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#Kim Jong-il

# kim-jong-il - Sunday 19 July, 2015

Believe it or not, North Korea is holding an election today

Bookmakers aren’t taking bets on the outcome.

# kim-jong-il - Sunday 9 March, 2014

It’s election day in North Korea and people have one option: ‘Yes’.

In the absence of any competing candidates, voters are simply required to mark “Yes” next to the name on the ballot sheet.

# kim-jong-il - Sunday 19 January, 2014

Dennis Rodman ‘checks into alcohol rehab’

US media reports say that his drinking “escalated”.

# kim-jong-il - Saturday 13 April, 2013

How a shy boy from North Korea became the world’s scariest dictator*

# kim-jong-il - Thursday 4 April, 2013

North Korea deploys missiles, says ‘moment of explosion is approaching fast’

North Korea has moved missiles to its east coast that are capable of hitting targets in Guam, South Korea and Japan.

# kim-jong-il - Tuesday 1 January, 2013

Kim Jong-Un calls for Korean reunification in rare TV address

North Korea’s Supreme Leader also called for a “radical turnabout” in his struggling country’s economy.

# kim-jong-il - Wednesday 26 December, 2012

First Irish TV, Titanic, a famous ceiling: the big anniversaries of 2012 Review 2012 This post contains videos

First Irish TV, Titanic, a famous ceiling: the big anniversaries of 2012

The Titanic disaster, the Cuban Missile Crisis, and the Anglo-Irish Treaty: 2012 has been a big year for commemorations. Here’s your guide to the bigger commemorations held this year.

# kim-jong-il - Monday 17 December, 2012

North Korean leader’s wife ‘appears pregnant’

Kim Jong-un’s wife sighting on state television fuels expectation of an addition to the Kim dynasty.

# kim-jong-il - Tuesday 11 December, 2012

North Korea removes rocket from launch pad: report

According to analysis of the latest satellite imagery, the entire three-stage Unha-3 carrier has been removed to a nearby assembly facility.

# kim-jong-il - Saturday 1 December, 2012

North Korea ‘to test long-range rocket’ some time this month

The long-range rocket test will coincide with elections in South Korea, and the anniversary of Kim Jong-Il’s death.

# kim-jong-il - Tuesday 25 September, 2012

North Korean parliament holds rare second session

It is highly unusual for the parliament of the secretive Asian state to meet twice in one year.

# kim-jong-il - Saturday 4 August, 2012

North Korean leader’s wife ‘charming’, says sushi chef

The chef, who is believed to have worked for Kim Jong-Il before his death, is one of the few people to publicly speak out about meeting Kim Jong Un and his new wife.

# kim-jong-il - Sunday 8 July, 2012

Mickey Mouse and Winnie the Pooh dance for North Korea leader

This appears to be the first time Disney characters have been included in a major performance…

# kim-jong-il - Friday 22 June, 2012

From The Daily Edge London council apologises for ordering staff to address head as ‘Dear Leader’ – North Korea style Dear Leader

London council apologises for ordering staff to address head as ‘Dear Leader’ – North Korea style

The councillor in question says she had no knowledge of the request – and is happy to be called ‘Sarah’.

# kim-jong-il - Thursday 26 April, 2012

Photo: North Korea’s big show visible from space

North Korea’s national celebration of the 100th birthday of national founder Kim Il Sung was big enough to be visible from space.

# kim-jong-il - Monday 23 April, 2012

Is Kim Jong Un deviating from father’s message?

New North Korean leader signals economic reform in his public address.

# kim-jong-il - Sunday 15 April, 2012

Kim Jong Un makes first public speech since becoming leader North Korea This post contains images

Kim Jong Un makes first public speech since becoming leader

At the culmination of two weeks of celebrations marking the centenary of the birth of his grandfather, North Korea’s new leader made his first public speech since stepping into power last December.

# kim-jong-il - Saturday 14 April, 2012

In pictures: Daily life in North Korea North Korea This post contains images

In pictures: Daily life in North Korea

It’s one of the most secretive nations in the world but this week, North Korea allowed journalists in to the country to witness its rocket test. Here’s what they saw.

# kim-jong-il - Friday 13 April, 2012

GALLERY: North Korea unveils massive statues of former leaders North Korea This post contains images

GALLERY: North Korea unveils massive statues of former leaders

The statues of Kim Jong-Il and his father, Kim Il-Sung, are unveiled to mark the latter’s 100th birthday this weekend.

# kim-jong-il - Wednesday 29 February, 2012

North Korea agrees to suspend nuclear activities and freeze missile tests

Washington and Pyongyang both announce that North Korea will allow IAEA inspectors to verify that it has stopped work.

# kim-jong-il - Monday 27 February, 2012

From The Daily Edge Watch: Sacha Baron Cohen escorted from Oscars red carpet after Kim Jong Il stunt Oscars This post contains videos

Watch: Sacha Baron Cohen escorted from Oscars red carpet after Kim Jong Il stunt

That spilled ashes stunt didn’t go down well with security…

# kim-jong-il - Thursday 16 February, 2012

In pictures: North Korea’s military parade in honour of Kim Jong Il North Korea This post contains images

In pictures: North Korea’s military parade in honour of Kim Jong Il

Commemorative events and a major military parade were held on what would have been the late leader’s 70th birthday.

# kim-jong-il - Tuesday 14 February, 2012

North Korea celebrates Kim Jong Il’s birthday North Korea This post contains images

North Korea celebrates Kim Jong Il’s birthday

The week of what would have been King Jong Il’s 70th birthday was marked in North Korea with the unveiling of a bronze statue in Pyongyang today.

# kim-jong-il - Tuesday 24 January, 2012

Son says Kim Jong Il ‘was opposed’ to family succession

Kim Jong Nam, the eldest son of Kim Jong Il, says his father was reluctant to have a third generation of his family become leader.

# kim-jong-il - Tuesday 17 January, 2012

North Korea will fail, says Kim Jong-il’s OTHER son

No, not the son who was recently appointed Great Leader – the one who was exiled after trying to sneak into Disneyland.

# kim-jong-il - Monday 16 January, 2012

From Business ETC Associated Press opens full news bureau in North Korea AP In NK

Associated Press opens full news bureau in North Korea

The American news agency is the first major Western outlet to open a full news, picture, and video bureau in the notoriously secretive state.

# kim-jong-il - Thursday 12 January, 2012

Embalmed body of Kim Jong Il to go on permanent display

The body will be preserved by North Korean embalmers, rather than the Russian experts used previously, according to reports.

# kim-jong-il - Tuesday 10 January, 2012

North Korea announces prisoner amnesty to mark late leaders’ birthdays

Meanwhile, North Korea’s ally China has been holding its first summit with South Korea since Kim Jong Il passed away.

# kim-jong-il - Sunday 8 January, 2012

North Korean TV shows young Kim threatening war in 2009 North Korea This post contains images

North Korean TV shows young Kim threatening war in 2009

A documentary aired on North Korean state TV was aimed at showing that the country’s new leader was being prepared to take power long before the death of his father, Kim Jong Il, last month.

# kim-jong-il - Monday 2 January, 2012

South Korea says ‘new era’ is possible for relations with North

President Lee Myung-bak says the transition of power in North Korea may offer the chance for peace on the peninsula.

# kim-jong-il - Sunday 1 January, 2012

North Korea’s New Year message: Defend Kim Jong Un unto death

North Korea gave its new year message today, telling citizens that it will be a year “when an era of prosperity is unfolding”. It told people to act as human shields, defending Kim Jong Un unto death.

# kim-jong-il - Friday 30 December, 2011

Giant North Korean Mourner Of The Day

Why is this man at Kim Jong-il’s funeral twice the size of everybody else?

Gaddafi, KJI, Mubarak and Ben Ali: why 2011 was a bad year for dictators

And who might be under threat in 2012…

As ‘Great Leader’ anointed North Korea says stance will not soften

North Korea’s powerful National Defense Commission said that the country would never deal with South Korean President Lee Myung-bak.

# kim-jong-il - Thursday 29 December, 2011

North Korea: Kim Jong Il’s son and successor declared Supreme Leader North Korea This post contains videos

North Korea: Kim Jong Il’s son and successor declared Supreme Leader

Kim Jong Un, only in his 20s, takes on the role of his father as he was formally declared Supreme Leader at a memorial service for Kim Jong Il on Pyongyang earlier today.

# kim-jong-il - Wednesday 28 December, 2011

The Daily Fix: Wednesday

In tonight’s Fix: A seventh person dies on the country’s roads over Christmas, why Betfair won’t be paying out €25 million, and the strangest pics from Kim Jong-Il’s funeral.

The 10 strangest photographs from Kim Jong-Il's funeral North Korea This post contains images

The 10 strangest photographs from Kim Jong-Il's funeral

The funeral of the North Korean dictator has been taking place in Pyongyang today. Here’s a round-up of the 10 most grabbing photographs from it.

Watch: North Koreans mourn their leader on snowy Pyongyang streets North Korea This post contains videos

Watch: North Koreans mourn their leader on snowy Pyongyang streets

The son and successor of Kim Jong Il, Kim Jong Un led the extravagant funeral procession through the snowy streets of the capital.

# kim-jong-il - Tuesday 27 December, 2011

The Daily Fix: Tuesday

In tonight’s Fix: Sinead O’Connor ends her fourth marriage, the sit-in at the Vita Cortex plant in Cork continues, and what exactly is going to happen at Kim Jong-Il’s funeral tomorrow?

What’s going to happen at Kim Jong-Il’s funeral tomorrow?

The funeral of the former leader of North Korea, who has been lying in state since he died on 17 December, is expected to see mass grief from mourners.

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