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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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In the face of military aggression from North Korea, the South must unite, said its president Lee Myung-bak during a national radio address.

He said that “the survival of this nation” is at stake, before adding : “If [we] are afraid of war, we can never prevent war.” (more…)

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US officials say North Korean artillery strike on South Korean island that lies near the disputed Yeallow Sea border, was an isolated incident. (photo, from aljazeera.net) (more…)

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Last week, Dr Siegfried Hecker (photo, from bbcimg.co.uk), an american scientist saw a vast new nuclear facility with hundreds of centrifuges for enriching uranium, when he visited North Korea, he said. (more…)

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North Korean troops fired two rounds towards a frontline unit at the border on Friday, and South Korean soldiers returned fire three times. (photo, from aljazeera.net) (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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A non-agression treaty has been signed by North Korea with the Association of the South East Asian Nations (Asean), in a large symbolic move. (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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