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Kim Jong Il’s Funeral Held in Snowy Pyongyang

Posted December 28th, 2011 at 7:45 am (UTC-5)
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Tens of thousands of weeping North Koreans bade a final farewell to longtime leader Kim Jong Il Wednesday as a black hearse carried his coffin through the capital Pyongyang. Snow filled the gray skies as the funeral procession began early Wednesday. A black limousine with a huge portrait of the late leader led the procession […]

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Snow, Tears Capture Mood As North Korea Mourns Kim

Posted December 28th, 2011 at 5:10 am (UTC-5)
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North Korea’s harsh winter weather seemed to capture perfectly the somber mood of the nation as it mourned the loss of its late leader Kim Jong Il. The funeral procession began early Wednesday under gray skies. A light snowfall grew heavy as the morning progressed, covering the streets of Pyongyang with a blanket of fresh, […]

Kim Jong Il’s Funeral Underway in Snowy Pyongyang

Posted December 28th, 2011 at 3:00 am (UTC-5)
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The funeral of former North Korean leader Kim Jong Il has begun in Pyongyang, where tens of thousands gathered for an extravagant two-day ceremony to cement his legacy and transfer power to his youngest son, Kim Jong Un. Snow filled the gray skies as the funeral procession began early Wednesday. A black limousine with a […]

Kim Jong Il’s Funeral Underway in Snowy Pyongyang

Posted December 28th, 2011 at 2:45 am (UTC-5)
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The funeral of former North Korean leader Kim Jong Il has begun in Pyongyang, where hundreds of thousands gathered for an extravagant two-day ceremony to cement his legacy and transfer power to his youngest son, Kim Jong Un. Snow filled the gray skies as the funeral procession began early Wednesday. A black limousine with a […]

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Kim Jong Il’s Funeral Underway in Snowy Pyongyang

Posted December 28th, 2011 at 1:35 am (UTC-5)
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The funeral of former North Korean leader Kim Jong Il has begun in a snowy Pyongyang, where hundreds of thousands are expected to gather for an extravagant two-day ceremony to cement his legacy and transfer power to his youngest son, Kim Jong Un. North Korean state television began broadcasting the funeral early Wednesday, with the […]

North Korea Prepares For Kim Funeral

Posted December 27th, 2011 at 6:10 pm (UTC-5)
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North Koreans continue to mourn their deceased leader Kim Jong Il, ahead of his funeral which is set for Wednesday. Thousands of people passed under Mr. Kim’s giant photograph at the mourning center outside Pyongyang Tuesday, carrying wreaths and bouquets of white flowers. His son and heir Kim Jong Un made another visit to pay […]

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North Korea Prepares For Kim Funeral

Posted December 27th, 2011 at 5:50 am (UTC-5)
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North Korea is preparing its ceremonial farewell Wednesday to late leader Kim Jong Il, as the world watches for clues to future power brokers in the secretive, nuclear-armed nation. Pyongyang’s state media have, so far, given no details of the planned event, and foreigners are barred. But analysts expect the ceremony to be similar to […]

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North Korea Critical of Seoul’s Response to Leader’s Death

Posted December 24th, 2011 at 11:35 pm (UTC-5)
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North Korea is blasting South Korea’s decision to send only two groups to Pyongyang to pay respects to the late leader Kim Jong Il. A spokesman for the North Korean state office that handles cross-border relations warned Sunday that the action could trigger “unpredictable catastrophic consequences.” Pyongyang accused Seoul of preventing other South Koreans from […]

North Korea Hails Kim’s Son as ‘Supreme Leader’

Posted December 24th, 2011 at 2:35 pm (UTC-5)
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North Korea’s official news agency is giving the country’s new ruler a new title. The Korean Central News Agency called Kim Jong Un the “supreme leader of the revolutionary armed forces” in a dispatch late Saturday. The report said the “supreme leader” visited his father’s funeral bier with top military leaders and other top officials […]

North Korea Hails Kim’s Son as ‘Supreme Leader’

Posted December 24th, 2011 at 2:30 pm (UTC-5)
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North Korea’s official news agency is giving the country’s new ruler a new title. The Korean Central News Agency called Kim Jong Un the “supreme leader of the revolutionary armed forces” in a dispatch late Saturday. The report said the “supreme leader” visited his father’s funeral bier with top military leaders and other top officials […]

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