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North Korean Heir Apparent an Enigma

Posted December 28th, 2011 at 3:45 am (UTC-5)
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Kim Jong Il’s heir — his third son Kim Jong Un — has risen to power swiftly in North Korea since being made a four-star general one year ago. But he is even more of an enigma than his late father. Kim Jong Un is believed to be around 28 years old. His birth date, […]

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Kim Jong Il Led North Korea With Power of Personality

Posted December 28th, 2011 at 3:30 am (UTC-5)
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Kim Jong Il ruled North Korea for 17 years, continuing a government focused on the principle of self-reliance and a cult of personality founded by his father, Kim Il Sung. There is not much reliable personal information about the enigmatic Mr. Kim. According to local legend, he was born on North Korea’s Mount Paekdu under […]

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Clinton: North Korea Should Follow ‘Path of Peace’ Following Kim’s Death

Posted December 20th, 2011 at 6:25 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is urging North Korea’s new leadership to choose what she calls the “path of peace,” following the death of North Korean leader Kim Jong Il. Clinton on Monday said she hopes North Korea will be committed to “improving relations with its neighbors and respecting the rights of its people.” […]

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Clinton: North Korea Should Follow ‘Path of Peace’ Following Kim’s Death

Posted December 20th, 2011 at 6:10 am (UTC-5)
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U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is urging North Korea’s new leadership to choose what she calls the “path of peace” following the death of North Korean leader Kim Jong Il. Clinton said late Monday she hoped North Korea would be committed to “improving relations with its neighbors and respecting the rights of its people.” […]

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Clinton: North Korea Should Follow ‘Path of Peace’ Following Kim’s Death

Posted December 20th, 2011 at 12:15 am (UTC-5)
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U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is urging North Korea’s new leadership to choose what she calls the “path of peace” following the death of North Korean leader Kim Jong Il. Clinton said late Monday that she hoped North Korea would be committed to “improving relations with its neighbors and respecting the rights of its […]

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US, Japan Call for Peaceful Transition in North Korea

Posted December 19th, 2011 at 6:45 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said the Pacific powers have been in close consultation following the death of North Korean leader Kim Jong Il amid concern for the wellbeing of the reclusive nation’s people. Clinton spoke following talks in Washington Monday with Japanese Foreign Minister Koichiro Gemba. She said their two countries share a […]

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US, Japan Call for Peaceful Transition in North Korea

Posted December 19th, 2011 at 4:00 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said the Pacific powers have been in close consultation following the death of North Korean leader Kim Jong Il amid concern for the wellbeing of the reclusive nation’s people. Clinton spoke following talks in Washington Monday with Japanese Foreign Minister Koichiro Gemba. She said their two countries share a […]

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US, Japan Call for Peaceful Transition in North Korea

Posted December 19th, 2011 at 3:30 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said the Pacific powers have been in close consultation following the death of North Korean leader Kim Jong Il amid concern for the wellbeing of the reclusive nation’s people. Clinton spoke following talks in Washington Monday with Japanese Foreign Minister Koichiro Gemba. She said their two countries share a […]

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World Leaders Guarded after Death of Kim Jong IL

Posted December 19th, 2011 at 11:50 am (UTC-5)
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The United States and Europe are reacting with caution to the death of North Korean leader Kim Jong Il, with Washington reaffirming its commitment to stability on the Korean peninsula and European leaders voicing guarded hope for change. A White House statement says President Barack Obama spoke by telephone early Monday with South Korean President […]

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North Korea’s Kim Jong Il Dead at 69

Posted December 19th, 2011 at 11:40 am (UTC-5)
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North Korea’s long-time leader Kim Jong Il has died. The official Korean Central News Agency reported Monday the 69-year-old reclusive leader died Saturday of a heart attack while on a train for one of his “field guidance” tours. The agency attributed his death to “physical and mental over-work.” KCNA said his funeral will be held […]

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