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# Kim Jong-il

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Relief as Seamus Power just retains US Tour card
A Sergio Garcia meltdown was good news for the Waterford man.
South Korean actress kidnapped by Kim Jong-Il dies aged 91
Jong-Il forced Choi Eun-hee to make movies for the North Korean regime.
Opinion: 'Trump should eliminate US nukes and give a chance to diplomacy'
Yes, North Korea is a bad regime but this doesn’t mean that bombing it is the solution, writes Julien Mercille.
Malaysia expels North Korean ambassador over Kim murder
He is expected to leave Malaysia within 48 hours.
Believe it or not, North Korea is holding an election today
Bookmakers aren’t taking bets on the outcome.
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.
Dennis Rodman 'checks into alcohol rehab'
US media reports say that his drinking “escalated”.
How a shy boy from North Korea became the world's scariest dictator*
*right now
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-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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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…
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’.
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.
Is Kim Jong Un deviating from father's message?
New North Korean leader signals economic reform in his public address.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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…
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.