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  • North Korea Raises Fears with Successful Rocket Launch

    North Korea Raises Fears with Successful Rocket Launch
    HONG KONG -- Eight months ago, the international community stifled a snigger when North Korea's hyped rocket launch ended with a fizzle. At the time, Pyongyang surprised just about everyone by actually admitting its failure, a departure from previous...
  • Irony-free zone

    Irony-free zone
    What started as a casual interest in North Korea quickly became an almost decade-long obsession for writer and Stanford professor Adam Johnson. The fruit of his fixation, his novel “The Orphan Master's Son,” was just released in paperback....
  • Book review: 'The Gun' by C.J. Chivers

    Book review: 'The Gun' by C.J. Chivers
    If somebody were to tell you that the long tragedy of human warfare entered a new and deadly phase in the fourth decade of the 20th century, the historically literate mind almost certainly would jump to the invention of the atomic bomb, which ushered in...
  • Hwang Jang-yop dies at 87; highest-ranking North Korean official to defect

    Hwang Jang-yop dies at 87; highest-ranking North Korean official to defect
    Hwang Jang-yop, the highest-ranking North Korean official to defect from the isolationist regime, was found dead from a suspected heart attack here Sunday — his death from apparent natural causes coming after numerous assassination attempts by...
  • Full coverage: Kim Jong Il | 1942-2011

    <b>Full coverage:</b> Kim Jong Il | 1942-2011
  • Kim Jong Il dies at 69; North Korean leader

    Kim Jong Il dies at 69; North Korean leader
    North Korean leader Kim Jong Il, the mercurial strongman who styled himself as a "Dear Leader" while ruling over an impoverished police state, died at 69, according to North Korean state media. Kim was believed to have suffered from multiple chronic...
  • Photos: The world reacts to the death of Kim Jong Il

    <b>Photos:</b> The world reacts to the death of Kim Jong Il
  • Photos: North Korea's Kim Jong Il dead at 69

    <b>Photos:</b> North Korea's Kim Jong Il dead at 69
  • Las Vegas man charged in shooting at Chinese consulate

     
    A 67-year-old Las Vegas man was charged Monday with assault with a semiautomatic firearm and other violations for allegedly shooting at the Chinese consulate in Koreatown, authorities said. Jeff Baoliang Zhang allegedly fired his gun nine times Thursday...
  • Kim Jong Il death empties streets, stops trains, shuts markets

     
    After the death of Kim Jong Il was announced in North Korea, trains reportedly stopped running, markets were shut down and residents were urged to get off the streets and stay in their homes....
  • Kim Jong Il death: U.S. wary of succession struggle in North Korea

     
    U.S. officials were closely monitoring North Korea for signs of instability or unusual military moves Monday after the death of longtime leader Kim Jong Il, concerned that his passing may set off a succession struggle and set back efforts to persuade...
  • South Korea questions story of Kim Jong Il's death

     
    South Korean intelligence officials are casting doubt on North Korea's official story line that Kim Jong Il died of a heart attack while working aboard a moving train Saturday morning....