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North Korea Hails Late Kim’s Son as ‘Supreme Commander’

Posted December 24th, 2011 at 11:35 am (UTC-5)
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North Korea’s state media on Saturday hailed Kim Jong Un as “supreme commander” of the military, in a sign that the Stalinist nation’s second generational transition of power is going smoothly. It is the first time that one of the North’s official outlets has used the title supreme commander – a post held by his […]

North Korea Hails Late Kim’s Son as ‘Supreme Commander’

Posted December 24th, 2011 at 8:10 am (UTC-5)
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North Korea’s state media on Saturday hailed Kim Jong Un as “supreme commander” of the military, in a sign that the Stalinist nation’s second generational transition of power is going smoothly. It is the first time that one of the North’s official outlets has used the title supreme commander — a post held by his […]

North Korea Hails Late Kim’s Son as ‘Supreme Commander’

Posted December 24th, 2011 at 1:40 am (UTC-5)
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North Korea’s state media on Saturday hailed Kim Jong Un as “supreme commander” of the military, in a sign that the Stalinist nation’s second generational transition of power is going smoothly. It is the first time that one of the North’s official outlets has used the title supreme commander — a post held by his […]

North Korea Warns South to Respect Late Leader

Posted December 23rd, 2011 at 4:00 am (UTC-5)
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North Korea accused the South Friday of an intolerable response to the death of supreme leader Kim Jong Il by expressing sympathy for the North Korean people, but deciding not to send a government delegation to Mr. Kim’s funeral next week. In a statement carried on the North’s official Web site, Pyongyang warned Seoul that […]

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North Korea Ushers In Kim Jong Un Era

Posted December 22nd, 2011 at 1:00 pm (UTC-5)
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North Korea proclaimed the beginning of the Kim Jong Un era Thursday, describing the son of deceased leader Kim Jong Il as the “successor” of the nation’s revolutionary undertakings “and leader of its people.” An editorial in North Korea’s official newspaper Rodong Sinmun said Kim Jong Un should move forward on a path of self-reliance, […]

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South Korea Urges Stability As North Korea Transitions

Posted December 22nd, 2011 at 7:35 am (UTC-5)
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North Korea proclaimed the beginning of the Kim Jong Un era Thursday, defining the son of its late leader, Kim Jong Il, as “successor of its revolutionary undertakings and leader of its people.” North Korea’s official newspaper Rodong Sinmun said in an editorial Thursday Kim Jong Un should move forward on a path of Juche […]

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South Korea Urges Stability As North Korea Transitions

Posted December 22nd, 2011 at 4:05 am (UTC-5)
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North Korea’s transition of power to the late Kim Jong Il’s son, Kim Jong Un, appeared to be going smoothly Thursday, with state media calling him an “outstanding leader” and no signs of unrest on the capital’s streets or unusual troop movements. Tens of thousands of North Koreans continue to mourn the man who led […]

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Former Obama Envoy to VOA: US Should Engage North Korea

Posted December 21st, 2011 at 6:25 pm (UTC-5)
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The Obama administration’s former special envoy to North Korea, Stephen Bosworth, says the United States should try to engage with Pyongyang to encourage a return to negotiations, even as the reclusive state goes through a secretive leadership transition. In an interview with VOA , Bosworth says it is important for North Korea to be connected […]

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Throngs of North Koreans Mourn Death of “Dear Leader”

Posted December 21st, 2011 at 12:30 pm (UTC-5)
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Tens of thousands of North Korean mourners, many of them bearing white flowers, packed central Pyongyang Wednesday to grieve the death of Kim Jong Il. Television footage showed masses of people packed into a central square in front of a huge portrait of Mr. Kim, who died Saturday. North Korean state media said millions of […]

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NoKo State Media: Millions Mourn Death of “Dear Leader”

Posted December 21st, 2011 at 9:40 am (UTC-5)
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North Korea appeared calm Wednesday as the nation mourned the death of Kim Jong Il, and continued the transition of leadership to his son, Kim Jong Un. North Korean state media say millions of people turned out to pay their respects at statues and portraits of the late “Dear Leader.” In Beijing, Chinese leaders, including […]

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