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  • ** FILE ** Former President Jimmy Carter (left) meets with North Korea's No. 2 official, Kim Yong Nam, at Mansudae Assembly Hall in Pyongyang, North Korea, on Wednesday, Aug. 25, 2010. (AP Photo/Kyodo News)

    Carter offers condolences to North Korea

    Former President Jimmy Carter has sent North Korea a message of condolence over the death of Kim Jong-il and wished "every success" to the son expected to take over as dictator, according to the communist country's state-run news agency.


  • Kim Jong-un, third son of late North Korean leader Kim Jong-il, is believed to have the mannerisms, personality and ideology of his mercurial father. (Xinhua News Agency via Associated Press)

    Youth, inexperience of Kim Jong-il's son trigger concern

    North Koreans inside the secretive, totalitarian state are expressing doubts about their new leader and anxiety over the future, while revealing details about their dire circumstances in rural areas that appear to be slipping from the grasp of the repressive regime.


  • Inside China

    The death of North Korean dictator Kim Jong-il touched off an instant media frenzy inside China, a state that proudly proclaimed North Korea to be its closest ideological and geopolitical ally.


  • Kyodo News via Associated Press
The body of longtime North Korean leader Kim Jong-il lies in state Tuesday in a memorial palace in Pyongyang, North Korea. The Stalinist Northeast Asian nation is in an 11-day period of official mourning.

    Mourning in N. Korea sends signal of transition

    PYONGYANG, NORTH KOREA (AP) | North Korea's anointed heir Kim Jong-un led a solemn procession of mourners Tuesday to the glass coffin of his father, the country's longtime ruler - a strong indication that a smooth leadership transition was under way in the country known for secrecy and unpredictability.


  • ** FILE ** In this Oct. 9, 2010, photo released by China's Xinhua News Agency, Kim Jong-un, the third son of North Korean leader Kim Jong-il, applauds while watching the Arirang mass games performance staged to celebrate the 65th anniversary of the founding of the Workers' Party of Korea in Pyongyang, North Korea. (AP Photo/Xinhua, Yao Dawei)

    Kim's death befogs N. 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 transfer to his young son and rejoined disarmament talks with the United States.


  • Kim Jong-un, third son of late North Korean leader Kim Jong-il, is believed to have the mannerisms, personality and ideology of his mercurial father. (Xinhua News Agency via Associated Press)

    Kim's hand-picked successor holds credentials but lacks experience

    There is no sure path for the transition of power in nuclear-armed North Korea, even as its citizens mourn the death of longtime dictator Kim Jong-il and praise the rise of his hand-picked successor, Kim Jong-un, regional analysts say.


  • In this image made from KRT television, Kim Jong-un, North Korean leader Kim Jong-il's youngest known son and successor, visits the body of senior Kim with top military and Workers' Party officials in a memorial palace in Pyongyang, North Korea, on Tuesday, Dec. 20, 2011. (AP Photo/KRT)

    U.S. takes delicate approach to North Korean succession

    U.S. officials treaded carefully Monday in responding to Kim Jong-il's death amid concerns that the North Korean dictator's demise could trigger a succession struggle that would deepen uncertainty over the communist nation's nuclear arsenal.


  • ** FILE ** North Korean leader Kim Jong-il salutes soldiers while watching a massive military parade marking the 65th anniversary of the communist nation's ruling Workers' Party in Pyongyang, North Korea, in October 2010. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu, File)

    With N. Korea's Kim Jong-il dead, who's in charge?

    Questions abound about whether North Korean dictator Kim Jong-il's 28-year-old son is fully empowered to take control of the totalitarian, nuclear-armed regime in the wake of Mr. Kim's death.


  • Kim Jong-un was introduced to the world a year ago at a military parade marking the 65th anniversary of the ruling Workers' Party. (Associated Press)

    Kim Jong-il's son rising as cultlike national figure

    Since making his international debut a year ago Monday, Kim Jong-un has been serving as military strategist, political statesman and trusted deputy to his father, leader Kim Jong-il.


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