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North Korea Criticizes Bolton’s ‘Dim-Sighted’ Remarks About Denuclearization

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea on Saturday issued a relatively mild criticism of White House national security adviser John Bolton for calling on North Korea to show more evidence of its disarmament commitment before a possible third leaders’ summit. North Korea’s criticism appears to be a continuation of its frustration at deadlocked nuclear negotiations with the United States. Earlier in the week, the North tested a new weapon and demanded that U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo be rem...
Tags: South Korea, News, Vladimir Putin, Washington, North Korea, White House, Russia, Singapore, Ap, United States, Kim Jong Un, Kim, Vietnam, Bolton, Donald Trump, Trump


Day of the Sun: North Korea marks Kim Il-sung’s birthday

Tens of thousands of North Koreans have turned out to pay tribute to their leaders. The most important day in the country’s ritual calendar, 15 April is called the Day of the Sun, the anniversary of the 1912 birth of the country’s founder, Kim Il-sung Continue reading...
Tags: Photography, North Korea, World news, Asia Pacific, Kim Jong-un, Kim Jong-il, Kim, Pyongyang, Kim Il Sung


Kim Jong Un may be signaling major move

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has visited his father Kim Jong Il's birthplace, something he's reportedly done before taking big steps like attending summits or ordering the execution of his uncle. CNN's Brian Todd reports.
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North Korea may be signaling major move

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has visited his father Kim Jong Il's birthplace, something he's reportedly done before taking big steps like attending summits or ordering the execution of his uncle. CNN's Brian Todd reports.
Tags: News, North Korea, Cnn, Kim Jong Un, Stories, Brian Todd, Kim Jong Il


Why Do Some Asian Accents Swap Ls and Rs in English?

Asian speakers switching their Rs and Ls is an old Hollywood trope that you may have seen in movies like A Christmas Story, Lethal Weapon 4, and even Lost in Translation. In this video, Joss Fong explains where that linguistic stereotype comes from and how it does and doesn’t apply to speakers of different Asian languages. A foreign accent is when someone speaks a second language with the rules of their first language, and one of the most persistent and well-studied foreign-accent features ...
Tags: Hollywood, Team America, Jason Kottke, Kim Jong Il, World Police, Joss Fong, Vox Observatory


Swapping Ls and Rs.

Joss Fong, who describes herself as a “tragically monolingual producer,” presents a splendid video which she describes as follows: A foreign accent is when someone speaks a second language with the rules of their first language, and one of the most persistent and well-studied foreign-accent features is a lack of L/R contrast among native Japanese speakers learning English. It’s so well-known that American soldiers in World War II reportedly used codewords like “lallapalooza” to distinguish Japan...
Tags: Uncategorized, Linguistics, Team America, Kim Jong Il, World Police, MeFi, Joss Fong, Vox Observatory, Alex Chabot


Feature: Shopping in Pyongyang, and Other Adventures in North Korean Capitalism

Far from the stereotype of total economic isolation, the black market has brought a surprising degree of modernity and consumerism — for some.
Tags: News, North Korea, Pyongyang, Black Markets, Kim Jong Il, Economic Conditions and Trends, International Trade and World Market, Rationing and Allocation of Resources


Sundance 2019: Mads Brügger's Profound 'Cold Case Hammarskjöld'

There are always a few documentaries every year that deserve to be categorized under the "holy shit" section of cinema. This is one of them. Cold Case Hammarskjöld is the latest compelling documentary feature made by Danish filmmaker Mads Brügger, follow his other provocative films Kim Jong-Il's Comedy Club and The Ambassador. This time he stumbles upon something incredible, something profound and horrible, something scary and unbelievable. Yet it is believable - as seen in this film. It's easy ...
Tags: Movies, Review, Documentaries, Un, Kim Jong Il, Mads Brügger, Sundance 19


Why the Best Executives Are So Highly Paid

--> The higher I have risen in my career, the more criticism and the more obstacles I have faced. In today’s world, if you lay off an employee, fire someone, or make any other decision that potentially upsets people, you face incredible scrutiny. Former employees will go on blogs and criticize you and your leadership style. You will be attacked by many people. This is something that has happened to every leader and every organizer throughout the ages. The leaders of companies, organizations, and...
Tags: Apple, Featured, Obama, Congress, Washington, Senate, Africa, Careers, America, Georgia, Cnn, Hillary Clinton, United States, Job Search, Career Advice, Saddam Hussein


North Korea marks 7th anniversary of Kim Jong Il’s death

PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — North Koreans are marking the seventh anniversary of the death of leader Kim Jong Il with visits to statues and vows of loyalty to his son, Kim Jong Un. As snow fell Sunday, a steady flow of North Koreans offering flowers and paying respects to the late leader could be […]
Tags: News, North Korea, Pyongyang North Korea, Kim Jong, Kim Jong Il, Nation & World


North Korea marks 7th anniversary of Kim Jong’s Il death

PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — North Koreans are marking the anniversary of the death of leader Kim Jong Il seven years ago with visits to statues and vows of loyalty to his son, Kim Jong Un. As snow fell Sunday, a steady flow of North Koreans offering flowers and paying respects to the late leader […]
Tags: News, North Korea, Pyongyang North Korea, Kim Jong, Kim Jong Il, Nation & World


Fake Adidas and Hello Kitty: a taste of consumerism for North Korea’s elite

Kim Jong-Un is quietly allowing a tightly controlled fortunate few in Pyongyang access to designer knock-offs, smartphones and even a version of AmazonAt the Ryuwon shoe factory in Pyongyang, Adidas trainers gleam on a stand beside the production line, a personal gift from dictator Kim Jong-un to inspire workers churning out imitations for the North Korean faithful.“The Great Marshall sent shoes from other countries so the workers can see and touch them,” said the factory guide. Kim’s style hint...
Tags: Politics, North Korea, Nike, World news, Cities, Asia Pacific, Kim Jong-un, Kim Jong-il, Kim, Puma, Pyongyang, Kim Jong, Kitty


Pyongyang calling: we spent a week in North Korea - video

In rare footage of the North Korean capital, the Guardian gained an insight into what daily life is like for its citizens. Escorted by government minders at all times we were invited to visit a nursery, zoo, swimming pool, funfair, parks, factories, festivals and more, but were left questioning if anything was real. After returning to the UK, Emma Graham-Harrison reflects on what it's like spending a week immersed in a personality cult Continue reading...
Tags: Politics, UK, North Korea, Society, World news, Cities, Guardian, Kim Jong-un, Kim Jong-il, Pyongyang, Emma Graham Harrison


‘Inside North Korea’s Dynasty,’ About Ruling Kim Family, Set for National Geographic (EXCLUSIVE)

With relations between North Korea and the West in the spotlight, National Geographic is launching a series looking at the ruling Kim family, which has controlled the secretive East Asian state for three generations. U.K.-based 72 Films is producing the four-part factual series, titled “Inside North Korea’s Dynasty,” which has been a year in the […]
Tags: News, North Korea, Global, West, Kim Jong-un, Kim Jong-il, Kim, National Geographic, 72 Films


South Korea’s Leader Opens a Door to the North

Moon Jae-in’s visit to Pyongyang was a promising step. But the North Korean nuclear threat remains.
Tags: South Korea, News, North Korea, Nuclear Weapons, Kim Jong-un, Pyongyang, Trump, Korean War, Kim Jong Il, Donald J, United States International Relations, United States Defense and Military Forces, Defense and Military Forces, Moon Jae, Kim Dae jung, Moon Jae-in


Homecoming – Exploring Slavery and My Heritage in Maputo, Mozambique

I squinted as I looked up into the bright blue sky. The solar system’s only star illuminated the entire city of Maputo this warm winter’s day. A gentle breeze blew in the wind; a bird, large and black, hovered around 100 feet up above us, seemingly staring at me. Calisto pointed to the tremendous Catholic Cathedral in front of us before speaking. It sat on top of a small hill overlooking one of the main streets of Maputo, named R. da Radio. Just beyond it was a statue I’d seen before on YouTube ...
Tags: Travel, Europe, New York, Featured, Australia, North Korea, Africa, America, Rome, United States, South Africa, Gaza, Portugal, Army, African American, Brazil


Kim Jong-un Has a Dream. The U.S. Should Help Him Realize It.

North Korea’s leader wants to be a great economic reformer. Encouraging him is the best way forward on denuclearization.
Tags: South Korea, News, North Korea, United States, Nuclear Weapons, Kim Jong-un, Samsung Group, Trump, Kim Jong, Kim Jong Il, Deng Xiaoping, Donald J, United States International Relations, Embargoes and Sanctions, Arms Control and Limitation and Disarmament, Moon Jae-in


North Korea’s New Nuclear Promises Fall Short of U.S. Demands

Kim Jong-un agreed to “permanently dismantle” key facilities in a bid to ease tensions with South Korea, but his offers stop short of denuclearization.
Tags: South Korea, News, North Korea, Singapore, Kim Jong, Kim Jong Il, United States International Relations, Arms Control and Limitation and Disarmament


North Korea’s New Promises on Weapons Stop Short of Denuclearization

Kim Jong-un agreed to “permanently dismantle” key facilities in a bid to ease tensions with South Korea, but his offers did not meet U.S. demands.
Tags: South Korea, News, North Korea, Singapore, Kim Jong, Kim Jong Il, United States International Relations, Arms Control and Limitation and Disarmament


Tears as North and South Koreans meet after decades

With tears and cries, dozens of elderly and frail South and North Korean family members met on Monday for the first time since the peninsula and their relationships were torn apart by war nearly 70 years ago. Many of the North Korean women were clad in traditional dresses, known as hanbok in the South and joseon-ot in the North, and all had the ubiquitous badges of the North's founder Kim Il Sung or his son and successor Kim Jong Il, while the Southerners wore their best suits. As soon as 99-y...
Tags: News, North, South, Kim Jong Il, Kim Il Sung


Kim Jong-un 'erases his father and grandfather' from new mandatory national oath

Kim Jong-un, the North Korean leader, has introduced a new national oath playing down the achievements of his father and grandfather and instead praising his own ideology and leadership. The oath, which must be recited by all citizens, was originally introduced in the 1970s, when Kim Il-sung, the founder of the nation and the grandfather of the present dictator, exercised control over the nation. The oath was made up of 10 articles that extolled the wisdom and greatness of Mr Kim and, after his ...
Tags: News, Washington, North Korea, Singapore, US, Kim, Donald Trump, Seoul, Trump, State, Kim Jong, Korean Peninsula, Madeleine Albright, Kim Il, Kim Jong Il, Kim Il Sung


A tour of North Korea's answer to Disneyland – video

On a rare press trip to Pyongyang we were presented with a night at the bustling Kaeson Youth Park, where residents are marshalled in line by military personnel for a dose of state-sanctioned fun. But while the UN warns of food scarcity in the rest of the country, is this just a welcome distraction for the privileged few? Continue reading...
Tags: North Korea, World news, Cities, Un, Kim Jong-un, Kim Jong-il, Disneyland, Pyongyang, Kaeson Youth Park


Kim Jong-un: The story of the boy dictator who bested the US president

The young ruler took a radically different path to his father, one that earned him the opportunity to outsmart Donald TrumpKim Jong-un was never destined to rule North Korea. It was never preordained he would be the one to accelerate the isolated nation’s nuclear weapons program, and force the US president, Donald Trump, to sit down for a meeting of equals. Related: Trump shrugs off Kim's human rights record: 'He's a tough guy' Continue reading...
Tags: North Korea, US, Asia Pacific, Kim Jong-un, Kim Jong-il, Kim, Donald Trump, Trump, Kim Jong, Donald TrumpKim Jong


North Korean escapee makes heartfelt plea to Trump to hold Kim Jong-un accountable for his atrocities

When Yeonmi Park was just 13 years old, after suffering inhumanely under the North Korean regime, she and her family escaped to China (and eventually to South Korea). She is now 24 years old and has become a vocal advocate for human rights in the country she once fled from. In this New York Times video, this brave young defector describes the terrible conditions for people in her home country and asks Trump to hold its dictator Kim Jong-un accountable for these human rights violations. Yo...
Tags: South Korea, Post, Video, Human Rights, News, North Korea, China, Famine, Park, Holocaust, New York Times, Kim Jong Un, Survivor, Brave, Torture, Gobi Desert


Life inside North Korea: the power of Juche explained - video

On a rare press trip to Pyongyang, we were given a guided tour of the Juche Tower. The flame-topped structure is a symbol of Juche, the philosophy of the ruling Korean Workers' party, which was invented by Kim Il-sung, one of the country’s 'eternal leaders' and grandfather of Kim Jong-un. Juche is the ideology of self-reliance that for a time sustained the economy until stagnation Continue reading...
Tags: North Korea, World news, Cities, Kim Jong-un, Kim Jong-il, Pyongyang, Kim Jong, Kim Il Sung, Juche, Korean Workers


Trump Says Nuclear Threat is Over; North Korea Experts Skeptical

A former foreign service officer who served in North Korea while Kim Jong-Un’s father ruled is skeptical of President Trump’s claim that “there is no longer a nuclear threat from North Korea.” David Lambertson who worked as American liaison to the Korean Economic Development Organization in North Korea told me that the threat is over only in Trump’s “imagination.” Early yesterday, President Trump congratulated himself in this tweet: Just landed – a long trip, but everybody can now feel much saf...
Tags: Health, North Korea, Singapore, Iran, Thailand, Kim Jong Un, Infertility, Clinton, Trump, Kim Jong, Donald J Trump, Kim Jong Il, Richard N Haass, Richard Haass, Kedo, David Lambertson


Who is Ri Chun-hee, North Korea's melodramatic star newsreader who announced Kim's trip to Singapore

When North Korea's government told its public about leader Kim Jong-un's upcoming "historic meeting" in Singapore with Donald Trump, the US president, the announcement fell inevitably to Ri Chun-hee . Mrs Ri, who has been reading the news on North Korean state television since 1971, revealed the news that Kim had landed in the Asian city-state 3,000 miles south of Pyongyang in her usual quavering, triumphant tones.  In a seven minute morning bulletin she told North Koreans that their l...
Tags: News, North Korea, Singapore, US, United States, Kim Jong Un, Korea, Tokyo, Epa, Kim, Donald Trump, Pyongyang, South, Trump, State, Kim Jong


“One Day This Door is Going to Open”: A Review of “Dennis Rodman’s Big Bang in Pyongyang” (Documentary)

Dennis Rodman’s Big Bang in Pyongyang (2015) is probably the documentary to be seeing right now, made timely once again not just by the fact that it gives us a deep view of what was arguably the prelude to the summit between Kim Jong-un and Donald Trump, but also because it shows us how the… Read More “One Day This Door is Going to Open”: A Review of “Dennis Rodman’s Big Bang in Pyongyang” (Documentary)
Tags: North Korea, Singapore, Diplomacy, Anthropology, Nba, Kim Jong-un, Kim Jong-il, Donald Trump, Pyongyang, Dennis Rodman, Dprk, Kim Jong, Daniel Pinkston, Vin Baker, Donald J. Trump, Kim Il-sung


Who is Kim Jong Un? Separating myth from fact

Anointed his father's successor only a year before Kim Jong Il passed away, Kim Jong Un began his rule in North Korea by consolidating power with a political purge
Tags: Asia, News, North Korea, Kim Jong Un, Kim Jong, Kim Jong Il


Planning Trump-Kim Meeting: Who Sits Where, What Will They Eat and Who Pays?

The June 12 summit meeting between President Trump and Kim Jong-un requires figuring out countless details, all of which could be ignored last minute by two leaders known for changing their minds.
Tags: News, North Korea, Singapore, United States, Kim Jong-un, Kim, Trump, Kim Jong, Kim Jong Il, Donald J, United States International Relations