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Eyes on Kim As North Korea Preps for Anniversary

INTERNATIONAL | By Eric Talmadge | Oct 9
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.

Did High Heels and Swiss Cheese Sideline North Korean Leader?

INTERNATIONAL | By Jason St. Amand | Oct 1
North Korea's leader has been out of the public eye for weeks, allegedly recovering from ankle surgery. Reports say they broke because of his weight and because he's been wearing high heels to boost his height.

US Sending 2 Warships To Japan To Counter North Korea

INTERNATIONAL | By Lolita C Baldor | Apr 6
The US delivered a two-pronged warning to Asia Pacific nations Sunday, announcing that the U.S. will send two additional ballistic missile destroyers to Japan to counter the North Korean threat, and saying China must better respect its neighbors.

Koreas Trade Fire; Island Residents In Shelters

INTERNATIONAL | By Hyung-Jim Kim and Jung-Yoon Choi | Mar 31
North and South Korea fired artillery shells into each other’s waters Monday, a flare-up of animosity between the rivals that forced residents of five front-line South Korean islands to evacuate to shelters, South Korean officials said.

Mandatory Kim Jong Un Haircuts?

GROOMING | By Eric Talmadge | Mar 28
Have all male university students in North Korea been ordered to get haircuts like their leader, Kim Jong Un? The Internet certainly says so.

UN Letter Calls Kim Jong-un Out On Nazi-like Atrocities

INTERNATIONAL | By John Heilprin | Feb 17
A U.N. 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.

Rodman Apologizes For Comments On Jailed American

INTERNATIONAL | By Eric Talmadge | Jan 9
Dennis Rodman apologized Thursday for comments he made in North Korea about a detained American missionary, saying he had been drinking and was under pressure as he organized a game with former NBA players.

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