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#Kim Il-sung

# kim-il-sung - Tuesday 16 April, 2013

North Korean ultimatum threatens 'sledgehammer' action against South

North Korea says the South should have stopped 40 people from burning a portrait of Kim Il-sung on the anniversary of his birth; Seoul says the ultimatum is ‘absurd’.

# kim-il-sung - Monday 15 April, 2013

John Kerry pushes for talks as North Korea threatens defiant missile launch

There is speculation that North Korea will try a missile test today to coincide with birthday celebrations for former leader Kim Il-Sung.

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

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

# kim-il-sung - Friday 12 April, 2013

Pentagon report says North Korea has capability of nuclear strike

High-ranking officials have played down the report, however, saying there is no US consensus on North Korea’s abilities.

# kim-il-sung - Wednesday 10 April, 2013

South Korea raises alert as North Korea missile test looks likely

Tensions are growing ahead of a key anniversary in North Korea this week.

# kim-il-sung - 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-il-sung - 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-il-sung - 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-il-sung - 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-il-sung - 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-il-sung - 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-il-sung - 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-il-sung - Tuesday 27 March, 2012

North Korea criticises Obama’s 'confrontational stance' over launch

The US and South Korea are concerned the rocket launches are a cover to test long-range missiles capable of carrying nuclear weapons.

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

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-il-sung - Thursday 22 December, 2011

Mythmaking begins for North Korea's new leader

When Kim Jong Il died, the skies glowed red above a sacred mountain in North Korea – at least, according to state propaganda. But how exactly is this state-run propaganda done?

# kim-il-sung - Tuesday 20 December, 2011

Propaganda nation: how North Korea spreads its message North Korea This post contains videos This post contains images

Propaganda nation: how North Korea spreads its message

The death of Kim Jong Il has brought fresh attention on the inner workings of how North Korea addresses its people.

From The Daily Edge Inside North Korea's Air Koryo, the world's only '1 Star' airline North Korea This post contains images

Inside North Korea's Air Koryo, the world's only '1 Star' airline

The only way to get to North Korea is through the government-owned airline – which isn’t quite as glamorous as some others.

# kim-il-sung - Monday 19 December, 2011

Column: ‘When Kim Il-sung died, we celebrated – there was new hope’

Working as a teacher in South Korea, Hayley Millar expected wild parties when much-hated Kim Jong-il died. So why was nobody celebrating? She asked around…

VIDEO: North Korea mourns the death of Kim Jong Il's father in 1994 History Repeating? This post contains videos

VIDEO: North Korea mourns the death of Kim Jong Il's father in 1994

With major public expressions of grief at the death of Kim Jong Il, it’s worth taking a look at some similar scenes from 1994…

A closer look: the links between Ireland and North Korea

We take a brief look at the closer bilateral ties between Ireland and North Korea – and the attention given to us over there.

North Korea tests short-range missile: report

At least one missile was fired today – the same day North Korean media announced the death of leader Kim Jong Il.

# kim-il-sung - Wednesday 31 August, 2011

GALLERY: North Korea trials new 'luxury tourist ship' Cruisin' This post contains images

GALLERY: North Korea trials new 'luxury tourist ship'

South Korea has suspended trips to the North – so Pyongyang has converted an old ship to try and attract Chinese visitors.

# kim-il-sung - Friday 5 August, 2011

In photos: Inside North Korea, the world’s most secretive country North Korea This post contains images

In photos: Inside North Korea, the world’s most secretive country

AP’s chief Asian photographer David Guttenfelder spent a month being accompanied around North Korea. Here is his work.

# kim-il-sung - Friday 15 April, 2011

The Daily Fix: Friday

In today’s Fix: EBS joins banks in posting major losses; computers being programmed to ‘feel’ regret; and interesting interpretations of skyscraper design.

North Korea founder's birthday is celebrated - 17 years after his death North Korea This post contains images

North Korea founder's birthday is celebrated - 17 years after his death

Kim Il Sung would have turned 99 today and the “Day of the Sun” remains the country’s most important national holiday.

# kim-il-sung - Tuesday 12 October, 2010

Jong-il's eldest son disapproves of younger brother's power

The eldest of Kim Jong-il’s three sons scorns the inevitable rise to power of the youngest son, Jong-un.

# kim-il-sung - Sunday 10 October, 2010

North Korean heir apparent appears in public alongside Kim Jong-Il North Korea This post contains images

North Korean heir apparent appears in public alongside Kim Jong-Il

Kim Jong-un appears for the first time at a major public event as the North Korean Workers’ Party celebrates its 65th anniversary.

# kim-il-sung - Tuesday 5 October, 2010

The new face of North Korea? North Korea This post contains images

The new face of North Korea?

Reports and new pictures of the son – and heir apparent – of Kim Jong-Il suggest he may have had plastic surgery to look more like his grandfather, founder of North Korea

# kim-il-sung - Tuesday 28 September, 2010

Kim Il-sung made a store ‘reappear on the spot’

To mark the promotion of his grandson as a general, the Korean News Service publishes a story on NK’s “eternal president”.