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Kim Jong-il

Kim Jong-il, also written as Kim Jong Il, born 16 February 1941 or 16 February 1942 (North Korean records), is the leader of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (North Korea). He is the Chairman of the National Defense Commission, General Secretary of the Workers' Party of Korea, the ruling party since 1948, and the Supreme Commander of the Korean People's Army, the fourth largest standing army in the world. In April 2009, North Korea's constitution was amended and now implicitly refers to him as the "Supreme Leader". He is also referred to as the "Dear Leader", "our Father", "the General" and "Generalissimo". His son Kim Jong-un was promoted to a senior position in the ruling Worker's Party and is heir apparent. » Read more on Wikipedia.org

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North Korea's Kim Jong-un limps onto stage
2014-07-08
North Korea's Kim Jong-un limps onto stage (01:18). In a rare sign of weakness, North Korea's leader Kim Jong-un limps as he visits the mausoleum of his grandfather, Kim Il Sung, to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the death of the country's founder.
(Brisbane Times)

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    INSIGHT: Kim Jong Un could have direct hand in investigating abductions
    2014-07-04
    Japan moved to ease its economic sanctions against North Korea after learning that Kim Jong Un, the reclusive country's leader, may play a direct role in the investigation of Japanese nationals abducted by Pyongyang. In Tokyo, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe ...
    (Asahi Shimbun)
    1. Shifting short-term alignments in NE Asia may have long-term consequences
    2. China's Snub Of North Korea: Does It Matter?
    3. Japan confirms easing of North Korea sanctions, in hope of finding abductees

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    N. Korea fires projectiles before Xi's Seoul visit
    2014-07-01
    A man watches a TV news program showing a file footage of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, at Seoul Railway Station in Seoul, South Korea, Wednesday, July 2, 2014. North Korea on Wednesday fired two short-range projectiles into waters off its east ...
    (Anchorage Daily News)
    1. N. Korea fires two short-range rockets off coast

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    North Korea calls U.S. movie about Kim Jong Un 'act of war'
    2014-06-25
    The current leader's late father, Kim Jong Il, was a noted movie buff, lauded in the North for writing a treatise on film. He also ordered the kidnapping of prolific South Korean director and producer Shin Sang-ok in 1978, who then spent years making ...
    (Macleans.ca)

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      Seth Rogen: I Hope North Korea Despot Kim Jong-un Enjoys Watching Me Try to ...
      2014-06-25
      Actor Seth Rogen has hit back at North Korean officials who described his new film about Kim Jong-un as an "act of war", saying he hopes the Pyongyang dictator enjoys the movie. The Interview, which also stars James Franco and chart a fictitious ...
      (International Business Times UK)
      1. North Korea threatens US over Seth Rogen comedy about assassinating Kim ...
      2. Rogen And Franco's Kim Jong-Un Film Is 'War'
      3. Hollywood rendition of Kim Jong-un sparks threats of war from North Korea

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      Kim Jong-un is not happy with Seth Rogan and James Franco, but h
      2014-06-25
      A decade ago, "Team America: World Police" used puppets to lampoon Kim's father, Kim Jong Il, memorably featuring him singing about his loneliness at the top of the despotic state. Kim Jong Il also popped up as a waiter in NBC's "Thirty Rock" -- albeit ...
      (KOKH FOX25)
      1. North Korea Threatens War On United States Over Seth Rogen's Kim Jong-un ...
      2. North Korea calls US movie about plot to assassinate Kim Jung Un an 'act of war'
      3. North Korea's take on new US movie: "Act of war"

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      North Korean Youths Dance in Tribute to Late Leader Kim Jong-Il
      2014-06-20
      North Korean youth and students attended dancing parties in the capital, Pyongyang on Thursday (June 19). The parties marked the 50th anniversary of the start of work of late leader Kim Jong-il's at the Central Committee of the Workers' Party of Korea ...
      (Boston.com)
      1. North Korea slams US film The Interview about Kim Jong-un
      2. Jang Jin-sung - North Korean exile and author of "Dear Leader"

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      I Was Kim Jong-il's Poet Laureate
      2014-06-13
      Even when I turned to novels or poetry, whatever book I opened, it was the same: the Korean language served to tell the story of two protagonists alone, Kim Il-sung and Kim Jong-il. Even “everyday heroes” were unrealistic people, swearing absolute ...
      (The New Republic)
      1. Book Review: 'North Korea: State of Paranoia' by Paul French and 'Dear Leader ...
      2. Kim to Clouds: You're Fired
      3. North Korea leader orders high-intensity military drills

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      Jang Jin-sung: I became poet laureate to Kim Jong-il
      2014-06-12
      Even when I turned to novels or poetry, whatever book I opened, it was the same: the Korean language served to tell the story of two protagonists alone, Kim Il-sung and Kim Jong-il. Even “everyday heroes” were unrealistic people, swearing absolute ...
      (New Statesman)

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