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  1. News - Asia - NORTH KOREA

    North Korea slams Kim Jong-un plastic surgery reports

    Posted Jan 24th 2013, 02:51pm by AFP

    ... denial criticising “sordid” media reports. Speculation that Kim’s resemblance to the country’s founding leader, Kim Il-sung, is not 100 per cent natural has been around for some time, though ... and media in the service of traitors of South Korea, slaves of capital, will have to pay,” it said. Kim Il-sung, who died in 1994, still inspires quasi-religious devotion among many North Koreans. ...

  2. News - Asia - NORTH KOREA

    Limping North Korea leader Kim Jong-un leads memorial for his grandfather

    Posted Jul 08th 2014, 02:23pm

    ... not address the meeting. Watch: Limping Kim Jong-un presides over Kim Il-sung memorial The reason for the limp was not apparent. Kim has recently concluded a series of visits to frontline military ... under the respected leadership” of Kim Jong-un to build a prosperous future. Kim Il-sung led North Korea from its establishment in 1948 until his death on July 8, 1994. He was succeeded by his ...

  3. News - Asia - NORTH KOREA

    Pyongyang parties as international pressure mounts

    Posted Apr 16th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... son, the late leader Kim Jong-il, as the mournful Song of General Kim Il-sung played over and over. But unlike last year, the centennial of his birthday, there are no big parades in store ... on this point," Kerry maintained. Yesterday marked the official start of the new year according to North Korea's "juche" calendar, which begins with the day of Kim Il-sung's birth ...

  4. News - Asia - NORTH KOREA

    Kim Jong-un's aunt Kim Kyong-hui appears safe from fate of husband

    Posted Dec 15th 2013, 02:09pm by Adrian Wan

    ... after the execution last week of her husband, the No 2 of the isolated nation. Kim Kyong-hui, daughter of North Korea's founder Kim Il-sung, has been named as one of the funeral committee ... may be spared her husband's fate because she was one of the few blood relatives of young leader Kim's grandfather, Kim Il-sung. Cai Jian, deputy director of Fudan University's ...

  5. News - Asia - NORTH KOREA

    North Korea angrily denies that Kim Jong-un has had plastic surgery

    Posted Jan 25th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... revered grandfather, issuing an angry denial against "sordid" media reports. Speculation that Kim's resemblance to the country's founding leader, Kim Il-sung, is not 100 per ... Korea, slaves of capital, will have to pay," it said. Kim Il-sung, who died in 1994, still inspires quasi-religious devotion among many North Koreans. He is officially referred ...

  6. News - Asia - NORTH KOREA

    Rare photographs from North Korea leader Kim's childhood broadcast during Pyongyang concert

    Posted Apr 23rd 2014, 03:42pm by Staff Reporter

    ... in Switzerland and France, and was described by classmates as a shy child who was indifferent to politics but liked to play basketball. He was said to attend Kim Il-sung University, an officer-training ... Staff reporter A rare glimpse into the early childhood of Kim Jong-un has been seen by a privileged few North Koreans at a concert in Pyongyang attended by their reclusive leader. Still ...

  7. News - Asia - NORTH KOREA

    Kim Jong-un 're-elected' as North Korea's leader

    Posted Apr 09th 2014, 03:54pm by Agence France-Presse in Seoul

    ... the current leader's grandfather Kim Il-sung, who died in 1994, has been declared its "eternal president". The parliament known as the Supreme People's Assembly also reshuffled ... Agence France-Presse in Seoul Close confidante to chair top military body while Ri Su-yong now the foreign minister Kim Jong-un retains titles, hold on power Kim Jong-un was yesterday ...

  8. News - Asia - NORTH KOREA

    North Korea rewrites rules to legitimise Kim family succession

    Posted Aug 13th 2013, 05:48pm

    ... bloodline”. Baekdu Mountain is the highest on the Korean Peninsula and the ‘Baekdu bloodline’ refers to the Kim family. The country’s founder Kim Il-sung, called the Eternal President, died in 1994 ... to legitimise the hereditary succession of current leader Kim Jong-un and his family, reported South Korean daily Chosun Ilbo on Monday. Pyongyang reportedly revised the principles in June – the first ...

  9. News - Asia - NORTH KOREA

    North Korea develops mushroom drink to boost athletic prowess

    Posted Jun 02nd 2014, 09:42pm by GDN

    ... KCNA has previously emphasised to the public that both North Korea's founding father, Kim Il-sung, and his son, Kim Jong-il, "worked heart and soul to provide the people with tasty ... report said the centre had been built "according to the noble intention of [the country's leader] Kim Jong-un making a new history of industrialisation of mushroom growing" ...

  10. News - Asia - NORTH KOREA

    TV pictures spark rumours wife of Kim Jong-un is heavily pregnant

    Posted Dec 18th 2012, 12:00am by WIRE

    ... national founder Kim Il-sung, in the Kumsusan mausoleum, the cavernous former presidential palace. Wails echoed through the chilly hall as a group of women sobbed into the sashes ... Agencies in Seoul Mourning, pride and maybe Kim No 4 on way North Korea may soon witness the birth of the fourth generation of its hereditary dictatorship as television pictures showed ...




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