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United Nations Passes Watered Down North Korean Sanctions

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The Trump Administration’s effort to impose sanctions against North Korea suffered a significant defeat in the United Nations Security Council.

Why Negotiations With North Korea Are (Currently) Impossible

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Absent significant changes, expecting normal diplomatic relationships with the DPRK is a pipe dream.

South Koreans Not So Concerned About War From The North

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The people who would most immediately be impacted by a war on the Korean peninsula don’t seem quite so concerned. Perhaps we should take a cue from them.

North Korea Passes Key Nuclear Threshold

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Things are getting far more complicated on the Korean Peninsula. Diplomacy isn’t working, and a military option would most likely lead to disaster.

North Korea Launches Another Ballistic Missile Test

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More provocation from Pyongyang.

South Korea Elects New President Who Favors Dialogue With North Korea

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South Korea has elected a new President who breaks with his impeached predecessor in favoring dialogue with the North.

Another North Korean Missile Test Fails As Tensions Continue To Rise

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The North Koreans failed to successfully test a longer-range missile again yesterday, but tensions on the Korean Peninsula seem destined to increase in any case.

Older Brother Of Kim Jong-Un Murdered In Kuala Lumpur

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North Korean Intrigue…….

North Korea Conducts Another Nuclear Weapons Test As The World Runs Out Of Options

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North Korea conducts yet another nuclear weapons test, and it’s unclear what anyone can do to stop them.

Kim Jong Un Orders North Korean Nukes Placed On ‘Standby’

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More saber rattling from Pyongyang.

Kim Jong Un Claims North Korea Has Thermonuclear Weapons, But It Probably Doesn’t

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North Korea’s mercurial leader now claims to have thermonuclear weapons, but analysts are saying this is likely braggadocios nonsense.

Top North Korean General Executed For ‘Showing Disrespect’ To Kim Jong Un

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North Korea’s mercurial leader has apparently executed yet another high ranking official.

Nobody Else In North Korea Can Be Named “Jong Un”

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If you live in North Korea, and if you do you’re not likely to be reading this blog post, don’t even think of naming your child  Jong-Un: SEOUL, South Korea — There is plenty that is off-limits to North Koreans. Televisions that receive anything other than government broadcasts. Traveling outside their hometowns without official permission. […]

Kim Jong Un’s Absence Due To Foot Surgery, Report Claims

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Reports out of South Korea are claiming that Kim Jong Un’s month and a half long absence was due to foot surgery: SEOUL, South Korea — The North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, whose prolonged absence from public view aroused rumors that he was ill or deposed, or both, was recovering from surgery on his left […]

North Korean Media Shows Kim Jong Un In Public For First Time In 40 Days

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After an abcense of more than a month, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has been shown appearing in public by the country’s media: SEOUL, South Korea — The North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, whose prolonged absence from public view generated speculation about his health and grip on power, has visited a housing project and […]

Where In The World Is Kim Jong Un?

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The mystery continues.

Something Afoot In North Korea?

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Once again, there’s speculation that something is up in the world’s most closed society.

Kim Jong Un Reportedly Ill, May Have Diabetes And Gout

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North Korea’s young, reclusive leader may be ill, because even the North Korean press is acknowledging that something is wrong: That Kim Jong-un is carrying a few extra pounds has been obvious since he became North Korea’s leader in late 2011. But speculation that his increasing weight – apparently partly due to a weakness for […]

China’s Plan For The Collapse Of North Korea

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China sends a message to Kim Jong Un.

North Korea On The Verge Of Collapse? Don’t Count On It

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Predicting the end of the DPRK is a fool’s errand.

All North Korean Men Must Get Kim Jong Un Haircuts

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As if things weren’t already bizarre in North Korea, the BBC reports that all men in the country are now required to get a haircut identical to that of leader Kim Jong Un: Men in North Korea are now required to get the same haircut as their leader Kim Jong-un, it is reported. The state-sanctioned […]

Why Do Dictators Like Kim Jong Un Bother To Hold Fake Elections?

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Why do dictators feel the need to pretend that they have the consent of the people over whom they rule?

Kim Jong Un’s Uncle Executed By Dogs?

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If a report out of a Singapore newspaper is to be believed, the execution of Jang Soong Thaek, uncle to North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, was particularly brutal: BEIJING — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un’s powerful uncle was stripped naked, thrown into a cage, and eaten alive by a pack of ravenous dogs, […]

Kim Jong Un Ordering Executions While Drunk?

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Kim Jong Un seems to share his father’s taste for alcohol.

North Korea Says Kim Jong Un’s Uncle Has Been Executed

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Well, that didn’t take long.

Meanwhile, In North Korea, Kim Jong Un Consolidates Power

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Hey Uncle, you’re fired.

Kim Jong-Un Has His Former Girlfriend Executed

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Well, this seems particularly harsh: A popular North Korean singer — and Kim Jong Un’s former flame — was among a dozen performers executed by a firing squad last week, reports said Wednesday. Hyon Song-wol, a well-known pop artist and longtime girlfriend of the dictator, was gunned down with the group of songsters on Aug. […]

Dennis Rodman Thinks He Deserves A Nobel Peace Prize

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Dennis Rodman thinks he deserves a Nobel Peace Prize: (CNN) - Former Chicago Bull’s basketball player Dennis Rodman thinks he should be in the running for a Nobel Peace Prize following his meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un earlier this year. In Sports Illustrated’s annual “Where Are They Now” issue, the hall of famer applauds […]

Kim Jong Un Wins “Person Of The Year” Poll

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Kim Jong Un launched a rocket this week, and he won a poll:  Kim Jong Un is having a good year. After taking over the leadership of North Korea from his late father Kim Jong Il, at the end of 2011, he’s solidified his control over the country, appeared on TIME’s cover and he was even named […]

North Korean Minister Executed By Mortar Shell

Just in case you were wondering if the new leader of North Korea was any better than his Father and Grandfather, the answer would be no: A North Korean army minister was executed with a mortar round for reportedly drinking and carousing during the official mourning period after Kim Jong-il’s death. Kim Chol, vice minister […]

Korean Crisis May Be Linked To Succession Worries

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The latest round of tensions on the Korean peninsula may be linked to efforts by Kim Jong Il to ensure that power passes to one of his sons: Experts on North Korea say that its latest act of belligerence — the sinking of a South Korean ship in March, one of the worst military provocations […]