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Stories with person: Kim Jong-il
  • North Korea party congress to show unity around Kim Jong Un 
    Updated: May-01-16 9:10 am

    TOKYO - North Korea is preparing to hold a once-in-a-generation congress of its ruling party that is intended to rally the nation behind leader Kim Jong Un and could provide an important glimpse into Kim's plans for the country's economy and military.

  • Yearning for North Korea - the nation they fled story has photos
    Updated: Apr-29-16 5:21 am

    INCHEON, South Korea - For much of the world, North Korea is a Stalinist nightmare, an isolated enclave of prison camps, poverty and hunger.

  • Amid outside pressure, N. Korea sets date for key convention story has photos
    Updated: Apr-27-16 6:12 am

    SEOUL, South Korea - Facing mounting international pressure over its nuclear and missile ambitions, North Korea has set a date for its biggest political convention in decades next week that is expected to bolster young dictator Kim Jong Un's grip on power.

  • N. Koreans: Brutal work abroad better than life back home story has photos
    Updated: Apr-12-16 7:18 am

    SEOUL, South Korea - One North Korean who worked abroad says that as a waitress in China, she was forced to put up with male customers who groped her and tried to get her drunk. Two others recall the frozen bodies of their countrymen stored in Russian logging camps. Another says he toiled for up to 16 hours a day at a Kuwaiti construction site surrounded by wire fences.