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  1. 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

    ... Agence France-Presse in New York Kim replaces top minister to cement grip on power North Korea has sacked its commerce minister, according to state-run media yesterday, as its young leader Kim Jong-un apparently seeks to sideline supporters of his once-powerful uncle who was executed last year. North Korea's radio broadcaster Pyongyang Broadcasting Station said that new ...

  2. News - Asia - NORTH KOREA

    Rumoured order for students in Pyongyang to copy Kim Jong-un’s hairstyle goes viral

    Posted Mar 28th 2014, 10:28pm by AP

    ... from North Korea in 2004, said members of a government-run youth organisation check for people who are not dressed properly. He said they look for whether people are wearing the mandatory lapel ... hair, calling them unhygienic anti-socialist fools and directing them to wear their hair "socialist style". The country's state-run television station even identified violators ...

  3. 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

    ... shifts in Pyongyang. The vote to elect representatives for the Supreme People's Assembly (SPA) was taking place as scheduled, the state-run KCNA news agency said, adding that voter turnout ... 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 ...

  4. News - Asia - NORTH KOREA

    North Korea fires rockets from multiple launchers in show of force

    Posted Mar 04th 2014, 08:14pm by AFP

    ... and run until mid-April. Pyongyang routinely condemns such joint exercises as rehearsals for an invasion, while Seoul and Washington say they are purely defensive. Last year the drills coincided ...

  5. News - Asia - NORTH KOREA

    Beijing will fight proposed UN court action over North Korean abuses

    Posted Feb 17th 2014, 11:06pm by AFP

    ... and totally rejects the report" and described the commission as "a marionette running here and there in order to represent the ill-minded purposes of the string-pullers, such as the United ...

  6. Lifestyle - Technology - NORTH KOREA

    North Korea's domestic operating system draws inspiration from Apple

    Posted Feb 05th 2014, 08:18pm by Jeremy Blum

    ... seen and used by a select elite in North Korea. The software is installed in some universities and state-run industries as a means of accessing Kwangmyong, the country’s domestic and heavily ...

  7. News - Asia - NORTH KOREA

    North Korea brands Shinzo Abe an ‘Asian Hitler’ in state media

    Posted Feb 04th 2014, 01:20pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Seoul Pyongyang also confirms Kim Jong-un will run in parliamentary polls next month and will likely add 'MP' as one of his many titles N Korea brands Abe an 'Asian Hitler' in state media North Korea yesterday denounced Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe as an "Asian Hitler" intent on amassing military power under the guise of ensuring ...

  8. News - Asia - NORTH KOREA

    North Korea to hold parliamentary elections in March

    Posted Jan 08th 2014, 04:53pm by Associated Press in Seoul

    ... would be held on March 9. In 2009, 687 new assembly members were elected, with turnout of nearly 100 per cent and all voters backing the sole candidate running in each constituency. North ...

  9. News - Asia - NORTH KOREA

    Swedish firm denies selling North Korea snow cannons

    Posted Jan 05th 2014, 05:16am by AFP

    ... kilometres of ski runs, a hotel, heliport and cable cars- and, in some of them, Areco's snow cannons. Erling said he had called Areco's reseller in China, who assured him "he ...

  10. News - Asia - NORTH KOREA

    North Korea names new coal minister after purged uncle's mineral grab

    Posted Jan 06th 2014, 11:27am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Seoul North Korea has replaced its coal minister, apparently after the shock execution of leader Kim Jong-Un’s uncle, who had been accused of attempting to take control of the country’s lucrative coal export business. Pyongyang’s state-run Korean Central News Agency introduced Mun Myong-hak as “Minister of Coal Industry” as it was reporting on the 30th ...




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