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Tag: Kim Jong Un

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.”

Posted on Aug 4, 2014 READ MORE

Best Bad Actor

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Kim Award

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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.

Posted on Feb 17, 2014 READ MORE

The Kim Jong Un Family Reunion

Posted on Jan 29, 2014 READ MORE

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.

Posted on Jan 26, 2014 READ MORE

Rodman Assist

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Happy Birthday Kim Jong Un

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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

Dennis Rodman and Kim Jong Un

Posted on Dec 22, 2013 READ MORE

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 READ MORE

Vacation in North Korea

Posted on Dec 16, 2013 READ MORE

Killer Kim

Posted on Dec 14, 2013 READ MORE

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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.

Posted on Dec 13, 2013 READ MORE

North Korea Restarts Nuclear Program

Posted on Sep 13, 2013 READ MORE

North Korea

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The Leader

Posted on May 21, 2013 READ MORE

Stealth Medicine

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Two Things

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War Drums

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Kim Jong-Un and Rodman

Posted on May 4, 2013 READ MORE

Kim Jong Nuke

Posted on Apr 21, 2013 READ MORE

North Korea’s Kim Jong Un

Posted on Apr 16, 2013 READ MORE

North vs. South

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Kim Jong Un Crayons

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North Korean Medals

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NK’s Attempt at Biological Warfare

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North Korea

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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.

Posted on Apr 11, 2013 READ MORE

Baby Boom

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Mad Man

Posted on Apr 7, 2013 READ MORE

China and North Korea

Posted on Apr 7, 2013 READ MORE

‘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 READ MORE

North Korea

Posted on Apr 6, 2013 READ MORE

Kim Jong Un

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KooKoo Kim

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Kim Jong Un Target

Posted on Apr 3, 2013 READ MORE

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North Korea Intends to Bring Nuclear Complex Back Online

The country on Tuesday announced plans to restart its main atomic complex in order to ease electricity problems and strengthen its ability to develop nuclear weapons. The news will no doubt increase tensions in the region.

Posted on Apr 2, 2013 READ MORE

Kim Jong BOOM

Posted on Apr 2, 2013 READ MORE

Baby Rattle

Posted on Apr 1, 2013 READ MORE

Basketball War

Posted on Mar 31, 2013 READ MORE

Easter Egg Hunt

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