Feb 15, 2015

China plans international tourism zone with North Korea, Russia

China is planning an international tourism zone in its northeastern border area with Russia and North Korea, state news agency Xinhua said on Friday, in Pyongyang’s latest push for new investment. Jiang Chaoliang, governor of China’s northeastern Jilin province, said the province would draw ...

Improve everything! North Korea unveils 310 new political slogans

Feb 12, 2015

Improve everything! North Korea unveils 310 new political slogans

North Korea unveiled Thursday an exclamation-mark peppered list of 310 new political slogans covering every conceivable topic from the glories of the ruling Kim dynasty and mushroom cultivation to the importance of dependable wives and “offensive” sports. Oh, and the perennial need to wipe ...

Feb 9, 2015

North Korea test-fires five short-range missiles into the sea

North Korea test-fired five short-range missiles into the sea on Sunday in its second such weapons test this year, a South Korean defense official said, amid dimming prospects for the resumption of high-level talks between the rival countries. The missiles, fired from a North ...

Pascal to step down as Sony studio head after hacking upheaval

Feb 6, 2015

Pascal to step down as Sony studio head after hacking upheaval

Amy Pascal will step down as co-chair of Sony Pictures Entertainment after hackers angry about a movie she championed mocking North Korea’s dictator exposed a raft of embarrassing emails between Pascal and other Hollywood figures. One of the most powerful women executives in Hollywood, ...

Feb 5, 2015

U.N. rights resolution 'illegal': N. Korea

North Korea’s foreign minister is demanding that the U.N. secretary-general tell member states that a resolution targeting the country’s bleak human rights record is illegal and based on lies. The letter from Foreign Minister Ri Su Yong, obtained by The Associated Press, says North ...

Feb 4, 2015

Sony cuts full-year net loss forecast to $1.4 billion

Sony on Wednesday cut its full-year loss forecast by more than a quarter to ¥170 billion, thanks to a weak yen and improving smartphone sales. But it warned of further job cuts as part of its sweeping corporate overhaul. The revised number for the ...

Feb 4, 2015

North Korea strikes down U.S. talks, vows 'final doom'

North Korea on Wednesday ruled out resuming dialogue with the “gangster-like” United States and vowed to respond to any U.S. aggression with nuclear strikes and cyberwarfare. The bellicose statement from the country’s top military body, the National Defense Commission (NDC), came after reported moves ...