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Korea Execution Is Tied to Clash Over Businesses

By CHOE SANG-HUN and DAVID E. SANGER Published: December 23, 2013 SEOUL, South Korea — The execution of the uncle of Kim Jong-un, North Korea’s leader, had its roots in a firefight between forces loyal to Mr. Kim and those … Continue reading

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Kim’s uncle Jang Song Thaek purged and killed

http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/bfd390f6-63dd-11e3-b70d-00144feabdc0.html Kim Il Sung, North Korea’s first leader, reportedly took such exception to the boyfriend of his daughter Kyung Hui that he had him expelled from university and despatched to the distant city of Wonsan. Undaunted, Jang Song Thaek eventually … Continue reading

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Traitor Jang Song Thaek Executed

http://www.kcna.co.jp/item/2013/201312/news09/20131209-05ee.html Pyongyang, December 13 (KCNA) — Upon hearing the report on the enlarged meeting of the Political Bureau of the Central Committee of the Workers’ Party of Korea, the service personnel and people throughout the country broke into angry shouts … Continue reading

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Report on Enlarged Meeting of Political Bureau of Central Committee of WPK (Jang Song-thaek)

http://www.kcna.co.jp/item/2013/201312/news09/20131209-05ee.html Pyongyang, December 9 (KCNA) — A report on the enlarged meeting of the Political Bureau of the Central Committee of the Workers’ Party of Korea (WPK) was released on December 8. The following is the full text of the … Continue reading

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Ginseng, bear bile: NKoreans look to old cures

The Associated Press http://www.ajc.com/ap/ap/health/ginseng-bear-bile-nkoreans-look-to-old-cures/nXgpZ/ PYONGYANG, North Korea — The Man Nyon Pharmacy is lined with rows of colorful packages containing everything from dried bear bile and deer antler elixir to tiger bone paste and ginseng. But the ancient “Koryo” medicine … Continue reading

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North Korean ‘court poet’ to publish memoir

http://www.theguardian.com/books/2013/may/01/jang-jin-sung-north-korea-insider-memoir He’s seen Kim Jong-il cry – Jang Jin-sung’s story of life inside the totalitarian state’s propaganda machine could be electric By Daniel Kalder Each London Book Fair brings breathless announcements of mega deals and amazing new books – although … Continue reading

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The Good Parts To Life In North Korea

http://www.nknews.org/2012/10/the-good-parts-to-life-in-north-korea-2/ Question: Was there anything good or positive about living in North Korea? All we hear about are the bad things. Do any of the DPRK’s citizens benefit from the state? Maxwell B. Jae-young: Although media and news only show … Continue reading

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A Nation of Racist Dwarfs

Kim Jong-il’s regime is even weirder and more despicable than you thought. www.slate.com/articles/news_and_politics/fighting_words/2010/02/a_nation_of_racist_dwarfs.single.html By Christopher Hitchens|Posted Monday, Feb. 1, 2010, at 10:01 AM ET Visiting North Korea some years ago, I was lucky to have a fairly genial “minder” whom … Continue reading

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