North Koreans crowded around billboards in a Pyongyang subway station Friday to read about the execution of Kim Jong Un's previously powerful uncle, The Associated Press reports. The country's state-run news service said Thursday that Jang Song Thaek had been executed as a traito …
Perhaps Shakespeare isn't the most obvious place to look when trying to make sense of the latest dramatic events in North Korea, but when I heard last night of the execution of Jang Song-thaek, the powerful uncle of the country's leader,...Show More Summary
Kim Jong-un’s uncle made enemies by championing economic reform, writes Benjamin Habib Column The Conversation LAST UPDATED AT 10:19 ON Fri 13 Dec 2013 IN A DRAMA reminiscent of George RR Martin’s epic book A Game of Thrones, court politics...Show More Summary
PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — North Korea said Friday that it executed Kim Jong Un's uncle as a traitor for trying to seize supreme power, a stunning end for the leader's former mentor, long considered the country's No. 2.
Kim Jong Un’s uncle, Jang Song Thaek, has been executed, according to KCNA, the state news wire. In a excoriating and overwrought dispatch, the party mouthpiece called Jang “despicable human scum” and a traitor “for all ages.” Party...Show More Summary
North Korea on Friday announced the execution of Kim Jong Un's uncle, calling the leader's former mentor a traitor and "worse than a dog." The announcement came only days after Pyongyang announced through state media that Jang Song Thaek -- long considered the country's No. Show More Summary
(AP) NKorea executes Kim Jong Un' uncle PYONGYANG, North Korea North Korean state media say Kim Jong Un's uncle has been executed, calling the leader's former mentor "worse than a dog." The announcement early Friday comes days afterShow More Summary
The good news: there are always greater banana republics out there, somewhere, if one only looks hard enough. With some epic, if purely unwarranted, humor here is KCNA's account: Pyongyang, December 13 (KCNA) -- Upon hearing the report...Show More Summary
(PYONGYANG, North Korea) — North Korean state media say Kim Jong Un’s uncle has been executed, calling the leader’s former mentor “worse than a dog.” The announcement early Friday comes days after Pyongyang announced that Jang Song Thaek...Show More Summary
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...
SAN FRANCISCO -- An 85-year-old American war veteran detained for more than a month in North Korea arrived in the United States on Saturday, a day after he was unexpectedly released by Pyongyang for “humanitarian” reasons. "I'm delighted to be home," Merrill Newman s …
If there was any question, it turns out that riding the Metro in Pyongyang, North Korea is as surreal and eerie as pretty much everything else in the country. The city’s pride and joy, built in the 1970s and used by some 700,000 people daily, snakes under the capital on...
The Pyongyang Metro is the pride of North Korea's capital city. Each day, some 700,000 people use its two lines to get around. It is also as immensely creepy as anywhere else in that country. Read more...
The United States asks Pyongyang to free an elderly U.S. military veteran held in custody since last month.
It's been up a while, but only now, via Korean Literature: in translation, have I come across Benoit Berthelier's From Pyongyang to Mars: Sci-fi, Genre, and Literary Value in North Korea at Sino NK. North Korean literature is, of course,...Show More Summary
The Arch of Reunification in Pyongyang, North Korea. All photos by Gareth Morgan. F or the past decade, New Zealanders Joanne and Gareth Morgan have been living the semiretired lifestyle of their dreams, traveling around the world on motorcycles alongside a few of their closest friends. Show More Summary
Sixty years after the fighting stopped for U.S. forces on the Korean peninsula,North Korean officials pulled an elderly American veteran of the war from a plane in Pyongyang last month and have been holding him since. The North Koreans...Show More Summary
North Korea has confirmed it's holding another US citizen, and his family is pleading for his release. Merrill Newman, an 85-year-old Korean War veteran and grandfather, was last seen on a plane to Beijing from Pyongyang on Oct. 26. His family in Palo Alto says North Korean officials pulled him...
(Reuters) - The California family of a Korean War veteran held in North Korean custody since last month appealed to the Pyongyang government on Friday for his safe return, calling his detention during a sightseeing trip a "dreadful misunderstanding."
China warned North Korea on Friday it would not tolerate chaos on its doorstep, while blaming Japan for the tension between Asia's two largest economies. Ties between Beijing and Pyongyang have deteriorated since North Korea conducted its third nuclear test in February. Show More Summary