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North Korea holds funeral for Kim Jong Il

PYONGYANG, North Korea, Dec. 27 (UPI) -- North Koreans prepared Wednesday to bid farewell to their departed "Dear Leader" Kim Jong Il, with few details of the funeral disclosed to the outside world.
Report: Eldest son of Kim Jong Il in China

Report: Eldest son of Kim Jong Il in China

PYONGYANG, North Korea, Dec. 27 (UPI) -- China is giving protection to the eldest son of North Korea's departed leader Kim Jong Il, a source told South Korea's Yonhap News Agency.

Kim Jong Un shown as taking control

PYONGYANG, North Korea, Dec. 22 (UPI) -- North Korean authorities are making every effort to depict Kim Jong Un, son of the departed leader Kim Jon Il, as the undisputed new leader, analysts said.
Kim Jong Un pays respect to father

Kim Jong Un pays respect to father

PYONGYANG, North Korea, Dec. 20 (UPI) -- Kim Jong Un visited Kim Jong Il lying in state in a glass coffin Tuesday as North Korean soldiers and citizens wailed in public mourning of the leader's death.
Kim Jong Il seen as repressive

Kim Jong Il seen as repressive

PYONGYANG, North Korea, Dec. 19 (UPI) -- North Korean leader Kim Jong Il, who died during the weekend, was called "Dear Leader" in his isolated communist country, but outside it was seen as a dictator.
Report: N. Korean leader Kim Jong Il dead

Report: N. Korean leader Kim Jong Il dead

PYONGYANG, North Korea, Dec. 19 (UPI) -- North Korean leader Kim Jong Il, who ruled the isolated communist country since 1994, has died at age 69, the country's official news agency reported Monday.
U.S., N. Korea to plan disarmament talks

U.S., N. Korea to plan disarmament talks

WASHINGTON, Oct. 20 (UPI) -- U.S. and North Korean envoys will meet next week, Washington said, as North Korean leader Kim Jong Il spoke of resuming disarmament talks with no preconditions.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Saturday, Oct. 8, 2011.
By United Press International
N. Korean leader shown at military parade

N. Korean leader shown at military parade

SEOUL, Sept. 9 (UPI) -- North Korean leader Kim Jong II appeared in good health at a military parade in Pyongyang, state media reported Friday.

South Korea charges five men with spying

SEOUL, Aug. 29 (UPI) -- Prosecutors charged five South Korean men, including their alleged ringleader, with spying for North Korea, the Seoul district prosecutor's office said.
N. Korean students sent for labor service

N. Korean students sent for labor service

PYONGYANG, North Korea, June 28 (UPI) -- North Korea has suspended most university classes to send the students to do construction and other labor work, sources told Kyodo News.

Beijing, Seoul to discuss DPRK nukes

BEIJING, March 28 (UPI) -- Talks between Beijing and Seoul will focus on the uranium enrichment program in North Korea, the South Korean government said.

Kim: I have not fulfilled my father's vow

SEOUL, North Korea, Jan. 11 (UPI) -- North Korean leader Kim Jong Il says he has not fulfilled the "rice and meat soup" promise of his late father, former North Korean leader Kim Il Sung.

Speech: Nuke-free N. Korea deadline nears

SEOUL, Aug. 12 (UPI) -- The United States has until 2012 to persuade North Korea to give up its nuclear program, a former U.S. diplomat says.

N. Korea's Kim stresses energy production

PYONGYANG, North Korea, Jan. 6 (UPI) -- More energy production will help North Korea meet its economic goals for 2009 and beyond, the country's leader, Kim Jong Il , said during a power plant visit.
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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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