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Kim Jong-un’s aunt ‘disappears’ from North Korea propaganda film – Daily Mail


Daily Mail

Kim Jong-un's aunt 'disappears' from North Korea propaganda film
Daily Mail
South Korea's Chosun Ilbo newspaper, which has good sources among North Korean watchers, reported that since the original screening featuring Ms Kim, a re-run shown on Tuesday depicts a scene in which only Kim Jong-un, his wife, and male military …
What I Saw Running 26 Miles in North Korea's Stalinist DictatorshipSlate Magazine
Kim Jong-un, crowds and contraband kit: Inside North Korea with the the The Independent
UN security council urged to target North Korean officials over atrocitiesThe Guardian
Reuters -National Review Online (blog)
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The incredible isolation of North Korea — In one map – ROCKETNEWS24


The incredible isolation of North Korea — In one map
ROCKETNEWS24
Perhaps looking at volumes of shipping to each of the Koreas is an unfair comparator, as North Korea is able to take greater advantage of rail links to the continent, but neighboring China itself is a hive of cargo ship activity. The port of Dandong

Kim Jong-un, crowds and contraband: Inside North Korea with the Pyongyang … – The Independent


Kim Jong-un, crowds and contraband: Inside North Korea with the Pyongyang
The Independent
Moving from London to China five years ago, I hoped that it would be the start of a time of adventures. But never did I imagine that I would be competing in North Korea's first half-marathon, running through the streets of Pyongyang and entering the

Russia writes off 90 per cent of North Korea debt; eyes gas pipeline – The Globe and Mail


Russia writes off 90 per cent of North Korea debt; eyes gas pipeline
The Globe and Mail
Russia's parliament has agreed to write off almost $10 billion of North Korea's Soviet-era debt, in a deal expected to facilitate the building of a gas pipeline to South Korea across the reclusive state. Russia has written off debts to a number of
Russia writes off 90 per cent of North Korean debt, expected to build gas pipelineABC Online

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Salon Uses Image Of North Korea’s Leader To Promote Discount – NPR


Salon Uses Image Of North Korea's Leader To Promote Discount
NPR
Two officials from the North Korean embassy arrived at the London salon and ordered the sign be taken down. Copyright © 2014 NPR. For personal, noncommercial use only. See Terms of Use. For other uses, prior permission required. KELLY MCEVERS …

Going the Distance in North Korea – Roads and Kingdoms (blog)


Going the Distance in North Korea
Roads and Kingdoms (blog)
As I wait for the gun to sound at the start of the Pyongyang Marathon, my nerves are overcome by a bout of self-consciousness. Here I am, a foreigner in North Korea, with high-end running gear, florescent sneakers, and energy gels in my pockets. The

North Korea’s Nuclear Fallout – Forbes


North Korea's Nuclear Fallout
Forbes
That threat, conveyed in a March 30 article by Pyongyang's state-run Korean Central News Agency, was followed on April 4 by a North Korean press conference at the United Nations in New York, at which North Korea's deputy ambassador to the U.N., …

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North Korea Targets London Hair Salon Over Kim Haircut Ad – Huffington Post


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North Korea Targets London Hair Salon Over Kim Haircut Ad
Huffington Post
The poster featured a large picture of Kim's distinctive short-back-and-sides hairdo with the slogan: read: "Bad hair day? 15 percent off all gent cuts through the month of April." "I told them this is England and not North Korea and told them to get
North Korean officials visit salon over Kim Jong-un 'bad hair' advertBBC News
North Korea celebrates birthday of founding leader Kim Il SungLos Angeles Times
North Koreans complain to London hairdresser about Kim Jong-un posterThe Guardian
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North Korea’s crimes against humanity demand action – Washington Post


North Korea's crimes against humanity demand action
Washington Post
THE UNITED Nations Security Council will hold an informal meeting this week about the findings and recommendations of the Commission of Inquiry into human rights abuses in North Korea, one of the most significant and startling investigations into human …

This is what a marathon looks like in North Korea – USA TODAY


The Wire

This is what a marathon looks like in North Korea
USA TODAY
For the first time in 30 years, North Korea opened its marathon to foreigners — meaning tourists could come to the normally isolated country to participate in a 26.2 mile race, half marathon or 10k run. Officials told the Associated Press that runners
Photos from North Korea's Very Unusual MarathonThe Wire
North Korea Marathon Opens to Foreign AmateursTIME
North Korea's Capital Hosts International MarathonABC News
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North korea – Yahoo News Search Results

North korea – Yahoo News Search Results

Russia writes off 90 percent of North Korea debt, eyes gas pipeline

Russia's parliament has agreed to write off almost $10 billion of North Korea's Soviet-era debt, in a deal expected to facilitate the building of a gas pipeline to South Korea across the reclusive state. Russia has written off debts to a number of impoverished Soviet-era allies, including Cuba. North Korea's struggling communist economy is just 2 percent of the size of neighbouring South Korea's …

Posted on 19 April 2014 | 10:33 am

North Korea hits out at UN meeting over abuses

North Korea hit out early Saturday at an informal meeting of the United Nations Security Council in which the body was urged to slap sanctions on Pyongyang officials responsible for human rights abuses. Michael Kirby — the head of a special UN inquiry into North Korean rights abuses — had told Thursday's get-together convened by Australia, France and the United States that "perpetrators must …

Posted on 18 April 2014 | 7:16 pm

N. Korea criticizes 'human rights racket' of US

PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — A North Korean spokesman is blaming the United States and its allies for a "human rights racket" a day after the U.N. Security Council met to discuss a new report that accuses the reclusive communist regime of crimes against humanity.

Posted on 18 April 2014 | 6:43 pm

The Incredible Isolation Of North Korea — In One Map

North Korea is often referred to as "The Hermit…

Posted on 18 April 2014 | 12:38 am

U.N. inquiry chief wants N.Korea hauled before international court

By Michelle Nichols UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) – The chief U.N. investigator into human rights abuses in North Korea appealed to the U.N. Security Council on Thursday to refer the situation in the reclusive Asian state to the International Criminal Court for prosecution. "In a week of many grave human rights matters occupying the attention of the members of this council, we dare say that the case …

Posted on 17 April 2014 | 11:52 pm

UN Security Council meets on rights in North Korea

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The head of the commission of inquiry that accused North Korea of crimes against humanity told the U.N. Security Council on Thursday that it must take action against "a totalitarian state without parallel in the contemporary world," and he told reporters that most council members "expressly said" the matter should be referred to the International Criminal Court.

Posted on 17 April 2014 | 11:40 pm

U.N. inquiry chief wants North Korea hauled before international court

By Michelle Nichols UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) – The chief U.N. investigator into human rights abuses in North Korea appealed to the U.N. Security Council on Thursday to refer the situation in the reclusive Asian state to the International Criminal Court for prosecution. "In a week of many grave human rights matters occupying the attention of the members of this council, we dare say that the case …

Posted on 17 April 2014 | 11:24 pm

Ugandan president praises North Korea security training

Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni has thanked North Korea for providing military training, reports said Thursday, dismissing those who criticise a security deal which included training police and special forces. "There are people who are not happy with them, but I have not seen any problem with them," Museveni said Wednesday, according to the Daily Monitor newspaper, speaking at the passing out …

Posted on 17 April 2014 | 4:51 pm

U.S., China in 'productive' talks after North Korea test threat

By David Brunnstrom WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The United States and China have held "productive" talks on North Korea, the U.S. State Department said on Tuesday, part of stepped up international diplomacy after Pyongyang warned of plans to conduct a new type of nuclear test. U.S. Special Representative for North Korea Policy Glyn Davies met with his Chinese counterpart Wu Dawei in New York on …

Posted on 15 April 2014 | 11:10 pm

North Korea's Illicit Economy Includes Fake Viagra and Smuggled Ivory

North Korea, increasingly in need of cash to pay for things like armies, missiles, and food, has developed a rather healthy illicit economy that includes DVD trafficking and drug smuggling. A detailed new report from the Washington-based Committee for Human Rights in North Korea, “Illicit: North Korea’s Evolving Operations to Earn Hard Currency,” chronicles the various money-raising methods of …

Posted on 15 April 2014 | 7:56 pm