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Kim Jong Il Stroke

French Doctor Confirms Kim Jong Il Suffered Stroke

AP | JAMEY KEATEN and CATHERINE GASCHKA | Posted 02.18.2012 | World

PARIS — A French neurosurgeon confirmed Monday that Kim Jong Il had a debilitating stroke in 2008, and described secretly treating the reclusive...

PHOTOS: Kim Jong Il's Successor

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 12.19.2011 | World

Kim Jong Un, the youngest son of the recently deceased North Korean leader Kim Jong Il, has long been expected to succeed his father. However, the you...

The Mind of Kim Jong-Il II

Richard C. Bush III | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Richard C. Bush III

The current crisis reminds me of one of Mao Zedong's favorite sayings, "There is great chaos under heaven and the situation is excellent."

Kim Jong Il Makes Rare Television Appearance (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

North Korea has broadcast a rare video of leader Kim Jong-il attending a massive rally marking the reopening of a textile factory on Saturday. Kim, w...

Kim Jong Il Documentary Seen As Acknowledgment Of N Korean Leader's Age

AP | JEAN H. LEE | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

SEOUL, South Korea — Kim Jong Il's childhood in a secret guerrilla camp and early years before becoming leader of communist North Korea are the ...

Kim Jong-Il Has 'Serious' Pancreas Disorder: Report

AFP | Fri Jul 10, 7:39 Am ET | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

TOKYO (AFP) -- North Korean leader Kim Jong-Il is suffering from a "serious disorder" of the pancreas, a Japanese television network reported Friday, ...

Kim Jong Il, Looking Gaunt, Makes Rare Public Appearance

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

PYONGYANG, North Korea — A thin-looking Kim Jong Il made a rare public appearance Wednesday as North Korea paid solemn respects to his father, t...

Kim Jong Un: North Korean "Prince" Favored To Succeed Kim Jong Il

TIME | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

In his memoir recounting the days he spent as Kim Jong Il's personal chef in Pyongyang, Kenji Fujimoto calls Kim Jong Un, the third son of the North K...

Kim Jong-Il Promotes Family Member As New Right-Hand Man

AP | JAE-SOON CHANG | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

SEOUL, South Korea — North Korean strongman Kim Jong Il is officially back on center stage following a reported stroke, but has promoted a trust...

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...

The Mind of Kim Jong Il

Richard C. Bush III | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Richard C. Bush III

I have done it again. I have provoked the international community to take North Korea. The American imperialists are worried about our preparations for a satellite launch, despite its other crises.

Kim Jong Il Unanimously Re-elected To Parliament With 99.98 Percent Turnout: State Media

AP | HYUNG-JIN KIM | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

SEOUL, South Korea — Kim Jong Il was unanimously re-elected to North Korea's rubber-stamp parliament, state media said Monday, in elections clos...

Kim Jong Il 'Nominated' For Re-Election

United Press International | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

State media in North Korea published a statement from Kim Wednesday that appeared to be aimed at emphasizing his fitness and eagerness to continue rul...

North Korean Prison Camp Escapee Recalls The Torture -- And Escape

Elisabeth Braw | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Elisabeth Braw

Elisabeth Braw wrote this article for ...

North Korea's Kim Jong Il Meets With Chinese official

AP | JAE-SOON CHANG and JEAN H. LEE | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

SEOUL, South Korea — North Korea's reclusive leader has turned up for talks with a senior Chinese envoy, making his first such appearance in nea...

North Korea's Kim Taps 3rd Son, Kim Jong Un, As Successor

AP | KWANG-TAE KIM | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

SEOUL, South Korea — North Korean leader Kim Jong Il is believed to have named his youngest son to succeed him as head of the Stalinist nation, ...

Kim Jong Il Did Have Stroke: French Doctor

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

SEOUL, South Korea — North Korean leader Kim Jong Il did suffer a stroke but did not undergo surgery as was widely reported and his health is im...

Kim Jong Il's "Recent" Photos Stoke Rumors About His Health (SLIDESHOW)

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The AP reports: SEOUL, South Korea -- The first photos of North Korean leader Kim Jong Il released in two months show him in a setting very similar ...

Kim Jong's Consort And Former Secretary May Be A Key Player Following His Stroke

AP | HYUNG-JIN KIM | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

SEOUL, South Korea — Kim Jong Il's companion and former secretary is emerging as a key player in the communist nation after the autocratic leade...

Kim Jong Il Had Stroke, Brain Surgery, May Be Paralyzed, Reports Say

AP | JAE-SOON CHANG | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

SEOUL, South Korea — North Korea's Kim Jong Il had brain surgery after a stroke last month and could have partial paralysis on one side, media r...

Kim Jong Il Recovering From Surgery, Say South Korean Spies

AP | HYUNG-JIN KIM | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

SEOUL, South Korea — North Korea's Kim Jong Il is on the road to recovery from a stroke and still in control of his isolated country's communist...

Il Ill? Kim Jong Il's Absence At Parade May Confirm US Intelligence's Reports Of A Stroke

AP | KELLY OLSEN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

SEOUL, South Korea — There was no sign of Kim Jong Il at a closely watched parade Tuesday marking the 60th anniversary of North Korea's founding...