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North Korea Just Rejected A UN Human Rights Resolution And Threw A Spectacular Parade To Celebrate

Thousands of North Koreans gathered in Kim Il Sung Square in Pyongyang on Tuesday to show their support for their government's rejection of a recent UN resolution on human rights in North Korea. Kim Ki Nam, Secretary of the Central Committee...Show More Summary

José Luís Peixoto in North Korea

Portuguese writer José Luís Peixoto (author of, for example, The Implacable Order of Things) took part in the Kim Il Sung 100th Birthday Ultimate Mega Tour of North Korea in 2012 (well, who wouldn't have, if they had the chance ?) and...Show More Summary

Meet Kim Jong Il’s Personal Poet Laureate

7 months agoNews : Truthdig

As spin-doctoring goes, Jang Jin Sung had one of the world’s hardest jobs.

North Korean children sit on the shoulders of their parents at Kim Il Sung Square in Pyongyang to wa

7 months agoPop Culture / Celebrity : Gawker

North Korean children sit on the shoulders of their parents at Kim Il Sung Square in Pyongyang to watch fireworks over Juche Tower to celebrate the official birthday of the late leader on Tuesday. Image via David Guttenfelder/AP. Read more...

Kim Jong Un Basks in His Grandfather’s Glow

The young tyrant skipped the military parade and the crowds that typically mark the revered Kim Il Sung's birthday, instead apparently paying a midnight visit to the Pyongyang mausoleum where his embalmed body rests

Scenes From North Korea's Marathon

7 months agoSports : Deadspin

Yesterday for the first time in the 27-year history of the Pyongyang marathon, North Korea allowed foreign amateur and professional runners to take part. Competitors from 27 countries ran in front of crowds gathered in Kim Il Sung Stadium and around Kim Il Sung University in part to celebrate Kim Il Sung's 102 birthday on Tuesday. Show More Summary

United Nations: We Should Prosecute North Korea at ICC For “Crimes Against Humanity”

The late journalist Christopher Hitchens once suggested that it was as if Kim Il Sung -- the founder and “Eternal President” of the...

Shinhan Financial Group Management Discusses Q4 2013 Results - Earnings Call Transcript

Shinhan Financial Group Co., Ltd. (SHG) Q4 2013 Earnings Call February 11, 2014 2:00 AM ET Executives Sung Hun Yu – IR Min Jung-Kee – CFO Analysts Moo Il Jung – Franklin Templeton Jinsang Kim – Standard Chartered Securities Lee Byung-gun – Dongbu Securities Watanabe Yoshinari – Prudential Investment Presentation Sung Hun Yu Good afternoon, everyone. Show More Summary

Dennis Rodman Screams at CNN’s Chris Cuomo, Implies Kenneth Bae is Guilty in Bizarre Interview

11 months agoNews : Mediaite

Former NBA star Dennis Rodman has taken serious criticism over his ongoing relationship with North Korean dictator Kim Il Sung, and his resistance of pressure to leverage that relationship for the release of imprisoned American Kenneth Bae. Show More Summary

[Illuminated portraits of North Korea's late leaders Kim Il Sung and Kim Jong Il glow amid the dark

[Illuminated portraits of North Korea's late leaders Kim Il Sung and Kim Jong Il glow amid the dark buildings of central Pyongyang before dawn yesterday. Photo by David Guttenfelder via AP] Read more...

When Korea Was One: Exploring Kaesong's Koryo Dynasty Treasures In North Korea

last yearLifestyle / Travel : Gadling

Changes in Longitude It was a hot, sticky day in North Korea as we trudged up the steep hill on Tongil Street to gaze upon yet another massive, gilded statue of the country's founder, Kim Il Sung. We were in the industrial city of Kaesong, only miles from the Demilitarized Zone separating the two Koreas. Show More Summary

Kim Family Mural Destroyed in North Korea

While Pyongyang’s Kim regime hasn’t yet collapsed, a mosaic wall erected to honor the dynasty did, on the eve of the April 15 Day of the Sun festivities meant to celebrate the birthday of North Korean founder Kim Il Sung. Conflicting...Show More Summary

Your Daily North Korea

Crack open a cold OB beer, beeyotches. It's Kim Il Sung's birthday!

Flowers trump angry rhetoric as North Koreans celebrate former leader's birth

Oblivious to international tensions over a possible North Korean missile launch, Pyongyang residents spilled into the streets Monday to celebrate the birthday of their first leader, Kim Il Sung, The Associated Press reported. Girls in red and pink jackets skipped along street …

Party in Pyongyang: Amid Tension, North Korea Celebrates Kim Il Sung’s Birthday

After quick stops in Seoul and Beijing, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry touched down in Tokyo Sunday to meet with Japanese officials and discuss North Korea‘s recent threats. Kerry reiterated U.S. support for its Asian allies, saying Washington would “do what is necessary” to defend Japan and South Korea from any attack. Show More Summary

Defiant Pyongyang Marks Founder's Birthday

Oblivious to international tensions over a possible North Korean missile launch, Pyongyang residents spilled into the streets today to celebrate a major national holiday, the birthday of their first leader, Kim Il Sung—which also marks the start of the new year in the North Korean calendar. There was no...

North Koreans celebrate their rulers with song and dance as world watches for missile launch

As the United States and South Korea watched nervously for a North Korean missile launch, North Koreans kicked off a spring festival as part of celebrations surrounding the April 15 birthday of founding father Kim Il Sung. Thursday was also the first anniversary of Kim Jong Un's …

Take Cover! It’s NoKo New Year

When North Korea‘s founder Kim Il Sung was alive, he’d celebrate his birthday by imprisoning hundreds of thousands of “ideological offenders” or unveiling a blueprint for a “communist paradise.” His son and heir, Kim Jong Il, turnedShow More Summary

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