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  1. News - Asia - KOREAN PENINSULA

    North Korea moves two more missile launchers as tensions simmer

    Posted Apr 21st 2013, 12:40pm by AFP

    ... of North Korea's late founding leader Kim Il-sung, but this did not materialise. The North Korean military last week moved two launchers believed to be for Scud missiles to the northeast ...

  2. News - Asia - KOREA

    N Korea says missiles can strike US mainland

    Posted Oct 09th 2012, 10:26am by Agence France-Presse in Seoul

    ... eyebrows by displaying what appeared to be a new set of ICBM missiles at a military parade to mark the 100th birthday of the North’s late founder Kim Il-Sung. But Western military analysts and UN ... Duk-Min, a professor at Korea National Diplomatic Academy. “It might also be aimed at boosting military morale and rallying support behind [new leader] Kim Jong-Un. “North Korea’s military ...

  3. News - Asia - NORTH KOREA

    North Korea leader vows 'radical' economic shift

    Posted Jan 01st 2013, 11:00am by Agence France-Presse in Seoul

    ... founding president Kim Il-sung, delivered one in 1994, the year of his death. Kim’s comments on the economy are likely to fuel speculation that he might be set to implement economic reforms ... Agence France-Presse in Seoul Kim Jong-un calls for for easing of tensions with South Korea North Korea’s young leader Kim Jong-un called for a “radical turnabout” in the impoverished ...

  4. Life in a North Korean gulag: the musical

    Posted Mar 13th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... met. They said, 'You are not abiding by the spirit of the law' and they criticised [the project].' Among the objections was the inclusion of a portrait of former leader Kim Il-sung, who is considered a god in the communist state, and also the singing of songs from the North. As a result of the controversy, financial backers and a theatre that had pledged to stage ...

  5. Pitfalls on the road to a Korean peace treaty

    Posted Oct 10th 2007, 12:00am by Donald Kirk

    ... of the mainland on October 1, 1949? That was less than nine months before North Korean dictator Kim Il-sung ordered the invasion of South Korea. Or how about excluding the United States, which waged what ... complications and pitfalls that are sure to become clear all too soon. The most obvious problem is that Mr Roh and North Korean leader Kim Jong-il evidently could not agree on how many parties should ...

  6. Koreans embrace reelpolitik

    Posted Feb 12th 2006, 12:00am by Andrew Salmon

    ... to assassinate North Korean leader Kim Il-sung- a true, but covered-up story. Taegukgi (Korean Flag, 2004) was a tragedy about two brothers who find themselves on opposite sides in the Korean war; ... Koreans. They were shown with not just humanity, but sympathy- even glamour. The film received the co-operation of the South's National Intelligence Agency. Noted film buff Kim Jong-il, North ...

  7. Voice of hope

    Posted Aug 11th 2006, 12:00am by Julian Ryall

    ... several people.' After leaving the army, Mr Kim went to a teacher training college, but decided to defect when Kim Il-sung died in July 1994. 'I can't say too much about how ... Kim Seong-min has stopped hiding. Eight months after his Free North Korea Radio station went live on shortwave, the 44-year-old says he no longer worries about assassins being sent from ...

  8. Diplomatic tracks

    Posted Jun 08th 2007, 12:00am by Andrew Salmon

    ... at Kaesong. Meanwhile, the southbound northern train was a decrepit 1968 locomotive. 'The Great Leader, Kim Il-sung, boarded this train,' banners on the side trumpeted. South Koreans were ... a century to cross this short distance,' one media outlet quoted South Korea's Railway Minister Kim Yong-sam as telling his northern counterparts. 'We have to prevent anyone from ...

  9. A widening gulf between people and states

    Posted Jul 05th 2003, 12:00am by Phar Kim Beng

    ... that while the internet world of mass democracy has arrived, it still generates no immediate influence on policy. Phar Kim Beng is a former Asian Public Intellectual fellow of the Nippon Foundation ...

  10. News - Asia - SOUTH KOREA

    South Korean filmmaker Kim Jho Gwang-soo announces symbolic gay 'wedding'

    Posted Jun 02nd 2013, 12:00am by AP

    ... Associated Press in Seoul Filmmaker Kim Jho Gwang-soo plans symbolic ceremony to push case for same-sex marriages Gay union shows changing times The first time a South Korean celebrity ... acceptance. Movie director Kim Jho Gwang-soo surprised many last month by announcing he would symbolically tie the knot with his long-time male partner on September 7 in what would ...




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