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North Korea taps twitter for latest propaganda offensive

North Korea taps twitter for latest propaganda offensive

East-Asia-Intel.com North Korea, one of the world’s most impenetrable nations, has launched a new type of propaganda offensive by tapping highly popular network sites, such as Facebook, Twitter and YouTube. The isolated communist country opened an account with the global social media site Facebook, posting statements from its government and photos of the country’s urban […]

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Kim Jong-Il ends secret trip to China in 35-vehicle motorcade

Kim Jong-Il ends secret trip to China in 35-vehicle motorcade

CHANGCHUN, China – North Korean leader Kim Jong Il left China’s northeastern city of Harbin on Monday in the latest leg of a secretive trip believed aimed at drumming up support for a succession plan involving his youngest son, news reports said. Reporters have followed a 35-vehicle motorcade — apparently used by the reclusive Kim […]

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Carter's peace mission rewarded only with hostage release as Kim heads to China

Carter's peace mission rewarded only with hostage release as Kim heads to China

Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter shakes hands with North Korea’s Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs Kim Kye Gwan, at the airport in Pyongyang on Aug. 25. / Xinhua By Donald Kirk SEOUL – Kim Jong-Il could hardly have come up with a better excuse for snubbing former United States President Jimmy Carter and wife Rosalynn […]

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N. Korea, S. Korean 'Sunshine' leftists join forces against Lee's reunification plan

By Donald Kirk, WorldTribune.com SEOUL — Kim Dae-Jung would have loved it. On the first anniversary of the late South Korean president’s death on August 18, North Korea was denouncing the plan of the present, conservative incumbent Lee Myung-Bak for reunifying North and South as “ridiculous rhetoric”. The North Korean blast coincided with observances here, […]

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