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  1. News - Asia - NORTH KOREA

    Kim Jong-un's return to spotlight shows slightly more open North Korea

    Posted Oct 19th 2014, 06:27am by WASHINGTON POST

    ... of 2011. When a satellite intended to celebrate the centenary of the founding president Kim's birth failed to reach orbit in 2012, Pyongyang immediately conceded that the launch had been ...

  2. News - Asia - NORTH KOREA

    Overweight Kim Jong-un injured his ankle and knee, says N Korean source

    Posted Oct 10th 2014, 05:13am by AP

    ... they are landmark years, although he attended the celebrations in the last two years. Last night, a source with close ties to Pyongyang and Beijing and direct access to the top levels of both governments, ...

  3. News - Asia - NORTH KOREA

    What's afoot with Kim Jong-un? Raft of rumours as he vanishes from view

    Posted Oct 01st 2014, 02:23am by AP

    ... chance for a carefully choreographed look on October 10, when North Korea stages a celebration of the founding anniversary of the ruling Workers' Party. Additional reporting by Bloomberg ...

  4. News - Asia - NORTH KOREA

    Top N Korean official heads to Europe in apparent diplomatic gesture

    Posted Sep 07th 2014, 05:18am by KYODO, AP

    ... firings, launching three short-range projectiles into the waters off its east coast ahead of a major holiday celebrated by both Koreas. They flew about 210km before landing in the water, a South ... and defensive. The launch came as the Korean peninsula begins celebrating a major holiday. The three-day holiday starts tomorrow, but many people were already travelling over the weekend. Separately ...

  5. News - Asia - NORTH KOREA

    North Korean No 2 Choe Ryong-hae replaced by Kim’s protector

    Posted May 02nd 2014, 10:42pm by AFP

    ... of the military. In a report on May Day celebrations in Pyongyang, the North's official KCNA news agency named Hwang Pyong-so as the director of the Korean People's Army (KPA) General Political ...

  6. News - Asia - NORTH KOREA

    North Koreans vote in parliament 'election' that may offer clues to shifts in power

    Posted Mar 09th 2014, 12:47pm by AFP

    ... be tagged for key roles under Kim Jong-un Professor Yang Moo-jin State-run media have in recent weeks stepped up propaganda to promote the election, with a number of poems produced to celebrate ...

  7. News - Asia - NORTH KOREA

    Video: British TV news says it is first to question Kim Jong-un

    Posted Jul 29th 2013, 12:17pm by Robin Fall

    ... the 60th anniversary of the Korean War armistice. The secretive nation allowed in a large group of foreign journalists last week to cover Saturday’s lavish celebrations of the truce that ended ... to ask the nation’s beloved leader a question. “What message are you trying to send?” he asked. Kim did not respond. Sparks also questioned foreigners attending the celebration about ...

  8. News - Asia - NORTH KOREA

    North Korea orders businessmen home from China as Rodman trip to go ahead despite purge

    Posted Dec 14th 2013, 11:05am by AFP, Christy Choi

    ... considers Kim a close friend, had agreed weeks ago to travel to North Korea tomorrow to train the national team. Rodman has also organised an exhibition game next month in Pyongyang to celebrate ...

  9. News - Asia - NORTH KOREA

    Pyongyang honours 'heroes' of bloody Korean war 60 years on

    Posted Jul 26th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... of the cameras of the international media, who have been invited to the North Korean capital for the anniversary celebrations. The signing of the war armistice on July 27, 1953, is celebrated ...

  10. News - Asia - NORTH KOREA

    Special gardeners of Kumsusan Palace in Pyongyang

    Posted Jul 30th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... of the lawns," she said during a tour of the palace for foreign media covering the elaborate celebrations for the 60th anniversary of the armistice that ended the 1950-53 Korean war. "When the rain ...




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