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North Korea's love for Kim Jong Un is now visible from space

Someone carved "Long Live General Kim Jong Un, the Shining Sun" into a North Korean hillside, in letters 65 feet high.
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A Google Earth picture taken on Oct. 6 has revealed a huge homage to North Korea's leader, Kim Jong Un. (Google Earth/Screengrab)

North Korea wants everyone to know how great Kim Jong Un is. Even in space.

Satellite pictures have revealed an enormous message of praise to North Korea's dear dictator, carved into a hillside in northern Ryanggang province.


Reform in North Korea "a foolish and silly dream," says Pyongyang

"To expect 'policy change' and 'reform and opening' from the DPRK [North Korea] is nothing but a foolish and silly dream," the official told state-run news agency KCNA, "just like wanting the sun to rise in the west."

Kim Jong Un married: Where's the honeymoon?

Kim Jong Un didn't give us a wedding, so at least allow us to speculate about his honeymoon.
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North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un (2nd L) and an unidentified woman visit the Rungna People's Pleasure Ground, which is nearing completion, in Pyongyang in this undated picture released by the North's KCNA on July 25, 2012. According to North Korean state run media, the couple is now married. (Reuters/Courtesy)
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Vicious economic power struggle rumored in North Korea

This week there's been an avalanche of speculation about the ousting of Ri Yong Ho, the former vice-marshall of the North Korean army and once the military's key leader. Some evidence points towards a brutal power struggle between the country's executive and the country's 1.2 million strong military — a potentially major shift in the country.

North Korea gets trendy

When North Korea's young leader took control of the country last year, no one was exactly sure what would happen. Now there are signs that Kim may be a more independent mind than many had thought.

Chatter: Who's in charge of North Korea's army?

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Graphic. (Antler Agency/GlobalPost)
North Korea's top military man finds himself relieved of his duties, a disturbing pattern emerges in Syria, and Madonna irks the French far-right.

Onward To the Final Victory: Kim Jong Un gets his own theme tune (VIDEO)

Rousing march urges listeners "onward, onward to the final victory."
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The song is accompanied by a video showing various North Korean achievements. (YouTube)
With charming understatement, Vice-Minister of Culture Hong Kwang Sun says the song is "just a powerful trumpet call of the revolution encouraging the army and people in the drive to build a thriving nation as well as a stirring drumbeat of victory."

North Korea will "mass produce" nuclear weapons

According to documents reportedly found by the Japanese press, late North Korean leader Kim Jong Il had ordered that the country "mass-produce" nuclear weapons.

On Location Video: Will North Korea's new leader agree to nuclear talks?

Three months after Kim Jong Un took power in North Korea, the world is watching to see whether he will seek compromise or conflict.

North Korea 'ready for war' over US, South Korea military drills

The exercises are a "grave provocation," according to the North Korean Foreign Ministry. "The DPRK [Democratic People's Republic of Korea] is fully ready for both dialogue and war."
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