Kim Jong-Un reportedly "in vegetative state" as China sends experts

Reuters reports that China dispatched medical experts to North Korea to "advise on leader Kim Jong-Un", suspected to be very ill after a heart operation. The trip by the Chinese doctors and officials comes amid conflicting reports about the health of the North Korean leader. Reuters was unable to immediately determine what the trip by […]

North Korean leader claimed to be "in grave danger" after heart operation

A newspaper operated by defectors from North Korea claims that Kim Jong-Un is gravely ill following heart surgery. Daily NK, a speciality website run mostly by North Korean defectors, cited unidentified sources inside the isolated state saying Kim is recovering at a villa in the Mount Kumgang resort county of Hyangsan on the east coast […]

DO NOT travel to North Korea, what's left of the U.S. State Dept. warns Americans

"Do not travel" to the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, the U.S. State Department warned American citizens in a renewed advisory on Friday.

Kim Jong-Un "climbs" Mt Paektu

A press release from the DPRK announced that leader Kim Jong-Un and aides hiked up Mt. Paektu, on the Korea-Chinese border, to celebrate the 2,744m mountain's significance in the republic's history. Nice shoes, Jong-Un!

North Korea owes its nukes to the amazing, flexible CNC mill

Since the 1990s, North Korea has aggressively pursued development — and importation — of CNC mills, the ubiquitous makerspace staples that automatically machine complex forms out of blocks of metal, wood, plastic and other materials.

Even by North Korean standards, the DPRK's Ullim tablet is creepily surveillant

The Ullim Tablet is the latest mobile device from North Korea to be subjected to independent analysis, and it takes the surveilling, creepy nature of the country's notoriously surveillant Android devices to new heights of badness.

Kim Jong-Un's half-brother assassinated in Malaysia

Two assassins used poisoned needles to off the disfavored half-brother of North Korean dictator Kim Jong-Un, reports South Korean media. Kim Jong-nam was attacked in Kuala Lumpur airport by the women, who then escaped in a taxi and remain at large. Malaysian police told Reuters an unidentified North Korean man died en route to hospital […]

North Korea channels the voice of Abraham Lincoln in "Hey, Obama" letter to U.S.

"Hey, Obama," a weird letter from North Korea to the President of the United States opens, according to a translation offered by the Associated Press. "I know you have a lot on your mind these days … I've decided to give you a little advice."

Here's the giggly K-pop hit South Korea is tormenting North Korea with

News reportage has focused on the propaganda messages, but this, relentlessly blasted across the border at such volume it can be heard 12 miles in, is surely what's really keeping DPRK leader Kim Jong Un up at night. The track—"DJ, put it back on!"—is called "Tell Me Your Wish," by "Girls' Generation." It has 33m […]