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Kim Jong-un signs order of battle


August 27th, 2012 - 5:03 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 27 (IANS) North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has signed an order of battle to counter possible attacks by South Korea and the US, state-run news agency KCNA reported.During ... Read more...

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Olympics: North Korea’s Om wins gold with record lift


July 30th, 2012 - 2:41 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 30 (IANS/RIA Novosti) North Korea's Om Yun Chol took men's 56 kg weightlifting gold at the London Olympics Sunday after joining a small group of athletes who have ... Read more...

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North Korea confirms mystery woman is leader’s wife


July 26th, 2012 - 10:50 pm ICT by BNO News
PYONGYANG, NORTH KOREA (BNO NEWS) -- North Korea's new leader, Kim Jong-un, is married, state-run media confirmed on Wednesday, ending weeks of speculation about a young woman who accompanied the world's ... Read more...

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North Korea confirms Kim Jong-un is married (Lead, changing dateline)


July 25th, 2012 - 9:26 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 25 (IANS) North Korean state media have confirmed for the first time that the country's leader Kim Jong-un is married, the BBC reported Wednesday.Reports referred to him attending ... Read more...

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Kim Jong-un gets married: North Korean TV


July 25th, 2012 - 8:47 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, July 25 (IANS/RIA Novosti) North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has got married, South Korea's Renhap news agency said Wednesday quoting North Korean TV.North Korean TV recently showed footage of ... Read more...

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North Korea’s Kim Jong-un promoted to top military rank


July 18th, 2012 - 2:45 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, July 18 (IANS/RIA Novosti) North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has been accorded the title of Marshal of the Korean People's Army, the country's top-most military rank, state-run news agency ... Read more...

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Kim Jong-un’s mystery woman revealed: Hyon Song-wol


July 11th, 2012 - 9:45 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Pyongyang, July 11 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The mystery woman who accompanied North Korean leader on many official outings is none other than Hyon Song-wol.She is a popstar whose hits include Excellent Horse-Like Lady, ... Read more...

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North Korean leader ‘having affair with married singer’


July 11th, 2012 - 1:03 am ICT by IANS
London, July 10 (IANS) North Korea's Kim Jong-un is having an affair with a previously married singer who has been pictured with the leader at several recent events, media reports ... Read more...

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North Korea girl dies saving Kim portraits


June 28th, 2012 - 10:00 am ICT by IANS
Pyongyang, June 28 (IANS) North Korean officials have posthumously honoured a 14-year-old girl who drowned in a flood while trying to save portraits of leaders Kim Il-Sung and Kim Jong-Il, ... Read more...

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North Korea marks army’s 80th anniversary


April 25th, 2012 - 7:26 pm ICT by IANS
Pyongyang, April 25 (IANS) North Korea Wednesday marked the 80th anniversary of the founding of the Korean People's Army (KPA), Xinhua reported.Ri Yong-ho, chief of the KPA General Staff, said ... Read more...

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Kim Jong-un elected chairman of National Defence Commission


April 13th, 2012 - 6:53 pm ICT by IANS
Pyongyang, April 13 (IANS) North Korean leader Kim Jong-un was Friday elected the first chairman of the National Defence Commission, on the same day a satellite launched by the country ... Read more...

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US welcomes North Korean invitation to n-experts


March 20th, 2012 - 1:47 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 20 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The US has welcomed North Korea's move to invite UN nuclear experts to resume monitoring its nuclear programme, but cautioned Pyongyang against a planned ... Read more...

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Pyongyang protests US-South Korea military drill


March 4th, 2012 - 6:17 pm ICT by IANS
Pyongyang, March 4 (IANS) Pyongyang Sunday protested against the ongoing joint US-South Korean military exercise in South Korea.South Korea and the US launched a two-month joint military exercise, code-named Foal ... Read more...

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Why is Sacha Baron barred from the Oscar ceremony?


February 23rd, 2012 - 3:56 pm ICT by IANS
Los Angels, Feb 23 (IANS) Known for his portrayal of three unorthodox fictional characters -- Ali G, Borat, and BrĂ¼no, actor Sacha Baron Cohen has been barred from attending the ... Read more...

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No evidence North Korean leader dead: US official


February 11th, 2012 - 9:04 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 11 (IANS) The US intelligence has found no evidence to suggest that North Korean leader Kim Jong Un was dead, an official said following web posts in China ... Read more...

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Kim Jong-il to be embalmed


January 12th, 2012 - 6:59 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Jan 12 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The body of late North Korean "Dear Leader" Kim Jong-il is to be embalmed and put on display at a palace in the capital Pyongyang, ... Read more...

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North Korea to punish ‘non-mourners’


January 11th, 2012 - 5:38 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Jan 11 (IANS/RIA Novosti) North Koreans who did not mourn the death of "Dear Leader" Kim Jong-il can face at least six months in prison, a South Korean media ... Read more...

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Documentary hails North Korea’s new leader


January 9th, 2012 - 6:05 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Jan 9 (IANS/RIA Novosti) North Korea's state television Sunday aired a documentary about the country's new leader Kim Jong-un, in which he is shown inspecting troops and manoeuvring a ... Read more...

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South Korea lifts temporary travel ban to North


January 4th, 2012 - 3:16 am ICT by BNO News
SEOUL (BNO NEWS) -- The government of South Korea has decided to lift a temporary ban on civilian visits to North Korea, a government official in Seoul confirmed on Tuesday.Seoul banned all ... Read more...

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Seoul hopes tensions between Koreas will ease


January 2nd, 2012 - 6:46 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Jan 2 (IANS/RIA Novosti) South Korean President Lee Myung-bak Monday said that his country is ready to improve relations with North Korea if Pyongyang "shows its attitude of sincerity", ... Read more...

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Kim Jong Un appointed North Korea’s top military commander


January 1st, 2012 - 2:14 pm ICT by IANS
Pyongyang, Jan 1 (IANS) Kim Jong-un, the youngest son of late North Korean leader Kim Jong-il, has been appointed the country's top military commander, the ruling Workers' Party of Korea ... Read more...

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Kim Jong-un declared North Korea’s supreme military commander


December 31st, 2011 - 1:45 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Dec 31 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Kim Jong-un, the son of late North Korean leader Kim Jong-il, has been officially declared the supreme commander of the armed forces, South Korea's Yonhap ... Read more...

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North Korean succession is stable: South Korea, US


December 30th, 2011 - 1:45 pm ICT by IANS
Seoul, Dec 30 (IANS) The defense chiefs of South Korea and the US said the power succession in North Korea following the death of its leader Kim Jong-il has been ... Read more...

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Don’t expect us to change, North Korea tells world


December 30th, 2011 - 1:36 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Dec 30 (IANS/RIA Novosti) North Korea has said the international community should not "expect any change" in its policies after the death of leader Kim Jong-il."We declare solemnly and ... Read more...

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North Korea mourns Kim Jong-il


December 29th, 2011 - 4:43 pm ICT by IANS
Pyongyang, Dec 29 (IANS) North Korea Thursday held a national memorial service in Pyongyang to mourn its leader Kim Jong-il who died Dec 17.The country held a state funeral Wednesday ... Read more...

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UN flag at half mast to mourn Kim Jong Il


December 29th, 2011 - 2:48 am ICT by IANS
United Nations, Dec 29 (IANS) The UN Wednesday flew its blue and white flag at half mast at its offices across the world to mourn the death of North Korean ... Read more...

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Japan seeks India’s support over North Korea abductions


December 29th, 2011 - 12:48 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 28 (IANS) Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda Wednesday sought India's support and understanding on the emotive issue of North Korea abducting Japanese nationals."I requested the understanding ... Read more...

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China denies sending troops to North Korea


December 28th, 2011 - 10:10 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Dec 28 (IANS) China Wednesday denied reports that its army had entered North Korea following the death of its leader Kim Jong-il.Defence ministry spokesman Yang Yujun said the media ... Read more...

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North Korea bids farewell to Kim Jong-il


December 28th, 2011 - 3:06 pm ICT by IANS
Pyongyang, Dec 28 (IANS) North Korea Wednesday bid a tearful farewell to the country's late leader Kim Jong-il as his body was taken from the Kumsusan Memorial Palace where it ... Read more...

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South Korea’s former first lady in Pyongyang for condolences


December 26th, 2011 - 9:11 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Dec 26 (IANS) South Korea's former first lady and the Hyundai Group's chairwoman crossed into North Korea Monday to pay condolences over the death of Kim Jong-il.Lee Hee-ho, the ... Read more...

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No hostility, South Korea tells North


December 22nd, 2011 - 3:48 pm ICT by IANS
Seoul, Dec 22 (IANS) South Korea said Thursday its response to the death of Kim Jong-il, top leader of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK), was meant to show ... Read more...

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South Koreans send anti-regime leaflets to North in balloons


December 22nd, 2011 - 6:53 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Dec 22 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A group of South Korean activists and North Korean defectors launched balloons carrying propaganda leaflets to the North, protesting the succession of power in the ... Read more...

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Pakistan can help North Korea chart a new course: Daily


December 21st, 2011 - 1:07 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Dec 21 (IANS) Pakistan can help nuclear-armed North Korea chart a new course following the death of its top leader Kim Jong-il, a leading daily said Wednesday, adding: "Pakistan's ... Read more...

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PM condoles North Korean leader’s death


December 21st, 2011 - 1:12 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 20 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Tuesday condoled the death of North Korea's top leader Kim Jong Il Saturday, and expressed his sorrow to his family."Prime ... Read more...

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‘Kim Jong-il’s death was extensive intelligence failure’


December 20th, 2011 - 11:09 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 20 (IANS) South Korean and US intelligence services failed to pick up any clues even after 48 hours of Kim Jong-il's death last Saturday, demonstrating an extensive intelligence ... Read more...

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