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Stories about North Korea

4 October 2015

Why Young North Koreans Are Daring to Wear Skinny Jeans

Danbi is part of a generation of North Korean millennials who don't look to the country's leadership to provide for them in the same way their parents did.

4 January 2015

Countdown to Asian Cup 2015 Heats Up in Australia

The temperatures in Australia are soaring a week before hosting the Asian Cup 2015 starting 9 January.

20 January 2014

South Korea Accused of Rewriting History in High School Textbook

The South Korean government is blamed for favoring textbooks that support their political views and grant them excuses for their past flaws.

28 November 2013

South Korea Retaliates Against Outspoken Catholic Priest with ‘Pro-North’ Accusations

A Catholic priest vocal in his criticism against South Korea's president over her government's electioneering scandal has been branded a 'pro-North Korea sympathizer' and is under investigation.

11 September 2013

South Korean Film Questioning Warship Sinking Pulled from Theaters

A major cinema chain pulled a documentary film challenging the government's explanation of the Cheonan warship incident. Their move appears to have backfired.

1 May 2013

South Korea Pulls Out of Joint Industrial Complex in North Korea

The nearly decade-old, jointly run Kaesong Industrial Complex in North Korea, a place often referred as “last bastion of hope” for Korean reunification, is on the verge of a shutdown...

5 April 2013

North Korea Nuclear Threats Draw Arab Laughs

North Korea's threats to attack US military bases, including those on the American mainland, drew laughs from a number of Arab netizens.

3 April 2013

South and North Korea in ‘State of War’

North Korea has a long history of bellicose rhetoric and threats against South Korea and its allies. The North's latest aggression, however, has been as intense as ever and tensions in...

26 March 2013

South Koreans Blast Authorities Over Hack Attack Handling

Nearly a week after a massive cyber attack against major websites in South Korea, the identity of the attackers remains unknown. Frustrated South Koreans have slammed authorities in their comments...

13 March 2013

South Koreans Rip ‘Chicken Hawk’ Politicians As War Rhetoric Heats Up

"Chicken hawk" has become standard vocabulary as South Koreans take aim at the increasingly pro-war rhetoric coming from draft-dodging politicians in the country's government now that North Korea has nullified...

6 March 2013

South Koreans Dub North Korea's Armistice Threat a Daring Aid Ploy

North Korea has threatened to nullify the armistice that ended the Korean War, escalating the already heightened tension in East Asia region and leaving some South Koreans whirling at the...

27 February 2013

U.S. and South Korea: A Show of Force, But Running Out of Options?

North Korea’s third nuclear test provided the ideal opportunity for the United States and South Korea to respond with their own displays of military muscle. But what will be their...

14 February 2013

North Korea's Nuclear Slap on the Chinese New Year

While the Chinese were celebrating their Lunar New Year, Pyongyang launched their third underground nuclear test just 100km away from their border with China. So far the Chinese government's response...

13 February 2013

North Korea's Nuclear Test Old Hat for South Koreans

North Korea confirmed on February 12 that it had conducted its third nuclear test, drawing condemnation from the international community. South Koreans living in the shadow of their nuclear neighbor...

29 January 2013

Google Debuts Crowd Sourced Map on North Korea

Google revealed on Jan 29, 2013 its newly revised, crowd-sourced map of North Korea. There are drastic changes of Google's North Korea map and instant web reactions have followed.

North Korea: A Sign of Change or the Same-Old Rhetoric?

Kim Jong-un’s New Year message emphasized, among other issues, the importance of inter-Korean relations. While many observers read this as a signal that North Korea plans to open-up in 2013,...

26 December 2012

From Gangnam Style to Jailed Tweeter: Korea in 2012

Starting from North Korean leadership change, to Gangnam Style spreading over the world and finally the presidential election in December, 2012 has been a dramatic year in South Korea. Here...

3 September 2012

2012 Paralympics: A Successful Start, Remarkable Stories

Martine Wright, a survivor of the London bombings, Rim Ju Song, the first North Korean participant who, a few months ago, could not swim; and Hassiem Achmat, who survived a...

27 July 2012

South/North Korean Flag Mix Up – Biggest Blunder in Olympic History?

"It is hard to host the event perfectly without making any single mistake. But this case of displaying the South Korean flag in a North Korean game...It is more than...

4 June 2012

South Korea: Court Upholds Military Ban on “Subversive” Books

A South Korean court has upheld a Ministry of Defense ban in the army on 23 books labeled as "subversive", fueling public worries for the protection of free speech.

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