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US stealth jets fly over S. Korea amid N. Korea standoff

OSAN AIR BASE, South Korea (AP) — Four U.S. F-22 stealth fighters flew low over South Korea on Wednesday in a clear show of force against North Korea, a day after South Korea's president warned of the North's collapse amid a festering standoff over its nuclear and missile ambitions.<p>The high-tech …

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Dangerous, isolated and primed for war? North Korean clichés debunked

The cartoon caricature of the country glosses over recent developments in society. Yes it’s repressive and idiosyncratic, but not uniquely so argues Hazel Smith<p>Global media remain fascinated with North Korea’s supposed weirdness.<p>Yet on the face of it, the North Korean government is neither uniquely …

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Welcome to North Korea: Kim Jong-Un plans to woo foreign tourists

by Eric Talmadge<p>If you are still looking for somewhere exotic to go and don't mind a vacation that comes with a heavy dose of socialist propaganda …

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North Korea launches Choco Pie counter-strike

Pyongyang produces its own version of South Korean snack to stem black market sales and curb parallel currency in marshmallow biscuits<p>Over the years North Korea has launched volleys of rhetoric and missiles in its neverending propaganda assault on South Korea. Now it has turned to chocolate …

The Supreme Leader of North Korea Kim Jong-un Now Has His Own Set of Emojis

There is a new set of Kimojis taking the internet by storm but they're not for the Kim you’d expect. A graphic designer by the name of Ben Gillin has …

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When a Collapsing, Paranoid North Korea Turns to Nukes. . .

On February 7, North Korea conducted another long-range missile test, disguised as a satellite launch. The test comes after a nuclear test on January …

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Kim Jong-un builds a visitor centre to improve tourism infrastructure in North Korea

The leader of North Korea, Kim Jong-un, has built a visitors centre in an attempt to attract more tourists.<p>The repressive state currently receives …

North Korea’s Best Building Is Empty: The Mystery of the Ryugyong Hotel

Nearly 30 years—and an estimated $750 million—after its construction began, the empty and unused Ryugyong Hotel in Pyongyang remains a glorified …