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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

North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un tours museum of US ‘cannibal’ atrocities

yesterdayNews : The Raw Story

North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un, under pressure over Pyongyang’s human rights record, has toured a museum dedicated to alleged atrocities by US forces during the Korean War, state media said Tuesday. The visit to the Sinchon Museum of United States War Atrocities was aimed at rousing the...

‘The Interview’ Trailer: Katy Perry Brings James Franco and Kim Jong-un Together

We know the basic story of The Interview: a buffoonish TV personality (James Franco) and his producer (Seth Rogen) are given the chance to interview North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, but are recruited by US intelligence agencies to assassinate the dictator. Show More Summary

Official Chinglish, with a note on North Korean Juche

What would you think if you encountered terms like this? Two-oriented Society Three-zation / Threezation You might wonder if the people who dreamed them up were high on something when they produced these opaque, unidiomatic renderings.  Yet such terms are official translations of Chinese expressions.  As such, they have entered the stream of global English. […]

Torture, kidnapping, and gulags: North Korea’s alleged crimes against humanity

6 days agoNews : BlogPost

The decision by a U.N. General Assembly committee to condemn North Korea for crimes against humanity this week is historic. It could well lead to the North Korean leadership facing trial at the International Criminal Court (ICC), forcing them to confront the numerous accusations made against their isolated regime. Read full article >>

Uber and PR: How Not to Handle the Media

There are a lot of jobs I wouldn’t want in PR – helping North Korean leader Kim Jong-un or promoting cigarette companies. But head of PR at lift-sharing company Uber has catapulted itself to the top (or should that be bottom) of my list.

Russian President Putin Wants Closer Ties With Kim Jong Un; North Korean Leader Accused of Crimes Against Humanity

Russian President Vladimir Putin signaled Wednesday that he wants to establish closer ties with North Korea in hopes of improving regional security. Leader Kim Jong Un, meanwhile, is facing a new U.N. resolution accusing his administration of crimes against humanity.

UN: North Korean Leaders Should Be Prosecuted

North Korea's leaders should be prosecuted for crimes against humanity, according to none other than the UN. In a 111-19 vote, with 55 abstentions, UN members made what the New York Times calls the organization's strongest-ever move against the North, saying its leaders had violated human rights and should face...

U.N. committee urges prosecution of North Korean leaders for crimes against humanity

A United Nations human rights committee on Tuesday passed a resolution recommending that North Korea's leaders be prosecuted in the International Criminal Court for crimes against humanity. The resolution was based on a February report describing decades of executions, torture, rape, and mass starvation. Show More Summary

UN calls for investigation of North Korea ‘crimes against humanity’

last weekNews : The Raw Story

The United Nations on Tuesday adopted a landmark resolution condemning North Korean rights abuses and laying the groundwork for putting the Pyongyang regime in the dock for crimes against humanity. A resolution asking the Security Council to refer North Korea to the International Criminal Court...

Coca-Cola Supports Slavery

last weekSports : Deadspin

Someone should do something about the human rights catastrophe that is the 2022 World Cup! Qatari authorities, for example, are reportedly using North Korean slave labor to build infrastructure in preparation for the event. If only someone would put enough pressure on them, maybe they would not use slaves. Read more...

Another Four Are Home

DPMO has announced the identification of four US MIAs from the Korean War. MSG Francis H. Stamer, M Company, 3rd Battalion, 8th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Cavalry Division, US Army was lost on 2 November 1950 in North Korea. He was accounted for 29 October 2014. CPL Leland F. Smith, K Company, 35th Infantry Regiment, 25th […]

North Korea attacks South’s human rights ‘abuses’ over sunken ferry disaster

2 weeks agoNews : The Raw Story

Under growing pressure at the United Nations over its human rights record, North Korea has accused rival South Korea of its own “crimes against humanity” over the Sewol ferry tragedy. Just hours after a South Korean court on Tuesday sentenced the captain of the Sewol to 36 years, the...

A Day In The Life Of A North Korean Civilian

2 weeks agoOdd : Thought Catalog

This is a society of connections - who you are related to and know matters for material existence.

Former N. Korea Kenneth Bae eats pizza on first day home

After spending two years in a North Korean jail, Kenneth Bae just wanted some all-American comforts: Papa John's pizza and Starbucks coffee.

Why Obama Sent Our Top Spy to North Korea

One-time North Korean prisoners Kenneth Bae and Matthew Todd Miller are back on US soil, having landed Saturday night near Tacoma, Wash. They were retrieved by National Intelligence Director James Clapper, and the New York Times today reads into the decision to send Clapper—rather than a senior diplomat—to...

South Korea fires warning shots at North Korea

Defense officials in Seoul announced Monday that South Korean troops have fired warning shots near the North Korean border. The shots came when North Korean soldiers "approached too close to the border," according to The Associated Press. Show More Summary

Beijing, Seoul Pledge Joint Effort to Denuclearize North Korea: South Korean Official

Chinese President Xi Jinping and South Korean President Park Geun-hye agreed Monday to combine efforts to compel North Korea to abandon its nuclear weapons program, South Korean senior presidential foreign affairs secretary Ju Chul-ki said.

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