Kim Il Sung

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This screengrab  shows a North Korea defector running  from a vehicle at the Joint Security Area of the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ). Photograph:  Handout/AFP Getty Images

North Korean border guards were only steps behind a fellow North Korean soldier when they opened fire and one briefly crossed the border pursuing the (...)

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un:  desire by Finian McGrath, Shane Ross and John Halligan to attempt intervention in the most dangerous crisis currently facing the planet is a mystery. Photograph:   AFP/KCNA via KNS/STR

The proposed mission to North Korea by the three Independent Alliance Ministers may be an absurd and amusing diversion from day-to-day politics but, a(...)

Former president Jimmy Carter and Rosalynn Carter at home:  “[Barack Obama] made some very wonderful statements, in my opinion, when he first got in office, and then he reneged on that.” Photograph: Dustin Chambers

Most people would run away screaming at the thought of working for a boss who humiliates subordinates in public, throttles them in private, demands co(...)

US B-26 Invader light bombers unleash parachute demolition bombs upon supply warehouses and dock facilities at the port city of Wonsan, in southeastern North Korea, in 1951. Photograph:  Interim Archives/Getty Images

Foreign tourists in North Korea are invariably steered to the Victorious Fatherland Liberation War Museum in Pyongyang, which documents the isolated n(...)

A photo distributed  by the North Korean government shows what was said to be the test launch of a Hwasong-12 intermediate range missile in Pyongyang in late August 2017. File photograph: Korean Central News Agency/Korea News Service/AP

A North Korean state agency threatened on Thursday to use nuclear weapons to “sink” Japan and reduce the United States to “ashes and darkness” for sup(...)

Visitors look  towards North Korea from a South Korean observation post  near the DMZ. Photograph: Getty Images

At the frontier between North and South Korea there is no sign whatsoever of imminent conflagration. It’s less a front line and more of a theme park. (...)

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un inspects a military operation at an undisclosed location in North Korea in April. Photograph: STR/AFP/Getty Images

With his trademark floppy fringe and shaved-back-and-sides hairstyle, his permanent grin and his corpulent frame packed into a military-style suit, No(...)

 An “underwater test-fire of strategic submarine ballistic missile” conducted at an undisclosed location in North Korea, in this photograph released on April 24th by North Korean Central News Agency. Photograph: EPA/KCNA

North Korea put on a musical show to mark the birthday of founding father Kim Il-sung, which ended with a mock-up video of missiles engulfing the Unit(...)

US vice-president Mike Pence described a failed missile launch by North Korea as a “provocation” at the start of a 10-day visit to Asia that will be d(...)

US army tanks conduct a military exercise in Paju, near the border with North Korea, in South Korea on Friday, April 14th. Photograph: Ahn Young-joon

As tensions simmer in the Korean peninsula, with US warships steaming into the region and alarm at the likelihood of another North Korean nuclear test(...)

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