By Stacy Nguyen Northwest Asian Weekly In the early 1990s, when North Korea opened its borders a tiny bit to Americans, Seong Suk Kim, also known as Joan, sought the opportunity to visit her siblings — two brothers — and their children, Kim’s nieces and nephews, whom she had never met. During the Korean War, […]
By JEAN H. LEE The Associated Press PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — With the sudden death of his father, Kim Jong Un went from being North Korea’s “Respected General” to “Great Successor” — a heady and uncertain promotion for a young man virtually unknown even to the North Korean people just a year ago. Word […]
By Sabina Niksic The Associated Press SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — North Korean leader Kim Jong Il’s grandson will be enrolling at a private high school in Bosnia made up of international students, a school official indicated on Friday, Sept. 30. Kim Han Sol, 16, will be the first student from North Korea to attend the […]
By Jean H. Lee The Associated Press Editor’s note: Jean H. Lee, The Associated Press bureau chief in Seoul, and David Guttenfelder, AP’s chief Asia photographer, have made numerous reporting trips to North Korea in recent years. They were granted unprecedented access on their latest journey to Pyongyang and areas outside the nation’s showcase capital. […]
By Jean H. Lee The Associated Press SUNAN, North Korea (AP) — It’s an unlikely sight: hundreds of ostriches, a bird native to sunny Africa, squatting and squabbling in the morning chill on a sprawling farm in North Korea. Even stranger: In winter, some wear quilted vests.
BEIJING (AP) — Former President Jimmy Carter said Monday that he hopes to meet with North Korea’s reclusive leader during a visit aimed at assessing severe food shortages
Thanksgiving is one of our favorite times of the year. Surprisingly though, we were pounded with a snowstorm earlier this week, and it’s been cold ever since.
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Hundreds of Korean family members separated for more than half a century by the Korean War embraced each other in tearful reunions
PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — North Korea may be struggling to feed its people, but there was no shortage of mouthwatering options on the menu at our guide’s favorite restaurant:
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — He was the intellectual force behind the philosophy of self-reliance that guided North Korea and a top official in the Workers’ Party