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North Korean Heir Apparent an Enigma

Posted December 19th, 2011 at 11:15 am (UTC-5)
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Kim Jong Il’s heir apparent — 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 […]

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World Reacts To the Death of Kim Jong Il

Posted December 19th, 2011 at 8:35 am (UTC-5)
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The news of North Korean leader Kim Jong Il’s death has drawn worldwide reaction. In Washington, U.S. President Barack Obama and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton were notified of the North Korean leader’s death. In a statement issued early Monday, the White House said it was in “close touch” with allies in South Korea and […]

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Key Events in the Life of North Korea’s Kim Jong Il

Posted December 19th, 2011 at 7:10 am (UTC-5)
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1941: Kim Jong Il Believed to be born in Siberia in the Soviet Union. February 16, 1942: North Korea’s official birth date for Kim Jong Il, on the country’s Mount Paekdu. 1948: His father, Kim Il Sung, founds communist North Korea. 1964: Kim Jong Il Graduates from Pyongyang’s Kim Il Sung University and joins ruling […]

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North Korea’s Kim Jong Il Dead at 69

Posted December 19th, 2011 at 7:00 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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Kim Jong Il Led North Korea With Power of Personality

Posted December 19th, 2011 at 4:30 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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World Reacts To Kim Jong Il Death

Posted December 19th, 2011 at 3:40 am (UTC-5)
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The news of North Korean leader Kim Jong Il’s death has drawn worldwide reaction. In Washington, U.S. President Barack Obama and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton were notified of the North Korean leader’s death. In a statement issued early Monday, the White House said it was in “close touch” with allies in South Korea and […]

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World Reacts To Kim Jong Il Death

Posted December 19th, 2011 at 3:05 am (UTC-5)
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The news of North Korean leader Kim Jong Il’s death has drawn worldwide reaction. In Washington, U.S. President Barack Obama and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton were notified of the North Korean leader’s death. In a statement issued early Monday, the White House said it was in “close touch” with allies in South Korea and […]

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North Korea’s Kim Jong Il Dead at 69

Posted December 19th, 2011 at 12:35 am (UTC-5)
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North Korea’s official news agency reported Monday that Supreme Leader Kim Jong Il has died at the age of 69. The Korean Central News Agency said the 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 […]

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North Korean Leader and Son Appear at Anniversary Parade

Posted September 9th, 2011 at 2:46 am (UTC-5)
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North Korean leader Kim Jong Il and his heir apparent son, Kim Jong Un, appeared at a military parade Friday celebrating the 63rd anniversary of the communist nation’s founding. North Korean state television showed the elder Kim and his son on the reviewing stand witnessing thousands of troops march through Pyongyang’s Kim Il Sung Square, […]

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North Korean Leader Returns from Russia, China Trip

Posted August 27th, 2011 at 6:55 am (UTC-5)
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North Korean leader Kim Jong Il returned to Pyongyang Saturday, after a week-long visit to Russia and China. Mr. Kim said Friday, during a meeting with Chinese State Councilor Dai Bingguo, that he is ready to resume six-party nuclear talks without preconditions. Pyongyang abandoned the six-party negotiations in April of 2009 and conducted its second […]

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