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  1. News - Asia - NORTH KOREA

    ‘A wolf with a hideous lantern jaw’: North Korea launches personal attack on John Kerry

    Posted Aug 20th 2014, 04:29pm

    ... proves that she is no more than a dirty political harlot and old prostitute without an equal as she is steeped in sycophancy and treachery,” the editorial said. An editorial released by KCNA ...

  2. News - Asia - NORTH KOREA

    Subterfuge, corruption cloud North Korea's experiment with capitalism

    Posted Dec 11th 2013, 09:15pm by AP

    ... Associated Press in Rajin, North Korea North Korea is planning to expand its experiment with capitalism, but subterfuge and corruption cloud the regime's true intentions Inside ... economic reforms, has been purged for corruption adds uncertainty to the regime's intentions. A look at Rason suggests that-even with top-level support for the zone experiment- the country ...

  3. Comment - Blogs - NORTH KOREA

    The assassination of Kim Jong-un is now the subject of an upcoming American comedy

    Posted Jun 18th 2014, 09:11am by Jeremy Blum

    ... to these claims by arguing that there is a precedent for using tongue-in-cheek parody to lampoon international politics, while others claim that it is highly unlikely that Kim Jong-un would take actual ... men infiltrating an Asian country to assassinate its leader, The Interview automatically positions itself in a difficult place, where it must walk both the political and racial tightrope ...

  4. News - Asia - NORTH KOREA

    Adventure-loving US father-of-three named as detainee in Pyongyang

    Posted Jun 10th 2014, 10:56pm by Reuters

    ... hotel. The state has used detained foreigners as diplomatic cards to win economic concessions and high-profile political visits from international dignitaries seeking to win their release. North ... North Korea is also holding Kenneth Bae, a Korean-American missionary sentenced to 15 years of hard labour on charges of trying to use religion to overthrow its political system. ...

  5. News - Asia - NORTH KOREA

    Kim Jong-un 're-elected' as North Korea's leader

    Posted Apr 09th 2014, 03:54pm by Agence France-Presse in Seoul

    ... replacing Pak Ui-chun, while Prime Minister Pak Pong-ju retained his post. Kim's uncle Jang Song-thaek, once the North's unofficial number two and Kim's political mentor, was a vice-chairman of the NDC before he was executed last December on charges including treason and corruption. Kim was reaffirmed as first chairman of the NDC by the new parliament. Upon Kim's ...

  6. News - Asia - NORTH KOREA

    Kim Jong-un replaces North Korea's commerce minister in latest purge to cement grip on power

    Posted Apr 06th 2014, 06:16am by AFP

    ... to Jang Song-thaek, once the North's unofficial number two and Kim's political mentor. Jang was executed in December on an array of charges including treason and corruption, marking the biggest political upheaval since the young ruler took power after the death of his father and the former leader, Kim Jong-il, in 2011. Ri is the latest North Korean cabinet member to be sacked ...

  7. News - Asia - NORTH KOREA

    Kim Jong-un's brother spotted in Jakarta months after 'beloved' uncle's execution

    Posted May 20th 2014, 02:33pm by AFP

    ... was reportedly close to Jang, once the North’s unofficial number two and political mentor of current leader Kim Jong-un. Jang’s execution was the biggest political upheaval since the young ruler took ...

  8. News - Asia - NORTH KOREA

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

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

    ... protector his No. 2 North Korea signalled a key leadership change with the announcement yesterday that the man seen as supreme leader Kim Jong-un's No 2 had been replaced as political chief 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 ...

  9. News - Asia - NORTH KOREA

    North Korea 'purging Jang’s associates': Seoul minister

    Posted Dec 30th 2013, 03:58pm by Agence France-Presse

    ... Korean minister said on Monday. Jang, once the North’s unofficial number two and Kim’s political mentor, was executed on December 12 on an array of charges including treason and corruption. The shock purge- staged in an unusually dramatic and public fashion in the isolated communist state- was the biggest political upheaval since the young ruler took power after the death of his father ...

  10. News - Asia - NORTH KOREA

    Rare photographs from North Korea leader Kim's childhood broadcast during Pyongyang concert

    Posted Apr 23rd 2014, 03:42pm by Staff Reporter

    ... in Switzerland and France, and was described by classmates as a shy child who was indifferent to politics but liked to play basketball. He was said to attend Kim Il-sung University, an officer-training ...




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