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Dec 21, 2011 3 Comments ›› Pat Dollard

(Reuters) - North Korea will shift to collective rule from a strongman dictatorship after last week's death of Kim Jong-il, although his untested young son will be at the head of the ruling coterie, a source with close ties to Pyongyang and Beijing said. The source added that the military, which is trying to develop a ...

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Dec 21, 2011 5 Comments ›› Pat Dollard

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Dec 20, 2011 Comments Off Pat Dollard

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Dec 18, 2011 30 Comments ›› Angelia

NYTimes: Kim Jong-il, the reclusive North Korean leader who has been battling ill health following a reported stroke in 2008, has died, the North’s official news media reported on Monday.

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Dec 27, 2010 Comments Off Pat Dollard

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Dec 24, 2010 Comments Off Pat Dollard

The Hill: North Korea's official news agency blasted the incoming chairwoman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee -- while mistaking her for a chairman. Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-Fla.), a Cuban immigrant, has been a regular target of dictator Fidel Castro and his Latin American allies Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez and Bolivian President Evo Morales. But the Korean Central ...

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Dec 23, 2010 Comments Off Pat Dollard

POCHEON, South Korea (AP) – North and South Korea beat the drums of war Thursday, with each threatening the other with immediate retaliation if attacked. Seoul has staged days of military drills in a show of force meant to deter North Korea, including live-fire exercises earlier this week on a front-line island shelled by the ...

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Dec 21, 2010 Comments Off Pat Dollard

North Korean leader Kim Jong-il (front, C) and Chinese State Councillor Dai Bingguo (front, 3rd L) BEIJING/SEOUL (Reuters) – China on Tuesday urged North Korea to follow through on its offer to allow U.N. nuclear monitors into the country as a way to alleviate international tensions during a standoff with the South. China, North Korea's only major ...

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Dec 20, 2010 1 Comment ›› Pat Dollard

YEONPYEONG ISLAND, South Korea (AP) - South Korea's military staged live-fire drills from an island just miles (kilometers) from rival North Korea's shores Monday, but Pyongyang said it would not strike back despite earlier threats to retaliate for the maneuvers. Seoul launched fighter jets, evacuated hundreds of people away from its tense land border with the ...

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Dec 19, 2010 Comments Off Pat Dollard

YEONPYEONG ISLAND, South Korea (AP) – A U.S. governor visiting North Korea has called for it to show maximum restraint to planned South Korean military drills and hopes the U.N. Security Council will deliver the same message in its emergency meeting, his office said. A frequent unofficial envoy to the reclusive country, New Mexico Gov. ...

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Nov 26, 2010 3 Comments ›› Pat Dollard

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Nov 26, 2010 2 Comments ›› Pat Dollard

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Nov 26, 2010 Comments Off Pat Dollard

Los Angeles Times: Reporting from Beijing — The distant rumble of artillery practice in North Korea sent shell-shocked residents of Yeonpyeong Island scurrying to their bomb shelters Friday as a U.S. aircraft carrier cruised toward the region for military exercises this weekend.   Although the explosions turned out to be training exercises inside North Korea, the reaction underscored the ...

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Nov 25, 2010 5 Comments ›› Pat Dollard

INCHEON, South Korea (AP) - South Korea's government held an emergency meeting Thursday on repercussions from a North Korean artillery attack as Washington and Seoul prepared for joint drills involving a U.S. nuclear-powered supercarrier. North Korea, meanwhile, lashed out at the United States and South Korea, warning of more "retaliation" if Seoul carries out any ...

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Nov 24, 2010 5 Comments ›› Pat Dollard

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Nov 24, 2010 2 Comments ›› Pat Dollard

New York Times: WASHINGTON — The Obama administration sought to heighten the pressure on China to rein in North Korea, even as American officials said that they believe that Pyongyang’s deadly shelling of a South Korea military installation was an isolated incident and not the beginning of an extended military campaign. Admiral Mike Mullen, the chairman ...

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Nov 23, 2010 17 Comments ›› Pat Dollard

Seoul (AP) - President Obama described North Korea's attack Tuesday against a small South Korean island as a "provocative incident".

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Nov 23, 2010 Comments Off Pat Dollard

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Nov 23, 2010 9 Comments ›› Pat Dollard

SEOUL, South Korea (AP)-- South Korean President Lee Myung-bak, who convened an emergency security meeting shortly after the bombardment by North Korea, said that an "indiscriminate attack on civilians can never be tolerated." "Enormous retaliation should be made to the extent that (North Korea) cannot make provocations again," he said. North Korea bombarded a South Korean ...

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Nov 23, 2010 19 Comments ›› Pat Dollard

BREAKING NEWS (AP) -- North Korea shot dozens of rounds of artillery onto a populated South Korean island near their disputed western border Tuesday, prompting South Korea to return fire and scramble fighter jets, military officials said. At least one South Korean marine reportedly was killed. The skirmish came amid high tension over North Korea's claim ...

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Nov 21, 2010 3 Comments ›› Pat Dollard

New York Times: WASHINGTON — North Korea showed a visiting American nuclear scientist earlier this month a vast new facility it secretly and rapidly built to enrich uranium, confronting the Obama administration with the prospect that the country is preparing to expand its nuclear arsenal or build a far more powerful type of atomic bomb. Whether ...

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Sep 23, 2010 5 Comments ›› Pat Dollard

The Telegraph: In Moscow's bleakest assessment of the situation on the Korean peninsula yet, Russian deputy foreign minister Alexei Borodavkin said tensions between the two countries were running at their highest and most dangerous level in a decade. "Tensions on the Korean Peninsula could not be any higher. The only next step is a conflict," he told ...

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Sep 9, 2010 1 Comment ›› Pat Dollard

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Sep 4, 2010 1 Comment ›› Pat Dollard

Washington Post: TOKYO - North Korean leader Kim Jong Il will probably use an upcoming meeting of party elites to introduce his heir apparent, initiating the Stalinist dictatorship's second hereditary power transfer, U.S. and South Korean experts and officials say. Kim's youngest son, Kim Jong Eun, is widely expected to be given at least one high-level leadership ...

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