All posts tagged "Kim Jong-un"

  • North Korean leader Kim Jong-un presides over a meeting of the Political Bureau of the Central Committee of the ruling Workers’ Party of Korea in Pyongyang Tuesday. / Yonhap
    Kim Jong-un keeps job

    By Chung Min-uck North Korean leader Kim Jong-un was re-elected as the first chairman of the country’s powerful National Defense Commission (NDC), Wednesday. His re-election came during the first session of the North’s newly-elected Supreme People’s Assembly...

    • Posted April 9, 2014
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    [HOT LINKS] Kim Jong Un haircut mandated for North Korean men?

    — Earlier this month, an unwritten directive was allegedly released in North Korea mandating that all university men must get haircuts to match the country’s leader Kim Jong Un. (AP)

    • Posted March 27, 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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  • Chinese shipping container trucks are waiting to enter North Korea. (Yonhap)
    N. Korea sells gold in sign of imminent economic collapse: source

    (Yonhap) — North Korea has begun to sell large amounts of gold to China, multiple sources familiar with North Korea affairs said Wednesday. The disposal could be an indication of an imminent economic collapse as it goes...

    • Posted December 11, 2013
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 "North Korea Chic" page.
    North Korea Chic? ELLE you kidding me?

    Magazine creates a stir by naming it top fashion trend  By Lee Kyutae Fashion magazine Elle has created a stir by recently declaring “North Korea Chic” as a hot fashion trend for this fall. Elle’s creative director...

    • Posted November 20, 2013
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  • North Korean women use their smartphones in Pyongyang, North Korea, in August.  /  Courtesy of Medical Aid for Children
    Mobile technology industry budding in N. Korea

    Only the privileged use smart devices By Nam Hyun-woo Life inside of North Korea has always been a subject of great curiosity to people around the world. Since the cloistered regime refuses to show much of what...

    • Posted November 18, 2013
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