While North Koreans celebrate the Lunar New Year like many of their Asian neighbors, they do some things slightly differently, a new report has claimed.
Instead of red envelopes filled with cash, citizens have reportedly been giving crystal meth to one another as a gift, according to The New York Times.
About 48 years ago, Pham Ngoc Canh, a Vietnamese man who was sent to North Korea to study during the Vietnam War, met Ri Yong Hui, the woman he’d marry nearly four decades later.
Canh was one of 200 students that Vietnam sent to North Korea in 1967 to gain the skills needed for rebuilding the country once the war with the United States was over, according to Reuters.
Otto Warmbier’s parents are demanding $1.1 billion from North Korea in compensation for their son’s death.
Warmbier was arrested for allegedly stealing a propaganda poster in January 2016. Originally sentenced to 15 years of hard labor, he returned to the U.S. in a coma and died later in June 2017.
South Korean cosmetics firm 5149 sparked controversy after launching beauty masks packaged with Kim Jong-un’s face and propaganda-style slogans.
According to the company, it has sold more than 25,000 “Unification Moisture Nuclear Masks” since June, with each priced 4,000 won (about $4).
China confirmed on Thursday that two Canadian citizens suspected of “harming national security” are now in its custody.
Michael Spavor, a businessman who clinked cocktails with Kim Jong-un, was apprehended on Monday in the city of Dandong, Liaoning province.
North Korea’s iconic news anchor Ri Chun-hee, dubbed as the “Pink Lady,” is reportedly getting replaced by younger presenters as state-controlled channel KCTV goes through a modern makeover.
Arguably the country’s most popular female TV personality, Ri has been delivering news with her distinctive fervor and excitement since the 1970s.
In a special episode of Digitalsoju TV, four North Koreans now living in South Korea gathered for an all-American style Thanksgiving at Ryan Smokehouse, a Seoul barbecue restaurant founded by Texas native Ryan Phillips.
Oh Chong Song, the North Korean soldier who made a daring, dramatic defection to South Korea late last year, is reportedly a son of a major-general.
The 25-year-old defector held his very first media interview since his daring escape last year, according to Japanese publication Sankei Shimbun via AsiaOne.
Newly released photos taken in North Korea is shedding light on what the country looks like now. It focuses on new developments such as technology, modern electronics, as well as opening their very own KFC-like fast food.
These pictures which were all taken in the wake of a major anniversary weekend in North Korea on Sept. 9, shows a rather different side of the country, mainly the newer and notable developments that are taking place in several regions, according to NK News.
Speaking at a “Make America Great Again” rally in Wheeling, West Virginia on Saturday, the U.S. president said that he and the North Korean leader have fallen in love over “beautiful letters” they exchanged in recent months.
South Korean President Moon Jae-in and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un made a historic announcement, committing to an “era of no war” during the two leaders’ joint press conference held on Wednesday in Pyongyang, North Korea.
The announcement was made at the Paekhwawon State Guesthouse on the second day of a three-day summit between the two leaders who both expressed hopes in containing the threat of war on the Korean Peninsula.
A mother-and-son who became separated during the Korean War finally met in a tearful reunion on Monday.
Lee Keum-seom, 92, ended up on the South side of the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ), while her son, Ri Sang-chol, 71, was trapped on the North side.