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North Korea's Interior Design Is Unlike Anything You've Seen

The Huffington Post | Alexandra Ma | Posted 11.09.2015 | World

Is it a movie set? Is it a model home? No, it's North Korea. When London-based architecture critic Oliver Wainwright visited North Korea over the sum...

I Spent 8 Days In North Korea -- And I Was Watched 24/7

Erick Tseng | Posted 11.05.2015 | Travel
Erick Tseng

In September 2015, I traveled to North Korea to see, first-hand, what life was like inside the Hermit Kingdom. Much of the country was what I had expected: strange, ersatz, thick with propaganda. One thing's for sure: North Korea really is unlike any other place on Earth.

North Korea To Hold Rare, Massive Party Congress

AP | Eline Gordts | Posted 10.30.2015 | World

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea's ruling party said Friday it will hold its biggest convention in decades next May. The Workers' Party sa...

North Korea Says It's Ready For War With Massive Military Parade

The Huffington Post | Lydia Oconnor | Posted 10.11.2015 | World

North Korea is "ready to fight any kind of war" waged by the U.S., leader Kim Jong Un said Saturday, and the hermit kingdom had a giant mili...

North Korea Revamps, Restarts Nuclear Bomb Fuel Production Plants

AP | Jade Walker | Posted 09.15.2015 | World

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A day after threatening rocket launches, North Korea declared Tuesday that it has revamped and restarted all its atom...

North Korea's Arts Scene Is Just As Mysterious As The Nation Itself

The Huffington Post | Sara Boboltz | Posted 09.22.2015 | Arts

On today's date in 1948, Kim Il-Sung became the leader of a brand-new Democratic People's Republic of Korea. In the decades that followed, the K...

North Korea Says It's Not Interested In Iran-Style Nuclear Deal

AP | Eline Gordts | Posted 07.28.2015 | World

BEIJING (AP) — The North Korean ambassador to China said Tuesday that his country has no interest in an Iran-style nuclear disarmament deal bec...

North Korea Installs Cycle Lanes In Pyongyang

Posted 07.14.2015 | World

By James Pearson SEOUL, July 14 (Reuters) - North Korea has installed cycle lanes on major thoroughfares running through Pyongyang in an apparent b...

North Korea Blacklists More Internet Sites

Posted 07.02.2015 | World

TOKYO (AP) — North Korea, already one of the least-wired places in the world, appears to be cracking down on the use of the Internet by even the sma...

North Korea Unveils Lavish New Airport Terminal Filled With Designer Stores, Coffee Shops

Reuters | Posted 06.25.2015 | World

By James Pearson SEOUL, June 25 (Reuters) - Designer shirts, duty free watches and cosmetics, and chocolate fondue will soon await vi...

Photos Of North Korea's Historic Drought Show The Country's Cracked And Drying Earth

AP | ERIC TALMADGE | Posted 06.23.2015 | World

NAMPHO, North Korea (AP) — North Korean officials are concerned that unusually light precipitation so far this year might lead to bad harvests and p...

China Is Willing To Help Severely Drought-Hit North Korea

Reuters | Posted 06.18.2015 | World

BEIJING, June 18 (Reuters) - China's Foreign Ministry said on Thursday that the government was willing to help drought-stricken North Korea, after t...

PHOTOS: An Intimate Look Inside The Capital Of The Hermit Kingdom

The Huffington Post | Eline Gordts | Posted 06.11.2015 | World

With an eccentric leader, a radical propaganda machine, highly-choreographed military marches and colorful mass rallies, North Korea fascinates like n...

Popular North Korean Hotel Reportedly Catches Fire

Reuters | Posted 06.11.2015 | World

SEOUL, June 11 (Reuters) - A section of the Koryo Hotel, one of the oldest and best known hotels in Pyongyang, caught fire on Thursday, a source who...

North Korea Defends Its Space Program As It Develops New Satellite

AP | ERIC TALMADGE | Posted 06.04.2015 | World

TOKYO (AP) — North Korean space agency officials say the country is developing a more advanced Earth observation satellite and are defending their r...

South Korea Test-Fires Missile That Can Hit All Of North Korea

Reuters | Posted 06.03.2015 | World

SEOUL, June 3 (Reuters) - South Korea on Wednesday test-launched a new ballistic missile that can hit all of North Korea, the president's office sai...

Drought-Hit North Korea Seen As Able To Avoid Food Crisis

Reuters | Posted 05.31.2015 | World

By Jack Kim and James Pearson SEOUL, May 31 (Reuters) - North Korea has updated farming methods and switched crops that could help sof...

North Korea Claims It Can Miniaturize Nuclear Weapons, U.S. Disagrees

The Huffington Post | Nick Robins-Early | Posted 05.20.2015 | World

North Korea on Wednesday made a new bold claim about advanced military technology that could threaten its many adversaries, including the United State...

U.S. Official: North Korea ‘Modified' Sub Missile Launch Photos

Reuters | JAMES PEARSON | Posted 05.20.2015 | World

Photos showing a North Korean missile launched from a submarine were manipulated by state propagandists, and the isolated country may still be years a...

Kerry: U.S. Considering Additional Sanctions On North Korea

Reuters | Posted 05.18.2015 | Politics

SEOUL, May 18 (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said on Monday North Korea has "not even come close" to taking the steps needed to rein...

What's Behind All The Reports Of North Korea's Purges And Executions

The Huffington Post | Nick Robins-Early | Posted 05.15.2015 | World

Since Kim Jong Un inherited the leadership of the Hermit Kingdom from his father in 2011, numerous reports of purges and executions of officials in P...

'Arma Virumque Cano' - Militarism and Parades in Asia

Franz-Stefan Gady | Posted 06.22.2015 | World
Franz-Stefan Gady

Military parades are an indispensable political platform for communicating power and ambition and are now amplified by the tools of mass media, which can orchestrate and glamourize rhythmic ranks of well-booted warriors and rolling chariots of gleaming steel.

After Decades of Conflict, Time to Engage North Korea's Kim Dynasty

Doug Bandow | Posted 03.12.2015 | World
Doug Bandow

A small, poor nation, the Democratic People's Republic of Korea should be an international nullity, irrelevant to global affairs. Yet it again dominated headlines in the U.S. with the hacking of Sony and cancellation of the broad release of the movie The Interview, a comedy featuring the assassination of the younger Kim.

Amid Hacking Tensions, South Korea Offers To Resume Talks With North

Reuters | JU-MIN PARK | Posted 02.27.2015 | World

(Reuters) - South Korea proposed on Monday to resume stalled talks with North Korea, an overture that comes amid heightened diplomatic tension after S...

AP Denies Claim That North Korea Censors Pyongyang Bureau

The Huffington Post | Jackson Connor | Posted 12.29.2014 | Media

The Associated Press has publicly denied a report that accused the news agency of allowing its Pyongyang bureau to be censored by the North Korean gov...