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Hair salon’s Kim Jong Un poster riles embassy

In this Wednesday, April 9, 2014 image made from video, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un holds up parliament membership certificate during the Supreme People's Assembly in Pyongyang, North Korea. North Korea's newly-selected parliament met for the first time on Wednesday in Pyongyang. It was the first time that North Korea has reassembled its parliament under new leader Kim. (AP Photo/KRT via AP Video)

Staff at a London hair salon say they had a close shave with North Korean officials after using the country’s leader, Kim Jong Un, to promote discount haircuts.

Posted: April 16th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Kim Jong-Un ‘re-elected’ as North Korean leader

Kim Jong-Un. AP FILE PHOTO

Kim Jong-Un was Wednesday “re-elected” as North Korea’s leader, state media said, as parliament met in a session closely watched for power shifts in the secretive regime following the shock execution of his once-powerful uncle.

Posted: April 9th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Fear of flying? Not Kim Jong-Un

Kim Jong-Un. AP FILE PHOTO

A new photo of North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un disembarking from a plane suggests he doesn’t share his father Kim Jong-Il’s near-obsessive fear of flying.

Posted: April 2nd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

North Korea leader warns of ‘very grave’ situation

Kim Jong-Un. AP FILE PHOTO

North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un has warned of a “very grave” situation on the Korean peninsula, where a surge in military tensions has seen the two Koreas trade artillery fire and Pyongyang threaten a new nuclear test.

Posted: April 2nd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

N. Korea leader’s little sister makes official debut

This photo dated March 9, 2014 and released by North Korea's official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) on March 10 shows North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un casting his ballot in the election of a deputy to the Supreme People's Assembly at sub-constituency No. 43 of Constituency No. 105 together with service personnel of North Korean army at Kim Il Sung University of Politics. AFP

The younger sister of North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un has made an official debut of sorts, consolidating the grip on power of the ruling Kim dynasty’s third generation.

Posted: March 10th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

North Korea: Not a single vote cast against Kim Jong Un

Voters line up to cast their ballots to elect deputies to the 13th Supreme People's Assembly in Pyongyang, North Korea Sunday, March 9, 2014. AP

With no one else on the ballot, state media reported Monday that supreme leader Kim Jong Un was not only elected to the highest legislative body in North Korea, he won with the unanimous approval of his district, which had 100 percent turnout.

Posted: March 10th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

North Korea envoy scoffs at death-by-dog story

Kim Jong-Un. AP FILE PHOTO

A senior North Korean diplomat has scoffed at sensational rumors that the executed uncle of leader Kim Jong-Un was stripped naked and fed to a pack of starving dogs.

Posted: January 31st, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

1,500 N. Koreans escape to South in 2013 – ministry

Kim Jong-Un. AP FILE PHOTO

More than 1,500 North Koreans fled to South Korea last year, maintaining a recent fall in the number of escapees that coincided with a clampdown by new leader Kim Jong-Un.

Posted: January 13th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

S. Korea dismisses N. Korea’s calls for improved ties

A man watches a TV news program showing North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, at the Seoul Railway Station in Seoul, South Korea, Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2014. Kim boasted Wednesday that North Korea enters the new year on a surge of strength because of the elimination of "factionalist filth" - a reference to the young leader's once powerful uncle, whose execution last month has raised questions about Kim's grip on power. The letters read " Kim Jong Un's New Year's Day message." AP

South Korea has dismissed North Korean leader Kim Jong Un’s calls for improved ties and urged his government to take nuclear disarmament steps first.

Posted: January 3rd, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

North Korea boasts of removal of “factionalist filth”

Kim Jong-Un. AP FILE PHOTO

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on Wednesday boasted of a surge of internal strength in the new year because of the elimination of “factionalist filth” — a reference to his once powerful uncle and mentor, whose purge and execution last month have raised questions about the country’s stability.

Posted: January 1st, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Kim urges N. Korea military to bolster combat readiness

Kim Jong-Un. AP FILE PHOTO

North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un has urged the country’s military to bolster its combat readiness, saying a war could break out “without any prior notice”, state media reported Wednesday.

Posted: December 25th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Rodman leaves NKorea without word if he met leader

Former basketball star Dennis Rodman speaks to journalists upon arrival at the capital airport in Beijing from Pyongyang, North Korea, Monday, Dec. 23, 2013. Rodman left North Korea on Monday, but didn't answer questions from the media on whether he had met with leader Kim Jong Un on his latest visit. The two struck up a friendship when Rodman first traveled to the secretive state earlier this year. AP

Former basketball star Dennis Rodman left North Korea on Monday, but he plans to return next month — even if a sponsor won’t be with him.

Posted: December 24th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

N. Korea leader’s aunt unscathed after husband’s execution

In this Dec. 12, 2013 file photo, people watch a TV news report about the execution of Jang Song Thaek, the uncle of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, at Seoul Railway Station in Seoul, South Korea. AP FILE PHOTO

The aunt of North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un appears unscathed after the shock execution of her powerful husband, following fevered speculation that those close to the young supremo’s uncle could be purged.

Posted: December 15th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

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