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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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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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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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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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Kim Jong-il loved Rambo, Godzilla movies


December 19th, 2011 - 7:51 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 19 (IANS) North Korean leader Kim Jong-il who passed away Saturday was a huge film buff and his most favourite Hollywood movies were "Rambo" and "Godzilla".A list of ... Read more...

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North Korean leader Kim Jong-il dead, youngest son takes over (Third Lead)


December 19th, 2011 - 5:52 pm ICT by IANS
Pyongyang, Dec 19 (IANS) Kim Jong-il, the 69-year-old supreme leader of nuclear-armed North Korea, died Saturday during a train journey. His youngest son was made the "great successor", the ... Read more...

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North Korean leader Kim Jong-il dies of heart attack


December 19th, 2011 - 2:32 pm ICT by BNO News
PYONGYANG (BNO NEWS) -- Kim Jong-il, the mysterious Communist leader who ruled North Korea for more than seventeen years, died of a massive heart attack on early Saturday morning, the government announced ... Read more...

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South Korea on high alert after Kim’s death


December 19th, 2011 - 12:14 pm ICT by IANS
Seoul, Dec 19 (IANS) South Korea was in a state of high alert Monday following the death of North Korea's top leader Kim Jong-il. Soon after the North Korea's official ... Read more...

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Kim’s death: US in touch with South Korea


December 19th, 2011 - 12:06 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 19 (IANS) The US was in "close touch" with South Korea and Japan following the death of North Korea's top leader Kim Jong-il, the White House said. "We ... Read more...

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North Korean leader Kim Jong-il dies on train (Lead, changing dateline)


December 19th, 2011 - 11:16 am ICT by IANS
Pyongyang, Dec 19 (IANS) North Korean leader Kim Jong-il died Saturday during a train journey "from a great mental and physical strain". He was 69, the country's official KCNA news ... Read more...

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North Korean leader Kim Jong-il dies


December 19th, 2011 - 10:55 am ICT by IANS
London, Dec 19 (IANS) North Korean leader Kim Jong-il has died, state-run TV announced Monday. He was 69.Kim Jong-il's death was announced in an emotional statement read out on national ... Read more...

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Russia, North Korea mark 63rd anniversary of diplomatic ties


October 20th, 2011 - 2:54 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Oct 20 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russian and North Korean officials have marked the 63rd anniversary of the establishment of bilateral diplomatic ties in an event at the North Korean embassy ... Read more...

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Japanese scribes ‘offered $10,000′ for video of Kim Jong-Il


August 31st, 2011 - 3:09 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 31 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Japanese journalists offered supermarket staff $10,000 for footage of North Korean leader Kim Jong-Il's visit to their East Siberian store, a spokesperson for the supermarket ... Read more...

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Kim Jong-Il wants to build brewery in Russia


August 27th, 2011 - 2:35 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 27 (IANS/RIA Novosti) North Korean leader Kim Jong-Il, who visited Russia earlier this week, is interested in opening a brewery in the country's Far East, a Russian official ... Read more...

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North Korea’s Kim Jong-il says ready to resume six-party nuclear talks


August 26th, 2011 - 10:04 pm ICT by BNO News
BEIJING (BNO NEWS) -- North Korean leader Kim Jong-il on Friday said during his visit to China that his government is ready to resume six-party nuclear talks without preconditions. Kim arrived by train ... Read more...

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Medvedev holds talks with Kim Jong-il


August 24th, 2011 - 3:19 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 24 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russian President Dmitry Medvedev is holding talks with North Korean leader Kim Jong-il in a closed military town in the south Siberian region of Buryatia. Kim, ... Read more...

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Kim Jong-il begins Russia visit


August 21st, 2011 - 5:03 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 21 (IANS/RIA Novosti) North Korean leader Kim Jong-il is on his first trip to Russia since 2002, the Kremlin said.Kim is expected to visit a dam in the ... Read more...

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Kim Jong-il to visit Russia


June 28th, 2011 - 10:20 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, June 28 (IANS/RIA Novosti) North Korean leader Kim Jong-il is expected to pay a visit to Russia and meet President Dmitry Medvedev in the eastern city of Vladivostok, South ... Read more...

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Russian delegation meets Kim Jong-il


May 18th, 2011 - 5:02 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, May 18 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A delegation of Russian diplomats led by the country's Foreign Intelligence Service head has held talks with North Korean leader Kim Jong-il in Pyongyang, the ... Read more...

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‘North Korea’s Kim Jong-il has nightmares about stoning’


March 28th, 2011 - 4:08 pm ICT by BNO News
SEOUL (BNO NEWS) -- North Korean leader Kim Jong-il has had nightmares in which his own people threw stones at him, Rep. Chung Mong-joon of the ruling South Korean Grand National Party ... Read more...

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China formally invites N. Korea heir for a visit


March 5th, 2011 - 5:14 pm ICT by ANI
Seoul, Mar.5 (ANI): China is reported to have formally invited North Korean leader Kim Jong-il's heir apparent Kim Jong-un for a visit, but no dates have been revealed.South Korea's spy agency believes ... Read more...

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China, N. Korea vow to maintain strong bilateral ties amid US-ROK military drill concerns


February 16th, 2011 - 4:49 pm ICT by ANI
Beijing, Feb 16 (ANI): China and North Korea have reportedly vowed to maintain their close bilateral ties and jointly work towards establishing regional security amid concerns that South Korea and the United ... Read more...

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WikiLeaks bares world leaders’ personal details


November 29th, 2010 - 7:08 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 29 (IANS) Thousands of US diplomatic cables leaked by whistleblower site WikiLeaks bares personal details of world leaders and what US diplomats think of them in private, a media report ... Read more...

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N. Korean leader, son visited artillery base just before S. Korean island was hit


November 26th, 2010 - 12:56 pm ICT by ANI
Yeonpyeong Island (S. Korea), Nov.26 (ANI): North Korean leader Kim Jong Il and his son and successor Kim Jong Un reportedly visited an artillery base from where shells were fired at a ... Read more...

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China’s ‘guarded response’ puts onus on both Koreas to establish peace in Peninsula


November 24th, 2010 - 1:19 pm ICT by ANI
Beijing, Nov 24 (ANI): China has tactfully urged both Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) and the Republic of Korea (ROK) to work towards establishing peace and stability in the Korean Peninsula, ... Read more...

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Kim’s son behind attack on South Korea to ‘mobilise military and consolidate his power’


November 24th, 2010 - 12:54 pm ICT by ANI
Pyongyang, Nov 24 (ANI): Kim Jong-un, the youngest son and heir apparent to North Korean leader Kim Jong-il, has been accused of carrying out yesterday's attack on South Korean territory with an ... Read more...

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Analysts predict turbulence during N.Korean succession battle


September 29th, 2010 - 2:45 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept.29 (ANI): With North Korean leader Kim Jong-il appointing his youngest son as an army general, and giving him his first known official title in an apparent sign that he is ... Read more...

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Kim Jong-il unanimously reappointed North Korean leader


September 28th, 2010 - 6:03 pm ICT by ANI
Seoul (South Korea), Sep 28(ANI): Despite his visibly fragile health, North Korean leader Kim Jong-il was on Tuesday reappointed as the General Secretary of the ruling Workers' Party of Korea (WPK) at ... Read more...

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North Korean leader Kim Jong-il’s youngest son ‘made military general’


September 28th, 2010 - 2:21 pm ICT by ANI
Seoul (South Korea), Sep 28(ANI): North Korean leader Kim Jong-il's youngest son, Kim Jong-un, has been promoted as a military general, the clearest sign yet that he is in line to succeed ... Read more...

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North Korean leader’s son made general


September 28th, 2010 - 4:19 am ICT by IANS
Pyongyang, Sep 28 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The son of North Korean leader Kim Jong-il has been appointed as general, the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK)'s official news agency KCNA said Monday. This is ... Read more...

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North Korea:Kim Jong-il Starts Succession as Youngest Son Takes Office


September 28th, 2010 - 2:59 am ICT by Angela Kaye Mason
Sep 27 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The very private leader of North Korean leader Kim Jong-il is in serious health and has been suspected of getting ready to begin his dynastic succession by passing ... Read more...

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North Korean leader denies plan to hand power to son


September 17th, 2010 - 4:06 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Sep 17 (DPA) North Korean leader Kim Jong Il has dismissed speculation that he is to hand power to his youngest son, a news report said Friday. Chinese Prime Minister Wen Jiabao ... Read more...

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Typhoon kills dozens in North Korea


September 15th, 2010 - 11:06 pm ICT by IANS
Seoul, Sep 15 (DPA) Typhoon Kompasu killed dozens of people in North Korea when it hit the country two weeks ago, state media reported Wednesday. "Cloud bursts, strong winds and landslides" were responsible ... Read more...

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