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North Korean officials visit London hair salon about Kim Jong Un 'bad hair day' ad

North Korean officials visit London hair salon about Kim Jong Un 'bad hair day' ad

LONDON, April 15 (UPI) -- "Bad hair day" ad featuring Kim Jong Un at M&M Hair Academy in London draws visit from North Korean embassy officials.
Evan Bleier
Report: Men in North Korea must get same haircut as Kim Jong Un

Report: Men in North Korea must get same haircut as Kim Jong Un

March 26 (UPI) -- Men in North Korea reportedly forced to get the same haircut as Kim Jong Un.
Evan Bleier

Blog: Farm reforms on North Korean horizon

WASHINGTON, Feb. 27 (UPI) -- A North Korean conference on agriculture suggests there may be reforms on the horizon, but implementation remains uncertain, researchers say.
Koreans conclude their emotion-filled family reunions

Koreans conclude their emotion-filled family reunions

PYONGYANG, North Korea, Feb. 25 (UPI) -- North and South Korean families, split by the 1950-53 war that split their homeland, ended their tearful reunions Tuesday, unsure if they would meet again.
Hollywood developing comedy about Dennis Rodman's North Korea adventures

Hollywood developing comedy about Dennis Rodman's North Korea adventures

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 24 (UPI) -- 20th Century Fox has bought the pitch for a big-screen comedy called "Diplomats."
Kate Stanton

Inter-Korean family reunions set to begin

PYONGYANG, North Korea, Feb. 19 (UPI) -- The much-awaited reunion of Korean families separated since the 1950-53 Korean War appeared set Thursday with elderly South Koreans traveling to North Korea.

China rejects criticism of its handling of North Korean defectors

BEIJING, Feb. 18 (UPI) -- China rejected criticism about abetting the North Korean regime's alleged crimes against humanity by forcibly repatriating North Korean defectors.
U.N. report tells of 'unspeakable atrocities' in North Korea

U.N. report tells of 'unspeakable atrocities' in North Korea

GENEVA, Switzerland, Feb. 17 (UPI) -- North Korea commits crimes against humanity, including "murder, enslavement, torture, imprisonment, rape, forced abortions," says a U.N. report released Monday.

Kim Jong Un visits father's grave on late leader's birthday

PYONGYANG, North Korea, Feb. 16 (UPI) -- North Korean leader Kim Jong Un marked his late father's birthday Sunday by paying respects to the former leader, state media reported.
Kerry: China prepared to make sure North Korea drops nuclear program

Kerry: China prepared to make sure North Korea drops nuclear program

BEIJING, Feb. 14 (UPI) -- Chinese leaders have made it clear North Korea must eventually give up its nuclear weapons program, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said Friday.

S. Korean officials travel to N. Korea to arrange family reunions

PYONGYANG, North Korea, Feb. 7 (UPI) -- A South Korean team traveled to North Korea Friday to work on family reunions but questions remained whether the North would let them take place as agreed.

N. Korea threatens to back out of family reunion deal

PYONGYANG, North Korea, Feb. 6 (UPI) -- North Korea Thursday threatened to back out of its family reunion deal reached only the previous day if the planned South Korea-U.S. military drills are held.

Two Koreas hold talks on family reunions

PYONGYANG, North Korea, Feb. 5 (UPI) -- Korean families separated by the 1950-53 Korean War could have their first reunion in more than three years later this month, the two Koreas agreed Wednesday.

U.S. envoy says 'concrete steps' by N. Korea needed to reopen talks

SEOUL, Jan. 29 (UPI) -- U.S. envoy Glyn Davies Wednesday stressed North Korea must show it is taking "concrete steps" before negotiations on its denuclearization can resume.

Report: Relatives of executed uncle of Kim also killed in North Korea

PYONGYANG, North Korea, Jan. 27 (UPI) -- Recent executions in North Korea under Kim Jong Un targeted not only his uncle but relatives of the man, including children, sources told Yonhap.

Families of North Korean defectors sent to internment camps

PYONGYANG, North Korea, Jan. 23 (UPI) -- North Korea has started sending families of defectors to internment camps near the country's border with China, the Chosun Ilbo reported Thursday.

North Korea increases human rights abuses, advocacy group says

NEW YORK, Jan. 21 (UPI) -- North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has increased interrogation and torture of citizens caught escaping to China, an international human rights group said Tuesday.
North Korea no different under Kim, HRW says

North Korea no different under Kim, HRW says

BANGKOK, Jan. 21 (UPI) -- Human Rights Watch said Tuesday any suggestion North Korean leader Kim Jong Un was more of a moderate than his predecessors was misguided.

Official: United States concerned about North Korean behavior

SEOUL, Jan. 21 (UPI) -- North Korea's recent behavior and its threat of new provocations concern both the United States and South Korea, a high-ranking U.S. official said Tuesday.

Kenneth Bae asks U.S. to help secure release from N. Korea

PYONGYANG, North Korea, Jan. 20 (UPI) -- Kenneth Bae, an American held custody in North Korea for more than a year, appealed to the U.S. government Monday to work to secure his release.

CNN: Rodman, back from North Korea, goes into rehab

ATLANTA, Jan. 18 (UPI) -- Former NBA star Dennis Rodman, just back from a controversial trip to North Korea, is in an East Coast alcohol-rehabilitation center, CNN reported Saturday.

North Korea warns against U.S.-South Korea drills

PYONGYANG, North Korea, Jan. 15 (UPI) -- North Korea "sternly" warned the scheduled U.S.-South Korea military exercises could push the situation on the Korean Peninsula to a catastrophe.
Rodman apologizes for 'certain situations' in North Korea

Rodman apologizes for 'certain situations' in North Korea

BEIJING, Jan. 13 (UPI) -- Ex-NBA star Dennis Rodman apologized for "certain situations" in North Korea and repeated he did nothing wrong setting up an exhibition game in the country.
Dennis Rodman apologizes for rant on American held captive in N. Korea

Dennis Rodman apologizes for rant on American held captive in N. Korea

PYONGYANG, North Korea, Jan. 9 (UPI) -- Former NBA player Dennis Rodman apologized Thursday for his rant about an American citizen held in North Korea, blaming the outburst on stress and booze.
Dennis Rodman sings 'Happy Birthday' to North Korean leader Kim Jong Un

Dennis Rodman sings 'Happy Birthday' to North Korean leader Kim Jong Un

Jan. 8 (UPI) -- Former NBA star Dennis Rodman, in Pyongyang for a basketball exhibition, sang "Happy Birthday" to his "good friend," North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on Wednesday.
JC Finley
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