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#Kim Jong-un

# kim-jong-un - Monday 10 March, 2014

Globe Theatre to take Hamlet to North Korea

How, erm, appropriate?

# kim-jong-un - Sunday 9 March, 2014

It's election day in North Korea and people have one option: 'Yes'.

In the absence of any competing candidates, voters are simply required to mark “Yes” next to the name on the ballot sheet.

# kim-jong-un - Saturday 11 January, 2014

From The Daily Edge Kim Jong-Un may be sipping some Irish whiskey right now Whiskey

Kim Jong-Un may be sipping some Irish whiskey right now

The North Korean premier received whiskey as a gift from Paddy Power. The company said it was confident it had not broken UN sanctions.

# kim-jong-un - Friday 10 January, 2014

Matt Cooper describes 'outpouring of joy' from crowd upon appearance of Kim Jong-Un

The broadcaster spoke to The Last Word on Today FM from Beijing after spending four days in North Korea.

# kim-jong-un - Wednesday 8 January, 2014

From The42 Here's Dennis Rodman singing 'Happy Birthday'...to Kim Jong-Un...in North Korea Jolly Good Fellow

Here's Dennis Rodman singing 'Happy Birthday'...to Kim Jong-Un...in North Korea

The basketball star was participating in a friendly game in Pyongyang.

# kim-jong-un - Tuesday 7 January, 2014

From The42 VIDEO: Dennis Rodman completely loses it with CNN reporter Angry

VIDEO: Dennis Rodman completely loses it with CNN reporter

The former NBA player is in North Korea and had a go when asked about the country’s rights record.

# kim-jong-un - Monday 6 January, 2014

From The42 Rodman: I love Kim Jong-Un North Korea

Rodman: I love Kim Jong-Un

Former Bulls player is in North Korea this week to play an exhibition match to mark Kim’s birthday.

# kim-jong-un - Monday 23 December, 2013

From The42 Rodman leaves North Korea without meeting 'awesome' Kim Best Buds

Rodman leaves North Korea without meeting 'awesome' Kim

The ex-NBA superstar is a ‘friend for life’ of the reclusive state’s leader, Kim Jong-Un.

# kim-jong-un - Friday 13 December, 2013

North Korea confirms execution of 'traitor' uncle of Kim Jong-Un

Jang Song-Thaek was described as “despicable human scum” during his trial, in which he reportedly admitted to plotting a coup.

# kim-jong-un - Wednesday 4 December, 2013

From The42 Paddy Power are sending Dennis Rodman back to North Korea Basketball Friends

Paddy Power are sending Dennis Rodman back to North Korea

And it’s not just because he misses ‘friend for life’ Kim Jong-un

# kim-jong-un - Thursday 29 August, 2013

Kim Jong-un's ex-lover executed by firing squad

The former girlfriend of the North Korean leader was killed over a porn scandal she was allegedly involved in.

# kim-jong-un - Friday 31 May, 2013

China and Laos criticised for sending refugees back to North Korea

The United Nations says China and Laos have disregarded their international duty to care for the orphaned refugees.

# kim-jong-un - Tuesday 16 April, 2013

North Korean ultimatum threatens 'sledgehammer' action against South

North Korea says the South should have stopped 40 people from burning a portrait of Kim Il-sung on the anniversary of his birth; Seoul says the ultimatum is ‘absurd’.

# kim-jong-un - Saturday 13 April, 2013

How a shy boy from North Korea became the world's scariest dictator*

# kim-jong-un - Thursday 11 April, 2013

Crises in Syria and Korea to dominate G8 talks in London G8

Crises in Syria and Korea to dominate G8 talks in London

Iran’s atomic ambitions, instability in north and west Africa, and climate change will also be up for discussion.

Column: Will a policy of deterrence quell tensions on the Korean peninsula?

The problem with deterrence theory is that, at its root, it is based on threats which can lead states to the brink of war. North Korea’s behaviour should instead be viewed as an opportunity for engagement, writes Jason Douglas.

# kim-jong-un - Monday 1 April, 2013

North Korea's parliament meets amid nuclear tension

The meeting comes following near-daily threats from Pyongyang, which has reacted with anger over US-South Korean military drills.

# kim-jong-un - Friday 29 March, 2013

North Korea readies rockets for strike on US and South Korea Korea This post contains videos

North Korea readies rockets for strike on US and South Korea

Kim Jong-un says rocket forces are ready “to settle accounts with the US”, in retaliation for more joint military drills.

# kim-jong-un - Tuesday 26 March, 2013

'Combat-ready' North Korea threatens Hawaii, US mainland

North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un has launched a fresh threat to strike targets on the US mainland, Hawaii and Guam, as well as South Korea.

# kim-jong-un - Thursday 21 March, 2013

North Korea threatens to strike US military bases

The threat comes as tensions on the Korean peninsula are at their highest level for years.

# kim-jong-un - Tuesday 19 March, 2013

From The Daily Edge The Dredge: Justin Bieber's ex makes a holy show of him on telly World Of Celebs

The Dredge: Justin Bieber's ex makes a holy show of him on telly

She reveals she made him cry big fat tears. That, and all the rest of the day’s celeb dirt.

# kim-jong-un - Tuesday 12 March, 2013

Column: North Korea’s pursuit of the bomb should not be ignored

While a functioning nuclear weapon remains years away for North Korea, recent activities and statements will nevertheless have a worrying effect in Seoul, Washington and the wider world, writes Jason Douglas.

# kim-jong-un - Friday 1 March, 2013

From The42 Here's your 'Dennis Rodman and Kim Jong-Un just chilling' pic of the day Regular Dudes

Here's your 'Dennis Rodman and Kim Jong-Un just chilling' pic of the day

Not what we expected this morning.

# kim-jong-un - Tuesday 12 February, 2013

Ireland condemns North Korean nuclear test 'in strongest terms'

Eamon Gilmore adds his voice to a chorus of international opposition to North Korea’s nuclear explosive testing.

International condemnation as North Korea carries out third nuclear test

Claiming to have made a breakthrough with a ‘miniaturised’ device it would put the country a step closer to fitting a nuclear warhead on a ballistic missile.

# kim-jong-un - Monday 21 January, 2013

North Korea loosens mobile phone restrictions for visitors

Security regulations which prohibit mobile phone calls between foreigners and locals remain in force, however.

# kim-jong-un - Tuesday 8 January, 2013

Every child in North Korea gets sweets for Kim Jong-un's birthday

The world’s youngest head of state was born on January 8, though nobody’s quite sure in which year.

# kim-jong-un - Tuesday 1 January, 2013

Kim Jong-Un calls for Korean reunification in rare TV address

North Korea’s Supreme Leader also called for a “radical turnabout” in his struggling country’s economy.

The 9 at 9: New Year's Day

Happy New Year! Here’s the nine things you need to know as you begin the first morning of 2013.

# kim-jong-un - Wednesday 26 December, 2012

First Irish TV, Titanic, a famous ceiling: the big anniversaries of 2012 Review 2012 This post contains videos

First Irish TV, Titanic, a famous ceiling: the big anniversaries of 2012

The Titanic disaster, the Cuban Missile Crisis, and the Anglo-Irish Treaty: 2012 has been a big year for commemorations. Here’s your guide to the bigger commemorations held this year.

# kim-jong-un - Monday 17 December, 2012

The Evening Fix...now with added 1990s Internet

Here are the things we learned, loved and shared today.

North Korean leader's wife 'appears pregnant'

Kim Jong-un’s wife sighting on state television fuels expectation of an addition to the Kim dynasty.

# kim-jong-un - Tuesday 11 December, 2012

North Korea removes rocket from launch pad: report

According to analysis of the latest satellite imagery, the entire three-stage Unha-3 carrier has been removed to a nearby assembly facility.

# kim-jong-un - Saturday 1 December, 2012

North Korea 'to test long-range rocket' some time this month

The long-range rocket test will coincide with elections in South Korea, and the anniversary of Kim Jong-Il’s death.

# kim-jong-un - Sunday 4 November, 2012

From The42 North Korea forms new sports body led by Kim's uncle Pastures New

North Korea forms new sports body led by Kim's uncle

Jang Song-Thaek is seen as a key figure in the North’s power elite.

# kim-jong-un - Tuesday 9 October, 2012

North Korea says its rockets can hit the US, analysts say it's bluster

The secretive state’s latest public comment came in response to the announcement of a new deal between South Korea and the US to triple the range of its missiles.

# kim-jong-un - Tuesday 25 September, 2012

North Korean parliament holds rare second session

It is highly unusual for the parliament of the secretive Asian state to meet twice in one year.

# kim-jong-un - Saturday 4 August, 2012

North Korean leader's wife 'charming', says sushi chef

The chef, who is believed to have worked for Kim Jong-Il before his death, is one of the few people to publicly speak out about meeting Kim Jong Un and his new wife.

# kim-jong-un - Thursday 26 July, 2012

Leaflet bombs: North Korea drops propaganda pamphlets on the South

South Korean soldiers were reported to have collected thousands of leaflets floated by the North across the frontier as relations worsen between the two countries still technically at war.

# kim-jong-un - Wednesday 25 July, 2012

Is North Korean leader Kim Jong Un married?

South Korea says mystery woman recently spotted accompanying the new leader is his wife.