North Korea has taken another step towards its promised second long-range rocket test, completing the assembly of all three stages of the rocket on its launch pad, a South Korean official said on Wednesay, Yonhap agency reported.
North Korea is to launch a long-range rocket between Dec. 10 and 22, Pyongyang's official news agency said, an announcement that is likely to increase tensions between North Korea and neighboring countries.
Jamae Hallberg and dog Femma pose as unicorns at the Tompkins Square Halloween Dog Parade on October 20, 2012 in New York City. North Korea's news agency reported on November 30, 2012, that historians 're-confirmed' the existence of unicorns. (John Moore/AFP/Getty Images)
The discovery (or rediscovery, we should confirm) also reconfirms that Pyongyang was capital of ancient Korea.
Next year’s most interesting hotel opening is not a six-star palatial Dubai building, or an over-the-top Las Vegas accommodation that would make Versailles look understated. It’s Pyongyang's Ryugyong Hotel, also known as the world’s tallest hotel and the “hotel of doom” because of its long history.
Ri hasn’t been seen in public for almost two months, but North Korean state media announced on Monday that she would accompany her husband to a concert at his alma mater, the Kim Il-Sung Military University.
North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un salutes as he watches a military parade to mark 100 years since the birth of the country's founder and his grandfather, Kim Il-Sung, in Pyongyang on April 15, 2012. (Ed Jones/AFP/Getty Images)
A peculiar strand of literature on North Korea has been published in recent years, with the authors drawing heavily on interviews with defectors. Sure, North Korea has been a horrific place with famine and prison camps, but these books reveal a single slice of North Korean society. And it's dangerous that they're taken so frequently at face value when they remain unverifiable.