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The body of late North Korean leader Kim Jong-il will be placed on permanent display at a palace also housing the embalmed body of his father (photo, from ouest-france.fr) in Pyongyang, the country’s capital. (more…)

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North Korean leader Kim Jong-il, known in his country as the “Dear Leader”, has died of a heart attack on Saturday aboard a train during a trip out of Pyongyang, state media has announced on Monday. (more…)

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For the first time in North Korea, state television showed live pictures of leader Kim Jong-il with his son and presumed heir, Kim Jong-un (photo, from aljazeera.net). (more…)

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During a ceremony commemorating the 15th anniversary of the death of Kim Il-sung, his father, Kim Jong-il has attended his second major state event in person since reportedly suffering a stroke last year. (more…)

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In a major policy shift, Lee Myung-bak (photo, from dailylife.com), South Korea’s president, has proposed reviving direct talks with North Korea. He told the parliament that he was willing to carry out previous bilateral summit accords and provide the impoverished North with food aid. (more…)

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