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  • The secret life of Kim Jong Uns aunt, who has lived in the U.S. since 1998

    05/28/2016 3:16:42 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 13 replies
    WaPo ^ | May 27, 2016 | Anna Fifield
    The secret life of Kim Jong Un’s aunt, who has lived in the U.S. since 1998 By Anna Fifield May 27 at 6:00 AM  NEW YORK — Wandering through Times Square, past the Naked Cowboy and the Elmos and the ticket touts, she could be any immigrant trying to live the American Dream. A 60-year-old Korean woman with a soft perm and conservative clothes, she’s taking a weekend off from pressing shirts and hemming pants at the dry-cleaning business she runs with her husband. But she’s not just any immigrant. She’s an aunt to Kim Jong Un, the young...
  • North Korean envoy rejects Trump overture to meet leader

    05/24/2016 6:02:38 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 20 replies
    Reuters ^ | May 23, 2016 | Stephanie Nebehay
    North Korean envoy rejects Trump overture to meet leader GENEVA | By Stephanie Nebehay U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump's proposal to meet North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is a "kind of propaganda or advertisement" in his election race, a senior North Korean official said on Monday. Trump, in a wide-ranging interview with Reuters in New York last week, said he is willing to talk to the North Korean leader to try to stop Pyongyang's nuclear program, proposing a major shift in U.S. policy toward the isolated nation. "It is up to the decision of my Supreme Leader whether...
  • N. Korea: Kim Jong-un at a nearly-completed Natural History Museum

    05/21/2016 5:59:15 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 22 replies
    Chosun Ilbo ^ | May 21, 2016
  • Exclusive: Trump would talk to North Korea's Kim, wants to renegotiate climate accord

    05/17/2016 8:35:33 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 58 replies
    Reuters ^ | May 17, 2016 | Steve Holland and Emily Flitter
    Exclusive: Trump would talk to North Korea's Kim, wants to renegotiate climate accord NEW YORK | By Steve Holland and Emily Flitter Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump said on Tuesday he is willing to talk to North Korean leader Kim Jong Un to try to stop Pyongyang's nuclear program, proposing a major shift in U.S. policy toward the isolated nation. In a wide-ranging interview with Reuters, Trump also called for a renegotiation of the Paris climate accord, said he disapproved of Russian President Vladimir Putin's actions in eastern Ukraine, and said he would seek to dismantle most of the U.S....
  • Obama to visit Hiroshima to promote nuke-free world

    05/10/2016 6:09:54 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 50 replies
    Politico ^ | May 10, 2016 | NOLAN D. MCCASKILL
    President Barack Obama will visit Hiroshima later this month, the White House announced Tuesday. Hiroshima and Nagasaki were devastated by atomic bombs the U.S. dropped on the Japanese cities in 1945 during World War II. Obama will be the first sitting U.S. president to visit Hiroshima. He is scheduled to travel to Vietnam and Japan from May 21 through May 28 on his 10th trip to Asia, where he is expected to highlight Americas commitment to increase diplomatic, economic and security engagement with Asian nations and their people. The White House said Obama will participate in his final G-7 Summit...
  • No Weddings, Funerals in North Korea So Kim Jong Un Can Party

    05/07/2016 6:36:19 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 24 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | 05.06.16 | Gordon Chang
    05.06.16 2:06 AM ET No Weddings, Funerals in North Korea So Kim Jong Un Can Party No work breaks, no travel, and no food (again). The Dear Leader launched an unprecedented crackdown on his beleaguered masses to celebrate a rare Congress for his elite this weekend. Kim Jong Un has imposed extraordinary social controls across North Koreaand especially in the capital of Pyongyangin the run-up to the Workers Party 7th Congress, which starts Friday. The once-in-a-generation eventthe last was held in 1980is supposed to celebrate Kims rule, but in recent months observers have been seeing signs of a breakdown of...
  • Kim Jong Il's former Japanese chef visits N.Korea

    04/24/2016 12:49:11 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 11 replies
    NHK ^ | Apr. 24, 2016
    Kim Jong Il's former Japanese chef visits N.Korea A former Japanese chef for the late North Korean leader, Kim Jong Il, has just ended a visit to North Korea. Kenji Fujimoto served as the chef for the former leader for 13 years until 2001. He arrived at an airport in Beijing from Pyongyang on Saturday after a stay of more than 10 days. Fujimoto did not disclose details about his trip which started on April 12th. Four years ago, Fujimoto was invited by the current leader Kim Jong Un, who assumed power after his father's death, to visit the country...
  • Kim Jong Un broadcasts 'Master Chef'-style cooking competition while North Korea starves

    04/22/2016 7:34:19 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 21 replies
    FOX News ^ | April 22, 2016
    Kim Jong Un broadcasts 'Master Chef'-style cooking competition while North Korea starves Published April 22, 2016 Cheese-chomping despot Kim Jong Un held a Master Chef-style competition to find North Koreas top cooks as millions across the nation starve. The Emmental-obsessed dictator gave the show, which was broadcast on state TV, the green light despite an estimated two-thirds of the countrys 27 million people surviving on food rations. The Commie connoisseur developed a love of European cheeses and fine wines when he went to school in Switzerland. But the tubby tyrant was served decidedly different fare during the contest as competitors...
  • Kim Jong-Uns missile suffers catastrophic failure, explodes prematurely

    04/15/2016 2:05:16 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 56 replies
    Hotair ^ | 04/15/2016 | John Sexton
    U.S. and South Korean authorities say a North Korean attempt to launch a missile failed catastrophically Friday. The AP reports: “It was a fiery, catastrophic attempt at a launch that was unsuccessful,” said Capt. Jeff Davis, a Pentagon spokesman. He said U.S. officials are still assessing, but it was likely a road-mobile missile, given that it was launched from a location not usually used for ballistic missile launches, on the country’s east coast.[…]U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter, speaking to reporters during a stop on the USS John C. Stennis aircraft carrier in the South China Sea, said that while...
  • Two 'would-be hitmen' arrested on Chinese border entering North Korea to kill Kim Jong-Un

    04/11/2016 2:07:16 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 04/11/2016 | Jenny Stanton
    * Hitmen 'planning to kill' Kim Jong-un have been arrested, it is claimed * They were reportedly arrested near Tumen River at the border with China * North Korean guards who detained them were apparently rewarded * One suspect is said to be a defector and at least one is a Chinese national ___________________________________________ Hitmen who were planning to assassinate North Korean leader Kim Jong-un have been detained, according to reports. At least two people - one of whom is believed to be a North Korean defector, and at least one Chinese national - were arrested near Tumen River at...
  • High Ranking Defectors may be sign of North Korean regime instability

    04/11/2016 8:14:40 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 04/11/2016 | Thomas Lifson
    Kim Jong-un’s succession to the throne (is there another more proper term for it?) of North Korea has not been greeted with universal acclaim in that country.  After executing his own uncle and conducting sweeping purges intended to solidify his control, it appears that his hold on power remains uncertain.  Now, with a very high-ranking defector reported to have fled to South Korea and numerous lower-ranking defectors fearing purges also jumping ship, the world’s only three-generation hereditary communist dynasty may be seeing its last days. Fox News reports: A high-ranking officer from North Korea's military intelligence agency fled to...
  • Bowl Cut Jr. to his nation: Please gnaw on roots to survive the coming famine

    03/30/2016 11:55:33 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 19 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 03/30/16 | Robert Laurie
    Hungry, hungry, hungry. Ahhh North Korea - that glorious land of rice, jungle, James Franco comedies, and possible nuclear weapons. It truly is the kind of paradise that only the twin boogeymen of dictatorship and communism could create. Unless, of course, you get hungry. If you live under the thumb of fearless leader Kim Jong Un, and youre a human being who requires food to survive, you have a problem. Famine is coming and, while he likes Katy Perry, margaritas, building WMDs, and threatening the west, Supreme Leader isnt particularly interested in feeding his people. Special: As the Daily Meal...
  • N. Korea: Kim Jong-un's Sister Consolidates Power

    03/28/2016 3:01:16 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 18 replies
    Chosun Ilbo ^ | Mar. 28, 2016
    Kim Jong-un's Sister Consolidates Power North Korean leader Kim Jong-un's sister Yeo-jong appears to have risen to a position of considerable power in the secretive regime. Kim Yeo-jong now holds a key post in the Workers Party's department in charge of promotions and appointments. A source said Kim Yeo-jong's husband is a university professor in Pyongyang and comes from an ordinary background, denying recent rumors that she is married to the son of senior official Choe Ryong-hae. Kim Yeo-jong rose quickly through the party ranks and consolidated her position, thanks to her quick wit and natural political acumen. Since September...
  • North Korea conducts yet another missile test

    03/17/2016 6:05:32 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 5 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 18/3/16 | Ben Ariel
    North Korea on Friday morning (local time) fired a ballistic missile into the sea off its eastern coast Friday, just days after its leader Kim Jong-Un ordered further nuclear warhead and missile tests, AFP reports. The report was based on South Korea's defense ministry, whose spokesman said the missile was launched from Sukchon in the country's southwest and flew 800 kilometers (500 miles) into the East Sea, also called the Sea of Japan. The spokesman did not confirm the type of missile, but South Korea's Yonhap news agency cited military sources as saying it was a Rodong missile, a scaled...
  • Pens, Phones, Nuclear Weapons and Common Core: Do Not Try This At Home

    03/07/2016 7:00:55 AM PST · by NOBO2012 · 1 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 3-7-2016 | MOTUS
    Along with the end of racism,add to the Barack Hussein Obama legacy his sophomoric (literally) dream of a nuclear free world: (CNN) North Korea warned it would make a "preemptive and offensive nuclear strike" in response to joint U.S.-South Korean military exercises that began Monday. See what happens when other tin pot dictators get their hands on pens and phones too?And to think, the U.S. celebrity class is threatening to leave the country if Donald Trump is elected. Ironically, if they elect one of their own who will continue the Obama legacy on all fronts -they might not have...
  • North Korea threatens pre-emptive nuclear strikes against U.S., South Korea

    03/06/2016 3:12:08 PM PST · by rdl6989 · 54 replies
    Washington Times ^ | March 6, 2016 | Victor Morton
    North Korea threatened a pre-emptive nuclear strike against South Korea and the U.S., including the American homeland, over the two nations joint military exercises. In a statement Monday on the official Korean Central News Agency, Pyongang said the annual military exercises were a pretext for war, and that the situation on the peninsula had been brought to a boil by last weeks United Nations sanctions against North Korea.
  • US, North Korea agreed to peace talks before latest nuclear test

    02/21/2016 6:43:36 PM PST · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 19 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | 2/21/16 | The Wall Street Journal
    Days before North Korea's latest nuclear-bomb test, the Obama administration secretly agreed to talks to try to formally end the Korean War, dropping a longstanding condition that Pyongyang first take steps to curtail its nuclear arsenal. Instead the U.S. called for North Korea's atomic-weapons program to be simply part of the talks. Pyongyang declined the counter-proposal, according to U.S. officials familiar with the events. Its nuclear test on Jan. 6 ended the diplomatic gambit.
  • The Latest: Trump: China should make Kim Jong-un 'disappear'

    02/10/2016 8:47:04 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 50 replies
    Yahoo ^ | February 10, 2016
    ...."I would get China to make that guy disappear in one form or another very quickly," Trump said on "CBS This Morning." Host Norah O'Donnell asked whether Trump is calling for Kim Jong-un's assassination. Trump shrugged, "Well, I've heard of worse things frankly." He adds: "China has control, absolute control over North Korea...And they should make that problem disappear."..
  • North Korea reportedly executed its army chief of staff

    02/10/2016 8:15:26 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    SEOUL -- North Korea has executed its army chief of staff, Ri Yong Gil, South Korea's Yonhap news agency reported on Wednesday, which, if true, would be the latest in a series of executions, purges, and disappearances under the country's young leader. The news comes amid heightened tension surrounding the isolated North Korea after its Sunday launch of a long-range rocket, about a month after it drew international condemnation for conducting its fourth nuclear test. A source familiar with North Korean affairs also told Reuters that Ri had been executed. The source declined to be identified, given the sensitivity of...
  • Just how bad was the North Korea missile launch last night?

    02/07/2016 4:23:32 PM PST · by Kaslin · 107 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | February 7, 2016 | JAZZ SHAW
    This story actually broke just as we were warming up for the debate last night and our readers were discussing it in comments while most of the political sphere was focused on New Hampshire. Ahead of their original schedule, Kim Jong-un launched a missile into orbit allegedly carrying an “Earth observing satellite” over the objections of pretty much everyone else on the planet. Like we needed this on top of everything else that’s going on.(WaPo) North Korea on Sunday declared that it had successfully put an "earth observation satellite" into orbit under the direct orders of leader Kim Jong Un,...
  • DONALD TRUMP: Here's how I'd handle that 'madman' in North Korea

    01/11/2016 2:31:43 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 31 replies
    Business Insider ^ | Jan. 6, 2016 | Colin Campbell
    DONALD TRUMP: Here's how I'd handle that 'madman' in North Korea Colin Campbell Jan. 6, 2016 Real-estate tycoon Donald Trump said Wednesday that the US should pressure China into getting North Korea under control. "It's something I've been talking about for a long time. You have this madman over there who probably would use it," Trump said during an interview on "Fox & Friends." "And nobody talks to him, other than of course Dennis Rodman," he said. "That's about it." Trump was referring to North Korea's supreme leader, Kim Jong Un, while addressing North Korea's announcement Tuesday night that it...
  • Trump Gives 'Amazing' NoKo 'Maniac' Kim Jong Un 'Credit' for Strong Leadership

    01/10/2016 4:17:12 PM PST · by Kaslin · 124 replies
    PJ Media ^ | January 10, 2016 | Rick Moran
    North Korean leader Kim Jong Un gives a New Year's address for 2016 in this undated photo. In the nationally televised address, Kim pledged to seek improved relations with South Korea and boost his country's economy. (Kyodo) ==KyodoFirst, candidate Trump carried on a long-distance bromance with Russian strongman Vladimir Putin, calling him "a strong leader" and saying it was a "great honor" to have Putin compliment him.Now Trump has expressed admiration for an even loonier goon: North Korea's boy tyrant Kim Jong Un. Speaking at a rally in Ottumwa, IA, Trump veritably gushed about the leadership qualities of Kim.The Hill:...
  • Kerry: ‘North Korea Has Never Been Left Unattended To, Not For One Day’

    01/07/2016 9:16:34 PM PST · by Nachum · 16 replies
    cns news ^ | 1/7/16 | Patrick Goodenough
    (CNSNews.com) – Secretary of State John Kerry on Thursday disputed the suggestion that the administration has not given the North Korean nuclear threat enough attention as a result of its focus on the Iran nuclear talks and other issues, declaring that “North Korea has never been left unattended to, not for one day.” “That premise [that the North Korean situation has been neglected] is absolutely inaccurate, it’s without foundation,” he told reporters in the State Department briefing room. Pyongyang on Wednesday carried out a nuclear test – its fourth since 2006 – catapulting the reclusive Stalinist state back into the...
  • Cruz Blames Clinton, Obama for North Korea's Bomb Test Claims

    01/06/2016 12:12:17 PM PST · by Isara · 5 replies
    Texas Tribune ^ | Jan. 6, 2016 | Patrick Svitek
    ROCK RAPIDS, Iowa — Ted Cruz on Wednesday blamed President Barack Obama and presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton for North Korea's claims it had tested a nuclear weapon, insisting it shows the “sheer folly” of their foreign policy.“When we look at North Korea, it’s like looking at a crystal ball,” Cruz, the Republican presidential candidate and U.S. senator from Texas, told reporters before a campaign stop in northwest Iowa. “This is where Iran ends up if we continue on this same misguided path.”Cruz traced North Korea’s nuclear potential back to Bill Clinton’s presidential administration, which he said enabled a “megalomaniacal maniac” —...
  • WORLD'S TOP SNOWBOARDERS TO TOUR KIM JONG-UN’S NEW SKI RESORT

    12/31/2015 7:16:02 PM PST · by BillyBonebrake · 25 replies
    Newsweek ^ | Dec. 31, 2015 | TEDDY CUTLER
    In a move to increase visitors by 2020, the North Korean leader, Kim Jong-un, has invited three of the world’s leading snowboarders to tour his country’s new Masikryong ski resort in January. Terje Haakonsen, Dan Liedahl—known as “Danimals”—and Mike Ravelson will visit the resort at the summit of the 4,460-foot Taehwa Peak near Wonson, a port city on North Korea’s east coast, according to a press release from Uri Tours, a New York-based company that describes itself as “facilitating travel to North Korea.” The tour is also open to members of the public, with a single ticket (for seven nights...
  • A Year In The Fabulous Life Of Kim Jong-Un, In Pictures

    12/31/2015 5:59:54 PM PST · by dynachrome · 22 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 12-31-15 | Tyler Durden
    Kim Jong Un provides field guidance to the Wonsan Baby Home and Orphanage in the run-up to a ceremony for their completion, in this photo released June 2, 2015. Kim Jong Un attends the 3rd Meeting of Activists in Fisheries under the Korean People's Army (KPA) in this photo released December 29, 2015.
  • [N. Korea] Japan: Kim Jong-Un's Fishing Edict Behind Corpse-Filled 'Ghost Ships' Mystery

    12/22/2015 8:14:39 PM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 11 replies
    Breibart ^ | Dec 17, 2015 | Frances Martel
    Japan: Kim Jong-Un's Fishing Edict Behind Corpse-Filled 'Ghost Ships' Mystery by Frances Martel 17 Dec 2015 When dozens of ships carrying decaying bodies began to wash ashore near Ishikawa Prefecture, Japan, theories abounded regarding who were on the ships, where they were coming from, and what led to their deaths. Japanese officials are now saying they believe they have solved the mystery: the ghost ships belong to North Korean fishermen, urged by dictator Kim Jong-un to brave unreasonably dangerous weather for a bigger catch to bring home to the North Korean military. While similarly-constructed ships - often boasting barely-visible Hangul...
  • Why N.Korean Girl Band Canceled Beijing Gig

    12/14/2015 5:26:35 PM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 16 replies
    Chosun Ilbo ^ | 2015/12/15
    Why N.Korean Girl Band Canceled Beijing Gig The all-girl North Korean pop band Moranbong abruptly canceled a concert series in Beijing on Saturday because Beijing objected that their program was chock-full of paeans to North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, intelligence officials here believe. China was going to send a politburo member to the concert, but decided on a lower-ranking official when it discovered the contents of the show, Saenuri lawmaker Joo Ho-young quoted the National Intelligence Service as saying. "The NIS viewed this perceived slight as the primary reason for the abrupt cancelation," Joo added. Radio Free Asia quoted a...
  • N. Korea: 'Explosives found in Wonsan airport ahead of Kim's inspection'(false flag op?)

    12/05/2015 1:23:59 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 5 replies
    Korea Times ^ | 2015-12-04 | Jun Ji-hye
    'Explosives found in Wonsan airport ahead of Kim's inspection' By Jun Ji-hye Explosives found at North Korea's refurbished Kalma International Airport at Wonsan in October caused the cancellation of leader Kim Jong-un's planned inspection of the site, according to a U.S.-based nonprofit international broadcaster, Friday. Citing a source in Pyongyang, Radio Free Asia (RFA) reported that 100 devices, each weighing 200 grams, were found in the ceiling of an interior counter of the airport on Oct. 6 by security staff, one day ahead of Kim's visit. The explosives are normally used to create tunnels. At the time, Kim was conducting...
  • North Koreans ordered to copy Kim Jong-un's 'ambitious' hair style

    11/25/2015 9:52:41 PM PST · by rdl6989 · 52 replies
    telegraph.co.uk ^ | 26 Nov 2015 | Julian Ryall
    North Korea has launched a new purge, targeting citizens with long hair and ordering them to copy Kim Jong-un's much-mocked "ambitious" style. Sources in Pyongyang, quoted by South Korea's Chosun Ilbo newspaper, said authorities in the North Korean capital have issued an order requiring that men keep their hair to a maximum 2 cm (0.8 inches) in length. They are also being instructed to pay homage to Mr Kim by copying his trademark swept-back bouffant that emerges upwards from the shaved patches above his ears.
  • (3rd LD) U.N. chief Ban Ki-moon to visit Pyongyang this week

    11/15/2015 9:53:09 PM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 4 replies
    Yonhap News ^ | 2015/11/16
    (3rd LD) U.N. chief Ban Ki-moon to visit Pyongyang this week NEW YORK, Nov. 15 (Yonhap) -- U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon plans to visit North Korea this week, a high-level U.N. source said Sunday, a surprise trip that raises hope for progress in inter-Korean relations and efforts to resolve the North Korean nuclear standoff. Ban's visit to Pyongyang will be the first time in his capacity as U.N. chief, the source told Yonhap News Agency without providing exact dates of the trip. The source spoke on condition of anonymity because the trip has not been formally announced. It was also...
  • Kim Jong-un travels with personal toilet, say North Koreans

    11/14/2015 6:27:11 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 43 replies
    Guardian ^ | November 13, 2015 | Sang Yong Lee
    Kim Jong-un travels with personal toilet, say North Koreans It would be ‘unthinkable’ for Supreme Leader to have to use public lavatories as he tours the country inspecting factories and facilities, sources tell DailyNK Sang Yong Lee for Daily NK, part of the North Korea network Friday 13 November 2015 11.15 GMT North Korea’s leader Kim Jong-un travels with a mobile toilet built into one of the vehicles in his convoy when he conducts routine inspections of military bases and state-run factories around the country, according to sources close to his personal guards. “The restrooms are not only in Kim...
  • At the mercy of Dennis Rodman in North Korea: film director tells all

    11/11/2015 4:20:56 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 21 replies
    Guardian ^ | November 5, 2015 | Oliver Hotham
    At the mercy of Dennis Rodman in North Korea: film director tells all Erratic behaviour, media scrums and skiing. Colin Offland talks to NK News about his new film following the basketball star’s trip in 2014 Oliver Hotham for NK News, part of the North Korea network Thursday 5 November 2015 06.00 GMT Colin Offland’s film about Dennis Rodman’s trip to North Korea is a rollercoaster of a documentary. Following the former Chicago Bulls basketball player and a motley crew of his fellow ex-NBA colleagues, the film – called Dennis Rodman’s Big Bang in Pyongyang – depicts the group’s efforts...
  • N. Korea: Fading loyalty may explain leader's penchant for pomp

    11/08/2015 4:46:15 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 11 replies
    Nikkei ^ | November 5, 2015 | MASANORI YAMAKUCHI
    November 5, 2015 7:00 pm JST Fading loyalty may explain leader's penchant for pomp MASANORI YAMAKUCHI, Nikkei online news deputy editor TOKYO -- North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's decision to call the first party congress in nearly 36 years is stirring speculation about what he is up to. The ruling Workers' Party on Oct. 30 announced that it will hold the convention in early May. The gathering, the party statement said, will present a new "strategic line" for building a "thriving socialist nation," and will galvanize the party, army and people into launching a "general offensive" toward that goal....
  • Family Dresses Up Baby As Kim Jong-un & Dennis Rodman For Halloween

    11/03/2015 5:18:42 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 8 replies
    CBS Houston ^ | October 31, 2015 | Garret Heinrich
    Family Dresses Up Baby As Kim Jong-un & Dennis Rodman For Halloween October 31, 2015 3:26 PM By Garret Heinrich An American family decided that there was no better costume for their eight-month old’s first Halloween than North Korean Dictator Kim Jong-un and his friend Dennis Rodman. The little girl does look amazingly like the baby-faced supreme leader as she totes around a stuffed Dennis Rodman Chicago Bulls doll.
  • N. Korea: Kim Jong-un's Sister Caught on Camera Acting Strange

    10/14/2015 4:12:11 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 19 replies
    Chosun Ilbo ^ | Oct. 12, 2015
    Kim Jong-un's Sister Caught on Camera Acting Strange North Korean leader Kim Jong-uns sister Yeo-jong (in white dotted circle) stands back while her brother gives a speech marking the Workers Partys 70th anniversary in Pyongyang in this video clip from the North Korean Central TV. North Korean leader Kim Jong-un's sister Yeo-jong (in white dotted circle) stands back while her brother gives a speech marking the Workers Party's 70th anniversary in Pyongyang in this video clip from the North Korean Central TV. North Korean leader Kim Jong-un's sister Yeo-jong was caught on camera behaving oddly during a military parade marking...
  • Reckless Lunacy (Oliver North on Obama & disarmament)

    08/23/2012 4:55:07 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 24 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | August 24, 2012 | Oliver North
    WASHINGTON Americans following this year's presidential campaign would never know it from mainstream media coverage, but the commander in chief we hired four years ago has set the United States on a course for unilateral disarmament. The following people hope you won't notice until after Nov. 6: Vladimir Putin, Liang Guanglie, Kim Jong-un, Ashfaq Parvez Kayani, Sayyed Ali Hosseini Khamenei, Abdul Fattah al-Sisi, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Salman bin Abdulaziz al-Saud, A.Q. Khan and of course, Barack Obama. The 10 individuals above share a common fascination: nuclear weapons. Vladimir Putin, Russia's modern czar; Liang Guanglie, minister of national defense for...
  • N. Korea: Student loyalty to Kim Jong Un at all-time low

    10/05/2015 7:57:01 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 21 replies
    Student loyalty to Kim Jong Un at all-time low Lee Sang Yong | 2015-10-05 10:14 Images of Kim Jong Un at a young age utilized in various state-run media for propaganda purposes. Image: Korean Central Television (KCTV) In order to consolidate his legitimacy as a descendant of the Mt. Baekdu bloodline and third generation ruler of the Kim Dynasty, the regime is trying to stimulate the publics adoration for Kim Jong Un, but inside sources are reporting that school students do not even consider Kim Jong Un to be a real leader. Ever since Kim Jong Un rose to power,...
  • N. Korea's Kim Jong Un now tips scales at 130 kg: paper

    09/26/2015 7:30:47 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 66 replies
    Nikkei Asian Review ^ | September 26, 2015
    September 26, 2015 9:57 pm JST N. Korea's Kim Jong Un now tips scales at 130 kg: paper SEOUL (Kyodo) -- North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's reported weight gain is continuing unabated, with the South Korean government estimating from his body shape and gait that he has put on some 30 kilograms over the past five years and presently weighs around 130 kg, South Korea's Chosun Ilbo newspaper reported Saturday. Since obesity is often linked to health problems such as cardiovascular disease, neighboring countries are paying close attention to changes in Kim's waistline. When Kim officially emerged as successor...
  • Kim again? North Korea leader backs surfing to revive ailing tourism industry

    09/12/2015 11:28:21 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 32 replies
    Daily Star ^ | September 12, 2015 | Harry Kemble
    Kim again? North Korea leader backs surfing to revive ailing tourism industry NORTH KOREA leader Kim Jong-un is forever looking for ways to expand his country's rather narrow cultural agenda. By Harry Kemble / Published 12th September 2015 His latest brainwave is to turn his backward state into a surfing haven. Tourism fell by 40% last year in North Korea and it is hoped the water sport will help boost figures. Despot Kim has reportedly given permission for a surfing camp to be held on the east coast and a group of 20 surfers are on their way....
  • North Korea Appears to Seek Economic Reform Without Openness

    09/11/2015 7:44:47 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 2 replies
    RFA ^ | 2015-09-11 | Andrei Lankov
    North Korea Appears to Seek Economic Reform Without Openness A commentary by Andrei Lankov 2015-09-11 Nearly four years have passed since the sudden death of his father made Kim Jong Un the new leader of North Korea. This period of time is long enough to make educated guesses about the direction the young leader wants to take, and the goals he wants to achieve. To put things simply, he seemingly wants to initiate policy which in many regards is similar to the reform and openness policy of China under Deng Xiaoping. However, unlike China, Kim Jong Un seemingly wants what...
  • N. Korea: Truth behind Kim's pass on China trip revealed

    09/01/2015 2:56:41 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 7 replies
    Daily NK ^ | 2015-09-01 | Choi Song Min
    Truth behind Kim's pass on China trip revealed Choi Song Min | 2015-09-01 17:38 North Koreas Kim Jong Un is said to have backed out of attending a massive military parade in China, which will celebrate the countrys 70th anniversary victory in World War II, after Beijing refused to receive the leader with highest respects. Pyongyang specifically requested that Kim stand side by side with President Xi Jinping up on the official balcony overlooking Tiananmen Square but was turned down, Daily NK has learned. Talk of the massive military parade in China and V-day celebrations that fall on the 3rd...
  • Offensive Asian Jokes Matter

    08/29/2015 5:53:34 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 23 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 8-29-2013 | MOTUS
    Just because I was bored, I Googled Trump and the results were predictable; on the first page of results, 90% negative and 10% neutral. Its hard to understand how his poll numbers keep going up when hes so unpopular. Its probably something like the Yogi Berra phenomenon, Nobody goes there anymore. It's too crowded.This was my favorite headline from the whole crop: Donald Trump Mocks Asians: Uses Broken English While Speaking About China & Japan - Hollywood Life. Because, you know, Hollywood would never THINK of mocking Asians.The media just doesnt get The Donald yet: political correctness is really not...
  • (2nd LD) N. Korea's Kim fires party officials

    08/28/2015 4:34:05 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 14 replies
    Yonhap News ^ | Aug. 28, 2015
    (2nd LD) N. Korea's Kim fires party officials (ATTN: UPDATES with S. Korean government's response in last 3 paras) SEOUL, Aug. 28 (Yonhap) -- North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has dismissed some members of the ruling party's central military commission, state media reported Friday. The dismissals took place at an enlarged meeting of the Central Military Commission of the Workers' Party of Korea, according to the North's Korean Central News Agency. It did not say when the meeting was held, but the communist nation is known to often report events a day after they take place. The meeting "dismissed some...
  • North Korean Escapees Report Solid Support for Dictator Kim

    08/26/2015 12:21:09 AM PDT · by ScottWalkerForPresident2016 · 16 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | 08/26/2015 | Jeyup S. Kwaak
    SEOULNorth Koreans who fled the country last year said in a new survey that public support for dictator Kim Jong Un appears solid despite citizens frustrations about the poor state of the economy. The survey suggests grass roots capitalism continues to spread in North Korea to substitute for the failed state distribution system and is likely to continue its uncomfortable coexistence with the nations repressive regime. The Seoul National University Institute for Peace and Unification Studies each year surveys more than 100 North Koreans who defected in the previous calendar year. It provides firsthand insight into developments in the isolated...
  • N. Korea: Kim Jong-un snubs China's invitation to military parade: source

    08/24/2015 12:31:05 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 19 replies
    Yonhap News ^ | 2015/08/24
    Kim Jong-un snubs China's invitation to military parade: source 2015/08/24 BEIJING, Aug. 24 (Yonhap) -- North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has declined an invitation from China to attend a huge military parade next month marking China's victory over Japan in World War II, a diplomatic source said Monday. The rejection of the Chinese invitation represents the strained political ties between the allies over the North's defiant pursuit of nuclear weapons and wayward behavior, according to the source. China has invited world leaders to attend the military parade on Sept. 3, a high-profile show of force. Many Western leaders are expected...
  • (3rd LD) N. Korea says preparation for military action complete

    08/21/2015 6:20:06 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 37 replies
    Yonhap News ^ | 2015/08/21
    (3rd LD) N. Korea says preparation for military action complete 2015/08/21 21:06 SEOUL, Aug. 21 (Yonhap) -- North Korea's front-line troops have completed their preparation for military action against South Korea, Pyongyang's state media said Friday, as the North's leader has declared a "quasi-state of war." North Korean leader Kim Jong-un ordered the country's front-line military to have full combat readiness against South Korea at an emergency meeting of the central military commission of the Workers' Party, following the North's firing of artillery shells across the heavily fortified border. "The Korean People's Army (KPA) front-line large combined units entered into...
  • The flying marshal: North Korea builds private runways for plane-loving Kim

    08/19/2015 7:58:24 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 18 replies
    Reuters ^ | Aug 19, 2015 | James Pearson
    The flying marshal: North Korea builds private runways for plane-loving Kim SEOUL | By James Pearson His father was afraid to fly, but North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has taken to the skies, building a series of small runways long enough to land light, private aircraft next to some of his palaces, satellite imagery shows. Construction on Kim's personal landing strips began in 2014 and some were completed as recently as last month, according to satellite imagery identified by Curtis Melvin of the U.S.-Korea Institute at Johns Hopkins University in Washington. "These runways are located near Kim family compounds...
  • In North Korea, Kim Jong Un Exiled His Sister's Friends For Bragging About Ties To Family

    08/18/2015 5:01:04 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 10 replies
    IBTimes ^ | August 17 2015 | Tim Marcin
    In North Korea, Kim Jong Un Exiled His Sister's Friends For Bragging About Ties To Family By Tim Marcin  August 17 2015 10:53 North Korean leader Kim Jong Un reportedly exiled about 10 government officials, banishing them from the capital city of Pyongyang, after they bragged about ties to the leader's family. The officials were forced to outer regions after they disclosed they were close with Kim Yo Jong, the leader's younger sister, during their time at Kim Il Sung University, the South Korean outlet Daily NK reported. “A number of officials working at major state agencies in Pyongyang...
  • [S. Korea] Barack Obama and Kim Jong-Un sing "All By Myself" in the middle of Hongdae

    08/13/2015 1:54:00 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 7 replies
    Youtube ^ | 2015/04/15.
    [S. Korea] Barack Obama and Kim Jong-Un sing "All By Myself" in the middle of Hongdae Link to the Video