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A man watches a South Korean news program speculating on the whereabouts of North Korea's "Supreme Leader" in Seoul earlier this week. Pic: AP.

North Korea rumours fail to dent brisk tourism trade

By Wed, Oct 15, 2014 3:03PM UTC Comments Off A man watches a South Korean news program speculating on the whereabouts of North Korea's "Supreme Leader" in Seoul earlier this week. Pic: AP.

A visit to the Hermit Kingdom may seem like a contradiction in terms. And a business built on providing such tours would certainly seem jeopardised when the destination is plagued by reports of political power struggles and rampant human rights abuses. ...

All eyes on Kim as North Korea prepares for anniversary

By Thu, Oct 09, 2014 4:16PM UTC Comments Off North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, accompanied by his wife Ri Sol Ju. Pic: AP.

TOKYO (AP) — As North Korea’s ruling party prepares to mark its 69th anniversary on Friday, the world will be watching to see if leader Kim Jong Un will make his first public appearance in more than a month. Kim’s absence from the public eye, along with suggestions in the North Korean media that he...

NKorea: Kim Jong Un takes action on inaccurate weather forecasts

By Thu, Jun 12, 2014 7:26PM UTC Comments Off North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. Pic: AP.

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Many people may grumble about inaccurate weather forecasts, but North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is doing something about it....

NKorea complains over barber’s Kim Jong Un poster

By Thu, Apr 17, 2014 7:00AM UTC Comments Off North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. Pic: AP.

LONDON (AP) — North Korean diplomats have asked the British government to take action against a London hair salon's poster poking fun at distinctively coiffured leader Kim Jong Un. The Foreign Office said Wednesday it had received a letter from the country's embassy objecting to the poster, and was considering its response....

Hair salon’s Kim Jong Un poster riles embassy

By Wed, Apr 16, 2014 11:27AM UTC Comments Off North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. Pic: AP.

LONDON (AP) — Staff at a London hair salon say they had a close shave with North Korean officials after using the country's leader, Kim Jong Un, to promote discount haircuts. M&M Hair Academy says it received a visit by two men from the nearby North Korean embassy after putting up a poster last week featuring a picture of Kim — who sports a distinctive undercut — and the slogan "Bad Hair Day?"...

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