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  • 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...
  • 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....
  • North Korea offers to send leader's sister to event in the South

    North Korea has offered to send leader Kim Jong Un's younger sister to a South Korean event planned for early next year, an organizer said on Thursday, which would be the first time an immediate member of the ruling family would visit the South. Kim Yo...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • North Korea celebrates birthday of founding leader Kim Il Sung

    SEOUL -- North Korea on Tuesday celebrated the birthday of its founder, Kim Il Sung, with current leader Kim Jong Un reportedly paying respects at his grandfather’s mausoleum amid efforts to more closely associate him with the late leader’s...
  • South Korean lawmaker convicted of treason, supporting North Korea

    South Korean lawmaker convicted of treason, supporting North Korea
    SEOUL -- A left-wing South Korean lawmaker was sentenced to 12 years in prison Monday on charges of treason and praising North Korea, the first such conviction of a legislator since the South transitioned to democracy in the late 1980s. Prosecutors...
  • 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 purge looks like China's Cultural Revolution

    BEIJING -- One might call it North Korea’s version of the youth revolution. There is Kim Jong Un, who at 30 is believed to be the world’s youngest head of state. His brother, Kim Jong Chul, two years older, whose main claim to fame is as...