May 31, 2014

Kim Jong Il ordered improved ties

Former North Korean leader Kim Jong Il, who died in December 2011, issued an order in July 2007 to seek improved relations with Japan, and the instruction was conveyed in 2012 to a key official in the Democratic Party of Japan-led government, a diplomatic ...

May 17, 2014

Kim's 'executed' ex appears on TV

A North Korean singer said to be leader Kim Jong Un’s ex-girlfriend and rumored to have been executed last year has appeared on state television, apparently alive and well. Hyon Song Wol, the head of a band known as Moranbong, was shown addressing a ...

North Korea's racist anti-Obama vitriol stuns U.S.

May 9, 2014

North Korea's racist anti-Obama vitriol stuns U.S.

The United States on Thursday condemned “ugly and disrespectful” racist comments directed toward President Barack Obama by North Korea’s official state-run news agency, which labeled him a “wicked black monkey.” In the article, which the Korean Central News Agency moved only in Korean, Pyongyang ...

N. Korea replaces unofficial No. 2 man

May 2, 2014

N. Korea replaces unofficial No. 2 man

The second-in-command in the North Korean hierarchy after Kim Jong Un has been replaced as head of the army’s political department, the official Korean Central News Agency said Friday, signaling a major leadership change. In a report on May Day celebrations in Pyongyang, KCNA ...