Kim Jong Il

North Korea replaces hard-line defense minister

North Korea has replaced its hard-line defense minister with a little-known army general, according to a state media report Monday, in what outside analysts call an... Read more »

May 13, 2013


Spies caught in website scandal embarrass SKorea

The scandal shaking up South Korea's main spy agency is not cloak-and-dagger stuff, but the kind of low-grade trickery anyone with an Internet connection could pull... Read more »

May 13, 2013


NKorea nuke arsenal seen as matter of when, not if

For 20 years, fears about North Korea's headlong pursuit of nuclear bombs have been watered down with smirking admonishments not to overestimate an impoverished... Read more »

May 10, 2013


New South Korea president welcomed at White House

President Barack Obama is welcoming South Korea's new leader Park Geun-hye (goon-hay) to the White House, looking to present a strong front against North Korea's... Read more »

May 7, 2013


US calls for North Korea amnesty for sentenced American

The U.S. called Thursday for North Korea to grant amnesty and immediately release a Korean-American sentenced to 15 years' hard labor for "hostile acts" against the... Read more »

May 2, 2013


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