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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....
Swelling household debt
Overly reliant on China
Hazing deaths disturbingly unsurprising
How to face death
Travelers without passports
Old wine in new bottles
From Sarajevo to now
Is social media enlarging or stifling democracy?
US fighters in enemy ranks raise tough questions
Ukraine: a game of chicken
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A merchant protests against the opening of a Lotte Mart outlet ...
Ruling Saenuri Party Chairman Kim Moo-sung, third from left, and oth...
Shoppers crowd into the Nonghyup Hanaro Club in southern Seoul,...
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A model shows LG Electronics’ new refrigerator suited for stor...
Children and their parents participate in a creativity-nurturing cla...
Customers examine the new “Hi-Pass” automated toll charg...
Animal rights activists urge the Japanese government to stop it...
A college student, right, fills out a form while lining up for a con...
An employee at the Bank of Korea loads bundles of money on a vehicle...
Models wear British fashion brand AllSaints riding jackets at its br...
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