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Sweet dreams of Beyonce in N. Korean people’s paradise

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Sweet dreams of Beyonce in N. Korean people’s paradise

Part 4 of 6 of our Inside the Hermit Kingdom series on the people and culture of North Korea. Worldfocus multimedia producer Ben Piven writes about popular music, food and beer in the most isolated country on earth. Believe it or not, North Koreans know about Beyonce and Michael Jackson.

Posted: November 11, 2009 16:15   Comments: 2
Worldfocus Extended Coverage Pages

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Worldfocus Extended Coverage Pages

Worldfocus.org builds out extended coverage pages to focus on key international countries and themes: Voices of Iran; Stateless to Statehood; Politics and Pop Culture; Behind the Korean; Crisis in Congo, and more.

Posted: November 6, 2009 18:22   Comments: 0
Straddling the two Koreas: DMZ diplomacy with Major Im

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Straddling the two Koreas: DMZ diplomacy with Major Im

Part 3 of 6 in our series on the people and culture of North Korea. Worldfocus multimedia producer Ben Piven writes about his encounter with North Korean Major Im Dong-chul while on the northern side of the Demilitarized Zone that separates the two Koreas.

Posted: November 3, 2009 15:29   Comments: 10
Communist North Korea clings to ‘Juche’ ideology

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Communist North Korea clings to ‘Juche’ ideology

Part 2 of 6 in our series on the people and culture of North Korea, Worldfocus multimedia producer Ben Piven explains the powerful ideology of Juche -- which some call the isolated country's state religion. Photos show notable Juche monuments throughout the Hermit Kingdom.

Posted: October 30, 2009 16:32   Comments: 0
Daily News Brief: Iran, Afghanistan and the Chinese military

Daily News Brief

Daily News Brief: Iran, Afghanistan and the Chinese military

Read today's top news stories as compiled by Worldfocus staff. Today, progress in Iran; Chinese military might; and a journey in photographs through Beirut's historic markets.

Posted: October 21, 2009 11:54   Comments: 0
South Korea struggles to provide for more North Koreans

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South Korea struggles to provide for more North Koreans

South Korea’s Unification Ministry has requested funds to beef up its resettlement facilities for defectors from the North -- as the number of refugees arriving from its destitute neighbor keeps climbing. A Worldfocus contributing blogger discusses the chronic unemployment among 16,000 North Koreans now living in the South.

Posted: October 21, 2009 11:50   Comments: 1
100,000 North Koreans dazzle at mass games spectacle

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100,000 North Koreans dazzle at mass games spectacle

Part 1 of 6 in our Inside the Hermit Kingdom multimedia series. In August, Worldfocus web producer Ben Piven traveled to the 2009 Arirang Games in Pyongyang, North Korea. The socialist mass games performance features 100,000 performers and runs six nights a week for over two months.

Posted: October 6, 2009 14:33   Comments: 6
South Korea launches first rocket into space

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South Korea launches first rocket into space

South Korea has launched its first rocket, claiming that the test was for purely scientific and peaceful purposes. The launch comes at a time of thawing relations with the country's neighbor to the north.

Posted: August 25, 2009 10:29   Comments: 1
Week in review: Hillary Clinton in Africa, Bill in North Korea

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Week in review: Hillary Clinton in Africa, Bill in North Korea

Nikhil Deogun of The Wall Street Journal and David Andelman of the World Policy Journal discuss the week's top stories: Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's tour of Africa and her husband's mission to North Korea to secure the release of two American journalists.

Posted: August 7, 2009 14:52   Comments: 1
Decoding the North Korean media on Bill Clinton

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Decoding the North Korean media on Bill Clinton

The homecoming of American journalists Euna Lee and Laura Ling dominated the news in the U.S. this week, but what's the North Korean media saying about the incident?

Posted: August 6, 2009 16:15   Comments: 1

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