All posts tagged "Pyongyang"

  • North Koreans watch a news broadcast on a video screen outside Pyongyang Railway Station in Pyongyang, North Korea, Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2016. Pyongyang has long claimed it has the right to develop nuclear weapons to defend itself against the U.S., an established nuclear power with whom it has been in a state of war for more than 65 years. But to build a credible nuclear threat, the North must explode new nuclear devices — including miniaturized ones — so its scientists can improve their designs and technology. (AP Photo/Kim Kwang Hyon)
    Cracking down on Pyongyang is difficult. Here’s why

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Repeatedly over the past six weeks, since the January morning that North Korea surprised the world with its fourth nuclear test, the United States, South Korea, Japan and their allies have vowed...

    • Posted February 19, 2016
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  • North Korean leader Kim Jong-un receiving applause. (KCNA/Yonhap)
    N. Korea officially celebrates new time zone, ‘Pyongyang Time’

    PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — North Korea now has its own time zone. Bells were rung in Pyongyang and celebrations held at midnight as the nation’s clocks were set back 30 minutes to mark the Aug. 15,...

    • Posted August 14, 2015
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  • People gather during an opening ceremony of the new international airport terminal building at Pyongyang airport, Wednesday, July 1, 2015, in Pyongyang, North Korea. The unveiling Wednesday underscores an effort to attract more tourists and to spruce up the country ahead of the celebration of a major anniversary of the founding of its ruling Worker's Party in October this year. (AP Photo/Kim Kwang Hyon)
    With great fanfare, Pyongyang opens new airport terminal

    PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — North Korea opened a new terminal building at Pyongyang’s international airport on Wednesday, underscoring an effort to attract more tourists and to spruce up the country ahead of a celebration of a...

    • Posted July 1, 2015
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  • In this photo, exclusively obtained and released on June 12, 2015 by local radio station BBS, black smoke and flames billow from a bridge between the 43rd floors of Koryo Hotel in the North Korean capital of Pyongyang on the previous day. The fire had broken out at the hotel frequented by foreigners, without any information being provided on casualties or property damage, reports said on June 12, 2015. The fire appears to have been extinguished, according to The Associated Press. (Yonhap)
    Fire breaks out at Pyongyang hotel in N.Korea: reports

    SEOUL, June 12 (Yonhap) — A fire has broken out at a hotel frequented by foreigners in Pyongyang, without any information being provided on casualties or property damage, reports said Friday. On Thursday, a fire occurred at...

    • Posted June 12, 2015
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  • This Rodong Sinmun photo released on Feb. 11, 2015 shows North Korean leader Kim Jong-un visiting the construction site of an orphanage in Wonsan on the east coast. (Yonhap)
    N. Korea vows efforts to improve citizens’ livelihoods

    SEOUL (Yonhap) — North Korea’s key governing party organs have released a set of campaign slogans calling for painstaking efforts to improve the livelihoods of its citizens, Pyongyang’s state media said Thursday. The Central Committee and the...

    • Posted February 12, 2015
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  • Republican Florida Sen. Marco Rubio warned at the annual Conservative Political Action Conference in 2014 that North Korea will likely launch a nuclear attack on America's western coast in less than ten years. (Yonhap)
    N. Korea slams US for overstating Pyongyang’s missile capacity

    SEOUL (Yonhap) — North Korea lambasted the United States on Friday for trying to exaggerate Pyongyang’s missile capacity, a tactic which the North said is aimed at stepping up the U.S. military presence on the Korean Peninsula....

    • Posted November 14, 2014
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  • In this Sept. 1, 2014 photo, a North Korean woman waits for a train in an underground subway station in Pyongyang, North Korea.  In Pyongyang, where the standard of living is relatively high, clothes and styles have been changing in recent years - slowly and in a limited way, but more than many outsiders might think. (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E)
    [NPR] Among The Young And Privileged In North Korea

      In the summer of 2011, American journalist Suki Kim got a job teaching English at the elite, all-male Pyongyang University of Science and Technology in the North Korean capital. Kim, who was born in South...

    • Posted October 25, 2014
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