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Latest Kim Jong-Il Items
U.S. officials and lawmakers urged China on Sunday to take a bigger peacekeeping role on the Korean Peninsula and backed U.S. military exercises with South Korea in the Yellow Sea, which got under way Sunday after the deadly attack on a border island last week by North Korea.
The United States and South Korea prepared for war games Sunday as South Koreans demanded vengeance over a deadly North Korean artillery bombardment that has raised fears of more clashes between the bitter rivals.
A defiant flash of North Korean artillery within sight of the island that it attacked this week sent a warning signal to Seoul and Washington: The North is not backing down.
North Korea reminded the international community why it is one of the world's premier rogue states by launching an unprovoked artillery barrage on a South Korean town. The main difference between this attack and previous inexplicable acts of violence from Pyongyang is that this time the world faces a nuclear power.
The top U.S. envoy to North Korea on Monday said revelations that Pyongyang had made rapid advances in enriching uranium were the latest in a series of provocations over the past 20 years, but denied it was a crisis.
In secret and with remarkable speed, North Korea has built a new, highly sophisticated facility to enrich uranium, according to an American nuclear scientist, raising fears that the North is ramping up its atomic program despite international pressure.
North Korea's young heir apparent has launched a purge of senior party and military officials in an apparent attempt to cement his grip on power, a North Korean defectors group said Wednesday.
NATO will investigate whether a grenade thrown by U.S. military forces killed a British aid worker during a rescue attempt in Afghanistan last week, an alliance spokesman said Monday.
Hwang Jang-yop, the intellectual force behind the philosophy of self-reliance that guided North Korea and a top official in the Workers' Party that still rules the communist nation, has died.