A Seoul court has dismissed local civic groups' request to block the sales and distribution of memoirs of North Korean founder Kim Il Sung, judicial sources said Sunday.
South Korea's biggest bookstore chain has ceased sales of memoirs of North Korean founder Kim Il Sung following legal and political controversy surrounding the eight-volume series.
A South Korean publisher released North Korean founder Kim Il Sung’s memoirs for the first time, without seeking government approval, sparking controversy domestically.
North Korea marked founder Kim Il Sung’s birthday anniversary Thursday with more festivities than the previous year, and with no signs of unusual activities so far, according to the South Korean military.
In what could be a pivotal week on the Korean Peninsula, there is interest whether North Korea’s leader Kim Jong-un would opt for any provocation as the country marks the birthday of Kim Il Sung Thursday and Washington finalizes its Pyongyang review.
North Korean leader Kim Jong-un paid tribute to his grandfather and regime founder Kim Il Sung at his mausoleum, state media reported Wednesday, as U.S. Deputy Secretary of State Stephen Biegun visits South Korea.
The North Korean leadership during the Korean War was totally isolated from the Western World. However, the diplomats from the Central and Eastern European countries serving there were allowed...