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In North Korea, Kim Jong-un Moves to Consolidate Power – NYTimes.com

The leadership of North Korea moved swiftly on Wednesday to portray Kim Jong-un, thrust into the international spotlight after the death of his father, as the country’s …

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Unreality Check: From Kim to Kim in North Korea : The New Yorker

Mandatory public crying. Those three words sum up about as tidily as possible the ghastly bondage—the incessant psychic and physical torture—that the Kim dynasty has made the North Korean way of life for …

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Photos: North Korea’s ‘Dear Leader’

A rare glimpse inside Pyongyang

Death raises questions about the future and the stability of isolated state

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For two decades, S. Korea and U.S. have discussed contingencies in the event of the North’s collapse.

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Enigmatic leader wielded terror at home and on the world stage

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Strangely antic, utterly ruthless ruler menaced world with nuclear ambitions as famine killed his subjects.

A reign that kept the world of …

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North Korean Leader Kim Jong Il Is Dead – WSJ.com

The death of Kim Jong Il opens a new and potentially dangerous period of transition and instability for North Korea and northeast Asia, while also bringing to a halt some progress in improving Pyongyang’s relations with the U.S. and …

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Kim Jong Il: Farewell, earthlings | The Economist

NORTH KOREAN state media has just announced the death of leader Kim Jong Il. According to the report (on this site, when it’s not overwhelmed by traffic), he passed away on ..

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Kim Jong-il, Dictator Who Turned North Korea Into a Nuclear State, Dies – NYTimes.com

Kim Jong-il, the reclusive dictator who kept North Korea at the edge of starvation and collapse, banished to gulags citizens deemed disloyal and turned the country into …

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N. Korea Says Dictator, Kim Jong-il, Dies – NYTimes.com

Kim Jong-il, the North Korean leader who realized his family’s dream of turning his starving country into a minor nuclear-weapons power even as the …

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