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  1. 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 ...

  2. 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. ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. 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

    ... decision-making body. Kim Yong-nam retained his status as de facto head of state when he was re-elected chairman of parliament's standing committee. The country does not have a president because ... 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, ...

  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

    ... 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 ...

  6. News - Asia - NORTH KOREA

    North Korea’s Kim urges soldiers to be ready for ‘impending conflict’ as Obama calls country weak ‘pariah state’

    Posted Apr 26th 2014, 10:53am by Agence France-Presse

    ... Underlining its status as global outlaw, Pyongyang said late on Friday that it had been holding US citizen Miller Matthew Todd, 24, since April 10 because of his “rash behaviour” while passing through ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. 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

    ... traditionally attributed divine status to Mount Paektu and, according to the North's official propaganda, Kim Jong-il was born on its slopes. Elections are normally held every five years ... adopted a special ordinance formalising the country's position as a nuclear weapons state- a status that both South Korea and the United States have vowed not to recognise. The real interest ...

  10. News - Asia - NORTH KOREA

    China rejects UN report accusing North Korea of crimes against humanity

    Posted Mar 17th 2014, 10:26pm by AFP

    ... and demanded closure of political prison camps believed to hold up to 120,000 people. But Chen said the report was based on information and interviews collected outside the country. "The question ...




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