Kim Jong Un

  • North Korean agents tell a London hairdresser to remove Dear Supreme Leader Kim Jong-un's 'bad hair day' poster 16-04-2014 03:05 PM

    It seems the North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un is spreading his tentacles of total obedience even in distant England. A hairdresser in Ealing was visited by two North Korean officials after he used a photo of Kim Jong-un to attract customers having a 'bad hair day', reports The Telegraph. He...
  • All university male students in North Korea are now required by law to get the same goofy haircut as supreme leader Kim Jong Un 27-03-2014 01:23 PM

    It could well be an Onion story. According to various media reports, all university men in North Korea will now have to get the same hairstyle as their Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un. The middle-parted, sides-shaved haircut isn't the greatest thing in fashion right now but the Time Magazine reported...
  • Photoshop fail? 5 insanely hilarious poster tributes to Tamil Nadu CM Jayalalithaa showing world leaders bowing before her 25-02-2014 10:02 AM

    It was Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa 66th birthday yesterday and her fans didn't spare any opportunity to make the day special for the politician. Apart from the huge Parliament-shaped cake that the 66-year-old cut on her birthday, she also got to see photoshopped hoardings and posters of her...
  • North Korea rejects UN human rights report as 'lies and fabrications' 22-02-2014 01:22 PM

    North Korea on Saturday rejected the findings of a UN panel, which accused the state of crimes against humanity that evoked Nazi-era atrocities, saying they were based on "lies and fabrications deliberately cooked up by hostile forces and riff-raffs." North Korean security chiefs and even Kim Jong Un should face...
  • UN warns North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on accountability of spreading crimes 18-02-2014 11:48 AM

    A UN panel warned North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on Monday that he may be held accountable for orchestrating widespread crimes against civilians in the secretive Asian nation, ranging from systematic executions to torture, rape and mass starvation. It is unusual for a UN report to directly implicate a...
  • UN letter to Kim Jong Un warns on accountability 17-02-2014 09:57 PM

    Geneva: A UN panel warned North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on Monday that he may be held accountable for orchestrating widespread crimes against civilians in the secretive Asian nation. It is unusual for a UN report to directly implicate a nation's leader. But in a letter accompanying a yearlong...
  • North Korean leader says purge was a cleansing of 'filth' 01-01-2014 03:12 PM

    North Korean leader Kim Jong Un made his first reference to the execution of his powerful uncle in a New Year's address, saying the reclusive state's ruling party had become stronger after it was purged of "factional filth." And he called for better relations with South Korea, warning that another...
  • North Korea executes leader's powerful uncle in rare public purge 13-12-2013 04:12 PM

    North Korea has executed the powerful uncle of young leader Kim Jong Un, state media said on Friday, the biggest upheaval in years as the ruling dynasty sought to distance itself from responsibility for the isolated states's dire living standards. Jang Song Thaek, considered the second most powerful man in...
  • North Korea executes Kim Jong Un's uncle as a 'traitor' 13-12-2013 07:18 AM

    Pyongyang: North Korea said on Friday that it had 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 the country's No. 2 official. In a sharp reversal of the long-held popular image of Jang Song...
  • North Korea says Kim's powerful uncle dismissed for 'criminal acts' 09-12-2013 11:39 AM

    Seoul: North Korea on Monday excoriated Jang Song Thaek, the uncle of leader Kim Jong Un, for what it described as a slew of criminal acts, confirming the spectacular downfall of the once second most powerful man in the reclusive state. The sacking of Jang for mismanaging the economy, corruption,...
  • North Korean dictator's ex-girlfriend executed over porn scandal 30-08-2013 08:39 AM

    Sydney: According to reports by the South China Morning Post, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's Hyon Song-wol was gunned down in front of her family just three days after being arrested for breaching North Korean pornography laws. Hyon, was among a dozen well-known musicians who were executed by machine...
  • Friends who survived Korean war gather to remember it on 60th anniversary 26-07-2013 12:43 PM

    Two decorated US war veterans who survived one of the worst battles of the Korean War found themselves among former foes at a memorial ceremony as North Korean leader Kim Jong Un launched the country's commemoration of the war's end 60 years ago. It's unusual for American veterans to attend...
  • North, South Korea move to end rupture in ties 07-06-2013 02:06 AM

    Seoul: North and South Korea announced on Thursday they were planning to hold talks for the first time since February 2011, signalling attempts to repair ties that have been ruptured for months. For months earlier this year, North Korea unleashed an almost daily stream of threats against the South and...
  • 'China tried to convince N Korea to give up nuclear tests' 04-06-2013 12:51 PM

    Beijing: China told an envoy of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un that Pyongyang should stop conducting nuclear and missile tests, but the North showed little sign of heeding the request, said a source with knowledge of the talks held late last month. Kim dispatched Choe Ryong-hae, vice chairman of the...
  • North Korea sends top official to China 22-05-2013 08:59 AM

    Seoul: North Korea sent one of its top military officials to Beijing on Wednesday as a "special envoy" of its leader Kim Jong-un, state news agency KCNA reported. There were few details of Choe Ryong-hae's visit, which came amid strained relations between China and North Korea after Beijing backed UN...
  • North Korea has to pay a price for provocations: Obama 08-05-2013 11:50 AM

    Washington: Emphasising that North Korea has to pay for its recent provocative behaviour, US President Barack Obama and his South Korean counterpart Park Geun-Hye have said that engagement process would be initiated if Pyongyang gives up its nuclear ambitions. "The key is that we will be prepared for a deterrence;...
  • Pyongyang glitters, but rest of North Korea still dark 29-04-2013 09:03 AM

    Pyongyang: The heart of this city, once famous for its Dickensian darkness, now pulsates with neon. Glossy construction downtown has altered the Pyongyang skyline. Inside supermarkets where shopgirls wear French designer labels, people with money can buy Italian wine, Swiss chocolates, kiwifruit imported from New Zealand and fresh-baked croissants. They...
  • Goal of nuclear free North Korea tests US, China ties 14-04-2013 06:29 AM

    Beijing: Bound by threats from North Korea, the US and China agreed on Saturday to rid the bellicose nation of nuclear weapons in a test of whether the world powers can shelve years of rivalry and discord, and unite in fostering global stability. Beyond this latest attempt to restrain North...
  • N Korea's missile launch would be a 'huge mistake': US 12-04-2013 08:41 PM

    Seoul: US Secretary of State John Kerry warned North Korea on Friday it would be a "huge mistake" to launch a medium-range missile and said the United States would never accept the reclusive country as a nuclear power. Addressing reporters after talks with South Korea's president and leaders of the...
  • North Korea nears 'dangerous line': US Defence Secretary 11-04-2013 11:15 AM

    Washington: Asserting that the US is ready with all its contingency plans to defend itself and its allies from any misadventure from North Korea, Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel has warned that the isolated nation was "skating very close to a dangerous line." "North Korea has been, with its bellicose rhetoric,...
  • South Korea increases surveillance as North moves missile 10-04-2013 06:32 AM

    Seoul: South Korea has raised its surveillance of North Korea after the reclusive state moved one or more long-range missiles in readiness for a possible launch, Yonhap news agency reported on Wednesday. Admiral Samuel Locklear, the commander of US forces in the Pacific region, said the US military believed North...
  • Admiral says US can intercept North Korean missile 09-04-2013 10:59 PM

    Washington: US defenses could intercept a ballistic missile launched by North Korea, the top US military commander in the Pacific said on Tuesday as the relationship between the West and the communist government hit its lowest point since the end of the Korean War. Admiral Samuel Locklear, commander of US...
  • North Korea asks embassies to consider moving diplomats out 05-04-2013 10:32 PM

    London/Seoul: North Korea has asked embassies to consider moving staff out and warned it cannot guarantee the safety of diplomats after April 10, Britain said, amid high tension and a war of words on the Korean peninsula. The requests come on the heels of declarations by the government of the...