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Airport killing Seen On CCTV

Airport killing Seen On CCTV

Malaysia’s Prime Minister Najib Razak said on Monday his government’s investigation of the killing of the North Korean leader’s half-brother, Kim Jong Nam, will be “objective”, as tension rose between the countries. Earlier on Monday, Malaysia said it has recalled its envoy from Pyongyang and summoned North Korea’s ambassador in Kuala Lumpur, who again cast […]

The Dangerous Man In North Korea

The Dangerous Man In North Korea

When our public officials fall asleep while attending a meeting, or an official function, the standard Nigerian reaction is to have a hearty laugh at their expense. Harmless laughter. You’d remember many photographs of our lawmakers turning the National Assembly into an extension of their bedrooms, sometimes snoring loudly in the middle of a heated […]

The Unlikely Romantic: How Kim Jong-il Introduced Love To North Korean Cinema

The Unlikely Romantic: How Kim Jong-il Introduced Love To North Korean Cinema

North Korea’s founding father, Kim Il-sung, was a tyrant who banned market activity, religion and all declarations of love in films, books or music. The only permissible public expressions of affection were to the leader and the revolution. Touching the hand of the opposite sex was considered indecent, while kissing the red banner was normal. […]

Yuriko Koike, Tokyo’s First Female Governor

Yuriko Koike, Tokyo’s First Female Governor

Tokyo has elected its first female governor, the Arabic-speaking environmentalist and North Korea hawk Yuriko Koike. Former Japanese defense minister, 64-year-old received over a million votes more than her nearest rival, Hiroya Masuda, who was backed by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s ruling Liberal Democratic Party. New ground Koike, who previously broke glass ceilings as Japan’s […]

Kim Jong-un Placed On Sanctions Blacklist For The First Time By US

Kim Jong-un Placed On Sanctions Blacklist For The First Time By US

The United States has placed North Korean leader Kim Jong-un on its sanctions blacklist for the first time, saying he was directly responsible for a long list of serious human rights abuses. US officials said Kim and 10 other top officials also blacklisted were behind widespread abuses including extrajudicial killings, forced labor and torture in […]

North Korea Offers Friendship With One Hand, Abuse With The Other

North Korea Offers Friendship With One Hand, Abuse With The Other

Pyongyang says nuclear programme has given it the upper hand and predicts re-unification despite Seoul’s ‘agitation’ North Korea has announced it is reaching out a “warm helping hand” to its sworn enemy in the south, suggesting that the success of its nuclear weapons programme means re-unification between the two Koreas in close at hand. Pyongyang […]

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