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Wed, October 22, 2014 | 12:18
TV takes boredom to new level
In October 2010, the world media reported that something unusual had happened in North Korea: the main (and for most North Koreans the onl...
An alien-free country
According to South Korean statistics, 1.6 million foreigners reside in South Korea (almost 3 percent of the country's total population). B...
Recently former Assemblyman Lee Seok-gi got a 12-year prison sentence (reduced to nine years) for an attempt to create an armed undergroun...
A bit of extra weight ...
Everybody who has seen more than a few North Korean movies will know that North Korea's actors and actresses are a bit plump by present-da...
Successive personality cult
As all our readers are aware, North Korea is frequently described as the world’s only communist monarchy and it is indeed an absolute mona...
20 years after Kim Il-sung's death
Twenty years have passed since the death of the “Sun of the Nation,” the ever victorious iron-willed brilliant commander, the Great Leader...
'I hate officials, but ...'
A long time ago back in the mid-1980s, I had an unusually frank talk with a North Korean. He said, "I hate our officials, but I want to be...
A tale of two agencies
In northern Seoul, not far away from the picturesque peaks of Mt. Bukhan, there is a medium-sized government office. Every weekday morning...
Bomb in Ryongchon?
This spring marks the 10th anniversary of the Ryongchon disaster - the largest and perhaps the most mysterious disaster in the entire Nort...
Racial diatribes of N. Ko
By Andrei Lankov White House Press Secretary Jay Carney recently expressed his outrage at some personal remarks aimed by the North Ko...
Lack of safety rules
Joining anti-Ebola fight
Addressing climate change issues
Lawmakers and lawbreakers
Pope and his message for Koreans
Hazing deaths disturbingly unsurprising
US, India and shifting balance of power in East Asia
Good marriages rest on hearing, listening
For justice's sake, videotape interrogations
1. Man catches monstrous carp, nets $10,000
2. What is behind N. Korea's hostile behavior?
3. Dead woman's ashes turn into fireworks
4. New ad queen title goes to military idol girl
5. Ebola conspiracy theories abound
6. Indian soccer player dies after goal celebration goes tragically wrong
7. Park's popularity dips
8. Roof-jumping thief dies from fall
9. Migrant farm workers suffer abusive treatment
10. One in four rape victims in Seoul is a teen
An activist is stopped by police officers from inflating a ball...
Rep. Moon Hee-sang, second from left, interim-leader of the main opp...
A model displays LG Electronics’ new smartphone, AKA, short fo...
A memorial service for the victims of the collapse of the ...
Minister of Oceans and Fisheries Lee Ju-young, seventh from lef...
Apples genetically modified to have unique features are displayed at...
An unidentified plant in the lamiaceae family has been found on...
Employees of Samsung Heavy Industries check an underwater hull clean...
Bank of Korea Governor Lee Ju-yeol speaks at a meeting with professo...
Park Yong-maan, right, chairman of the Korea Chamber of Commerc...
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