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# kim-jong-il - Monday 20 August, 2018

Relief as Seamus Power just retains US Tour card
# Alive At 125
From The42
# Alive At 125

Relief as Seamus Power just retains US Tour card

Aug 20th 2018, 9:53 AM 9,092 Views 9 Comments

A Sergio Garcia meltdown was good news for the Waterford man.

# kim-jong-il - Tuesday 17 April, 2018

South Korean actress kidnapped by Kim Jong-Il dies aged 91
# Choi Eun Hee
# Choi Eun Hee

South Korean actress kidnapped by Kim Jong-Il dies aged 91

Apr 17th 2018, 10:29 AM 32,681 Views 15 Comments

Jong-Il forced Choi Eun-hee to make movies for the North Korean regime.

# kim-jong-il - Saturday 26 August, 2017

Opinion: 'Trump should eliminate US nukes and give a chance to diplomacy'
# US-NORTH KOREAN RELATIONS
# US-NORTH KOREAN RELATIONS

Opinion: 'Trump should eliminate US nukes and give a chance to diplomacy'

Aug 26th 2017, 8:30 AM 5,554 Views 63 Comments

Yes, North Korea is a bad regime but this doesn’t mean that bombing it is the solution, writes Julien Mercille.

# kim-jong-il - Saturday 4 March, 2017

Malaysia expels North Korean ambassador over Kim murder
# Get Out
# Get Out

Malaysia expels North Korean ambassador over Kim murder

Mar 4th 2017, 5:55 PM 8,283 Views 7 Comments

He is expected to leave Malaysia within 48 hours.

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

Believe it or not, North Korea is holding an election today
# Anyone's Guess
# Anyone's Guess

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

Jul 19th 2015, 6:30 PM 22,806 Views 40 Comments

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'.
# One Man One Vote
# One Man One Vote

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

Mar 9th 2014, 9:37 AM 17,032 Views 60 Comments

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'
# Rehab
# Rehab

Dennis Rodman 'checks into alcohol rehab'

Jan 19th 2014, 5:09 PM 19,589 Views 35 Comments

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*

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

Apr 13th 2013, 10:30 AM 30,262 Views 89 Comments

*right now

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

North Korea deploys missiles, says 'moment of explosion is approaching fast'
# North Korea
# North Korea

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

Apr 4th 2013, 8:31 AM 18,833 Views 151 Comments

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
# North Korea

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

Jan 1st 2013, 1:44 PM 12,148 Views 33 Comments

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
# Review 2012

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

Dec 26th 2012, 7:47 PM 7,887 Views 7 Comments

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'
# Little 'un
# Little 'un

North Korean leader's wife 'appears pregnant'

Dec 17th 2012, 2:00 PM 15,861 Views 43 Comments

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
# North Korea
# North Korea

North Korea removes rocket from launch pad: report

Dec 11th 2012, 9:25 AM 5,815 Views 27 Comments

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
# North Korea
# North Korea

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

Dec 1st 2012, 10:22 AM 2,658 Views 16 Comments

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
# North Korea
# North Korea

North Korean parliament holds rare second session

Sep 25th 2012, 8:42 AM 4,545 Views 4 Comments

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
# Kim Jong-un
# Kim Jong-un

North Korean leader's wife 'charming', says sushi chef

Aug 4th 2012, 11:15 AM 4,506 Views 14 Comments

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
# Bare Necessities
# Bare Necessities

Mickey Mouse and Winnie the Pooh dance for North Korea leader

Jul 8th 2012, 3:50 PM 4,777 Views 20 Comments

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

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

London council apologises for ordering staff to address head as 'Dear Leader' - North Korea style
# Dear Leader
From The Daily Edge
# Dear Leader

London council apologises for ordering staff to address head as 'Dear Leader' - North Korea style

Jun 22nd 2012, 10:54 AM 4,873 Views 17 Comments

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
# North Korea

Photo: North Korea's big show visible from space

Apr 26th 2012, 8:24 PM 7,446 Views 9 Comments

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?
# North Korea
# North Korea

Is Kim Jong Un deviating from father's message?

Apr 23rd 2012, 2:41 PM 5,392 Views 10 Comments

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
# North Korea

Kim Jong Un makes first public speech since becoming leader

Apr 15th 2012, 3:58 PM 3,993 Views 11 Comments

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
# North Korea

In pictures: Daily life in North Korea

Apr 14th 2012, 8:45 AM 7,606 Views 15 Comments

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
# North Korea

GALLERY: North Korea unveils massive statues of former leaders

Apr 13th 2012, 7:17 PM 4,409 Views 19 Comments

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
# North Korea
# North Korea

North Korea agrees to suspend nuclear activities and freeze missile tests

Feb 29th 2012, 3:42 PM 2,005 Views 10 Comments

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

Watch: Sacha Baron Cohen escorted from Oscars red carpet after Kim Jong Il stunt
# Oscars
From The Daily Edge
# Oscars

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

Feb 27th 2012, 11:54 AM 8,749 Views 28 Comments

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
# North Korea

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

Feb 16th 2012, 8:49 PM 3,517 Views 10 Comments

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
# North Korea

North Korea celebrates Kim Jong Il's birthday

Feb 14th 2012, 12:10 PM 1,838 Views 5 Comments

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
# North Korea
# North Korea

Son says Kim Jong Il 'was opposed' to family succession

Jan 24th 2012, 2:39 PM 2,899 Views 10 Comments

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
# Sibling Rivalry
# Sibling Rivalry

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

Jan 17th 2012, 7:03 PM 7,346 Views 21 Comments

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

Associated Press opens full news bureau in North Korea
# AP In NK
# AP In NK

Associated Press opens full news bureau in North Korea

Jan 16th 2012, 10:51 AM 1,065 Views 2 Comments

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
# Embalmed
# Embalmed

Embalmed body of Kim Jong Il to go on permanent display

Jan 12th 2012, 9:17 AM 4,069 Views 14 Comments

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
# Happy Birthday
# Happy Birthday

North Korea announces prisoner amnesty to mark late leaders' birthdays

Jan 10th 2012, 8:09 AM 1,618 Views 3 Comments

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
# North Korea

North Korean TV shows young Kim threatening war in 2009

Jan 8th 2012, 12:45 PM 4,903 Views 16 Comments

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
# Korea
# Korea

South Korea says 'new era' is possible for relations with North

Jan 2nd 2012, 2:03 PM 1,163 Views 5 Comments

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
# North Korea

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

Jan 1st 2012, 5:00 PM 3,677 Views 18 Comments

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
# Big Man
# Big Man

Giant North Korean Mourner Of The Day

Dec 30th 2011, 6:06 PM 19,392 Views 56 Comments

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
# Review 2011
# Review 2011

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

Dec 30th 2011, 3:00 PM 1,773 Views 3 Comments

And who might be under threat in 2012…

As 'Great Leader' anointed North Korea says stance will not soften
# North Korea
# North Korea

As 'Great Leader' anointed North Korea says stance will not soften

Dec 30th 2011, 7:18 AM 2,191 Views 6 Comments

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
# North Korea

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

Dec 29th 2011, 8:32 AM 2,724 Views 17 Comments

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
# Daily Fix
# Daily Fix

The Daily Fix: Wednesday

Dec 28th 2011, 7:50 PM 4,502 Views 0 Comments

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.

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