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# pyongyang - Friday 21 July, 2017

US to ban travel to North Korea in the coming weeks
# Banned
# Banned

US to ban travel to North Korea in the coming weeks

Jul 21st 2017, 10:14 AM 11,078 Views 32 Comments

Relationships with North Korea have been strained since it successfully tested an intercontinental ballistic missile.

# pyongyang - Saturday 15 July, 2017

North Korea's Kim: Dictator? Reformer? Shrewd negotiator?
# Nuclear Weapons
# Nuclear Weapons

North Korea's Kim: Dictator? Reformer? Shrewd negotiator?

Jul 15th 2017, 1:00 PM 14,372 Views 30 Comments

Like father, not necessarily like son.

# pyongyang - Saturday 8 July, 2017

North Korea has 'built an intercontinental ballistic missile', so what now?
# Going Nuclear
# Going Nuclear

North Korea has 'built an intercontinental ballistic missile', so what now?

Jul 8th 2017, 9:45 AM 10,804 Views 40 Comments

The Hwasong-14 ICBM could apparently reach Alaska.

# pyongyang - Friday 16 June, 2017

'There is no excuse': Detained US student suffered 'extensive' brain damage in North Korea
# Otto Warmbier
# Otto Warmbier

'There is no excuse': Detained US student suffered 'extensive' brain damage in North Korea

Jun 16th 2017, 7:47 AM 37,302 Views 30 Comments

He was arrested for allegedly taking a poster from a North Korean hotel.

# pyongyang - Thursday 15 June, 2017

Dennis Rodman's gifts for Kim Jong-un include Trump's book and a mermaid puzzle
# Art Of The Deal
# Art Of The Deal

Dennis Rodman's gifts for Kim Jong-un include Trump's book and a mermaid puzzle

Jun 15th 2017, 8:29 AM 16,642 Views 14 Comments

He also gave a copy of Where’s Waldo? The Totally Essential Travel Collection, two sets of soap and two autographed jerseys.

# pyongyang - Monday 15 May, 2017

North Korea's 'new missile' has unprecedented range
# Sea Of Japan
# Sea Of Japan

North Korea's 'new missile' has unprecedented range

May 15th 2017, 7:28 AM 21,203 Views 42 Comments

Kim Jong-Un is said to have hugged officials and said they had ‘worked hard to achieve a great thing’.

# pyongyang - Saturday 13 May, 2017

North Korea willing to meet with Trump 'under the right conditions'
# First Dates
# First Dates

North Korea willing to meet with Trump 'under the right conditions'

May 13th 2017, 4:40 PM 9,632 Views 25 Comments

Last month saw North Korea threatening nuclear war if it was provoked.

# pyongyang - Saturday 29 April, 2017

North Korea fires another missile, Trump tweets his anger
# Tensions
# Tensions

North Korea fires another missile, Trump tweets his anger

Apr 29th 2017, 7:45 AM 23,267 Views 30 Comments

The US President said the move “disrespected the wishes of China”.

# pyongyang - Monday 24 April, 2017

North Korea detains US citizen who was trying to leave the country
# Detained
# Detained

North Korea detains US citizen who was trying to leave the country

Apr 24th 2017, 6:43 AM 14,581 Views 7 Comments

A total of three US citizens have now been held by North Korea in the last two weeks.

# pyongyang - Sunday 16 April, 2017

Kim Jong Un left red-faced as North Korean 'missile test fails' one day after military parade
# Nuclear Threat
# Nuclear Threat

Kim Jong Un left red-faced as North Korean 'missile test fails' one day after military parade

Apr 16th 2017, 7:26 AM 39,654 Views 61 Comments

The failed test comes one day after Pyongyang showed off its military strength at a parade.

# pyongyang - Tuesday 14 February, 2017

UN Security Council condemns North Korea missile launch
# Security Council
# Security Council

UN Security Council condemns North Korea missile launch

Feb 14th 2017, 11:55 AM 5,442 Views 19 Comments

The council agreed statement describing the test-firing of the missile as a “grave violation” of resolutions.

# pyongyang - Sunday 1 January, 2017

North Korea is planning to test a new long-range missile in 2017
# ICBM
# ICBM

North Korea is planning to test a new long-range missile in 2017

Jan 1st 2017, 4:10 PM 10,106 Views 25 Comments

In his New Year’s speech, Kim Jong-Un added that the country had significantly bolstered its nuclear deterrent in 2016.

# pyongyang - Friday 29 April, 2016

US citizen gets 10 years of hard labour in North Korea for 'spying'
# Spreading Fantasies
# Spreading Fantasies

US citizen gets 10 years of hard labour in North Korea for 'spying'

Apr 29th 2016, 10:20 AM 18,730 Views 28 Comments

Kim Dong Chul was convicted of espionage and subversion at a trial in Pyongyang.

# pyongyang - Saturday 26 March, 2016

Watch: North Korean propaganda video shows submarine nuclear strike on the US
# Worrying
# Worrying

Watch: North Korean propaganda video shows submarine nuclear strike on the US

Mar 26th 2016, 8:04 AM 23,992 Views 38 Comments

The isolated state has been stepping up both its anti-US rhetoric and its efforts to secure submarine nuclear capability in recent months.

# pyongyang - Monday 29 February, 2016

US student cries as he 'admits' to stealing North Korean propaganda
# Arrested
# Arrested

US student cries as he 'admits' to stealing North Korean propaganda

Feb 29th 2016, 9:50 AM 32,993 Views 23 Comments

Otto Frederick Warmbier (21) was detained as he left North Korea in January.

# pyongyang - Wednesday 1 July, 2015

Take a look inside North Korea's shiny new (and empty) airport
# Open For Business
# Open For Business

Take a look inside North Korea's shiny new (and empty) airport

Jul 1st 2015, 7:30 PM 30,479 Views 46 Comments

It’s unlikely to become a bustling hub of activity.

# pyongyang - Wednesday 13 May, 2015

North Korean defence minister 'executed for dozing off during a rally'
# Disloyalty
# Disloyalty

North Korean defence minister 'executed for dozing off during a rally'

May 13th 2015, 8:22 AM 23,467 Views 58 Comments

South Korea’s spy agency says Hyon Yong-chol was killed last month in front of an audience of hundreds.

# pyongyang - Sunday 4 January, 2015

North Korea is really unhappy with the US over those new sanctions
# Tensions
# Tensions

North Korea is really unhappy with the US over those new sanctions

Jan 4th 2015, 11:35 AM 19,698 Views 61 Comments

North Korea said the US is focused on ‘inveterate repugnancy and hostility’. Ouch.

# pyongyang - Wednesday 24 December, 2014

North Korea is really struggling to stay online

North Korea is really struggling to stay online

Dec 24th 2014, 9:13 AM 12,289 Views 12 Comments

We still don’t know who did it though…

# pyongyang - Tuesday 23 December, 2014

North Korea's internet was down for over nine hours last night
# Sony Hack
# Sony Hack

North Korea's internet was down for over nine hours last night

Dec 23rd 2014, 8:02 AM 14,212 Views 56 Comments

It was not clear who or what had shut down Pyongyang’s web connections.

# pyongyang - Saturday 20 December, 2014

Opinion: Sony has capitulated to terrorist demands – it will have a chilling effect on freedom of speech
# Sony Hack
# Sony Hack

Opinion: Sony has capitulated to terrorist demands – it will have a chilling effect on freedom of speech

Dec 20th 2014, 8:00 AM 92 Views 52 Comments

Pretty much any nefarious tin-pot dictator can pay hackers to go do a job for them. Will the people of the free world just throw their hands up in surrender?

# pyongyang - Tuesday 2 December, 2014

North Korea official makes plea for Lionel Messi visit
# Wish
From The42
# Wish

North Korea official makes plea for Lionel Messi visit

Dec 2nd 2014, 11:54 AM 5,259 Views 9 Comments

“[Children] read books about Messi and watch his games through the Internet.”

# pyongyang - Saturday 4 October, 2014

Talks to resume between North and South Korea after surprise visit
# Dialogue
# Dialogue

Talks to resume between North and South Korea after surprise visit

Oct 4th 2014, 1:00 PM 12,162 Views 28 Comments

Three top-ranking North Korean officials attended the closing ceremony of the Asian Games.

# pyongyang - Sunday 14 September, 2014

North Korea sentences American man to six years of hard labour
# Sentenced
# Sentenced

North Korea sentences American man to six years of hard labour

Sep 14th 2014, 11:14 AM 24,006 Views 53 Comments

Matthew Miller was arrested in April after he allegedly ripped up his visa and demanded asylum in North Korea.

# pyongyang - Tuesday 15 April, 2014

10 pictures from inside North Korea as Pyongyang Marathon takes centre stage
# Marathon
From The42
# Marathon

10 pictures from inside North Korea as Pyongyang Marathon takes centre stage

Apr 15th 2014, 5:00 PM 9,105 Views 12 Comments

Athletes from 27 countries took part.

# pyongyang - Monday 17 March, 2014

UN declares North Korea's crimes on par with Nazism, apartheid and Khmer Rouge
# North Korea
# North Korea

UN declares North Korea's crimes on par with Nazism, apartheid and Khmer Rouge

Mar 17th 2014, 5:02 PM 15,629 Views 113 Comments

The head of a UN inquiry has condemned North Korea’s extensive human rights abuses – including extermination, enslavement and sexual violence.

# pyongyang - Monday 3 March, 2014

North Korea deports 75-year-old Australian after he signs "confession"
# Free
# Free

North Korea deports 75-year-old Australian after he signs "confession"

Mar 3rd 2014, 8:32 AM 14,306 Views 21 Comments

The missionary had been detained last month for distributing religious material.

# pyongyang - Tuesday 18 February, 2014

Here are just some of North Korea's human rights abuses
# Cult Of Personality
# Cult Of Personality

Here are just some of North Korea's human rights abuses

Feb 18th 2014, 10:06 AM 17,322 Views 46 Comments

The UN has released this infographic that outlines the scale of torture in North Korean camps.

# pyongyang - Tuesday 7 January, 2014

VIDEO: Dennis Rodman completely loses it with CNN reporter
# Angry
From The42
# Angry

VIDEO: Dennis Rodman completely loses it with CNN reporter

Jan 7th 2014, 6:42 PM 11,242 Views 19 Comments

The former NBA player is in North Korea and had a go when asked about the country’s rights record.

# pyongyang - Friday 13 December, 2013

North Korea confirms execution of 'traitor' uncle of Kim Jong-Un
# North Korea
# North Korea

North Korea confirms execution of 'traitor' uncle of Kim Jong-Un

Dec 13th 2013, 7:27 AM 13,724 Views 51 Comments

Jang Song-Thaek was described as “despicable human scum” during his trial, in which he reportedly admitted to plotting a coup.

# pyongyang - Saturday 6 July, 2013

North and South Korea hold rare talks after months of increasing tensions
# Tensions
# Tensions

North and South Korea hold rare talks after months of increasing tensions

Jul 6th 2013, 12:06 PM 2,791 Views 6 Comments

The talks follow months of friction and threats of war by Pyongyang after its February nuclear test attracted tougher UN sanctions, further squeezing its struggling economy.

# pyongyang - Thursday 2 May, 2013

North Korea gives US citizen 15 years' hard labour for 'hostile acts'
# North Korea
# North Korea

North Korea gives US citizen 15 years' hard labour for 'hostile acts'

May 2nd 2013, 8:30 AM 10,606 Views 128 Comments

Pae Jun-Ho, also known as Kenneth Bae, has been sentenced to 15 years of prison labour for “hostile acts” against the communist regime.

# pyongyang - Saturday 27 April, 2013

North Korea puts US citizen on trial for 'trying to overthrow regime'
# Tensions
# Tensions

North Korea puts US citizen on trial for 'trying to overthrow regime'

Apr 27th 2013, 12:49 PM 7,815 Views 58 Comments

North Korea says the man has admitted the charges and will soon face ‘judgment’.

# pyongyang - Friday 26 April, 2013

In Pics: Everyday life in North Korea's capital Pyongyang
# Hidden Lives
# Hidden Lives

In Pics: Everyday life in North Korea's capital Pyongyang

Apr 26th 2013, 10:00 PM 24,932 Views 58 Comments

From ice-skating traffic policemen to the dresses on sale, photographer David Guttenfelder has captured the everyday life of Pyongyang’s citizens.

# pyongyang - Monday 15 April, 2013

John Kerry pushes for talks as North Korea threatens defiant missile launch
# Tensions
# Tensions

John Kerry pushes for talks as North Korea threatens defiant missile launch

Apr 15th 2013, 11:35 AM 5,599 Views 30 Comments

There is speculation that North Korea will try a missile test today to coincide with birthday celebrations for former leader Kim Il-Sung.

# pyongyang - Friday 12 April, 2013

Pentagon report says North Korea has capability of nuclear strike
# North Korea
# North Korea

Pentagon report says North Korea has capability of nuclear strike

Apr 12th 2013, 8:15 AM 7,196 Views 55 Comments

High-ranking officials have played down the report, however, saying there is no US consensus on North Korea’s abilities.

# pyongyang - Thursday 11 April, 2013

Column: Will a policy of deterrence quell tensions on the Korean peninsula?
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Will a policy of deterrence quell tensions on the Korean peninsula?

Apr 11th 2013, 7:00 AM 23 Views 11 Comments

The problem with deterrence theory is that, at its root, it is based on threats which can lead states to the brink of war. North Korea’s behaviour should instead be viewed as an opportunity for engagement, writes Jason Douglas.

# pyongyang - Wednesday 10 April, 2013

South Korea raises alert as North Korea missile test looks likely
# Tensions
# Tensions

South Korea raises alert as North Korea missile test looks likely

Apr 10th 2013, 9:27 AM 8,412 Views 42 Comments

Tensions are growing ahead of a key anniversary in North Korea this week.

# pyongyang - Sunday 7 April, 2013

US delays missile test to cool North Korea tensions
# North Korea
# North Korea

US delays missile test to cool North Korea tensions

Apr 7th 2013, 9:48 AM 6,139 Views 29 Comments

The United States has delayed an intercontinental ballistic missile test to avoid stoking tensions with North Korea as tensions increase in the region.

# pyongyang - Friday 5 April, 2013

North Korea tells European countries it cannot guarantee embassy safety
# North Korea
# North Korea

North Korea tells European countries it cannot guarantee embassy safety

Apr 5th 2013, 3:00 PM 13,945 Views 80 Comments

European countries have been told to consider withdrawing personnel from Pyongyang if the tension there escalates further.