Kim Il Sung

N Korea 'Sells Gold To China' (But Who Knew It Had Any?)

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK

North Korea has reportedly began selling large amounts of gold to China in order to avoid an imminent economic collapse. "Since several months ago,...

A Proper Gander at North Korea

Ed O'Meara | Posted 08.07.2013 | UK Comedy
Ed O'Meara

Don't confuse this with Panorama sending John Sweeney to North Korea in the imaginatively titled 'North Korea Uncovered' in which our heroic reporter destroys communism by dicking about. "This is an electricity factory" says Sweeney "But none of the lights are on." BOOM! Nice journalism, Sweeneyator.

North Korea Hosts 'Friendship Boosting' Arts Festival Amid Nuclear Missile Threats

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 11.04.2013 | UK

North Korea may be beating the war drum but in many respects it was business as usual as the country kicked off a series of events to celebrate the Ki...

Statue Makeover: North Korea Replaces Kim Jong-Il’s Staid Overcoat With 'Revolutionary' Anorak

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 14.04.2013 | UK

A giant bronze statue of late North Korean leader Kim Jong-Il has had something of a makeover – with its overcoat being replaced with a more casual-...

Is That A Bun In The North Korean Oven?

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 17.12.2012 | UK

Kim Jong Un paid tribute to his late father a year after his death, alongside his wife who appeared to be sporting a baby bump. The couple were at...

Honeymooners Rejoice! North Korea's 'Hotel Of Doom' To Throw Open Its Doors Next Year

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 02.11.2012 | UK

The North Korean monolith known as the "Hotel of Doom" is set to open in 2013, a whopping 26 years after construction began. The Telegraph quotes ...

Hark, Is That The Pitter Patter Of Tiny Dictator Feet?

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 30.10.2012 | UK

North Korea’s favourite couple made a joint appearance on Monday, dashing scurrilous rumours all was not well in paradise. Kim Jong Un and Ri So...

Inside North Korea's 'Hotel Of Doom' (PICTURES)

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 29.09.2012 | UK

Interior images taken inside North Korea’s tallest and most ironically iconic building have been published by a tour agency. The Ryugyong Hotel,...

North Korea - George Orwell's Pyramid Looms Over Pyongyang

John Fleming | Posted 29.06.2012 | UK
John Fleming

I was in North Korea last week for the celebrations of the late Great Leader Kim Il-sung's 100th birthday.

Not 'So Ronery': Kim Jong-il Joins His Father In Bronze Form

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 13.04.2012 | UK

North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un has attended a ceremony to unveil the country's latest political monuments - a statue of his late father Kim Jong-il, ...

North Korea and How the Church Can Bring Democracy

Colin Pattinson | Posted 26.03.2012 | UK
Colin Pattinson

In the aftermath of Kim Il Sung's death the hope for a dramatic change of power has dwindled. Many speculated about a possible collapse but it appears...

Outcomes of Kim Jong Il's Death

Colin Pattinson | Posted 18.02.2012 | UK
Colin Pattinson

The initial reaction to the news amongst my coworkers, as I sit here in Seoul, is of fear and trepidation. Not one of celebration as you might expect. Nobody is jumping for joy, no one is cheering. Instead, as we sat down for lunch together, people ate solemnly.