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North Korean ultimatum threatens 'sledgehammer' action against South
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North Korean ultimatum threatens 'sledgehammer' action against South

Apr 16th 2013, 9:28 AM 9,090 Views 33 Comments

North Korea says the South should have stopped 40 people from burning a portrait of Kim Il-sung on the anniversary of his birth; Seoul says the ultimatum is ‘absurd’.

John Kerry pushes for talks as North Korea threatens defiant missile launch
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John Kerry pushes for talks as North Korea threatens defiant missile launch

Apr 15th 2013, 11:35 AM 5,598 Views 30 Comments

There is speculation that North Korea will try a missile test today to coincide with birthday celebrations for former leader Kim Il-Sung.

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How a shy boy from North Korea became the world's scariest dictator*

Apr 13th 2013, 10:30 AM 30,231 Views 89 Comments

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Pentagon report says North Korea has capability of nuclear strike
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Pentagon report says North Korea has capability of nuclear strike

Apr 12th 2013, 8:15 AM 7,196 Views 55 Comments

High-ranking officials have played down the report, however, saying there is no US consensus on North Korea’s abilities.

South Korea raises alert as North Korea missile test looks likely
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South Korea raises alert as North Korea missile test looks likely

Apr 10th 2013, 9:27 AM 8,405 Views 42 Comments

Tensions are growing ahead of a key anniversary in North Korea this week.

North Korea deploys missiles, says 'moment of explosion is approaching fast'
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North Korea deploys missiles, says 'moment of explosion is approaching fast'

Apr 4th 2013, 8:31 AM 18,828 Views 151 Comments

North Korea has moved missiles to its east coast that are capable of hitting targets in Guam, South Korea and Japan.

Kim Jong-Un calls for Korean reunification in rare TV address
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Kim Jong-Un calls for Korean reunification in rare TV address

Jan 1st 2013, 1:44 PM 12,148 Views 33 Comments

North Korea’s Supreme Leader also called for a “radical turnabout” in his struggling country’s economy.

First Irish TV, Titanic, a famous ceiling: the big anniversaries of 2012
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First Irish TV, Titanic, a famous ceiling: the big anniversaries of 2012

Dec 26th 2012, 7:47 PM 7,878 Views 7 Comments

The Titanic disaster, the Cuban Missile Crisis, and the Anglo-Irish Treaty: 2012 has been a big year for commemorations. Here’s your guide to the bigger commemorations held this year.

Photo: North Korea's big show visible from space
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Photo: North Korea's big show visible from space

Apr 26th 2012, 8:24 PM 7,445 Views 9 Comments

North Korea’s national celebration of the 100th birthday of national founder Kim Il Sung was big enough to be visible from space.

Is Kim Jong Un deviating from father's message?
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Is Kim Jong Un deviating from father's message?

Apr 23rd 2012, 2:41 PM 5,392 Views 10 Comments

New North Korean leader signals economic reform in his public address.

In pictures: Daily life in North Korea
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In pictures: Daily life in North Korea

Apr 14th 2012, 8:45 AM 7,604 Views 15 Comments

It’s one of the most secretive nations in the world but this week, North Korea allowed journalists in to the country to witness its rocket test. Here’s what they saw.

GALLERY: North Korea unveils massive statues of former leaders
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GALLERY: North Korea unveils massive statues of former leaders

Apr 13th 2012, 7:17 PM 4,403 Views 19 Comments

The statues of Kim Jong-Il and his father, Kim Il-Sung, are unveiled to mark the latter’s 100th birthday this weekend.

North Korea criticises Obama’s 'confrontational stance' over launch
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North Korea criticises Obama’s 'confrontational stance' over launch

Mar 27th 2012, 8:17 AM 1,224 Views 1 Comment

The US and South Korea are concerned the rocket launches are a cover to test long-range missiles capable of carrying nuclear weapons.

North Korea celebrates Kim Jong Il's birthday
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North Korea celebrates Kim Jong Il's birthday

Feb 14th 2012, 12:10 PM 1,838 Views 5 Comments

The week of what would have been King Jong Il’s 70th birthday was marked in North Korea with the unveiling of a bronze statue in Pyongyang today.

Embalmed body of Kim Jong Il to go on permanent display
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Embalmed body of Kim Jong Il to go on permanent display

Jan 12th 2012, 9:17 AM 4,032 Views 14 Comments

The body will be preserved by North Korean embalmers, rather than the Russian experts used previously, according to reports.

North Korea announces prisoner amnesty to mark late leaders' birthdays
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North Korea announces prisoner amnesty to mark late leaders' birthdays

Jan 10th 2012, 8:09 AM 1,618 Views 3 Comments

Meanwhile, North Korea’s ally China has been holding its first summit with South Korea since Kim Jong Il passed away.

South Korea says 'new era' is possible for relations with North
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South Korea says 'new era' is possible for relations with North

Jan 2nd 2012, 2:03 PM 1,163 Views 5 Comments

President Lee Myung-bak says the transition of power in North Korea may offer the chance for peace on the peninsula.

As 'Great Leader' anointed North Korea says stance will not soften
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As 'Great Leader' anointed North Korea says stance will not soften

Dec 30th 2011, 7:18 AM 2,191 Views 6 Comments

North Korea’s powerful National Defense Commission said that the country would never deal with South Korean President Lee Myung-bak.

Mythmaking begins for North Korea's new leader
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Mythmaking begins for North Korea's new leader

Dec 22nd 2011, 12:38 PM 3,878 Views 21 Comments

When Kim Jong Il died, the skies glowed red above a sacred mountain in North Korea – at least, according to state propaganda. But how exactly is this state-run propaganda done?

Propaganda nation: how North Korea spreads its message
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Propaganda nation: how North Korea spreads its message

Dec 20th 2011, 2:05 PM 30,458 Views 13 Comments

The death of Kim Jong Il has brought fresh attention on the inner workings of how North Korea addresses its people.

Inside North Korea's Air Koryo, the world's only '1 Star' airline
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Inside North Korea's Air Koryo, the world's only '1 Star' airline

Dec 20th 2011, 9:29 AM 6,686 Views 10 Comments

The only way to get to North Korea is through the government-owned airline – which isn’t quite as glamorous as some others.

Column: ‘When Kim Il-sung died, we celebrated – there was new hope’
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Column: ‘When Kim Il-sung died, we celebrated – there was new hope’

Dec 19th 2011, 7:30 PM 125 Views 14 Comments

Working as a teacher in South Korea, Hayley Millar expected wild parties when much-hated Kim Jong-il died. So why was nobody celebrating? She asked around…

VIDEO: North Korea mourns the death of Kim Jong Il's father in 1994
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VIDEO: North Korea mourns the death of Kim Jong Il's father in 1994

Dec 19th 2011, 7:08 PM 2,219 Views 12 Comments

With major public expressions of grief at the death of Kim Jong Il, it’s worth taking a look at some similar scenes from 1994…

A closer look: the links between Ireland and North Korea
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A closer look: the links between Ireland and North Korea

Dec 19th 2011, 3:52 PM 18,009 Views 18 Comments

We take a brief look at the closer bilateral ties between Ireland and North Korea – and the attention given to us over there.

North Korea tests short-range missile: report
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North Korea tests short-range missile: report

Dec 19th 2011, 2:29 PM 1,930 Views 4 Comments

At least one missile was fired today – the same day North Korean media announced the death of leader Kim Jong Il.

GALLERY: North Korea trials new 'luxury tourist ship'
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GALLERY: North Korea trials new 'luxury tourist ship'

Aug 31st 2011, 3:55 PM 1,878 Views 15 Comments

South Korea has suspended trips to the North – so Pyongyang has converted an old ship to try and attract Chinese visitors.

In photos: Inside North Korea, the world’s most secretive country
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In photos: Inside North Korea, the world’s most secretive country

Aug 5th 2011, 8:34 PM 4,564 Views 35 Comments

AP’s chief Asian photographer David Guttenfelder spent a month being accompanied around North Korea. Here is his work.

The Daily Fix: Friday
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The Daily Fix: Friday

Apr 15th 2011, 8:16 PM 1,094 Views 0 Comments

In today’s Fix: EBS joins banks in posting major losses; computers being programmed to ‘feel’ regret; and interesting interpretations of skyscraper design.

North Korea founder's birthday is celebrated - 17 years after his death
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North Korea founder's birthday is celebrated - 17 years after his death

Apr 15th 2011, 2:14 PM 505 Views 0 Comments

Kim Il Sung would have turned 99 today and the “Day of the Sun” remains the country’s most important national holiday.

Jong-il's eldest son disapproves of younger brother's power
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Jong-il's eldest son disapproves of younger brother's power

Oct 12th 2010, 1:09 PM 354 Views 0 Comments

The eldest of Kim Jong-il’s three sons scorns the inevitable rise to power of the youngest son, Jong-un.

North Korean heir apparent appears in public alongside Kim Jong-Il
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North Korean heir apparent appears in public alongside Kim Jong-Il

Oct 10th 2010, 3:00 PM 420 Views 0 Comments

Kim Jong-un appears for the first time at a major public event as the North Korean Workers’ Party celebrates its 65th anniversary.

The new face of North Korea?
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The new face of North Korea?

Oct 5th 2010, 2:50 PM 421 Views 0 Comments

Reports and new pictures of the son – and heir apparent – of Kim Jong-Il suggest he may have had plastic surgery to look more like his grandfather, founder of North Korea

Kim Il-sung made a store ‘reappear on the spot’
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Kim Il-sung made a store ‘reappear on the spot’

Sep 28th 2010, 7:15 PM 328 Views 3 Comments

To mark the promotion of his grandson as a general, the Korean News Service publishes a story on NK’s “eternal president”.