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Even Strong Men Have Their Weaknesses: Personal Life of N Korean Leaders

North Korea is for many of us a mysterious country, with leaders having absolute control over the domestic lives of its residents and sending scary messages to the West regarding its shady missile program. However, it turns out that even strong men have their weaknesses when one examines their personal lives.

Why Iran Matters to South Korea -- and Why South Korea's Middle East Posture Should Matter to the United States

The controversial Iranian nuclear framework agreement presented on April 2nd in Lausanne is being closely watched 6,500 miles east of Tehran, on the Korean peninsula. Beginning in 1994, the rogue state of North Korea broke a series of promises to the international community to submit to nuclear inspectors and disarmament. Show More Summary

Americans take part in North Korea marathon

For the second year, North Korea opened its borders to outside athletes. Around 600 foreigners took part in this week's marathon, half-marathon and 10K, joining North Korean runners in the capital of the infamously reclusive country. Seth Doane reports.

North Korea warns U.S. envoy of 'bigger mishap' than a knife attack

SEOUL (Reuters) - A North Korean propaganda unit said the U.S. ambassador to South Korea could face a "bigger mishap" than the knife attack to his face last month if he does not stop insulting North Korea with "laughable" accusation...

Kim Jong Un's Visit to Moscow on May 9 in Preparation Stage - Kremlin

The details of Kim Jong Un’s visit to Moscow for the May 9 Victory Parade are yet to be finalized with the North Korean side.

North Korean Leader Heaps Praise on Domestic Aircraft Developers

North Korea’s leader Kim Jong Un gathered members of the team working on the country's aircraft production for congratulations, a news report said.

Daniel Craig vs. The Pentagon

2 days agoNews : The Daily Beast

The man who plays 007 is working with the UN to eliminate landmines. Meanwhile, the US still has millions of them buried along the North Korean border.

“The Interview” as a Film-Industry Case Study

The chain of events leading up to the release of “The Interview,” the Sony Pictures movie starring Seth Rogen and James Franco as antagonists to the North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un, itself reads like a plot point in the film. In late...Show More Summary

ICYMI: North Korea Grants Permission For Feminist Border Crossing Event Since They've Remained Quiet On Human Rights Abuses

Earlier this month, North Korea gave Gloria Steinem the green light to accomplish absolutely nothing regarding ending the war on the Korean...

WikiLeaks Publishes Over 30,000 Documents From Sony Hack

Last fall, a group of hackers infiltrated Sony Pictures' computer system and released years of company emails and private files. The U.S. government claimed that the North Korean government, upset over the impending release of James Franco and Seth Rogen's The Interview, was "centrally involved" in this plot. (The country has denied...

US Troops in South Korea 'Cancer Growth' - North Korean Minister

Only a powerful military force can defend North Korea from the United States as the US military based in South Korea is becoming a "cancer growth," North Korean Defense Minister Hyon Yong Chol said Thursday.

What N. Korean Kids Learn: Kim Jong Un Drove at 3

Parents outraged by Common Core can at least be glad their kids aren't being schooled in North Korea. The Telegraph reports that middle school and high school teachers there have been issued a manual to use while teaching a new subject for 2015: "Kim Jong Un's Revolutionary Activities." The manual...

Look Who's Back: Kim Jong Un's MIA Wife

Someone's been taking that Beatles song "You've Got to Hide Your Love Away" a little too seriously. But four months is a long time even by North Korean dictator standards, which may explain why pictures released by the country's state news agency show Kim Jong Un taking Ri Sol Ju...

The Unending Korean War: W.E.B Du Bois, Ko Un, and the Women's Peace Walk

May 24, 2015 is International Women's Day for Disarmament. On this day, an international group of women are planning a walk for peace across the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ), the name for the 4-km wide buffer that separates North and South Korea. Show More Summary

Did We Even Know He Had A Wife?

North Korea’s first lady, Ri Sol Ju, made her first public appearance this year on Monday during celebrations marking the birthday of the country’s founding leader Kim Il-sung, the Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) reported Tuesday. Kim Jong Un’s wife was spotted wearing a wedding ring on her left hand, Agence France-Presse reported. Kim and [...]

US Court Awards $330 Million to Family of Slain Missionary in Landmark Judgment Against North Korea

A U.S. court has awarded $330 million to Shurat HaDin, or Israel Law Center, on behalf of the U.S.-based family of Rev. Kim Dong-Shik, a Christian missionary and activist who was abducted by North Korean agents inside China and later killed in North Korea.

North Korean Leader's Wife Makes First Public Appearance of the Year

North Korean first lady Ri Sol-Ju has reportedly appeared in public for the first time this year as she took part in celebrations dedicated to the birthday anniversary of the country's founding leader, Kim Il-Sung.

Years after the famine, here’s how North Koreans really get by

“Communist” and “collectivized” are utterly outdated labels for a North Korean economy that now heavily relies on thriving, person-to-person market exchanges in which individuals buy and sell private property for the purpose of generating profit.

South Korea's Park to skip Russia World War Two event that North's Kim will attend

SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korean President Park Geun-hye will not attend an event in Moscow to mark the end of World War Two in Europe and instead send an envoy, an official said on Monday, dashing the possibility for a rare summit with the leader of North Korea.

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