All posts tagged "North Korea"

  • 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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 "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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  • North Korean soccer is getting a lot of attention. (Yonhap)
    FIFA funds improvements for N. Korean soccer academy

    (Yonhap) International soccer’s governing body FIFA has provided funds worth $500,000 to build infrastructure to update a soccer academy in Pyongyang, a media outlet reported Thursday. The International School of Football opened earlier this year and has...

    • Posted October 31, 2013
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  • South Korean "defectors" handed over by North Korea, Friday, go through entry procedures at the truce border village of Panmunjeom in Paju, Gyeonggi Province. / Courtesy of Ministry of Unification
    N. Korea Returns 6 “Defectors” to S. Korea

      By Chung Min-uck North Korea handed over six South Korean “defectors” at the truce village of Panmunjom on Friday. The six men crossed over into the South’s side of the village at around 4:50 p.m. KST,...

    • Posted October 25, 2013
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    N. Korean Celebration

    PHOTO NEWS N. Korea celebrates party foundation  A North Korean singing troupe performs in Pyongyang on Oct. 14, 2013 to celebrate the 68th anniversary of the foundation of the North’s ruling Workers’ Party of Korea. (Yonhap) (END)

    • Posted October 16, 2013
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