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    1. December 23, 2014

      North Korea knows film’s mythmaking power

      At his year-end press conference last week, Barack Obama chided North Korea for feeling threatened by a Hollywood comedy....

    2. December 19, 2014

      North Korea hackers ‘world class’ reputation

      North Korean state media routinely boasts of the country’s military force, from its vast standing army to the “treasured...

    1. beyondbrics

      October 15, 2014

      Creeping financial regulation seen as threat to South Korea's ambitions

      The number of regulations governing South Korea’s financial sector has been creeping up, raising concern at the possible...

    2. October 14, 2014

      North Korea announces Kim Jong Un’s return to public duty

      N Korean leader quashes the health rumours Kim Jong Un has made his first public appearance in nearly six weeks, walking...

    3. June 23, 2014

      TBA belies its name as Blair Inc oils into new markets

      A consultant visits Tony Blair Associates to advise on new offices overseas*. Blair: What’s your thinking? Consultant:...

    4. May 9, 2014

      ‘Dear Leader’, by Jang Jin-sung

      Dear Leader: North Korea’s Senior Propagandist Exposes Shocking Truths Behind the Regime, by Jang Jin-sung, Rider Books,...

    5. March 11, 2014

      North Korea: Glimmer of hope

      As a young radio announcer in the North Korean city of Hyesan, Park Ju-hui used to tread gingerly through streets strewn...

    6. March 3, 2014

      North Korea frees Australian missionary

      SEOUL, March 3 – North Korea freed an Australian missionary who had been jailed for promoting Christianity on Monday,...

    7. February 20, 2014

      South Korea has lost the North to China

      A poor country triples its trade volume in six years. Exports to its main partner soar fivefold. This is a rare feat for a...

    8. FT Photo Diary

      December 17, 2013

      Bowing to the Kims

      David Guttenfelder/AP North Koreans bow beneath portraits of the late leaders Kim Jong Il and Kim Il Sung in Pyongyang,...

    9. FT Photo Diary

      December 16, 2013

      Remembering Kim Jong Il

      David Guttenfelder/AP North Koreans gather on the steps of Mansu Hill to lay flowers at the statues of the late leaders Kim...

    10. December 9, 2013

      North Korea confirms purge of top adviser

      North Korea’s state news agency has confirmed the purge of supreme leader Kim Jong Un’s uncle and top adviser, accusing him...

    11. September 6, 2013

      The North Koreans making it down south

      Kim Dae-sung’s seafood noodles are getting cold as he extols the virtues of capitalism. With his sharp suits and Hyundai...

    12. August 28, 2013

      Keep up the pressure on Pyongyang over human rights

      As the world contemplates intervening in Syria over alleged chemical weapons attacks on civilians, spare a thought for the...

    13. August 15, 2013

      South Korea urges Japan to make amends to second world war sex slaves

      Aged only 14, Kim Bok-dong had never ventured more than a few kilometres from the southern Korean town of Yangsan when she...

    14. FT Photo Diary

      July 25, 2013

      Children pay respects in Pyongyang

      Wong Maye-E/AP Two North Korean schoolchildren bow and pay their respects to late leaders Kim Il Sung and Kim Jong Il, whose...

    15. June 19, 2013

      North Korea signals openness to six-party talks

      North Korea sent a second conciliatory signal in less than week with a senior diplomat saying Pyongyang was willing to...

    16. May 2, 2013

      The threats to Asia’s fragile balance of power

      There are three big things going on in east Asia. The most visible and disruptive is the rise of China. The second is a...

    17. FT Photo Diary

      April 25, 2013

      North Korea Army Day

      David Guttenfelder/AP North Korean soldiers and civilians pose for souvenir photos in front as they tour the grounds of...

    18. beyondbrics

      April 22, 2013

      Further reading: battered Brazil

      Monday’s picks from beyondbrics: Brazil’s boom has peaked; how to respond to a ‘three-speed world’; missing Kim Jong-il; the...

    19. April 15, 2013

      N Korea issues ‘ultimatum’ to Seoul

      North Korea marked the anniversary of Kim Il-sung’s birth on Monday with low-key celebrations instead of the missile test...

    20. April 11, 2013

      Kuroda’s bazooka crimps South Korean stocks

      Kim Jong-eun’s nuclear weapons may be the focus of attention on the Korean peninsula, but the greater worry for its...

    21. FT Photo Diary

      April 5, 2013

      Korean tensions

      South Korean army reservists raise their hands to adopt a resolution against North Korea during a rehearsal for their...

    22. The World

      April 4, 2013

      FT podcast: World Weekly with Gideon Rachman

      Is war with North Korea imminent? In the last two weeks, tension on the Korean peninsula has risen dramatically, as North...

    23. beyondbrics

      April 4, 2013

      New York headlines

      * Korea crisis: investors hold their nerve * Apple bars China app for ‘illegal’ content * Turkey nears decision on $20bn...

    24. beyondbrics

      April 4, 2013

      Korea crisis: investors hold their nerve

      embed5 The South Korean stock market fell sharply on Thursday in response to the latest escalation in tensions with...

    25. February 12, 2013

      Timeline: North Korea’s nuclear history

      1950s: North Korea begins nuclear research, focused on energy generation, with assistance from the Soviet Union. 1959: Plans...

    26. The World

      February 8, 2013

      Size isn't everything with North Korean nuclear tests

      South Koreans protest this week about a possible North Korean nuclear test. (AP) This is turning out to be a rather fraught...

    27. January 9, 2013

      Judge Kim on his actions, not his words

      It is a mug’s game trying to interpret the propaganda coming out of North Korea. One minute Pyongyang is about to turn Seoul...

    28. December 2, 2012

      China concern over Pyongyang missile

      China has expressed “deep concern” at North Korea’s plan to launch a ballistic missile in December, but called on all sides...

    29. The World

      October 25, 2012

      Ai Weiwei, in the style of Gangnam

      Ok, it’s not classic World blog material, but the continuing rise of Gangnam Style, South Korea’s biggest musical export, is...

    30. September 18, 2012

      Russia writes off most of N Korea’s debt

      Russia has agreed to write off 90 per cent of North Korea’s $11bn in decades-old debt in a sign that Moscow and Pyongyang...

    31. September 2, 2012

      Moonies founder dies at 92

      When shells rained down on Heungnam labour camp in North Korea in 1950, Jesus Christ appeared to deliver a warning to a...

    32. August 14, 2012

      Japan to reopen talks with North Korea

      The Japanese government will hold talks with North Korea for the first time in four years with the aim of retrieving the...

    33. August 2, 2012

      North Korean athletes credit Kim for string of wins

      North Korea’s Olympic campaign got off to an inauspicious start when its women footballers walked off the pitch before a...

    34. May 12, 2012

      The List: Five literary leaders

      One of the sources for Sacha Baron Cohen’s film The Dictator, released this week, is reported to have been Saddam Hussein’s...

    35. May 10, 2012

      Call for action over N Korea arm sales

      US and UK officials are seeking stronger action against North Korean arms sales in the Middle East and Africa, amid fears...

    36. May 1, 2012

      Mobile phones help weaken N Korean isolation

      Every week, Mrs Ri, a North Korean defector now living in Seoul, receives a call from her family back home. For her it is a...

    37. beyondbrics

      April 16, 2012

      New York headlines

      * Egypt in turmoil after candidates blocked * Australia easing Myanmar sanctions * Briton killed after threat to expose Bo...

    38. April 15, 2012

      Kim stresses ‘military first’ in speech

      Kim Jong-eun, North Korea’s youthful leader, has used his first publicly televised speech to dismiss US suggestions that...

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