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N. Korea observes birthday of founder

PYONGYANG, North Korea, April 15 (UPI) -- North Korean leader Kim Jong Un Monday paid tribute to his late grandfather Kim Il Sung on his 101st birthday, even as his regime kept up its war-like posture.

North Korea missile test appears imminent

PYONGYANG, North Korea, April 9 (UPI) -- The United States, South Korea and Japan remained alert Wednesday for any imminent ballistic missile tests by North Korea, officials said.

N. Korea to withdraw workers from Kaesong

SEOUL, April 8 (UPI) -- North Korea said Monday it will withdraw its workers at an industrial complex operated with South Korea for what it says are provocations against the country.

North Korean leader visits military base

PYONGYANG, North Korea, Feb. 21 (UPI) -- North Korean leader Kim Jong Un toured an anti-aircraft unit just days after the country's nuclear test, the official media said Thursday.

Richardson team ends North Korean trip

BEIJING, Jan. 10 (UPI) -- Former New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson and Google head Eric Schmidt Thursday ended their North Korea visit, which Richardson described as "successful."

Kim calls for N. Korea to build economy

PYONGYANG, North Korea, Jan. 1 (UPI) -- North Korean leader Kim Jong Un called for building his country's economic might and resolving tensions with South Korea Tuesday during his New Year's address.
North Korean rocket launch

North Korean rocket launch

PYONGYANG, North Korea, Dec. 24 (UPI) -- North Korea's Kim Jong Un gave himself a nice present at year-end to mark the first anniversary of his succession to power in the secretive country with a satellite space launch using ballistic missile technology, disregarding world opinion and U.N. Security Council resolutions.

Seoul blocks anti-Pyongyang protest

SEOUL, Oct. 22 (UPI) -- South Korean security forces said Monday that demonstrators were blocked from a border region after Pyongyang threatened to respond with force.

North, South Korea lob insults over border

SEOUL, Oct. 19 (UPI) -- The South Korean government said Friday it would "completely destroy" rivals to the north should any major escalations occur on the Korean Peninsula.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Monday, Oct. 8, 2012.
By United Press International
North Korean pamphlets southern border

North Korean pamphlets southern border

SEOUL, July 26 (UPI) -- Leaflets from North Korea condemning South Korea were discovered by troops along the border for the first time in years, the government in Seoul said.

N. Korea deploys copters along coast

PYONGYANG, North Korea, July 24 (UPI) -- North Korea has deployed about 20 helicopters, including attack helicopters, at two bases near South Korea's Baeknyeong Island, a government official said.

North Korea accuses South of statue plot

PYONGYANG, North Korea, July 20 (UPI) -- North Korea said it arrested a defector who planned to destroy a monument to the country's late founding president, Kim Il Sung.
Seoul brushes off latest N. Korean claims

Seoul brushes off latest N. Korean claims

SEOUL, July 20 (UPI) -- Claims by North Korea that U.S. and South Korean authorities plotted to destroy monuments honoring Kim Il Sung aren't worth a comment, an official said.

Kim brother warned about criticism

PYONGYANG, North Korea, July 14 (UPI) -- The older half-brother of North Korea's new leader has been warned to refrain from public criticism of Kim Jong Un's rise to power, a Japanese newspaper says.
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Kim Il-sung (15 April 1912 – 8 July 1994) was a Korean communist politician who led the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (better known as North Korea) from its founding in 1948 until his death in 1994. He held the posts of Prime Minister from 1948 to 1972 and President from 1972 to his death. He was also the Chairman and General Secretary of the Workers Party of Korea.

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