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North Korea Identifies Kim Jon Un’s Mystery Companion as His Wife

Posted July 25th, 2012 at 3:10 pm (UTC-5)
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North Korea has confirmed its leader Kim Jong Un is married, ending weeks of speculation about the identity of a woman who has accompanied him to recent public events. State media reported that Mr. Kim and “Comrade Ri Sol Ju” toured a newly-built amusement park Wednesday in Pyongyang. It was the first time North Korean […]

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North Korea Identifies Kim Jon Un’s Mystery Companion as His Wife

Posted July 25th, 2012 at 12:40 pm (UTC-5)
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North Korea has confirmed that its new leader Kim Jong Un is married, ending weeks of speculation about the identity of a woman who has accompanied him in recent public events. State media reported that Mr. Kim and “Comrade Ri Sol Ju” toured a newly-built amusement park in Pyongyang on Wednesday. It was the first […]

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North Korea Identifies Kim Jon Un’s Mystery Companion as His Wife

Posted July 25th, 2012 at 9:20 am (UTC-5)
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North Korean state television says a mystery woman who has accompanied new leader Kim Jong Un in recent public events is his wife. The station reports Mr. Kim and “Comrade Ri Sol Chu” toured a newly-built amusement park in Pyongyang. It appears to be North Korean media’s first mention of the leader’s wife. Mr. Kim […]

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US Envoy: North Korea Must Live Up To Its Obligations

Posted July 24th, 2012 at 9:20 pm (UTC-5)
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A senior U.S. diplomat says North Korea can rejoin the international community if it lives up to its international obligations to dismantle its nuclear programs. Ambassador Glyn Davies, special representative of the Secretary of State for North Korea policy, told VOA that Pyongyang made promises to do that at a meeting with U.S. officials on […]

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Kim Jong Un Named Marshal of North Korea

Posted July 18th, 2012 at 12:30 pm (UTC-5)
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North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has been awarded the title of marshal, formally becoming the country’s top military leader. State media announced the move in a brief special message Wednesday. It comes after a shakeup of the military’s leadership this week, which included the departure of Ri Yong Ho, North Korea’s top military figure […]

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Kim Jong Un Named Marshal of North Korea

Posted July 18th, 2012 at 11:50 am (UTC-5)
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North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has been awarded the title of marshal, formally becoming the country’s top military leader. State media announced the move in a brief special message Wednesday. It comes after a shakeup of the military’s leadership this week, which included the departure of Ri Yong Ho, North Korea’s top military figure […]

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Kim Jong Un Named Marshal of North Korea

Posted July 18th, 2012 at 5:15 am (UTC-5)
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North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has been awarded the title of marshal, formally becoming the country’s top military leader. State media announced the move in a brief special message Wednesday. It comes after a shakeup of the military’s leadership this week, which included the departure of Ri Yong Ho, North Korea’s top military figure […]

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Kim Jong Un Named Marshal of North Korea

Posted July 17th, 2012 at 11:40 pm (UTC-5)
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North Korea says leader Kim Jong Un has been promoted to marshal, the country’s highest military rank. State media announced the move in a brief special message Wednesday. It comes after a shakeup of the military’s leadership this week, which included the departure of Ri Yong Ho, North Korea’s top military figure and a key […]

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North Korean Army Chief Dismissed

Posted July 16th, 2012 at 4:20 am (UTC-5)
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North Korea has announced the removal of its military chief, a key advisor to leader Kim Jong-un. In a surprise radio announcement Monday, the North’s official Korean Central News Agency said Vice Marshal Ri Yong-ho had been removed from all of his posts because of illness. The announcer said the Workers’ Party central committee political […]

U.S. Envoy: North Korea Should Emulate Burma and Reform

Posted June 8th, 2012 at 2:10 pm (UTC-5)
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The U.S. envoy for North Korean human rights says North Korea should emulate Burma in putting political and economic reforms in place to bring about a positive response from other nations. Robert King told reporters in Tokyo Friday that North Korea should move in “positive” directions that would allow international inspectors into the country to […]

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