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North Korea Readies for Controversial Rocket Launch

North Korea Readies for Controversial Rocket Launch

Ryan McVay/Digital Vision/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — North Korea has moved a long-range rocket into place for a controversial launch later this month, the BBC reports. Pyongyang said the rocket will put a satellite into orbit, but opponents believe the na…

Kim Jong Il’s Eldest Son Predicts Failure for North Korea

Kim Jong Il’s Eldest Son Predicts Failure for North Korea

JoongAng Sunday/AFP/Getty Images(TOKYO) — The eldest son of late North Korean leader Kim Jong Il questions his half brother’s ability to lead the reclusive regime, and predicts failure in a new book set for release in Japan this week.Titled My F…

Documentary Shows Kim Jong Un Threatening War in 2009

Documentary Shows Kim Jong Un Threatening War in 2009

Dieter Depypere/Bloomberg via Getty Images (PYONGYANG, North Korea) — North Korea’s government is trying to prove that Kim Jong Un was talking tough long before he became the country’s “supreme leader” last month.Kim, who stepped into the shoes of his…

Documentary Shows Kim Jong Un Threatening War in 2009

Documentary Shows Kim Jong Un Threatening War in 2009

Dieter Depypere/Bloomberg via Getty Images (PYONGYANG, North Korea) — North Korea’s government is trying to prove that Kim Jong Un was talking tough long before he became the country’s “supreme leader” last month.Kim, who stepped into the shoes of his…

How Will ’30 Rock’ Incorporate Kim Jong Il’s Death?

How Will ’30 Rock’ Incorporate Kim Jong Il’s Death?

Pool/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) — When 30 Rock returns to NBC’s primetime lineup for a sixth season on Jan. 12, producers hopefully will have figured out how to incorporate the death of North Korean dictator Kim Jong Il into a cliffhanger storyline.Whe…

Kim Jong Un Named N. Korean Military’s ‘Supreme Commander’

Kim Jong Un Named N. Korean Military’s ‘Supreme Commander’

Dieter Depypere/Bloomberg via Getty Images(PYONGYANG, North Korea) — Kim Jong Un, the son of deceased North Korean leader Kim Jong Il, has been named “Supreme Commander” of that nation’s military, according to South Korean news agency Yonhap. Media re…

North Korea Restored Order to Kim Funeral with Photoshop

North Korea Restored Order to Kim Funeral with Photoshop

KYODO NEWS/AFP/Getty Images(SEOUL, South Korea) — The funeral procession for Kim Jong-Il was carried out with military precision and when a handful of dawdlers messed up those regimented lines, they were eliminated. From the photo, that is.A photo rel…

Korean Dictator’s Final Ride Was in a Vintage Lincoln Continental

Korean Dictator’s Final Ride Was in a Vintage Lincoln Continental

KYODO NEWS/AFP/Getty Images(PYONGYANG, North Korea) — Mourners lined the streets of the North Korean capital Pyongyang on Wednesday, crying and wailing as the funeral procession for Kim Jong-Il crawled slowly through the streets. But a curious detail …

North Korean Mourners Fill Streets for Kim Jong Il’s Funeral

North Korean Mourners Fill Streets for Kim Jong Il’s Funeral

South Koreans watch the funeral procession of North Korean leader Kim Jong Il at a train station in Seoul on Dec. 28, 2011. PRAKASH SINGH/AFP/Getty Images(PYONGYANG, North Korea) — Tens of thousands of mourners turned out in snowy Pyongyang Wednesday…

North Korean Media Calls for Kim Jong Un to Take Military Control

North Korean Media Calls for Kim Jong Un to Take Military Control

Dieter Depypere/Bloomberg via Getty Images(PYONGYANG, North Korea) — Succession is moving forward rather smoothly for Kim Jong Un, the son of deceased North Korean leader Kim Jong Il.  The government-controlled media called for Kim Jong Un Saturd…

Mystery Surrounds North Korea’s Heir Apparent Kim Jong Un

Mystery Surrounds North Korea’s Heir Apparent Kim Jong Un

Dieter Depypere/Bloomberg via Getty Images(SEOUL, South Korea) — As the world watches and wonders whether six decades of Kim family deification in North Korea can continue under new leader Kim Jong Un, speculation is mounting about who the son really …

Is North Korean Mourning Over Kim Jong Il’s Death Real?

Is North Korean Mourning Over Kim Jong Il’s Death Real?

Nelson Ching/Bloomberg via Getty Images(PYONGYANG, North Korea) — North Korean television has been showing stunning footage of public grieving following the death of leader Kim Jong Il, featuring groups of men and women shaking and sobbing violently, …

China Recognizes Kim Jong Il’s Son as His Heir Apparent

China Recognizes Kim Jong Il’s Son as His Heir Apparent

Dieter Depypere/Bloomberg via Getty Images(BEIJING) — On the day that his late father’s body went on display in Pyongyang, Kim Jong Un received an important boost from North Korea’s most important ally.China announced Tuesday that it would recognize h…

Kim Jong Il’s Body On Display, Viewed by North Korean Officials

Kim Jong Il’s Body On Display, Viewed by North Korean Officials

Sasha Mordovets/Getty Images(SEOUL, South Korea) — North Korean state media continues its special around the clock broadcast, displaying massive public grief over the loss of its leader Kim Jong Il.The new leader, his son Kim Jong Un, was seen bowing…

What’s Next for North Korea After Kim Jong Il’s Death?

What’s Next for North Korea After Kim Jong Il’s Death?

Sasha Mordovets/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — The death of Kim Jong Il likely puts the leadership of North Korea into the hands of an even more mysterious man, his son, Kim Jong Un, fueling speculation about a struggle for power in the reclusive nation, a…

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