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Stories with person: Kim Jong-il
  • Seoul: North Korean leader Kim demotes top official 
    Updated: Nov-24-15 4:37 am

    SEOUL, South Korea - North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is believed to have demoted one of his top officials and sent him to a rural collective farm for reeducation, South Korea's spy agency told lawmakers Tuesday.

  • Former South Korean President Kim Young-sam dies at age 87 story has photos
    Updated: Nov-21-15 2:27 pm

    SEOUL, South Korea - Former President Kim Young-sam, who formally ended decades of military rule in South Korea and accepted a massive international bailout during the 1997-1998 Asian financial crisis, died Sunday. He was 87.

  • NKorean diplomat: UN chief should improve relations 
    Updated: Nov-17-15 1:48 pm

    UNITED NATIONS - A senior North Korean diplomat says he knows nothing about reported plans for a visit to Pyongyang by U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, but that if the U.N. chief does come he should help improve relations between the two Koreas and between the North and the United Nations.

  • Report: UN chief to visit North Korea this week 
    Updated: Nov-16-15 5:31 am

    SEOUL, South Korea - U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon will visit Pyongyang this week for a possible meeting with leader Kim Jong Un, a South Korean news report said.

  • SKorea leader open to NKorea talks if nuclear progress made 
    Updated: Nov-13-15 8:55 am

    SEOUL, South Korea - South Korea's president said Friday that she is open to talking directly with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un if the North makes progress in abandoning its nuclear bomb ambitions.

  • N. Korea to hold biggest party congress in decades 
    Updated: Oct-30-15 12:24 am

    SEOUL, South Korea - North Korea's ruling party said Friday it will hold its biggest convention in decades next May.