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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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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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South Korea’s prime minister, has been replaced, along with seven ministers, in the biggest cabinet reshuffle since president Lee Myung-bak took office in 2008.

Kim Tae-ho (left in the picture, from bbcimg.co.uk), his nominee to be prime minister, was once a provincial governor. (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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