Kim Jong-Un

FILE - In this July 27, 2013 file photo, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un leans over a balcony and waves to Korean War veterans cheering below at the end of a mass military parade on Kim Il Sung Square in Pyongyang to mark the 60th anniversary of the Korean War armistice. North Korea is warning that the release of a new American comedy about a plot to assassinate leader Kim Jong Un would be an "act of war." If the U.S. government doesn't block the movie's release, it will face "stern" and "merciless" retaliation, an unidentified spokesman for North Korea's Foreign Ministry said in state media Wednesday, June 25, 2014. (AP Photo/David Guttenfelder, File)

North Korea’s take on new US movie: ‘Act of war’

It turns out that North Korea doesn’t find much humor in a big-screen comedy about the assassination of its leader. The movie “The Interview” is set to hit theaters in October and stars James Franco […]

06/26/2014

July 27, 2013 photo of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un during a mass military parade celebrating the 60th anniversary of the Korean War armistice in Pyongyang, North Korea. (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E, File)

Mandatory Kim Jong Un haircuts a baldfaced lie?

TOKYO (AP) — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un’s distinctive hairstyle is the ‘do of the day on the Internet, thanks to a viral report that every male university student in the capital is now […]

03/27/2014

Dennis Rodman sings Happy Birthday to North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, seated above in the stands, before an exhibition basketball game at an indoor stadium in Pyongyang, North Korea on Jan. 8, 2014. (AP Photo/Kim Kwang Hyon)

Rodman sings happy birthday to North Korean leader

PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — Dennis Rodman sang “Happy Birthday” to North Korean leader Kim Jong Un before leading a squad of former NBA stars in a friendly game Wednesday as part of his “basketball […]

01/08/2014

Dennis Rodman stands up to leave after he and fellow US basketball players completed a television interview at a Pyongyang, North Korea hotel Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2014. Rodman came to the North Korean capital with a team of USA basketball stars for an exhibition game on Jan. 8, the birthday of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. From left to right are Cliff Robinson, Jerry Dupree, Charles D. Smith, unidentified, Vin Baker, Andre "Silk" Poole and Doug Christie. (AP Photo/David Guttenfelder)

Ex-NBA player regrets going to North Korea game

PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — Former NBA star Charles D. Smith says he feels remorse for coming to Pyongyang with Dennis Rodman for a game on the North Korean leader’s birthday because the event has […]

01/07/2014

Former basketball star Dennis Rodman speaks to journalists upon arrival at the capital airport in Beijing from Pyongyang, North Korea, Dec. 23, 2013.  (AP Photo/Kyodo News)

Rodman leaves North Korea without word if he met leader

BEIJING (AP) — Former basketball star Dennis Rodman left North Korea on Monday, but he plans to return next month — even if a sponsor won’t be with him. Rodman’s short visit was aimed at […]

12/23/2013

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, left, and former NBA star Dennis Rodman watch North Korean and U.S. players in an exhibition basketball game at an arena in Pyongyang, North Korea, Feb. 28, 2013. (AP Photo/VICE Media, Jason Mojica, File)

Rodman in North Korea to prep for game on leader’s birthday

PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — Former NBA star Dennis Rodman arrived in North Korea on Thursday to meet leader Kim Jong Un and put the finishing touches on plans to bring 12 ex-NBA players to […]

12/19/2013

A man watches a live TV news program showing that North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's uncle Jang Song Thaek, second from right, is escorted by military officers during a trial in Pyongyang, North Korea, Dec. 12, 2013, at the Seoul Railway Station in Seoul, South Korea. The letters on the left top, read "North Korea Executed Jang Song Thaek after trial." (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)

More purges may follow execution in North Korea

PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — The execution of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un’s uncle brought a swift and violent end to a man long considered the country’s second most powerful figure. But while Jang […]

12/13/2013

In this Aug. 14, 2012 file photo provided by China's Xinhua News Agency, Jang Song Thaek, North Korea's vice chairman of the powerful National Defense Commission, attends the third meeting on developing the economic zones in North Korea, in Beijing. (AP Photo/Xinhua, Li Xin, File)

North Korea executes leader’s uncle as a traitor

PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — North Korea said Friday that it executed Kim Jong Un’s uncle as a traitor for trying to seize supreme power, a stunning end for the leader’s former mentor, long considered […]

12/12/2013

North Korean naval vessel sank last month, reports say

  PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — A North Korean naval vessel sank last month, killing an unspecified number of officers and sailors, according to North and South Korean media. The North’s official Korean Central News […]

11/04/2013

Former NBA star Dennis Rodman arrives at Pyongyang airport, North Korea, Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2013. (AP Photo/Jon Chol Jin)

Rodman in North Korea to visit his ‘friend’ Kim

PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — Former NBA star Dennis Rodman landed Tuesday in North Korea and said he plans to hang out with authoritarian leader Kim Jong Un, have a good time and maybe bridge […]

09/03/2013

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