Kim Jong Un
Former NBA star Dennis Rodman, center, was in North Korea to help train the national team and renew his friendship with the North’s young leader Kim Jong Un, a visit unaffected by the recent execution of Kim’s uncle in a dramatic political purge.
North Korea’s official source of information and incendiary insults, the Korean Central News Agency, announced Friday the regime has executed the uncle of leader Kim Jong Un.
"A real and clear danger," is how U.S. Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel described North Korea on Wednesday. U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and South Korea Foreign Minister Yun Byung-se have held a joint press conference in Washington to emphasize military and security partnership.
When my father was 16 years old, he dropped out of school and lied about his age so he could fight in the Korean War. I can imagine what he might say about what's happening in North Korea now, but I wouldn't repeat it in a family newspaper.
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The sudden death of North Korea's leader, Kim Jong Il, adds even more uncertainty to the tense and unpredictable surviving totalitarian state. His designated successor, youthful third son Kim Jong Un, has no experience at managing or leading anything. Dangers include seizure of power by Nort…
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