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  • North Korea proclaims itself a nuclear state

    North Korea proclaims itself a nuclear state
    North Koreaproclaimed itself a "nuclear state" this week following a revision of its constitution earlier this year. Kim Jong-Il has "transferred the country into an undefeated country with strong political ideology, a nuclear power state, and invincible...
  • North Korean Leader Kim Jong Il Dead at 69

    North Korean Leader Kim Jong Il Dead at 69
    NORTH KOREA -- North Korean leader Kim Jong Il, an enigmatic leader who had led the reclusive state for nearly two decades, has died, according to news reports Sunday. He was believed to be 69. According to his official biography, Kim was born in...
  • North Korean leader attends faux Disney performance with mystery woman

    North Korean leader attends faux Disney performance with mystery woman
    So little is known about North Korean leader Kim Jong Un that the identity of a woman seen by his side during more than one official engagement has sparked a flurry of speculation worldwide. Was the slim woman in the sharp black suit his sister, wife...
  • Video of North Korean accordion students covering a-ha goes viral

    Video of North Korean accordion students covering a-ha goes viral
    It might be one of the strangest covers of a Western pop songfrom one of the unlikeliest places on the planet. And it’s already a surprise Internet hit. A recent posting on YouTube shows a group of five North Korean accordion players producing a...
  • Mendte: What's Next For N. Korea

    Mendte: What's Next For N. Korea
    There is a real opportunity in North Korea, if the White House doesn't blow it. The opportunity comes in the wake of the death of the dictator Kim Jong-il and his expected replacement by his son Kim Jong-un. Relations between the US and North Korea...
  • Mendte On Kim Jong-Il

    Mendte On Kim Jong-Il
    There is a real opportunity in North Korea, if the White House doesn't blow it.  The opportunity comes in the wake of the death of the dictator Kim Jong-il and his expected replacment by his son Kim Jong-un.   Relations between the US and North Korea...
  • Korea's Kims: A Confucian dynasty where family runs deep

    The death of North Korean dictator Kim Jong Il has taken the world by surprise, but it is no surprise that his son, Kim Jong Un, is his likely successor. This is despite the fact that Marxist-Leninist theory that is said to underlie the Pyongyang...
  • South Korean Civilian Delegation Enters North to Pay Respects to Kim

    South Korean Civilian Delegation Enters North to Pay Respects to Kim
    SEOUL -- A delegation of South Korean citizens arrived in Pyongyang on Monday to express condolences over the death of the North Korean leader Kim Jong Il, the North's state-run news agency reported. The 18-member civilian delegation was led by Lee Hui-...
  • Squeeze on North Korea's money supply yields results

    For three years, the Bush administration has waged a campaign to choke off North Korea's access to the world's financial system, where U.S. officials say the nation launders money from criminal enterprises to fuel its trade in missile technology and its...
  • New York Philharmonic to play in North Korea

    New York Philharmonic to play in North Korea
    Not since 1950 when the U.S. Army briefly captured Pyongyang during the Korean War have so many Americans descended on the world's most reclusive, anti-U.S. capital. This time, though, the invasion is not military, but musical. A 747 jumbo jet from...
  • North Korea's mysterious power broker

    He is an enigma from the world's most secretive state, a behind-the-scenes political operative known mostly as a trusted brother-in-law to North Korean strongman Kim Jong Il. But Jang Song Taek has recently emerged as a decisive player in the drama of...
  • Glimpses of the hermit kingdom

    I'VE TRAVELED to some amazing places. But visiting North Korea, which has been largely closed to the outside world for more than 50 years, presented special challenges, particularly to an American. North Koreans are taught that the United States...