All posts tagged "Kim Jong-un"

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    [WSJ] ‘The Interview’: Comedy Gold in North Korea

    Clowns behind enemy lines have always helped us fear evil empires a little bit less. Charlie Chaplin mocked the Nazis in the “The Great Dictator” (1940) and Jack Benny did, too, in “To...

    • Posted November 26, 2014
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  • Vladimir Putin, left, and Kim Jong-un. (Korea Times file)
    North Korea seeks to forge alliance with Russia: official

    Kim Jong-un asked Russian President Vladimir Putin to exert influence to help silence international debate on his country’s dismal human rights record, according to a South Korean official. By Kim Kwang-tae SEOUL (Yonhap) — North Korean leader...

    • Posted November 21, 2014
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    North Korean leader seen limping on state TV

    SEOUL (Yonhap) — In his first video footage since returning to public view following a conspicuous absence, North Korean leader Kim Jong-un on Thursday was seen slightly limping on the communist country’s state television. The Korean Central...

    • Posted November 6, 2014
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  • President Park Geun-hye was one of the 20 million victims of identity theft in South Korea. (Courtesy of Cheong Wa Dae)
    President Park named 46th most powerful person by Forbes, Kim Jong-un 49th

    WASHINGTON (Yonhap) — South Korean President Park Geun-hye was named the 46th most powerful person in the world by Forbes Magazine on Wednesday, three notches ahead of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un and 17 notches ahead of...

    • Posted November 5, 2014
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    S. Korea spy agency says Kim Jong-un is recovering from ankle surgery

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea’s spy agency said Tuesday it has solved the mystery of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un’s 6-week public absence, which set off a frenzy of wild speculation around the world....

    • Posted October 28, 2014
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  • North Korean leader Kim Jong-un with a cane sits on a couch during a visit to a faculty flat at the Kim Chaek University of Technology in Pyongyang. (KCNA-Yonhap)
    Kim Jong-un still using cane in second public appearance

    SEOUL (Yonhap) — North Korean leader Kim Jong-un made his second public appearance this week, still leaning on a walking stick, according to the country’s state media on Friday. He made an inspection tour of a new...

    • Posted October 17, 2014
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    Kim Jong-un makes first public appearance in 40 days

    SEOUL (Yonhap) — North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has made his first public appearance in more than a month, giving a “field guidance” at a newly built housing complex, according to Pyongyang’s state media. The visit to...

    • Posted October 14, 2014
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