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Kim Jong-Un visits father’s mausoleum

North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un, flanked by senior military officials, visited the mausoleum of his late father Tuesday to pay tribute on a major anniversary, state media said. Kim visited the Kumsusan Palace of the Sun, which houses the embalmed bodies of his late father and grandfather, the Korean Central…

North Korea puts on a show after execution of Kim Jong-un’s uncle

North Korea puts on show after Kim uncle’s execution. But is it stable? (via The Christian Science Monitor) North Korean leader Kim Jong-un (center r.), his wife, Ri Sol-ju, (center l.), and high ranking officials visit the Kumsusan Palace of the Sun on the second anniversary of the death of…

Kim Jong Un’s uncle, North Korea’s second-in-command, sacked

North Korea confirmed on Monday that Jang Song Thaek, the uncle of leader Kim Jong Un, had been dismissed for committing “criminal acts”. Jang had previously been considered to be the second most powerful man in the country. “Jang and his followers committed criminal acts baffling imagination and they did…

Dennis Rodman reveals name of Kim Jong-Un’s baby daughter

North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un has a baby daughter named Ju-Ae, according to former NBA star Dennis Rodman, who labelled the supreme ruler of the isolated, authoritarian state a “good dad.” Rodman, who calls Kim a friend and just returned from his second visit to Pyongyang, told the Guardian newspaper…

Former NBA star Dennis Rodman has second meeting with Kim Jong-Un

Former NBA star Dennis Rodman met North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un in a highly anticipated return trip to the hermetic state, official media said Saturday in a report that made no mention of jailed American Kenneth Bae. The flamboyant ex-forward for the Chicago Bulls arrived in Pyongyang earlier this week,…

Report: Kim Jong-Un almost flunked out of school

North Korea’s young leader Kim Jong-Un, who was schooled inSwitzerland, obtained poor grades in school and was often absent, according to a Swiss newspaper report. Kim, who is 29, was absent for 75 days in his first year at the International School of Bern, according to Le Matin Dimanche, while in his second year,…

North Korea holds mass rally in support of new leader

SEOUL — More than 100,000 North Koreans rallied in support of new leader Kim Jong-Un on Tuesday, state media reported, days after he was proclaimed the “great successor” to his father. The mass rally at Kim Il-Sung Square in the capital Pyongyang was attended by citizens and a number of…

North Koreans told to go gloveless at funeral: report

SEOUL — North Korean civilians were ordered not to wear hats or gloves for the snowy funeral of leader Kim Jong-Il because his son and successor chose to escort the hearse bare-headed, a report said Tuesday. Daily NK, a Seoul-based online newspaper run by defectors, said it had received information…

Seoul sees ‘turning point’ with N. Korea

South Korea’s President Lee Myung-Bak said Monday the divided peninsula is at a turning point after the death of North Koreanleader Kim Jong-Il, with opportunities to improve relations. But Lee also vowed to hit back hard against any provocations from the North under the leadership of its young new chief Kim Jong-Un, son of the late dictator.…

North Koreans urged to defend Jong-Un ‘unto death’

North Korea urged its people Sunday to defend new leader Kim Jong-Un to the death and vowed an all-out push for prosperity, in a New Year state newspaper editorial setting out policy goals. “The whole party, the entire army and all the people should possess a firm conviction that they…

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