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From Mandela to Maradona: The Rise of the Balkan Celebrity Obit

The gesture makes Maradona the latest in a long list of global celebrities and political figures to be honored with an obituary in the Balkans, following the likes of Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi, Cuban revolutionary Fidel Castro, pop star Michael Jackson and actor James Gandolfini, late star of the popular US crime drama Sopranos.

For the first time! Bulgarian Tourists Travel to North Korea to Celebrate the Birthday of Kim Il-sung

The first organized tourist group from Bulgaria will arrive in North Korea in April. The excursion will coincide with the celebrations on the occasion of the 107th birthday of the leader Kim Il-sung  - the grandfather of the current country leader, Kim Jong-un.

Kim Jong-un on a Visit to Beijing, met with the Chinese President

China has confirmed that the North Korean leader, Kim Jong-un, has visited Beijing, where he met the Chinese president, Xi Jinping, and pledged his commitment to denuclearising the Korean peninsula.

Confirming several reports over the last two days, Xinhua state news agency said Kim had been in China on an "unofficial visit" from Sunday to Wednesday.

US condemns Pyongyang missile plan, warns against 'provocative' actions

The United States on Jan. 1 sharply condemned a North Korean plan to test-fire an intercontinental ballistic missile and warned Pyongyang against "provocative actions."  

The toughly worded U.S. statement called on "all states" to show the North that any unlawful actions would have "consequences."  

N. Korea opens new showcase airport terminal

North Korea has opened a sleek new airport terminal, hailing it as a showcase of leader Kim Jong-Un's achievement after its construction had to be stopped halfway and redone at his whim.
Terminal 2 of Pyongyang International Airport, which is reserved for international civilian flights, opened for service on July 1, state media said.