All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Pyongyang’

North Korea Launches Ballistic Missile Into Sea

On the day before the 61st anniversary of the Korean War armistice, North Korea launched a short-range ballistic missile into the sea off its east coast. The missile was fired from the country’s southwest Hwanghae province on Saturday evening, and traveled roughly 310 miles over land before touching down in the Sea of Japan. North Korea routinely test-fires missiles as …

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Kim Jong-Un Watches North Korea Military Drills

North Korea’s Great Successor Kim Jong-un observed military drills mock targeting South Korean missile bases on Baeknyeong and Yeonpyeong islands Saturday, which included artillery fire and live torpedoes from a 1,800-ton Romeo-class submarine. The drills took place near Wonsan, Kangwon Province, and included mobilization of North Korean Army, Navy and Air Force artillery, submarines, fighter jets and bombers. Jong-un was …

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North Korea Opens Marathon To Foreign Amateurs For The First Time

The streets of North Korea’s capital, Pyongyang, were filled with foreign runners on Sunday. The Pyongyang marathon, held annually, welcomed amateur runners from all over the world for the first time. The marathon, known as the Mangyongdae Prize International Marathon, has been around for 27 years. Last Sunday, thousands of North Koreans lined the streets to watch the event and …

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North Korea Hosts International Marathon in Capital

North Korea allowed foreign tourists to compete in the annual marathon on Sunday in its capital, Pyongyang. Of thousands of participants in Sunday’s event, more than 200 were from other countries. The race started and ended at Kim Il Sung stadium, and participants were greeted at the finish line by more than 40,000 cheering spectators. It is also the first …

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North Korea Looks Like a Dark, Desolate Hellhole from Space

It’s not as if it’s all that surprising, but North Korea, when viewed at night from the International Space Station, looks devoid of life. I mean, wow. Here’s what NASA had to say about a recent image snapped as the ISS was flying of East Asia: “North Korea is almost completely dark compared to neighboring South Korea and China. The …

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Merrill Newman ‘Apologizes’ to North Korea

As the United States urges Pyongyang’s release of US veteran, Merrill Newman, who has been detained for more than a month in North Korea, the country’s official KCNA news agency reports that the elderly Palo Alto resident has issued an apology to the secretive country. Newman 86, read an apology for crimes he allegedly committed during the Korean war and …

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Repatriated Koreans May Face Charges in S Korea

Officials in Seoul, South Korea, on Monday reported on the six South Koreans who were repatriated south by North Korea. Six men and the corpse of a woman, who was married to one of the men, were returned by Pyongyang on Friday. In a rare turn of events, the men had been seeking better living conditions in the impoverished dictatorship …

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Dennis Rodman Returns Home From Visit To North Korea

Dennis Rodman, the former Chicago Bulls and NBA star who has struck up an unlikely friendship with the leader of North Korea, has returned to the U.S. from his second visit this year to Pyongyang to visit Kim Jong-un. Rodman arrived at the Beijing airport Saturday and coldly answered reporter’s questions about the trip, including several expletives. Kim Jong-un and …

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