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Pro wrestling returns to the ring in North Korea

4 hours agoNews : The Newsroom

PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — North Koreans got their first look at pro wrestling in about 20 years on Saturday when an ex-NFL lineman and 20 other grapplers from around the world took to the ring for an exhibition put together by a charismatic former Japanese pro-wrestler who is now a member of parliament.

Pro wrestlers take antics to streets in Pyongyang

yesterdayNews : The Newsroom

PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — Former NFL player Bob "The Beast" Sapp and a group of brawny pro wrestlers led by a Japanese politician took their oddball attempt at sports diplomacy to the streets of Pyongyang on Friday, staging a tug-of-war and arm wrestling competition with local children before a large and somewhat bewildered crowd of spectators.

Watch: What it looks like when you land in North Korea

2 days agoNews : BlogPost

Washington Post correspondent Anna Fifield is in North Korea, where she will be reporting from for the next several days. What does it look like when you're about to land in Pyongyang? Like this: You can follow Fifield on Twitter. Read full article >>

Japanese lawmaker, ex-NFL lineman in North Korea

2 days agoNews : The Newsroom

PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — A Japanese pro-wrestler-turned-politician arrived in North Korea with a former NFL lineman and more than a dozen martial artists on Thursday for the first big sports event featuring well-known foreigners since Dennis Rodman's controversial basketball game earlier this year.

Japan lawmaker wrestles with N. Korea 'sport diplomacy'

A Japanese wrestler-turned-politician hopes his vision of "sports diplomacy" can repair his country's fraught relationship with North Korea, as he prepares to host an extraordinary sporting event in Pyongyang. Standing 1.9 metres (six...Show More Summary

New talks set as North Korea slashes delegation for the Asian Games

last weekNews : The Newsroom

North Korea will hold new talks with South Korea about taking part in the Incheon Asian Games after slashing the size of its delegation, a government official said on Friday. Pyongyang officials walked out of a meeting last month, reportedly after Seoul proposed breaking with its custom of financially supporting sports teams visiting from the North. Show More Summary

North Korea Just Moved Some Of Its Most Advanced Weaponry To The Chinese Border In A Sign Of Rising Tensions

In a sign of the continuing decline in relations between North Korea and China, Pyongyang moved a number of tanks and armored vehicles away from South Korea to the Chinese border, according to The Chosun Ilbo, citing an anonymous source. Show More Summary

N. Korea Picks on Kerry's 'Hideous Lantern Jaw'

North Korea is upset with America for staging an "invasion rehearsal" (read: military drills) with South Korea, so naturally it gracefully and diplomatically... No. It diplomatically did nothing. Instead, Pyongyang opted for playground antics, blasting Secretary of State John Kerry as a "wolf donning the mask of sheep" with a...

Ex-NFL lineman tops bill for Pyongyang fight night

last weekNews : The Newsroom

TOKYO (AP) — Former NFL player Bob "The Beast" Sapp isn't exactly a household name back home in the United States. But he's big in Japan. Very big. And soon he hopes to be living large — for a week, anyway — in North Korea.

Ex-NFL lineman tops bill for Pyongyang fight night

TOKYO (AP) — Former NFL player Bob "The Beast" Sapp isn't exactly a household name back home in the United States. But he's big in Japan. Very big. And soon he hopes to be living large — for a week, anyway — in North Korea.

Frequent Flyer Diplomacy and the Plane to Pyongyang

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.

America Needs More Tax Inversion

The U.S. has the highest rate of corporate taxation this side of Pyongyang. This is why corporates want a new tax home, because higher tax rates do not necessarily bring in more tax, they can shrink the tax base.

Pope Leaves South Korea After Urging Peace

Francis laid out these themes from the start of his visit, which was clouded by the firing of five rockets from Pyongyang into the sea

South Korea launches military drill with US

Annual drill simulating response to a nuclear attack goes ahead despite threats from Pyongyang.

Building fail sheds light on N. Korean priorities

2 weeks agoNews : The Newsroom

PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — Pyongyang isn't just any North Korean city. So when a 23-story apartment building under construction collapsed in the center of the showcase capital in May, officials faced a bona fide emergency.

Two days left to sign up for rare North Korean pro-wrestling event!

2 weeks agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

Ever wonder what it's like to watch LIVE wrestling in the DPRK? You're in luck, Japanese politician and pro-wrestler Kanji “Antonio” Inoki is hosting a wrestling and martial arts event for a select number of tourists in Pyongyang! Hurry, only two days left to sign up! [ more › ]

The unlikely reason for North Korea's real estate boom

In Pyongyang, North Korea, the real estate market is quite lucrative — and it's all thanks to the foreign embassies. The Diplomat reports that North Koreans are investing real estate near foreign embassies in order to access their WiFi services, some of which don't have passwords. Show More Summary

As S. Korea Welcomes Pope, North Fires Rockets

South Korea welcomed Pope Francis today with flowers and a red carpet, as the pontiff kicked off a five-day visit in which he called for peace on the divided peninsula. North Korea, on the other hand, shot off rockets. Pyongyang fired five short-range projectiles off its east coast, including three...

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