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 ?
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).
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
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
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.
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
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
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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. [...]
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.
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
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
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.
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.
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 watch fireworks over Juche Tower to celebrate the official birthday of the late leader on Tuesday. Image via David Guttenfelder/AP. Read more...
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
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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 [...]
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."