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North Korea skips military parade on Kim Il Sung anniversary

April 15 (UPI) -- North Korea marked the 109th birth anniversary of former leader Kim Il Sung on Thursday without a military parade. State media did not confirm a Kim Jong Un visit to the mausoleum of his late grandfather. Pyongyang's media did not report military demonstrations, and armed forces...

Fearing vandalism, North Korea surrounds Kim Il Sung monument with electric fences

This article was originally published by Radio Free Asia and is reprinted with permission. North Korea has set up high-voltage electric fences around an important national landmark in a city near the Chinese border, a precaution authorities say is to defend it from would-be vandals opposed to the regime, sources in the country told RFA.
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North Korea exalts late leader Kim Il Sung ahead of party meeting

April 5 (UPI) -- North Korea paid tribute to regime founder Kim Il Sung and his "noble life" the same day state media reported Workers' Party officials visited the mausoleum of late leaders. Rodong Sinmun said Monday Kim's motto was to "cherish the North Korean people" and that he demonstrated...

Nearly five years later, high rises near Kim Il Sung square are still unfinished

Recent ground-level photos show that central Pyongyang apartments remain incomplete. Nearly five years after construction began, a network of new high-rise apartments adjacent to Pyongyang’s iconic Kim Il Sung square remains unfinished, suggesting that hurdles will only continue in 2021. Extended construction delays in this area are notable because of...