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North Korea marks end of Kim Jong Il mourning period

North Koreans gather at the Mansu Hill where the statues of the late leaders Kim Il Sung, and Kim Jong Il tower over them Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2014, in Pyongyang, North Korea, a day before the 3rd anniversary of the death of Kim Jong Il. (AP Photo/Jon Chol Jin)

North Korea marked the end of a three-year mourning period for the late leader Kim Jong Il on Wednesday, opening the way for his son, Kim Jong Un, to put a more personal stamp on the way the country is run.

Posted: December 17th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Only 1 N. Korean can have name of Kim Jong Un

In this Saturday, Oct. 4, 2014 file photo, North Korea’s National Defense Commission Vice Chairman Hwang Pyong So, left, and North Korea’s ruling Workers Party Secretaries, Choe Ryong Hae, right, and Kim Yang Gon, center right, leave after a meeting with South Korean officials at a hotel in Incheon, South Korea. AP

In North Korea, there can be only one Kim Jong Un.
A South Korean official said Wednesday that Pyongyang forbids its people from using the same name as the young absolute leader.

Posted: December 4th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

N. Korea executes state officials for watching S. Korean soap operas

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North Korea has reportedly executed 10 government officials for a range of charges that included watching foreign soap operas, The Telegraph reported on Wednesday.

Posted: October 30th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Seoul officials say Kim Jong Un had ankle surgery

Activists who plan to send anti-North Korea leaflets, hold a defaced image of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un as police officers stand guard during a rally in Paju, north of Seoul, South Korea, Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014. North Korea opened fire on Oct. 10 after activists floated propaganda balloons across the border, following through on a previous threat to attack. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)

South Korea’s spy agency says it has an explanation of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un’s mysterious 6-week-long public absence.

Posted: October 28th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Kim Jong-Un reappears with walking stick 

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North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un has finally resurfaced with the help of a walking stick after a prolonged, unexplained absence that fueled rampant speculation about his health and even rumors of a coup in the nuclear-armed state.

Posted: October 14th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

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