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Kim Jong Il’s Son Pays Last Respects at Open Casket

Posted December 20th, 2011 at 10:55 am (UTC-5)
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North Korea’s apparent new leader Kim Jong Un visited Pyongyang’s presidential mausoleum Tuesday to pay his respects to his father, Kim Jong Il, whose death on Saturday sparked an enormous public outpouring of grief in the closed communist nation. The official Korean Central News Agency described the visit by Mr. Kim’s third and youngest son […]

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Kim Jong Il’s Son Pays Last Respects at Open Casket

Posted December 20th, 2011 at 5:05 am (UTC-5)
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The body of late North Korean leader Kim Jong Il is lying in state at a presidential mausoleum, as throngs of somber, weeping mourners continued to express sorrow at the longtime leader’s unexpected death. North Korean state television on Tuesday showed images of Mr. Kim’s body – partially covered by a red blanket – lying […]

Kim Jong Il’s Son Pays Last Respects at Open Casket

Posted December 20th, 2011 at 4:55 am (UTC-5)
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The body of late North Korean leader Kim Jong Il lay in state at a presidential mausoleum on Tuesday, as throngs of somber, weeping mourners continued to express sorrow at the longtime leader’s unexpected death. North Korean state television showed images of Mr. Kim’s body – partially covered by a red blanket – lying in […]

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North Korea Mourns Death of Kim Jong Il

Posted December 19th, 2011 at 7:55 pm (UTC-5)
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Throngs of somber, weeping mourners marched through the streets of the North Korean capital Monday, carrying flowers and offering prayers for Kim Jong Il, their reclusive leader whose death was announced earlier in the day. Television footage from the closed communist state showed thousands of mourners in Pyongyang gathered at the foot of a giant […]

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North Korea Mourns Death of Kim Jong Il

Posted December 19th, 2011 at 6:50 pm (UTC-5)
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Throngs of somber, weeping mourners marched through the streets of the North Korean capital Monday, carrying flowers and offering prayers for Kim Jong Il, their reclusive leader whose death was announced earlier in the day. Television footage from the closed communist state showed thousands of mourners in Pyongyang gathered at the foot of a giant […]

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North Korea Mourns Death of Kim Jong Il

Posted December 19th, 2011 at 2:45 pm (UTC-5)
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Throngs of somber, weeping mourners marched Monday through the streets of the North Korean capital, carrying flowers and offering prayers for Kim Jong Il, their reclusive leader whose death was announced earlier in the day. Television footage from the closed communist state showed thousands of mourners in Pyongyang gathered at the foot of a giant […]

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North Korea Mourns Death of Kim Jong Il

Posted December 19th, 2011 at 2:20 pm (UTC-5)
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Throngs of somber, weeping mourners marched Monday through the streets of the North Korean capital, carrying flowers and offering prayers for Kim Jong Il, their reclusive leader who died Saturday at age 69. Television footage from the closed communist state showed thousands of mourners in Pyongyang gathered at the foot of a giant statue of […]

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Russia Urges North Korea to Halt Nuclear Activities

Posted December 1st, 2011 at 6:25 pm (UTC-5)
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Russia has urged North Korea to halt its uranium enrichment program and re-admit United Nations nuclear monitors to pave the way for international disarmament talks. The Russian Foreign Ministry said in a statement Thursday that consistent implementation of the uranium program in North Korea cannot but create serious worry. It called on Pyongyang to announce […]

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North Korea “Progressing Apace” on Uranium Enrichment

Posted November 30th, 2011 at 5:15 am (UTC-5)
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North Korea says it is making progress in producing enriched uranium for its light-water nuclear reactor, raising fresh concerns that the controversial project could be used to develop atomic weapons. A North Korean Foreign Ministry spokesperson said Wednesday that the country’s “experimental” uranium enrichment program is “progressing apace.” North Korea unveiled its low-enriched uranium plant […]

North American Summit Cancelled Due to Mexico’s Absence

Posted November 12th, 2011 at 8:20 pm (UTC-5)
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The North American Leaders’ Summit to be held in Hawaii Sunday has been cancelled due to the death of a Mexican minister. Mexico’s President Felipe Calderon was set to hold talks with U.S. President Barack Obama and Canada’s Prime Minister Stephen Harper during the two-day meeting of the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation in Honolulu. But […]

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