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See the video North Korea wants removed from the Internet

Kim Jong-un is shown in this parody of world leaders dancing and goofing off during a digital altered video. While North America and Russia say nothing of their leaders being mocked, North Korea wants the video removed.
In the Media by Micki Hogan - 1 comment

Uncle to North Korean leader executed over corruption

The uncle of North Korea's leader has been executed after being found guilty of corruption. Chang Song-thaek was publicly stripped of his duties this week during a party session.
In the Media by Sami Zaatari - 5 comments

North Korea shake-up purges Jang Song-thaek, Kim uncle

Pyongyang - The reclusive state of North Korea is rarely in western headlines for the right reasons and Wednesday is no different. The whereabouts of a powerful uncle of the country's leader, Kim Jong Un, are unknown following speculation that he has been "removed".
In the Media by Eileen Kersey

Newspaper says former girlfriend of North Korean leader executed

South Korea has reported a woman, a singer, reported to be a former girlfriend of North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un, has been executed. Hyon Song-wol was arrested with 12 others from her bands for making and distributing porn videos.
In the Media by Marcus Hondro - 2 comments

North Korea's nuclear plant restart belies Politburo changes

North Korea announced it is restarting operations at its nuclear facilities including the currently mothballed reactor at Yongbyon nuclear facility. But, behind the latest sabre-rattling there are changes at the very top of Pyongyang's political elite.
In the Media by Robert Myles - 3 comments

North Korea preparing its missile sites says Pyongyang

Less than 24 hours after the United States despatched two nuclear-capable B-2 stealth bombers from their base in Missouri to fly dummy bombing runs over South Korea, North Korea has again ratcheted up the rhetoric in the Korean peninsula.
In the Media by Robert Myles

Op-Ed: North Korea vows to nuke U.S.

Pyongyang - Thanks to shared nuclear technology from the Bill Clinton White House and a White House content with talking tough during the Bush years, North Korea finally exploded its first nuclear bomb in 2006.
In the Media by Larry Clifton

Op-Ed: North Korea threatens all out war

Friday Kim Jong-Un threatens to scrap all peace pacts with South Korea after the United Nations imposed tough new sanctions on the country. In a fast paced week North Korea has threatened a preemptive strike against the US and appears ripe for war.
In the Media by Eileen Kersey - 18 comments

Op-Ed: The Kim Family Cycle

Why recent developments in North Korea make it evident that Kim Jong-un is following the same general cycle his father did following his ascension to power in 1994.
In the Media by Paul Iddon - 2 comments

North Korea declares martial law

North Korea has declared a state of martial law; North Korean leader, Kim Jong Un, has told the North Korean army to prepare for war.
In the Media by Christopher Ramos - 1 comment

North Korea denounces rumours Kim Jong-Un had plastic surgery

Rumours that North Korea's great leader, Kim Jong-Un, had plastic surgery to make him look more like his revered grandfather Kim Il Sung, have enraged the Communist regime. Authorities have denounced the media that circulated the rumours as "human scum."
In the Media by Katerina Nikolas - 1 comment

Rumours circulate that Kim Jong-Un is a new father

Speculation is rife that the fourth-generation of the North Korean communist dynasty has been secured with the birth of Kim Jong-Un's first child.
In the Media by Katerina Nikolas

Kim Jong-Un sends children sweets to mark his birthday

North Koreans are jubilantly celebrating the birthday of their esteemed leader Kim Jong-Un. Kim mobilized the country's airforce to ensure every child under 10 received one kilo of birthday candy to mark the occasion.
In the Media by Katerina Nikolas

North Korea's Kim Jong-Un orders development of bigger rockets

Following North Korea's successful launch of the Unha-3 rocket on 12 December, leader Kim Jong-Un has ordered the development of bigger rockets, despite international sanctions.
In the Media by Katerina Nikolas - 3 comments

Kim Jong-un set to win Time’s ‘Person of the Year’ award

The Internet successfully trolled North Korea’s supreme leader this week by voting him to the top of Time magazine’s “Person of the Year” list.
In the Media by Brian LaSorsa - 1 comment

Kim Jong-un wins ‘Sexiest Man Alive,’ China doesn’t understand

People's Daily, a Chinese newspaper with a daily circulation of 3-4 million, congratulated North Korea’s Kim Jong-un Tuesday after he won “Sexiest Man Alive.” Here’s the thing, though: the award was given out by The Onion.
In the Media by Brian LaSorsa - 7 comments

South Korea halts launch of anti-Pyongyang propaganda balloons

South Korean authorities today banned the planned release by anti-North Korean activists of balloons containing propaganda leaflets across the demilitarized zone after threats of a military attack by North Korea if the release went ahead.
In the Media by Robert Myles - 1 comment

Wife of North Korea's Kim Jong-Un is former singer

Following the disclosure that North Korea's young ruler Kim Jong-Un is married, fresh reports from Seoul reveal that the leader's wife is a former singer who may not be a newly-wed bride.
In the Media by Katerina Nikolas - 2 comments

North Korean army chief relieved of duties

One of North Korea's most powerful figures, army chief Ri Yong-ho, has suddenly been relieved of his duties with immediate effect. Analysts believe his sudden fall from power denotes leader Kim Jong-Un's intent to strengthen his position over the army.
In the Media by Katerina Nikolas - 1 comment

Will the first lady of North Korea be a pop star?

Pyongyang - North Korea is very secretive about almost everything so it is not surprising there is much speculation in the west about the identity of a mysterious woman in western dress who has been seen with the leader on several occasions lately.
In the Media by Ken Hanly - 1 comment

North Korea's 'The Jongettes' makes splash online

A group of all female musicians affectionately called "The Jongettes" played during Kim Jong il's birthday and also wrote a song showing their loyalty to Kim's son Kim Jong Un.
In the Media by Stephanie Medeiros - 2 comments

What will be history's judgment of N. Korean leader Kim Jong-il? Special

Toronto - How will history judge Kim Jong-il? That was the question that experts asked during a discussion panel in Toronto Saturday. Experts and officials talked about the legacy of the North Korean leader and what the future holds for Kim Jong-un and the country.
Digital Journal Report by Andrew Moran - 1 comment

North Korea to send people to labor camp for not mourning enough

Pyongyang - Even emotions are heavily regulated in the Stalinist hermit kingdom of North Korea: everybody must love the leader, and when he passes away citizens must cry hard. As hard as possible.
In the Media by Alessio Fratticcioli - 34 comments

North Korea tells masses to protect Kim Jong-un as human shields

North Korea has issued its traditional New Year message to the people, telling them to act as human shields to protect the new leader.
In the Media by Katerina Nikolas

Op-Ed: Too soon to call North Korea's Kim Jong-un a dictator

It is far too premature to refer to Kim Jong-il's successor as a third-generation dictator, as Kim Jong-un has had no opportunity as yet to do any dictating. He remains thus far an unknown quantity for whom the only fitting label is "the great suet."
In the Media by Katerina Nikolas - 1 comment

Kim Jong-un named 'supreme leader' of North Korean military

Son of long time ruler Kim Jong-il, Kim Jong-un, is named 'supreme' leader of the North Korean military. This comes after the 13 days of mourning for Kim Jong-il.
In the Media by Joe Gullo

Canadian-Korean organization talks state of affairs in N. Korea Special

Toronto - It has been a little more than a week since the passing of North Korean ruler Kim Jong-il. As tens of thousands mourn, the world waits for the rise of Kim Jong-un. The question is now: what should the international community do?
Digital Journal Report by Andrew Moran - 1 comment

Kim Jong-Un welcomes South Korean delegates to pay respects

South Korea has imposed what North Korea describes as inhuman restrictions by allowing only two private delegations to cross the border to pay condolences over the death of Kim Jung-il.
In the Media by Katerina Nikolas

Kim Jong-un poised to rule North Korea

The North Korean propaganda machine is in full swing, promoting the succession of Kim Jong-un as the next communist dynastic leader.
In the Media by Katerina Nikolas - 1 comment

North Korean universities shut down - students sent to work

Pyongyang - Students are being sent to work in farms, construction projects and factories after the government of North Korea shut down the country's universities for ten months to stimulate the economy, but analysts are saying that's not the real reason.
In the Media by Graeme McNaughton - 1 comment

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