Senior military official broke the rules of mourning Kim Jong-il
During the 100-day mourning period North Koreans were forced to abstain from pleasurable activities – including drinking
A North Korean military officer has been executed with a mortar shell blast for disrespecting late ‘Dear Leader’ Kim Jong-il by drinking alcohol during the 100-day mourning period.
South Korean media claim Kim Chol, the secretive state’s former vice minister of the army, was forced to [...]
N. Korea’s army chief Ri Yong-ho relieved of all posts
SEOUL, July 16 (Yonhap) — North Korea said Monday that its army chief Ri Yong-ho, known as a confidant of leader Kim Jong-un, has been removed from all his posts because of his “illness.”
“A meeting of the Political Bureau of the Central Committee of the Workers’ Party decided to relieve Ri Yong-ho of all his posts for his illness,” the North’s [...]
According to documents reportedly found by the Japanese press, late North Korean leader Kim Jong Il had ordered that the country “mass-produce” nuclear weapons.
Mainichi Shimbun reports that the revelations came from internal Workers’ Party of Korea (WPK) documents produced in February of this year. The documents were reportedly to be used to train mid-level officers.
Kim Jong Il, who died in December of last year, had apparently ordered the “development of enriched [...]
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SEOUL — South Korean shares tumbled 4.87 percent soon after the announcement that North Korean leader Kim Jong-Il had died.
The benchmark KOSPI fell 89.36 points to 1,750.60 minutes after the news before edging back up slightly.
North Korean state media said on Monday that the 69-year-old died of a heart attack on Saturday, plunging the impoverished nation into uncertainty.
The official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) urged people to [...]
A group of North Korean women wait to escort North Korean and Chinese officials for a groundbreaking ceremony on Hwanggumphyong, an island in the Yalu River. [...]
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter said Thursday that North Korean leader Kim Jong Il wants direct talks with South Korea’s leader – an offer unlikely to be accepted until Pyongyang takes responsibility for violence that killed 50 South Koreans last year.
A summit would be a major step toward smoothing over animosity fueled by the bloodshed, and a personal call from Kim is notable, though [...]