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Did N.Korea's 'Dear Leader' Die Of A Temper Tantrum?

The Huffington Post | Meredith Bennett-Smith | Posted 01.23.2014 | World

A little more than a year after North Korean state media reported the death of leader Kim Jong Il, reports are circulating new speculations about the ...

Kim Jong Il's Best Birthday Bash Ever?

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 04.16.2012 | World

(AP) PYONGYANG, North Korea — Senior North Korean officials are pledging loyalty to new leader Kim Jong Un ahead of what would have been his late fa...

North Korea's New Leader Seeks To Resemble Grandfather

AP | By JEAN H. LEE and SAM KIM | Posted 03.08.2012 | World

SEOUL, South Korea -- The resemblance is striking: the full cheeks and quick smile, the confident gait, the habit of gesturing with both hands when he...

North Korea's New Year's Resolutions

AP | Posted 03.02.2012 | World

PYONGYANG, North Korea — North Korea vowed Sunday to make an all-out drive for prosperity as it unites behind new leader Kim Jong Un, ushering i...

What Kim Jong Il's Funeral Will Reveal On North Korea's New Regime

AP | JEAN H. LEE | Posted 02.25.2012 | World

By JEAN H. LEE, The Associated Press SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- Musicians in military garb played a mournful tune on state television in North Kore...

Kim Jong Il's Son Hailed As 'Supreme Leader' Of North Korean Military

AP | Posted 02.23.2012 | World

PYONGYANG, North Korea — North Korea on Sunday aired footage showing the uncle and key patron of anointed heir Kim Jong Un wearing a military un...

Kim Jong Il's Myths And Legends

AP | JEAN H. LEE | Posted 02.21.2012 | World

Just before North Korean leader Kim Jong Il died, the skies glowed red above sacred Mount Paektu and the impenetrable sheet of ice at the heart of the...

WATCH: North Koreans Openly Grieve Deceased Leader

Posted 12.19.2011 | World

The Associated Press has released an astonishing video from North Korean state media that shows North Koreans publicly grieving the death of their lon...

TIMELINE: The Life And Times Of Kim Jong Il

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 12.19.2011 | World

North Korea's ailing 'Dear Leader' Kim Jong Il has passed away at 69-years-old. Kim took over power from his father Kim Il Sung in 1994, and ruled th...

Kim Jong Il Has "Kidney Failure", Claim Observers

Times Online | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

The North Korean leader Kim Jong Il is suffering from kidney failure which requires dialysis and also has partial paralysis following a 2008 stroke, a...

Kim Jong Il Turns 68, North Korea Worries About Health

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

(AP) SEOUL, South Korea -- North Koreans celebrated "peerlessly brilliant" leader Kim Jong Il's 68th birthday Tuesday as questions persist abroad abou...

Kim Jong Il's Son Takes Over NKorea Spy Agency: Report

AP | JAE-SOON CHANG | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

SEOUL, South Korea — North Korean leader Kim Jong Il doled out foreign-made cars to senior intelligence officials to ensure their loyalty to his...

Inside Kim Jong-Il's Former School (VIDEO)

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Al Jazeera's Wayne Hay traveled to Pyongyang, North Korea's capital, and got a rare look at life there as the country faces mounting criticism for its...

Kim Jong-Il Makes First Appearance Since Suspected Stroke

AP | HYUNG-JIN KIM and JEAN H. LEE | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

SEOUL, South Korea — A visibly grayer and thinner Kim Jong Il proved Thursday he remains in charge of communist North Korea, presiding over parl...