. Merrill Newman told the Santa Cruz Sentinel that he was held in a hotel r …
WASHINGTON (AP) — The dramatic ouster of the uncle of North Korea's young ruler has sidelined the man reputed to be the second most powerful official in the secretive hierarchy. But Washington is not banking on a radical shift in Pyongyang's nuclear policy.
RAJIN, North Korea (AP) — Many of the ways in which this dusty, windswept area differs from most of North Korea are easiest to see at night.
US war veteran released from N.Korea as Biden visits frontier (via AFP) North Korea Saturday released a detained American veteran of the Korean War as US Vice President Joe Biden visited the world’s last Cold War frontier. US officials said Merrill Newman, an 85-year-old from California, headed home after arriving in Beijing…
Amnesty International has released new satellite images of two political prison camps in North Korea claiming the largest is the size of Washington DC. The human rights group is calling on the North Korean government to close down camps Kwanliso 15 and Kwanliso 16, where it is claimed up to 200,000 inmates, including children, are […]
BEIJING – North Korea confirmed a major shakeup Monday in top leadership with its purge of Kim Jong Un’s uncle, who was accused of drug abuse, improper relations with women and living a “capitalist lifestyle.” The news comes just as the reclusive country’s neighbor, South...
Pyongyang has today confirmed that Kim Jong Un's uncle has been fired and it sounds like Jang Song Thaek was a pretty busy guy during his years as North Korea's second most powerful official. According to Pyongyang's statement, Jang led a "dissolute and depraved" lifestyle, using drugs and having "improper...
A dispatch early Monday from North Korea’s news agency confirms a major shift in the hierarchy of the most isolated nation on the planet, and may provide some explanation of the nation’s more bizarre actions – including teh abduction and release of a Korean war veteran – in recent weeks: North Korea on Monday acknowledged the […]
Kim Jong Un’s uncle, Jang Song Thaek, has been removed from his position as vice chairman of North Korea’s top military body and, reportedly, executed. North Korea’s state news agency broadcast images on Sunday of the man being removed...Show More Summary