All posts tagged "North Korea"

  • The U.S. Republican Senator John McCain, on right,  criticized the former NBA player Dennis Rodman's moves in North Korea during his CNN interview on Tuesday. / Courtesy of CNN  Tuesday. / Courtesy of CNN
    Senator McCain: “Rodman is an idiot”

    By Ko Dong-hwan The U.S. Republican Senator John McCain called Dennis Rodman an “idiot.” The former National Basketball Association’s ‘Bad Boy’ is currently visiting North Korea to realize his friendly basketball match, and in his two minute-long...

    • Posted January 9, 2014
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  • North Korean military exercise. (Yonhap)
    N. Korea threatens to strike South “without notice” via fax

    By Kim Eun-jung SEOUL, Dec. 20 (Yonhap) — North Korea has threatened to strike South Korea in response to conservatives’ anti-Pyongyang rallies here on the second death anniversary of its leader Kim Jong-il earlier this week, the...

    • Posted December 20, 2013
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  • A military parade is under way at the plaza of the Kumsusan Palace of the Sun in Pyongyang on Dec. 16, 2013 to commemorate the second anniversary of the death of late North Korean leader Kim Jong-il. The North Korean soldiers said they are ready to die to defend leader Kim Jong-un. (KCNA-Yonhap)
    N. Korean provocations cannot be ruled out: Park

    By Kim Tae-gyu President Park Geun-hye said Monday the government should be ready for any possibilities in the wake of last week’s execution of North Korea’s No. 2 man, Jang Song-thaek, the uncle of leader Kim Jong-un,...

    • Posted December 16, 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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  • 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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  • Jim Yong Kim, president of the World Bank, answers questions at a press conference at Grand Hyatt Hotel, Tuesday. / Yonhap
    World Bank chief calls for Korean investment into emerging markets

    By Yi Whan-woo North Korea needs to join the World Bank (WB) to get economic support, said the head of the U.S.-based lending institution, Tuesday. “Right now, North Korea is not a member of the bank,” said...

    • Posted December 3, 2013
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    American tourist detained in N. Korea

    By Chung Min-uck An elderly American man has been detained in North Korea since last month, according to reports in American media, but the reasons behind his detention have not been established. Reports identified the man as...

    • Posted November 21, 2013
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