If reports from the South are correct, North Korea is seeing a major change in its leadership. Kim Jong Un's uncle, Jang Song Thaek, has reportedly been fired from his role as vice chairman of the country's powerful National Defense Commission, per South Korea's spy agency. Yonhap reports that Jang...
The uncle of North Korea’s young dictator, Kim Jong Un, has reportedly been ousted. In a briefing to South Korean lawmakers on Tuesday, intelligence officials in Seoul said Jang Song Thaek was removed from his post as chairman of his country’s National Defence Commission, and that several of his associates were executed. Show More Summary
South Korean intelligence reports suggest Kim Jong Un's influential uncle was dismissed from his posts.
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's uncle, considered the power behind the throne, is believed to have been dismissed from his posts, a South Korean lawmaker said on Tuesday, suggesting a huge upheaval in one of the world's most secretive states. Show More Summary
Jong Il Kim is a Korean artist who has worked for big local clients like Entwell and NCSoft. Read more...
Dennis Rodman may think he influenced policy a great deal via his trip to North Korea earlier this year and his sit-down with Kim Jong Un. But GQ begs to disagree. The magazine has named the former rebounding champion its LEAST Influential...Show More Summary
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Dennis Rodman is at the top of a list no one wants to be on. He's been named GQ's No. 1 least influential celebrity of 2013. The 52-year-old former basketball player who has visited Kim Jong Un in North Korea was selected...Show More Summary
(NSFW: Language) Collegehumor continues to poke fun– er, glorify the very best leader of North Korea. Will Kim Jong Un’s Pokémon expertise help save his nation? Not that it needs saving. North Korea’s doing just fine.
Basketball star and Kim Jong Un BFF Dennis Rodman is launching his own vodka (Rodka?) brand, "Bad Boy," which he hopes will ease tensions between the US and North Korea. Yao Ming wine, eat your heart out. [ more › ]
The Associated Press just published a story about Dennis Rodman's latest endorsement venture and his untethered blather about what good buds he is with North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un. Read the whole thing here, if you have two minutes for an extra-large helping of starry-eyed banality. Here are some excerpts: Read more...
As a powerful world leader, playing Pokemon is an essential part of Kim Jong Un's daily regime. Those who say otherwise are of dubious character and should be reported immediately.
In February 2011, when Vogue magazine published a fawning profile of Syrian first lady Asma al-Assad, I asked the story's editor whether his magazine would consider profiling the wife of North Korean then-dictator Kim Jong Il. I assumed he would answer "no," opening a conversation on what, in Vogue's view, makes Syria's ruling family fair game. Show More Summary
After years of being a musician, 34-year-old Howard decided it was time to take a different career path that utilized his looks. No, he did not become a model. He became the world's first professional Kim Jong Un impersonator. Howard has been told he resembles the infamous dictator since 2011, when Kim took power. Show More Summary
A Hong Kong resident named Howard has taken it upon himself to professionally mimic North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, a transformation chronicled in this video by the British media outfit Barcroft TV. "The key to becoming him is to always look unhappy and dissatisfied," Howard says. "It is his trademark look." Howard has a […]
Sacha Baron Cohen loves to pull a good awards show prank — remember when he spilled Kim Jong Il's "ashes" all over Ryan Seacrest on the Oscar's red carpet? The comedian/actor's latest stunt was just as insensitive. While accepting the...Show More Summary
When Sacha Baron Cohen isn't throwing Kim Jong Il's fake ashes all over Ryan Seacreast on the Oscars' red carpet, he's fake killing an "elderly woman" who "worked" with Charlie Chaplin. Cohen, who won the Charlie Chaplin Britannia Award...Show More Summary
[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...
On Oct. 28, Mongolian President Tsakhiagiin Elbegdorj arrived in Pyongyang for a four day trip, the first known visit of a head of state to North Korea since Kim Jong Un took power in December 2011. But while Elbegdorj spent his days...Show More Summary
Redditor joowee used the opportunity of Halloween to impersonate Glorious Leader Kim Jong-un. Pretty good likeness, wouldn't you say? This simple getup won a costume contest. We had a costume contest at work earlier in the week. I took first place. Show More Summary
1. Markets in everything, although in this case I am not sure exactly what that is. 2. Kim Jong receives an honorary economics doctorate. 3. The Economist on the economics of interstellar flight. 4. More on the science of ice cubes. 5. New RCT results on cash transfers.