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North Korea’s Utopia: Brancusi Meets “The Jetsons?”

12 hours agoArts : Art Fag City

It’s rare that we get a look inside North Korean culture–the country largely blocks access to outsiders, while a restrictive U.S. embargo makes it difficult for museums to purchase North Korean art, even from third-parties. A current exhibition at the Venice Architectural Biennale, though, gives us some more insight into the culture of the notoriously isolated country.

This is the perfect antidote to all that scary news out of North Korea

Recent news out of North Korea has mostly been of the scary sort: It's threatening to nuke the White House! It's firing missiles into the sea! It's opening up a summer camp! But here's the thing: The North Korean military is not in great shape. Show More Summary

Underground Snacks Wire: South Korean Activists Sent Choco Pies to North Koreans via Balloons

South Korean activists have been launching balloons across the North Korean border carrying thousands of Choco Pies. According to the AFP, 200 anti-Pyongyang activists launched 50 large helium balloons carrying 770 pounds of treats — including 10,000 Choco Pies...

US Blacklists North Korean Shipping Firms

The United States on Wednesday blacklisted two North Korean shipping firms, Chongchongang Shipping and Ocean Maritime Management, following a similar move by the United Nations.

UN Places Sanctions against North Korean Shippers

The United Nations Security Council has imposed sanctions on the North Korean shippers that operate the vessel Chong Chon Gang, seized by Panama in July 2013 for

North Korea said to fire 4 projectiles towards ocean

South Korean officials say their hostile neighbor fired 4 projectiles toward the ocean.

U.N. Blacklists Operator of North Korean Ship Seized in Panama

A U.N. Security Council committee on Monday blacklisted the operator of a North Korean ship, which was seized near the Panama Canal last year for smuggling Soviet-era arms, and raised concerns about Cuba's military cooperation with Pyongyang. The post U.N. Blacklists Operator of North Korean Ship Seized in Panama appeared first on gCaptain Maritime & Offshore News.

North Korea Denies Selling Missiles to Hamas

Thanks to U.N. sanctions, the market for North Korean weapons is shrinking, but there are significant doubts over how any such deal could take place

North Korea defies UN censure to fire missile into sea

North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un guided the military’s latest rocket-firing drill, state media said Sunday, confirming the missile launch which was conducted in defiance of UN censure. Saturday’s launch was the first since the UN Security Council on July 17 […]

UN Throws the Book at North Korea Ship Operator

A U.N. Security Council committee on Monday blacklisted the operator of a North Korean ship, which was seized near the Panama Canal last year for smuggling Soviet-era arms,

Metropolis 2.0: Designing 'the Future,' North Korean Architect Designs the '60s

Rendering via Co.Exist Though the North Korean government didn't formally cut itself off from the outside world until the '70s (when relations deteriorated between an industrializing China, spurred by the death of Mao Zedong in '76), the official policy of...

What The Future Looks Like To North Koreans Who Have Never Left

What does a future imagined by someone living in a place that's been cut off from the rest of the world since 1948 look like? Approximately 1958. North Korea is the least visited country in the world, but Koryo Tours, one of the only companies to bring foreign travelers there, is trying to change that. Show More Summary

North Korea Threatens Nuclear Strike on White House

A top-ranking North Korean military official has threatened a nuclear strike on the White House and Pentagon after accusing Washington of raising military tensions on the Korean peninsula. The threat -- which is far beyond the country's capability to carry out -- came from Hwang Pyong-So, director of the military's General Political Bureau. Show More Summary

AP PHOTOS: North Korea marks war anniversary

PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — The 1950-53 Korean War ended in an armistice, meaning the two Koreas remain technically at war. But in North Korea, the anniversary of the agreement ending the hostilities is commemorated as "Victory in the Fatherland Liberation War," a major national holiday.

Hamas-North Korea Arms Deal As Terrorist Weaponry Runs Low

Israel's terrorist adversary Hamas is attempting to strike a new deal with the tyrannical North Korean government, according to the Daily Telegraph's Defence Editor Con Coughlin. The deal involves missiles and communication equipment, and is said to be worth "hundreds of thousands of dollars". Show More Summary

North Korea Reportedly Tests Short-Range Ballistic Missile

4 days agoNews : The Two-Way

It is the latest in a slew of missile tests conducted by North Korea in recent weeks in the lead up to the 61st anniversary of the signing of the an armistice that halted fighting in the Korean War.

North Korea reportedly fires another short-range missile into sea

South Korean officials said today that North Korea fired a short-range missile into the sea, the latest increasingly routine — and worrisome — weapons test by the country, reports The Associated Press. The missile, fired on the eve of...Show More Summary

Kim Jong Un: Model dictator

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is giving dictator realness in this undated photo released by the Korean Central News Agency today. So crisp and clean for someone so brutal. The 31-year-old ruler, who was rumored to have limited men only to haircuts that were like his back in March, was touring a fruit farm. […]

Kim Jong Un And Obama Get Down: The Dance Video North Korean Government Wants Taken Down [Video]

The North Korean government is not pleased with a parody dance video that has surfaced on the web featuring North Korean leader Kim Jong Un dancing his way out of a variety of silly situations. In fact, the North Korean government was so upset over the video they demanded that the Chinese government keep it

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