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Kim Jong Il's death befogs North Korea, gives region jitters

It was the scenario strategists from Beijing to Washington fretted over: Kim Jong Il's sudden death befalls North Korea, before the isolated regime completed a power... Read more »

Dec. 19, 2011

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North Korea mourns Kim Jong Il; son is 'successor'

North Koreans marched by the hundreds Monday to their capital's landmarks to mourn Kim Jong Il, many crying uncontrollably and flailing their arms in grief over news... Read more »

Dec. 19, 2011

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Kim Jong Il, a Cold War-era leader in modern times

Even as the world changed around him, North Korean leader Kim Jong Il remained firmly in control, ruling absolutely at home and keeping the rest of the world on edge... Read more »

Dec. 19, 2011

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Kim's death viewed with wary optimism

World governments are viewing the death of North Korean leader Kim Jong Il with wary optimism — a possibly destabilizing moment for the region as power passes to... Read more »

Dec. 19, 2011

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North Korea: Kim Jong Il dead, son is 'successor'

North Korea announced the death of supreme leader Kim Jong Il and urged its people to rally behind his young son and heir-apparent Monday, while the world watched... Read more »

Dec. 19, 2011

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Kim Jong Il: dynastic leader with nuclear ambition

Even as the world changed around him, North Korean leader Kim Jong Il remained firmly in control, ruling absolutely at home and keeping the rest of the world on edge... Read more »

Dec. 19, 2011

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