All posts tagged "KCNA"

  • North Korean leader Kim Jong-un tours a precision machine factory in Pyongyang. North Korea's official Korean Central News Agency reported it on Jan. 16, 2015, without saying when the visit was made. (Yonhap)
    N. Korea leader warns Seoul’s govt organizations will be destroyed

    SEOUL (Yonhap) — North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has called on the military to be ready to strike government organizations in Seoul, the North’s state media said Friday, amid heightened tension on the divided peninsula. The North’s...

    • Posted March 24, 2016
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    Kim Jong-un guides test missile launches: KCNA

    SEOUL (Yonhap) — North Korean state media reported Monday its leader Kim Jong-un personally guided the recent test launches of ballistic rockets to boost deterrence. The North’s official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) said Kim “guided a...

    • Posted June 29, 2014
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    North Korea detains another U.S. tourist

    (Yonhap)– North Korea has arrested a U.S. tourist for violating visa-related regulations, its state media said Friday. “American citizen Jeffrey Edward Fowle entered the DPRK as a tourist on April 29 and acted in violation of the DPRK...

    • Posted June 6, 2014
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  • North Korean leader Kim Jong-un tours a mushroom factory affiliated with North Korea's military unit 534. (Photograph: Rodong Shinmun)
    [The Guardian] North Korea makes new mushroom sports drink

    North Korean scientists have developed a new sports drink made from mushrooms to enhance athletic prowess, according to state media. In a report detailing “new inventions” in the secretive state, the Korean Central News Agency...

    • Posted May 30, 2014
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  • In this Saturday, May 17, 2014 photo, a North Korean official apologizes in front of families of victims of an accident at an apartment construction site and local residents in Pyongyang, North Korea. North Korean officials offered a rare public apology for the collapse of the apartment building under construction in Pyongyang, which a South Korean official said was believed to have caused considerable casualties that could mean hundreds might have died. (AP Photo/Kyodo News)
    North Korea apologizes after apartment building collapse

    (Yonhap) — An apartment building under construction in the North Korean capital of Pyongyang has collapsed, causing an unspecified number of casualties, the state media reported Sunday. The North’s Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) said the accident...

    • Posted May 18, 2014
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  • The execution of Jang, came only four days after he was  arrested at a politburo meeting of the ruling party. (Yonhap)
    North Korea executes Kim Jong-un’s uncle

    North Korea announced early Friday that the disgraced uncle of its leader, Kim Jong-un, has been executed as a “traitor for all ages.” Jang Song-thaek, 67, was executed Thursday, shortly after a special military trial, according to...

    • Posted December 13, 2013
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  • Kim Jong-un's disappearances and headlines are providing unintentional marketing benefits for Seth Rogen's latest film..
    Kim’s reign of terror starts

    By Kang Seung-woo By all indications, North Korea’s swift execution of Jang Song-thaek for conspiring to overthrow leader Kim Jong-un exemplifies the cruel side of power. Kim is estimated to be around 30. The North’s media, all...

    • Posted December 13, 2013
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