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North Korean leader: World’s model statesman?

10 hours agoNews : The Raw Story

Kim Jong-Un isn’t exactly viewed as the world’s greatest leader by many in the West. However, in his own country, he has demanded god-like status, claiming his family’s dynasty has led the country to glory. Now an Indonesian organization has decided to award the reclusive and...

Kim Jong-un Is Set to Receive a 'Global Statesman' Award — and Not in North Korea

3 days agoNews : Vice News

Kim Jong-un, the hermetic North Korean leader whose regime has likened US President Barack Obama to a monkey and called South Korean President Park Geun-hye a "crafty prostitute" and a witch, is set to receive an award that hails his global statesmanship. Show More Summary

On Brink of War? N Korea Leader Inspects 'War Drills' Against US, S Korea

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un paid a visit to a high-profile Air Force combat contest, describing it as part of "war preparations" against the United States and South Korea, Pyongyang's state media said Thursday.

6 Right-Wing Doozies This Week: Trump Lets His Fascist Flag Fly

Turns out The Donald and Kim Jong-un have a few things in common. 1. Donald Trump takes his fascist tendencies out for a spin. For such a huge bully, Donald Trump sure is a whiny thing. On the one hand, he — much like the Glenn Close character in Fatal Attraction — will not be ignored (see next item). Show More Summary

Open Thread: On Repubs (Not) Facing Down Trump

Eat you heart out Kim Jong-Un. @ErikWemple skewers Fox & Friends' vapid hagiography of Trump. — Reed F. Richardson (@reedfrich) July 22, 2015 The NYTimes, at its most mealy-mouthed: … For all of Mr. Show More Summary

A(nother) Reason to Fly the Airline of North Korea

As we all know, Kim Jong-un is king of the fashion world. With his stylish hair and impeccably tailored gray... The post A(nother) Reason to Fly the Airline of North Korea appeared first on Weird Asia News. Related posts: North Korea’s Kim Jong-un Puts On a Disney Extravaganza North Korea Uses Mortar Firing Squad to Execute Officer North Korea Requires Kim Jong Un Haircut

Dennis Rodman, friend of Kim Jong-un, thinks Donald Trump and Hulk Hogan are just fine

Which celeb will he defend next? Tune in to Twitter to find out. There is one rule on Twitter that no one follows, but everyone regards: "Never Tweet." "Never Tweet" doesn't really mean "don't tweet" as much as it means nothing good comes from tweeting. Show More Summary

5 Stories You Need to Know Today

In today's links, drug companies want superhuman genes, celebrities want Uber to win, and Kim Jong-un wants North Koreans to bike

North Korea, North America

“It is ridiculous, the hairstyle he has, everything,” says Hyeonseo Lee. She is talking about Kim Jong-un, the supreme leader of North Korea and in her old life, before her defection from the tightly controlled regime, saying such a thing would condemn her and her family to prison or to death. Show More Summary

Now Even North Korea Has Bike Lanes

A modern idea in a mostly backwards nation. City and national leaders around the world are joining the movement to create safer streets for cyclists. Now that even includes North Korea's Supreme Leader Kim Jong-Un. Read Full Story

Local elections in North Korea unlikely to bring change

First local polls in country since Kim Jong-un came to power in 2011 seen by many as a sham.

Kim Jong-Un Experimenting On Own People?

2 weeks agoNews : The Daily Beast

Did Pyongyang accidentally release pictures of its WMD labs? Or was the Kim regime making a not-so-subtle threat?

Revealed: Why Kim Jong-un Executes So Many North Korean Officials

Zachary Keck Politics, Asia Purges could indicate Kim Jong-un's strength in consolidating power. Much has been made of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un’s propensity to execute high-ranking officials, most notably, his uncle: Jang Song Thaek. Show More Summary

Kim Jong-Un 'Executed Terrapin Farmer Over Poor Production'

3 weeks agoNews : Newsweek: US

The manager of a terrapin farm near Pyongyang, North Korea was reportedly shot on the orders of dictator Kim Jong-un following a disappointing tour of the farm in May of this year. The farm official was shot and killed on the ordersShow More Summary

North Korean Leader Kim Jong-un Executes a Turtle Farmer For 'Incompetence'

3 weeks agoNews : Vice News

The manager of a North Korean terrapin farm was reportedly executed shortly after Kim Jong-un visited his facility in May, the Korean news site Daily NK reported on Tuesday. The Taedonggang Terrapin Farm was originally built by Kim's...Show More Summary

North Korea Has Publicly Executed 1,382 People Since 2000, Report Claims

4 weeks agoNews : Vice News

Kim Jong-un's regime in North Korea is infamous for its brutality, with "purges" of top officials regularly reported, and tens of thousands of citizens known to be imprisoned in concentration camps. But the extreme secrecy that persists...Show More Summary

Dennis Rodman’s North Korea diplomacy trainwreck: His “Big Bang in Pyongyang” goes out with a whimper

Between the ballplayer's grandiosity and meltdowns, few fascinating glimpses of life under Kim Jong-un emerge

U.S. Should Talk to North Korea's Kim Jong-un

Secretary of State John Kerry recently visited Seoul. The main agenda item: what to do about North Korea. As usual, no one knows what is going on in Pyongyang. Its internal politics appears to be bloodier than usual. Ironically, this...Show More Summary

North Korea's New Airport Has a Chocolate Fountain and a Dark History

last monthTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Kim Jong-un showed off North Korea’s modern international airport this week, which includes a rich cornucopia of duty-free goods, “espresso-based drinks,” and other luxuries. But the story behind the airport’s design is unmistakably tyrannical. Read more...

Kim Jong-un's Social Anxiety Disorder

A recent Times editorial ("North Korea's Horrors," 5/18/15) points out two recent incidences where hyperbole has fueled accounts of the horrors of current regime in the DPRK, led by its brash young leader and film critic, Kim Jong-un ("Kim Jong-un and the Auteur School," The Screaming Pope, 12/22/14). Show More Summary

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