Singapore firm building major new commercial building in N. Korea

Singapore firm building major new commercial building in N. Korea

A Singaporean-linked company is building a major new commercial building in Pyongyang, which will incorporate a large department store and office space, sources in North Korea have told NK News. …

September 2nd, 2015
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Is coffee popular in North Korea?

Is coffee popular in North Korea?

Every week we ask a North Korean your questions, giving you the chance to learn more about the country we know so little about. This week's question is: Cafes are overflowing in South Korea. Are…

September 1st, 2015
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South Korea’s Dead Governors Society

South Korea’s Dead Governors Society

There are many disputed territories in the modern world. China claims ownership of Taiwan, Japan claims that South Kuril Islands should belong to it, Argentina claims the Falklands, Gabon claims the i…

September 1st, 2015
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A portrait of authority: Pictures of the Kims in N. Korea

A portrait of authority: Pictures of the Kims in N. Korea

North Korea is a country living, day and night, under the watchful eyes of millions of portraits of its leaders. In every home, in every office, in every school, on public transportation and in eve…

August 31st, 2015
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Over the border: What Dandong means to N. Korea

Over the border: What Dandong means to N. Korea

At a cursory glance, the Chinese city of Dandong is quite unremarkable; just one of many medium-sized cities to be found in China. It has its fair share of slums dating to the first half of the last c…

August 31st, 2015
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U.S., South Korea display overwhelming firepower during exercise

U.S., South Korea display overwhelming firepower during exercise

"Oh, I have never seen things like this before," said former ROK Marine Captain Kim Jung-kyu, 70, Friday’s 150-minute U.S.-ROK Integrated Firepower Exercise. Kim, who served during the Vietnam W…

August 31st, 2015
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Upgrades to N. Korean farm complex include spa, theater, pool

Upgrades to N. Korean farm complex include spa, theater, pool

Recent articles in North Korean media and satellite imagery indicate that large-scale upgrades to a vegetable cooperative farm near Pyongyang – which include swimming pools and a theater – were co…

August 28th, 2015
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So, what was that inter-Korean crisis about? And who won?

So, what was that inter-Korean crisis about? And who won?

Laydeez and gennlemen! I hereby claim the prize for the Article Most Instantly Overtaken By Events. Any other bidders? There may well be. On Planet Pundit, this goes with the territory. On Monday A…

August 28th, 2015
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General-turned-lawmaker calls for more dialogue between two Koreas

General-turned-lawmaker calls for more dialogue between two Koreas

South Korean lawmaker Baek Kun-ki, one of leading lawmakers of the New Politics Alliance for Democracy (NPAD), notes a sharp drop in dialogue between the two Koreas since 2008. According to his dat…

August 28th, 2015
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Kim Jong Il 'birthplace' undamaged, despite claim 'raging fire' burned it down

Kim Jong Il 'birthplace' undamaged, despite claim 'raging fire' burned it down

Kim Jong Il's Mount Paektu "birthplace" and surrounding areas appear to be undamaged, despite October 2014 reports in the South Korean media which said a "raging wildfire" had burned the tourist spot…

August 27th, 2015
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From pilgrimage to profit: N. Korea’s search for tourism revenue

From pilgrimage to profit: N. Korea’s search for tourism revenue

Whan that Aprill, with his shoures soote The droghte of March hath perced to the roote And bathed every veyne in swich licour, Of which vertu engendred is the flour;………… Thanne lon…

August 26th, 2015
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Japan's hard line on N. Korea produced negotiations: Civic group head

Japan's hard line on N. Korea produced negotiations: Civic group head

Relations between Japan and North Korea are as bad as they’ve ever been. Yet the bilateral negotiations between the two over the abduction of Japanese citizens continue. Professor Tsutomu Nishiok…

August 26th, 2015
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Who goes to North Korea's top universities?

Who goes to North Korea's top universities?

Every week we ask a North Korean your questions, giving you the chance to learn more about the country we know so little about. This week's question is: Does acceptance into Kim Il Sung Universi…

August 26th, 2015
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Balloon launches halted amid inter-Korean dialogue: Religious group

Balloon launches halted amid inter-Korean dialogue: Religious group

Balloon launches to North Korea have been stopped under South Korea's National Security Law, a religious group that regularly sends bibles to the North told NK News on Tuesday. Staff from the Voic…

August 25th, 2015
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The specter of terrorism in North Korean, Iranian propaganda

The specter of terrorism in North Korean, Iranian propaganda

Last week we covered divergences of opinion between Pyongyang and Tehran in cases such the Palestine liberation movement, Chechnya and the U.S. campaign against al-Qaeda after 9/11. In the conflict be…

August 25th, 2015
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