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  • Six North Korea-themed movies that beat Rogen and Franco to the punch

    Six North Korea-themed movies that beat Rogen and Franco to the punch
    North Korea is rattling its saber over Seth Rogen and James Franco's upcoming comedy, "The Interview," about a plot to assassinate the country's real-life leader, Kim Jong Un. A spokesperson for the nation's Ministry of Foreign Affairs condemned the...
  • North Korea fires 3 short-range projectiles into sea

    North Korea fired three short-range projectiles off of its east coast on Thursday, South Korea’s Joint Chiefs of Staff said. The South Korean military said the projectiles were launched at around 5 p.m. local time and landed in international...
  • With 'The Interview' controversy brewing, North Korea tests missiles

    With 'The Interview' controversy brewing, North Korea tests missiles
    If his launching of projectiles is any indication, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is still displeased with James Franco and Seth Rogen. North Korea launched three short-range missiles into the sea Thursday, according to South Korea’s Joint Chiefs...
  • North Korea denounces James Franco and Seth Rogen's Kim Jong Un movie

    Perhaps it was only a matter of time before James Franco found himself in the middle of an international incident. The multi-hyphenate actor and provocateur's upcoming comedy, "The Interview," about the attempted assassination of North Korean dictator...
  • North Korea says it will put 2 Americans on trial for 'hostile acts'

    North Korea says it will put 2 Americans on trial for 'hostile acts'
    North Korea will put two Americans on trial for “hostile acts,” the nation announced Monday through its official news agency. The Korean Central News Agency reported that Jeffrey Fowle and Matthew Miller would be tried for “...
  • China's Xi to visit South Korea, suggesting impatience with North

    Chinese President Xi Jinping will make his first visit to Korea on Thursday, and in a break with tradition, he will visit South Korea instead of China’s old ally in the North. Chinese presidents have visited Pyongyang before Seoul since South...
  • North Korea admits apartment building collapsed

    North Korea admits apartment building collapsed
    With uncharacteristic openness, North Korea admitted that an apartment complex under construction in the capital of Pyongyang collapsed last week. Numbers of dead and injured were not mentioned, but South Korean officials said that as many as 92...
  • North, South Korea exchange artillery fire

    North, South Korea exchange artillery fire
    North Korea fired more than 100 artillery rounds into South Korean waters as part of a drill on Monday, prompting the South to fire back, officials in Seoul said, but the exercise appeared to be more saber rattling from Pyongyang rather than the start...
  • The strange, spare contents of a North Korean bookstore

    The Portuguese writer Jose Luis Peixoto saw many strange things on his visit to Pyongyang, North Korea. A grocery store with a box of onions, kimchi and not much else on offer (“No pictures, please!”). And the first hamburger joint in...
  • North Korea leader's 'executed' ex-girlfriend shows up alive on TV

     North Korea leader's 'executed' ex-girlfriend shows up alive on TV
    Yet another urban legend about North Korea bites the dust. The ex-girlfriend of leader Kim Jong Un, reportedly executed by firing squad last year, turned up apparently alive and well on a state television broadcast Friday night. Hyon Song Wol, a...
  • Missile defence: Star Wars 2: attack of the drones

    Missile defence: Star Wars 2: attack of the drones
    The best time to shoot down a hostile missile is straight after take-off. During this initial "boost phase" it moves more slowly, is easier to spot (because its exhaust plumes are so hot) and presents a bigger target (having not yet ditched its first-...