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  • Former ambassador: Early idea to invite Kim to US rejected

    A former ambassador to South Korea says he once suggested that Kim Jong Un be invited to the United States for an "orientation trip" when Kim's father still led North Korea, but the idea was rejected — which he calls a mistake. Donald Gregg spoke...
  • North Korea's growing economy and America's misconceptions about it

    The textile factories producing "made in China" goods from compounds just across the Yalu River from North Korea offer a glimpse into a hidden world that is helping North Korea's economy to thrive. Operated by North Koreans, the factories produce...
  • In Miami, artists take on North Korea

    In Miami, artists take on North Korea
    Books Bischof wants you to Google the name of the Primary Projects new exhibit, "International Friendship Exhibition." Search results will direct people not to his gallery's website, but to a North Korea museum, home to an enormous and bizarre trove of...
  • Rich Klein: 'The Interview' really does subvert North Korea's regime

    Rich Klein: 'The Interview' really does subvert North Korea's regime
    For starters, "The Interview" is very funny, in the Seth Rogen foul-mouthed, silly way. And while the propriety of showing a real world head of state being assassinated can be debated — the latest in a long list of political and social...
  • The World Should See 'The Interview'

    The World Should See 'The Interview'
    For starters, "The Interview" is very funny, in the Seth Rogen foul-mouthed, silly way. And while the propriety of showing a real head of state being assassinated can be debated, the movie also has moments that are surprisingly smart and politically...
  • North Korea marks third anniversary of Kim Jong Il's death

    North Korea marks third anniversary of Kim Jong Il's death
    North Korea on Wednesday marked the third anniversary of the death of former leader Kim Jong Il, ending a traditional period of mourning and setting the stage for his son Kim Jong Un to further entrench himself as the country’s unchallenged leader....
  • Review: 'Without You, There Is No Us' by Suki Kim

    Review: 'Without You, There Is No Us' by Suki Kim
    During six months in 2011, journalist Suki Kim taught English at Pyongyang University of Science and Technology (PUST) to the sons of North Korea's most elite families while secretly taking copious notes about what she saw and learned. Kim hid her...
  • North Korea's Kim had ankle surgery, South Korean officials say

    North Korea's Kim had ankle surgery, South Korean officials say
    South Korea’s main spy agency believes that a mysterious long absence by North Korean leader Kim Jong Un can be explained by surgery he had in September to remove a cyst from his right ankle, South Korean lawmakers said Tuesday.   The...
  • What's really going on in North Korea

    It was a news story that read like the plot of a Peter Sellers or Mike Myers picture: Vertically challenged dictator of a starving populace, overweight and addicted to imported Swiss cheese, falls off his high heels and breaks both ankles. He is sent...
  • 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...
  • Despite warnings, more Western tourists are traveling to North Korea

    Despite warnings, more Western tourists are traveling to North Korea
    It's the kind of publicity that would seemingly scare off sightseers: A trio of U.S. citizens detained in North Korea pleading for help last week in brief, rarely granted media interviews. Yet even as the ordeal for the men, who had gone to the...