By Foster Klug The Associated Press SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea’s young new leader gets rock star treatment when he visits his troops — just as his father did. But while the late Kim Jong Il mostly stayed aloof in dark shades, his son holds hands and hugs his soldiers. Kim Jong Un […]
North Korea to issue special pardons for convicts around Lunar New Year
By Hyung-jin Kim The Associated Press SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea will issue special pardons for convicts to commemorate milestone birthdays of its two late leaders, state media said, in the first such dispensations in more than six years.
All wait with bated breath for a post-Kim Jong-il world
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, […]
North Korea food shortage worst in years despite farms
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.
A rare glimpse at a different, kinder side of North Korea
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:
Koreas meet to discuss family reunions
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Red Cross officials from the two Koreas tried to narrow differences on Friday, Sept. 25. They discussed how they can restart a stalled program
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