Hyon Song-wol

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N. Korea Star's Visit Causes Protests, Media Frenzy in Seoul

Demonstrators burned Kim's photo

(Newser) - Conservative South Korean activists burned a large photo of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un as the head of the North's extremely popular girl band passed them Monday during a visit to Seoul amid a flurry of cooperation agreements between the rivals ahead of next month's Winter Olympics... More »

Kim Jong Un's 'Executed' Ex Surfaces

Hyon Song Wol was supposedly killed by firing squad

(Newser) - Kim Jong Un's ex-girlfriend died by firing squad ... right? Sure, except she spoke Friday at a televised meeting of artists in Pyongyang and thanked her powerful ex for supporting the arts, the Los Angeles Times reports. Hyon Song Wol, a pop star , was reportedly one of as many as... More »

Kim Jong Un's Ex-Girlfriend Executed: Report

Hyon Song Wol said to be killed by firing squad on Aug. 20

(Newser) - A pretty jarring report out of North Korea, which claims that Kim Jong Un's former girlfriend was executed by a machine gun-toting firing squad last week. Chosun Ilbo reports by way of sources in China that Hyon Song Wol (of "Electric Horse-Lady" fame ) was arrested on Aug.... More »

Is Kim Jong Un Dating a Pop Star?

Spotted with singer of 'Excellent Horse-Like Lady'

(Newser) - Celebrity gossip all the way from Pyongyang: A woman spotted with supreme leader Kim Jong Un recently isn't his sister, as earlier reports suggested. Instead, she has been identified as a pop star his late father once refused to let him see, the Daily Mail reports. Hyon Song Wol,... More »

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