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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...
No need to worry for Pyongyang
By Andrei Lankov So, North Korea has been warned: it will pay an “unimaginable price” if it dares to conduct a fourth nuc...
Refugees: A change of heart
By Andrei LankovThe Ministry of Unification has published its statistics on the number of North Koreans who defected to the South in 2013....
'Super' budget for 2015
Sports festival for Asians
Pope and his message for Koreans
Hazing deaths disturbingly unsurprising
How to face death
The economics of violence
World leaders move toward global climate deal framework
What keeps girls from pursuing STEM fields
Losing to Islamists on the propaganda front
1. Did this TV slap-fight really happen?
2. Asian Games about to start
3. World amused by Changwon egg incident
4. 'Naked' cycling uniforms go viral
5. More students head to PC rooms in morning
6. Incheon Asiad starts with gala show
7. S. Korean gov't sets import rice tariff rate at 513 pct
8. Asiad fans irked by e-ticket system
9. New boxer-briefs 'protect men from cell-phone radiation'
10. Controversial religious group holds int'l peace event in Seoul
Bundles of forged 1,000,000-won ($966) checks confiscated from a&nbs...
Song Hee-young, third from left in the second row, president of Konk...
The flame for the Incheon Asian Games is lit ― from left ― ...
“New Korea Movement,” a civilian activist group, calls o...
International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach, left, poses w...
Officials of Korea Electric Power Corp. (KEPCO) and heads of small c...
Trade, Industry and Energy Minister Yoon Sang-jick presides ove...
Finance Minister Choi Kyung-hwan, right, shakes hands with Chri...
Public Procurement Service (PPS) administrator Kim Sang-kyu, le...
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