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NORTH KOREA NEWSLETTER NO. 310 (April 24, 2014)

TOPIC OF THE WEEK (Part 2) N. Korea fiercely slams int'l pressure on its human rights violation SEOUL (Yonhap) -- North Korea has been pouring a near daily barrage of condemnation over a critical report by the United Nations Commission of Inquiry (COI) on human rights violation in the socialist nation.

NORTH KOREA NEWSLETTER NO. 310 (April 24, 2014)

TOPIC OF THE WEEK (Part 2) N. Korea fiercely slams int'l pressure on its human rights violation SEOUL (Yonhap) -- North Korea has been pouring a near daily barrage of condemnation over a critical report by the United Nations Commission of Inquiry (COI) on human rights violation in the socialist nation.

N. Korea protests to UK over Kim Jong-Un hair poster

North Korea has written an official letter of complaint to Britain over a London hair salon's advert implying leader Kim Jong-Un has a bad hairstyle, the Foreign Office confirmed Thursday. The Stalinist state has failed to see the funny side of a discount haircuts advert featuring Kim at the M&M Hair Academy in Ealing, west London. The poster featured a large picture of Kim with his distinctive short-back-and-sides hairdo and the slogan: "Bad hair day? 15 percent off all gent cuts through the month of April."

N. Korea protests to UK over Kim Jong-Un hair poster

North Korea has written an official letter of complaint to Britain over a London hair salon's advert implying leader Kim Jong-Un has a bad hairstyle, the Foreign Office confirmed Thursday. The Stalinist state has failed to see the funny side of a discount haircuts advert featuring Kim at the M&M Hair Academy in Ealing, west London. The poster featured a large picture of Kim with his distinctive short-back-and-sides hairdo and the slogan: "Bad hair day? 15 percent off all gent cuts through the month of April."

N. Korea deletes leader's aunt from documentary film

SEOUL, April 17 (Yonhap) -- The aunt of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un is found to have been edited out of a rerun of a documentary film, an official of the unification ministry said Thursday, in a sign that could reinforce speculation that she has been ousted from power. The original version of the documentary showed Kim Kyoung-hui paying tribute to her elder brother, the late North Korean leader Kim Jong-il, at a mausoleum in December 2012, along with Kim Jong-un and other top officials.

N. Korea marks Kim Il-Sung birthday with loyalty pledge

North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un paid respects to his grandfather Kim Il-Sung as the country marked the birthday Tuesday of its late founder with renewed calls for loyalty to the ruling Kim dynasty. At the stroke of midnight, Kim Jong-Un, accompanied by top military leaders, visited the Kumsusan Palace of the Sun in Pyongyang -- the mausoleum holding the embalmed body of his grandfather, the North's official KCNA news agency said. The similarly preserved body of Kim's father, Kim Jong-Il, whom he succeeded as leader in December 2011, is housed in the same building.

N. Korea marks Kim Il-Sung birthday with loyalty pledge

North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un paid respects to his grandfather Kim Il-Sung as the country marked the birthday Tuesday of its late founder with renewed calls for loyalty to the ruling Kim dynasty. At the stroke of midnight, Kim Jong-Un, accompanied by top military leaders, visited the Kumsusan Palace of the Sun in Pyongyang -- the mausoleum holding the embalmed body of his grandfather, the North's official KCNA news agency said. The similarly preserved body of Kim's father, Kim Jong-Il, whom he succeeded as leader in December 2011, is housed in the same building.

N. Korean leader pays tribute to founder on birthday

SEOUL, April 15 (Yonhap) -- North Korean leader Kim Jong-un paid respects to his grandfather and founder of the communist country on Tuesday marking his 102nd birthday, the North's state media said. Kim visited the Kumsusan Palace of the Sun, where the body of Kim Il-sung, along with his son and former leader Kim Jong-un, lies in state, according to the North's Korean Central News Agency (KCNA). The founding father died in 1994, and his birthday is one of the most important holidays in North Korea.

N. Korean leader reelected as head of country's most powerful body

SEOUL, April 9 (Yonhap) -- Kim Jong-un was reelected as North Korea's leader Wednesday in the first meeting of the country's new parliament that also rubber-stamped a reshuffle of top positions, including the appointment of a new foreign minister. Kim's reelection as head of the North's most powerful body, the National Defense Commission, was widely expected. But the first session of the North's newly formed Supreme People's Assembly was also closely watched for changes in other top positions.

N. Korean leader reelected as head of country's most powerful body

SEOUL, April 9 (Yonhap) -- Kim Jong-un was reelected as North Korea's leader Wednesday in the first meeting of the country's new parliament that also rubber-stamped a reshuffle of top positions, including the appointment of a new foreign minister. Kim's reelection as head of the North's most powerful body, the National Defense Commission, was widely expected. But the first session of the North's newly formed Supreme People's Assembly was also closely watched for changes in other top positions.
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