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North Korea's Kim Jong Un hints at more executions

PYONGYANG, North Korea, Feb. 19 (UPI) -- North Korean leader Kim Jong Un hinted at more executions within the top ranks of the Workers' Party and …

North Korea's Kim dynasty: the making of a personality cult

North Korea,Kim Jong-il,Kim Jong-un,South Korea,Japan,Asia Pacific,The Interview,Muammar Gaddafi<p>On former leader Kim Jong-il’s birthday, Christopher Richardson examines the way epic accounts of heroic feats formed a foundation for the totalitarian state<p>In 1994, as it descended into famine, the …

From North Korea to Gangnam style: one defector's journey

When Nam Jin Hyeon was young his family was forced to trade their house for a sack of corn. Now he designs apartments in Seoul and hopes to build new homes in a united Korea<p>Related: North Korean defector: 'I still cannot forgive myself'<p>Nam Jin Hyeon works at an architecture firm in Gangnam district …

GQ Takes An Inside Look at the North Korean Film Festival

It seems unavailing, if not petty, that a movie might’ve caused one of the tenser international<p>It seems unavailing, if not petty, that a movie might’ve caused one of the tenser international disputes in recent years – a Seth Rogen film, at that – but <i>The Interview</i> stirred quite the controversy. …

It Looks Like Kim Jong Un Is Wooing Vladimir Putin

SEOUL, South Korea — Is the sun setting on the brotherly bond between North Korea and its biggest patron, China?<p>North Koreans often compare the indefatigable relationship to “lips and teeth.”<p>China is North Korea’s biggest investor, and has long sustained the regime, with economic and political …

7 things to know about Yemen

<b>(CNN) —</b> Political unrest has plagued Yemen for years, and the entire Mideast has been in turmoil for decades, particularly since 2011's Arab Spring uprising.<p>But on Tuesday, the situation in Yemen apparently became much more dire, as the country's minister of information said Shiite Houthi rebels …

A quiet revolution in North Korea

<b>A quiet revolution may be under way in North Korea.</b><p>The loud one we know about - it's been going on since the Soviet Red Army wrested the northern half of the peninsula from Japanese control in 1945. The Kim dynasty has espoused communism and shouted its merits ever since.<p>But now, surprisingly, it …

Buying Russian Jets Key To Secret North Korea World War 3 Plan, Attack Would Conquer South In A Week

A fleet of advanced Russian fighter jets may soon end up in the arsenal of North Korea, if Russian President Vladimir Putin grants a request from his …

I watched The Interview with a North Korean defector

By the end of 2014, everybody in the world had said their piece on the controversial James Franco and Seth Rogen film <i>The Interview</i>. Is it offensive? Should it be banned? Is America committing an "act of war" just by making a movie that about assassinating North Korean leader Kim Jong-un? Typically, …

Three things to know about new U.S. sanctions against North Korea over Sony cyberattack

Here are three things to know about new U.S. sanctions against North Korea over a cyberattack on Sony Pictures, whose movie depicting the fictional assassination of North Korea's leader has infuriated Pyongyang, which denies responsibility for the cyberattack:<p>———<p>NORTH'S REACTION AIMED AT DOMESTIC …

US-North Korea Diplomacy: Where We Stand After 20 Years Of Failed Talks, Nuclear Threats

The United States and North Korea were at the brink of war in 1994 when the U.S. military drew up plans to prevent North Korea from acquiring raw …

The World As Viewed By North Korea's Propaganda Machine

In North Korea's tightly controlled media sphere, the Kims are always making headlines.<p>Calling Jang "worse than a dog," KCNA mused that he "pretended to uphold the party and leader but was engrossed in such factional acts (such) as dreaming different dreams and involving himself in double-dealing …

Kim Jong-un's sister marries son of top North Korean official, report says

Kim Jong-un's younger sister has reportedly wed one of the country's most powerful government officials, according to a South Korean news report that …

North Korea's Kim Jong Un open to 'highest-level' talks with South

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un said in New Year's speech Thursday that he is open to more talks with Seoul or even a summit with his South Korean …

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North Korea Behind Sony Hack: U.S. Officials

U.S. officials have concluded that the North Korean government ordered the hacking attack on Sony Pictures Entertainment — a breach that led to the studio cancelling the planned release of "The Interview". One U.S. official told NBC News that the country "can't let this go unanswered."<p>The officials …

The 10 most corrupt countries on Earth

Corruption: it's practically North Korea's primary export. In fact, the Hermit Kingdom and its cartoonish dictator are so great at being terrible …

'There are two legal ways to kill prisoners' - life in North Korea's Yodok prison camp

I was suspected of being a spy and arrested by [North Korea’s] ministry of state security on 22 July 1999, because I had contacted a South Korean when I went to China.<p>I had been working in Chongjin as the regional manager of a trading company. I was dragged to a prison camp in Hoeryong. I was …

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North Korea Video Claims to Show Returned Refugees

North Korea this week released a video purporting to show some of the nine refugee children whose lives were feared to be at risk by human-rights activists after their arrest in Laos last year.

Fortunes rise for Kim Jong Un's sister in North Korea

<b>SEOUL, South Korea</b> - North Korea has revealed that leader Kim Jong Un's younger sister is a senior official in the ruling Workers' Party, …

Six charts that show how North Korea became the most miserable place on earth

As the Communist regime faces potential charges of crimes against humanity, just how badly has life deteriorated in the world's most secretive state?<p>This month, the Security Council of the United Nations will <b>vote on whether to refer North Korea</b>to The Hague for abuses against humanity.<p>The UN has …

Expert: Why the North Korean cyber threat is real

With the finger of suspicion now pointing at North Korea in the Sony Pictures hack, a security expert warns that the rogue state has the tools at its disposal to wreak havoc on other western corporate networks.<p>Sony Pictures is reportedly investigating whether North Korea was behind a massive attack …

New evidence points to North Korean involvement in Sony Pictures hack

As Sony Pictures employees still struggle to get back online, new evidence is emerging that suggests North Korea may be behind the hack. <i>The Wall Street Journal</i> is reporting that researchers investigating the hack have found the malicious code to be almost exactly the same as the code used in a …

How North Korea keeps warm in winter

South Korea may have just started to prepare for winter, but the North – sometimes referred to as the “frozen land” – is already a few months in.<p>Winds from Siberia can mean that temperatures can dip to -13C (8.5F) in the capital Pyongyang, which sees an average of 37 snowfall days a year.<p>North …

Chinese 'snakehead' gangs offer only escape for North Korea's defectors

Lee rubs his chin with his forefinger; his face obscured by a blue baseball cap. We sit together in the back of a taxi beside a frigid river near China's bleak northeastern border with North Korea.<p>He's traveling with Chinese smuggling gangs or "snakeheads." They fed and clothed him when he …

In prison or in freedom, the good news is that God has not abandoned us. Christ is with us…

Over two years ago on November 3, 2012, we heard about Kenneth Bae’s arrest in North Korea.Over a year ago on August 10, 2013, we held a <b>special</b> …

N. Korea Defectors Urge Switzerland to Freeze Leaders' Funds

A group of 20 North Korean defectors urged Switzerland to immediately freeze all assets of the North Korean leadership, who it said are directly …

North Korea criticizes Christmas tree near DMZ | NK News - North Korea News

<b>No subscription?</b> You’re missing out.<p>Join the influential community of members who rely on NK News original news and in-depth reporting.<p>Subscribe to …

Diplomacy in The Korean War

A Tale of Two Koreas<p>Sandwiched between Japan to the east, Russia to the northeast, and China to the northwest, the 600-mile-long Korean peninsula lay …

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