A 14-year-old student of North Korea has sentenced to 14 years of imprisonment for watching a banned film. He was arrested from Houston City for watching a mystery drama "The Uncle" for 5 minutes. Notably, the North Korean Government under the leadership of Kim Jong Un has tightened rules for its citizens, including ban on watching South Korean films and violating cultural rules of North Korean Government.
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North Korean officials have recently banned its citizens from wearing leather trench coats because it's "impure" to imitate the fashion style of leader Kim Jong Un. The police have been ordered to confiscate faux leather jackets from the market. Furthermore, one of the sources told RFA, "Young men protest, saying they bought the coats with their own money and there is… read-more
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South Korean drama "Squid Game" created hype across the globe, but has costed the North Koreans a price. As per RFA, few students were sentenced to severe punishment by North Korea after they were caught watching the show "secretly". Furthermore, citizens who imported the show in USB drives across borders were shot dead, while… read-more
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Owing to the missile tests and questioning sincerity of Washington's offer of talks, North Korea on October 21, commented over the US's reaction and accused them of operating "double standards" over weapons development. However, "It is normal to conduct these tests like any other countries do to develop and check their defence capabilities," says the government of North Korea.
As per the South Korean military, North Korea fired a missile towards the sea off its east coast on September 28. The launch was before North Korea's UN envoy asked the US to abandon its hostile stance toward Pyongyang. North Korea's UN envoy Kim Song stated the nation was strengthening its defences and that if US stopped its hostile policies, it would react "willingly at any time" to proposals of discussions.
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Seoul's 'Unification Minister' said that it is time to put the "never ending-war" to stop by collaboration and resuming talks from both the sides. In a Summit, Kim Jong's sister Kim Yo-Jong adviced South Korea not to point out others' mistakes and invite a proxy war. "Ending war and participating in an inter-Korea summit will happen only if South Korea shows respect," said Kim Yo-Jong on September 26.
The United Nations atomic agency has said that North Korea has once again started the operation of its main nuclear reactor that can be used to produce "nuclear weapon fuels". The operation is a direct threat to the US, the UN informed. Reportedly, there were indications of the operation of Yonbyon's radiochemical laboratory from mid-February to early July this year.
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North Korea on August 11 warned the US and South Korea against the joint military drills and said that both nations are risking a "serious security crisis" which could escalate tensions and risk a chance of enhancing relations. Reportedly, General Kim Yong Chol has condemned "Washington and Seoul for responding to Pyongyang's goodwill" with 'hostile acts'. Meanwhile, South Korea claimed North Korea has not answered routine calls despite… read-more
The North Koreans are concerned over the weight loss of their leader Kim Jong-Un. According to NK News, Kim had gained 6-7 kg every year since he came to power in 2011 and his current weight is 140kg. The 37-year-old was witnessed much trimmer than before on a big screen in the street of capital Pyongyang while attending a concert. However, no reason for weight loss has been shared.
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In a very surprising claim, China's neighbour North Korea has told the WHO that it tested more than 30,000 people so far, but found zero cases of Covid-19. According to experts, while the whole world is battling against coronavirus, the country's claim is widely doubtful considering North Korea's poor health infrastructure. However, the WHO's monitoring report says 149 people, tested during June 4-10, reported influenza-like illnesses.