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North Korea Succession

North Korea To Punish Insincere Mourners

Posted 01.13.2012 | World

You'd better watch out, you'd better cry. You'd better pout, I'm telling you why: North Korea's punishing insincere mourners, according to the Daily N...

Kim Jong Il's Son Speaks Out In Forthcoming Book

Madeleine Crum | Posted 01.13.2012 | Books

Kim Jong Il's eldest son, Kim Jong Nam, will apparently dish the dirt on the political situation in North Korea in a forthcoming book. According to...

Kim Jong Un Called Head Of Powerful Committee

AP | Posted 02.24.2012 | World

PYONGYANG, North Korea — North Korea's state media on Monday called Kim Jong Il's heir the head of the ruling Workers' Party Central Committee, ...

Kim Jong Il Opposed Succession Says Son

AP | FOSTER KLUG | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

SEOUL, South Korea — The outcast oldest son once poised to inherit power in North Korea now says his father Kim Jong Il opposed continuing the famil...

Behind the Korean Crisis, Dangers of a US-China Clash

Eric Margolis | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Eric Margolis

China cannot allow a US fleet to long operate in its most important waters, any more than the US would permit a Chinese fleet to demonstrate in Chesapeake Bay or the Gulf of Mexico.

Kim Jong Un, North Korea's Next Leader, Attends State Celebrations

AP | JEAN H. LEE | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

PYONGYANG, North Korea — North Korean leader Kim Jong Il and his son, heir apparent Kim Jong Un, appeared together a massive military parade Sun...

Confirmed: Kim Jong Un To Lead North Korea

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

PYONGYANG, North Korea — A top official told APTN on Friday that North Koreans will be honored to follow the youngest son of Kim Jong Il as the ...

NKorea Succession

Jeff Danziger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jeff Danziger


The 20-Something Who Could Rule North Korea

AP | JEAN H. LEE | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

SEOUL, South Korea — The ascension of Kim Jong Il's little-known, 20-something son to a prominent ruling party post put him well on the path Wed...

Kim Jong Il May Promote Son At North Korea Convention

AP | HYUNG-JIN KIM | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

SEOUL, South Korea — North Korea's ruling communist party has finally set a date for its biggest convention in decades, an apparent indication t...

North Korea's New Leaders To Be Elected Amid Succession Campaign

AP | KELLY OLSEN | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

SEOUL, South Korea — Secretive North Korea said Saturday it will choose new ruling party leaders later this year – a surprise announcement...