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  • North Korea's Kim reemerges after mysterious absence

    North Korea's Kim reemerges after mysterious absence
    North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has made his first public appearance since early September, the nation’s official media reported Tuesday, ending a mysterious absence of nearly six weeks. The front page of Rodong Sinmun, the official newspaper of...
  • Kim Jong Un, out of sight for 37 days, is a no-show at ceremony

    Kim Jong Un, out of sight for 37 days, is a no-show at ceremony
    Speculation over the health and whereabouts of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un grew Friday after he apparently did not attend ceremonies marking an important national holiday. The young head of the reclusive country has not appeared in public since he was...
  • Is North Korean leader Kim Jong Un ill, deposed or taking a break?

    Is North Korean leader Kim Jong Un ill, deposed or taking a break?
    If North Korean leader Kim Jong Un isn't sick, he must be dead -- at least politically. That's the thinking behind a rash of rumors that the portly 31-year-old scion of the Hermit Kingdom's founding communists has been toppled from power. Kim hasn't...
  • Where in the world is Kim Jong Un?

    Where in the world is Kim Jong Un?
    North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has not been seen in public for more than a month, generating speculation that his absence is due to failing health or political intrigue. Given the paucity of information, keeping track of Kim is tougher than winning at...
  • 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...
  • The strange, spare contents of a North Korean bookstore

    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 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 Korean protests create tricky PR situation for 'The Interview'

    North Korean protests create tricky PR situation for 'The Interview'
    North Korean President Kim Jong Un is reported to be a major fan of NBA basketball and classic rocker Eric Clapton, but evidently he’s not big on Seth Rogen movies — or at least not ones in which he’s the butt of the joke.¬† On...
  • Taste-testing the goods from Rocket Fizz Soda Pop & Candy Shop

    Taste-testing the goods from Rocket Fizz Soda Pop & Candy Shop
    Do your kids love s’mores so much, they’d even drink a s’mores-flavored soda? Well, now they can! The recently opened Rocket Fizz Soda Pop & Candy Shop offers a wide variety of wild soda flavors kids go wild about. Located in the heart...
  • Roskino Unveils St. Petersburg Intl. Media Forum Line-up, Poster

    LONDON -- Roskino CEO, Katya Mtsitouridze, has unveiled the official poster and line-up of events for the first ever St. Petersburg Intl. Media Forum, which was introduced at the Cannes Film Festival. The Media Forum, which is organized by Roskino,...
  • Audiobook roundup: 'Dear Leader,' others

    Audiobook roundup: 'Dear Leader,' others
    Dear Leader by Jang Jin-sung, read by Daniel York, Simon & Schuster, 11:43, $23.99 Jang Jin-sung's "Dear Leader: Poet, Spy, Escapee — A Look Inside North Korea" provides a startling insider's view of the globe's most secretive and unpredictable...