Dozens of South Korean activists burn effigies with the portraits of North Korea's late president Kim Il-Sung (L), his grandson and current leader Kim Jong-Un (C) and late leader Kim Jong-Il (R) during an anti-Pyongyang rally in Seoul on April 15, 2013, to mark the 101st birthday of the North's founder and late president Kim Il-Sung . Meanwhile South Korea voiced regret on April 15 at North Korea's dismissal of its offer for dialogue, as the South's armed forces remained on heightened alert for an expected missile test by Pyongyang.
These groups exist to falsely show the world that North Korea has freedom of religion. But [the government] does not allow religion or [independent] religious organizations because it is worried about the possibility that Kim Jong Il’s regime would be in danger [because] religion erodes society.
a U.S. envoy like former presidents Bill Clinton or Jimmy Carter to come to Pyongyang, to make the United States kowtow to Pyongyang, that's exactly what North Korea intends to achieve, and why they so quickly gave (Bae) a sentence ... They've sent the ball to the U.S. side.More quotes »
N. Koreans celebrate past leader amid rising tensions
evening, women in traditional dress danced in the plazas to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the appointment of late leader Kim Jong Il to a key defense post. Despite another round of warnings from their leaders of impending nuclear war, there was no sense Read more »
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citizens and abuse their power for their own benefit including political power, wealth, and the well-being for themselves. Kim Jong-Il of North Korea portrayed many of the same characteristics in his reign of power as well. The character Napoleon in George from All Free Essays Read more »
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former North Korean leader Kim Jong Il golfed 38 under par, turns out he wasn’t so good at racing jet skis. But he didn’t mind going to the sauna. Naked. With his chef. In a story appearing in GQ next week, the former sushi chef and confidant to the Shining from mediabistro.com Read more »
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includes grooming his older brother Kim Jong Nam to replace him. Kim Jong Nam was long believed to be the heir apparent to Kim Jong Il but this heir was too much of a playboy and had an unhealthy (to North Korean officials) positive attitude towards the West from Strategy Page Read more »
North Korea: Stop Crackdown on Economic ‘Crimes’
in the international community that the ascension in January 2011 of Kim Jong-Un, the young, foreign-educated son of Kim Jong-Il, to power in Pyongyang might lead to economic and political changes have been dashed. “Facing abject poverty and hunger because from Human Rights Watch Read more »
Orphaned and homeless: Surviving North Korea
Baekdu, where the country's lore claims its founder, Kim Il Sung, led the fight for independence and his oldest son, Kim Jong Il, was born. But the similarities between Yoon Hee and her homeland's rulers end there. Six months after her birth, her parents divorced from CNN Read more »