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North Korea’s Message for Trump: We Will Protect Ourselves With Nuclear Weapons (Video)

If the United States takes military action against North Korea, “it would mean from that very day an all-out war,” Vice Foreign Minister Han Song Ryol (pictured) says. 

Posted on Apr 20, 2017 WATCH & LISTEN


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Neocons Have a Long List of Endless-War Ideas for Donald Trump

The Democrats’ “Russia-made-Hillary-lose” hysteria has pushed a weakened president toward hawks who support massive U.S. military intervention worldwide. (Pictured, at center, neocon Robert Kagan.)

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‘The Lovers and the Despot’ Film Review: The Curious Case of Kim Jong Il’s Stolen Filmmakers

Not even North Korea’s late supreme leader was immune to Hollywood’s charms. (Pictured, Choi Eun Hee, left, and Shin Sang Ok.)

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The Bernie Sanders Interview You Simply Can’t Miss

The Democratic candidate tells Rolling Stone what he’s trying to accomplish with his historic campaign; Donald Trump’s greatest mentor was one of Joseph McCarthy’s henchman; meanwhile, the Brazilian coup that displaced Dilma Rousseff has an image problem on its hands. These discoveries and more after the jump.

Posted on Jun 1, 2016 READ MORE


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North Korea Setting Clocks Back 30 Minutes to Create New Time Zone

In a bizarre move that North Korean state media call a break from “imperialism,” the nation is switching to a new time zone to mark Korea’s liberation from the Japanese at the end of World War II.

Posted on Aug 8, 2015 READ MORE



The Sony Hack Revealed How Hollywood Fails Us All

Whether or not North Korea was really behind the devastating Sony hack, and whether or not the U.S. government orchestrated North Korea’s Internet outage in retaliation, one thing is clear: The incident has exposed Hollywood’s serious race problem yet again.

Posted on Dec 25, 2014 READ MORE



Vladimir Putin Invites Kim Jong Un to Moscow

Amid U.S. and European sanctions that are driving Russia into the arms of its Asian neighbors, President Vladimir Putin has invited the North Korean leader to Moscow next year to mark the 70th anniversary of the Soviet defeat of Nazi Germany in World War II.

Posted on Dec 19, 2014 READ MORE



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The Price of ‘The Interview’

It seems there is something to offend everyone in the upcoming Hollywood comedy “The Interview.” At this point, I’m guessing, most wounded of all may be the Sony Pictures executives who greenlighted the film.

Posted on Dec 15, 2014 READ MORE



Seriously, Where on Earth Is Kim Jong Un?

The North Korean leader hasn’t been seen in public since early September, which one writer describes as “curious”; Uruguay’s José Mujica may be the most radical and generous president around; meanwhile, is the “Yes Means Yes” law an “ill-conceived detour” for feminism? These discoveries and more after the jump.

Posted on Sep 30, 2014 READ MORE



Send Your Kid to North Korean Summer Camp

On July 29, North Korea reopened what “Tonight Show” host Jimmy Fallon described as “the first camp in history where kids tell ghost stories to feel safer.”

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U.N. Condemns North Korean Torture Chambers, Prison Camps

U.N. investigators Monday released a catalog of massive human rights violations in North Korea that they say amount to crimes against humanity deserving attention by the International Criminal Court.

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North Korean Dictator Reportedly Kills More of His Family

All blood relatives of the uncle whom North Korean leader Kim Jong Un executed a month ago were ordered killed by the young megalomaniacal dictator, the South Korean Yonhap News Agency has reported.

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The New York Times Website Ads Go Native

The famous newspaper’s getting an online makeover, complete with new advertisements; the U.S. military has tested a laser that could change war as we know it; meanwhile, whether Kim Jong Un fed his uncle to dogs has come into question. These discoveries and more after the jump.

Posted on Jan 4, 2014 READ MORE


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Stephen Colbert Fills Us In on All Things China

Tuesday’s Tip of the Hat, Wag of the Finger segment of “The Colbert Report” was an “All-China” edition, though somehow Kim Jong Un got in to the mix. From China’s pernicious smog levels to its recent landing on the moon, the faux-conservative pundit gives us the rundown on some current events in Asia.

Posted on Dec 18, 2013 WATCH & LISTEN


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Instability Surmised as North Korea Executes Kim Jong Un’s Uncle

Kim Jong Un’s government executed the leader’s uncle for treason on charges of plotting a coup, attempting to reform the currency, distributing pornography and more, and experts are divided over whether the violence indicates Kim “was consolidating his power ruthlessly—or that powerful groups within the elite were jockeying for power,” The Guardian reports.

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Warren Rips Bank Regulators, McConnell Secretly Recorded, and More

A look at the day’s political happenings, including why Dick Cheney says the U.S. is in “deep do do” and Bernie Sanders and Grover Norquist spar over President Obama’s awful budget.

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‘SNL’: Dennis Rodman Appears in Skit Mocking North Korea’s Kim Jong Un

In this weekend’s episode of “Saturday Night Live,” the show’s version of the North Korean ruler made a couple of major announcements regarding state policy on nuclear weapons and gay marriage.

Posted on Apr 7, 2013 WATCH & LISTEN


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