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NORTH KOREA Sends Letter of Protest to Britain Over Salon’s Kim Jong Un Poster

A headshot recently of North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un displaying his distinctive coiffure — shaved sides, voluminous locks and Nineties boyband centre-parting — was used as an advert for cuts at South Ealing’s M&M Hair Academy. (Standard) Not a … Continue reading ?

North Korea reports two cases of H5N1

H5N1 highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) has struck two poultry producing farms in the North Korean capital of Pyongyang, killing more than 46,000 birds, according to a report posted by the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE).

The Incredible Isolation Of North Korea — In One Map

North Korea is often referred to as "The Hermit Kingdom" in the west — and one map demonstrates why. The website MarineTraffic displays live data of cargo ships over 299 gross tonnage, and while South Korean ports of Incheon, Busan,Show More Summary

North Korea’s Systematic, Widespread and Gross Human Rights Violations Demand International Action

A South Korean woman prays during a rally demanding the improvement of North Korean's human rights situation in Seoul, South Korea, April 14, 2014. [AP File Photo] Today, members of the UN Security Council met to discuss the findings...Show More Summary

North Korean Drug Trafficking Causing Addiction Epidemic

2 days agoHealth / Addiction : The Fix

While North Korea's hand in drug smuggling is hardly news, a new report shows just how widespread addiction is in the isolated communist nation.

Three reasons why North Korea continues to provoke

Joint US-South Korean amphibious training yesterday. (REUTERS/Kim Hong-Ji.) Yesterday North Korea conducted artillery exercises in the Yellow Sea (West Sea). Approximately one hundred rounds feel across the border, prompting the South to counter-fire and scramble F-15s to the area (here is a useful write-up of the incident). Show More Summary

North Korean Officials Target Hair Salon Over Kim Jong-un Diss

Apparently not all publicity is good publicity in the eyes of North Korea — especially when it comes to state-mandated haircuts. A London hair salon was targeted last week by alleged North Korean embassy officials over an unflattering...Show More Summary

Secondary Sources Asia: North Korea’s Illicit Economy

A roundup of economic news on Asia and emerging markets from around the Web. --North Korea's Illicit Economy: Sheena Chestnut Greitens examines how illicit activities -- often controlled by the North Korean elite -- help prop up a dictatorial...Show More Summary

Monsters and myths behind the hedges of suburbia

Most foreign embassies are to be found in Georgian mansions in Belgravia. But that’s a little too bourgeois for the North Koreans. Apparently, the ambassador for Kim Jong-un’s socialist paradise is located in a suburban road in Gunnersbury, west London. The only thing that gives it away is the massive flagpole in the front garden. [...]

NKorea complains over barber's Kim Jong Un poster

3 days agoNews : The Newsroom

LONDON (AP) — North Korean diplomats have asked the British government to take action against a London hair salon's poster poking fun at distinctively coiffured leader Kim Jong Un.

It’s Not Nice to Mock Dear Leader

3 days agoOdd : Neatorama

Mo Nabbach manages the M&M Hair Academy in London, England. After the story circulated about Kim Jong-un mandating that male North Korean students wear his haircut, Nabbach posted a sign outside his salon featuring a picture of the North Korean leader. Show More Summary

London Salon Owner Menaced By North Korea For Kim Jong Un Ad

The proprietor of a London hair salon was visited by angry North Korean embassy officials after posting a shop window ad featuring Kim Jong Un’s murderously cherubic face grinning over a message reading “Bad Hair Day?” The M&M Hair Academy in London says it received a visit by two men from the nearby North Korean

North Korean Officials Threaten London Hairdresser for Making Kim Jong-Un Joke

4 days agoNews : Mediaite

Last week, a hair stylist put up a cheeky poster of Kim Jong-Un and his iconic hair in the window of his London salon. "Bad hair day?" it read. But such a slanderous poster offended the North Korean representatives of the Supreme Leader, whose embassy, unbeknownst to the salon, was within walking distance of the M&M Hair Academy.

Close shave with authorities makes barber cut Kim Jong Un ad

The supreme leader might not be able to lead you to a supreme hair style after all. Officials from the North Korean Embassy allegedly told an English barber to cut it out when they saw his discount advertisement featuring their 31-year-old leader Kim Jong Un, according to local media.

'This is England, not North Korea' – UK Hairdresser Tells Kim Jong Cronies Who Demand Removal of Parody Poster

A hairdresser in West London has described the bizarre incident in which he found himself face to face with North Korean officials who demanded the removal of a poster that parodied their leader Kim Jong-Un's hairstyle. Mo Nabbach, who...Show More Summary

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

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...

North Korean officials reportedly target London barbershop because of 'disrespectful' Kim Jong-Un sign

A manager of a British barbershop is claiming that two North Korean officials roughed him up and asked him to destroy a sign mocking Kim Jong-Un. At Mo Nabbach's shop in west London, a poster displays the leader's face with a message...Show More Summary

Today in U.S. Naval History: April 14

Today in U.S. Naval History - April 14 1898 - Commissioning of first Post Civil War hospital ship, USS Solace 1969 - North Korean aircraft shoots down Navy

Euan Blair for Parliament? Labour is more inbred than the North Korean politburo

Can you guess what became of the son of Harold Wilson? He became a train driver. The boy who grew up in Number 10 – child of the 123rd most powerful head of state in the entire world – chose a life of leaves-on-the-line over politics. Good for him. It feels right; it feels democratic. It [...]

Secret State of North Korea

6 days agoFilm / DVDs : DVD Verdict

Reviewed by Clark Douglas Quote: "The most compelling portion of the special focuses on an effort to change the attitudes of North Korean citizens simply by exposing them to mainstream pop culture."

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