Topic: Korean Central News Agency
North Koreans are mourning the death of Kim Jong-il, but the oddest sign of the cult of personality is a shrine at a supermarket escalator.
12/22/2011 12:24 pm
North Korea's propaganda machine gave Kim Jong-il supernatural powers, creating a mystique around the leader. Next up: his son Kim Jong-un.
12/22/2011 09:06 am
Kim Jong-il died of a heart attack Saturday, due to 'overwork and stress' according to North Korean officials. Experts are concerned that his third son, Kim Jong-un, may feel the need to prove himself by precipitating a crisis.
12/19/2011 10:32 pm
Stock market futures in US edge up as tensions ease over Kim Jong Il's passing. Asia markets close lower, but stock market in Germany, Britain, and France recover.
12/19/2011 09:00 am
Jun Young-su, a member of a Christian church in California, was arrested in November, the latest in a series of Americans to be held by North Korea. Christian worship is banned in the North.
04/14/2011 05:43 pm
Egypt has counted on North Korea for military aid. The biggest mobile phone company in the Middle East is also one of North Korea's largest investors.
02/07/2011 10:16 am
Some visitors to South Korea's Aegibong Peak, where a Christmas tree stands 100 feet tall, are skeptical it sends a message of peace. North Korea has denounced the war games and the tree as 'provocations.'
12/23/2010 12:40 pm
North Korea and South Korea have both raised the stakes in a Yellow Sea confrontation, with each side wanting to save face.
12/17/2010 12:29 pm
South Korea says that North Korean forces 'launched the first shots' in an exchange of gunfire in a remote region. The flare-up comes just before a reunion of families divided by the Korean War.
10/29/2010 11:13 am
Some analysts believe that Kim Jong-il's exiled oldest son is just waiting to see if his younger half-brother Kim Jong-un can do the job – but could return to rule North Korea.
10/27/2010 02:41 pm