It's North Korea O'Clock for Rogue Communist Regime

By Gary Cutlack on at

Maverick state North Korea has decided it wants to be slightly more isolated and awkward than usual, with reports claiming it's instructed its people to turn their clocks back by half an hour -- in an attempt to give the nation its own unique time zone.

The country will make the change on August 15, the date that marks its sort-of independence, triggered when the Japanese surrender at the end of WWII ended its claim of ownership over the Korean peninsula. Currently, both North and South Korea use the same time zone as Japan, an awkward historical link with the past that current NK leaders would like to obliterate. [Bloomberg]