Topic: Kim Jong-il
North Koreans are mourning the death of Kim Jong-il, but the oddest sign of the cult of personality is a shrine at a supermarket escalator.
12/22/2011 12:24 pm
North Korea's propaganda machine gave Kim Jong-il supernatural powers, creating a mystique around the leader. Next up: his son Kim Jong-un.
12/22/2011 09:06 am
Before the death of Kim Jong-il, the US was close to working out a deal to give food aid to North Korea in exchange for steps toward denuclearization. Now those talks are on hold.
12/21/2011 03:59 pm
Getting information out of North Korea is notoriously difficult, but many say South Korea's intelligence service has been embarrassed by playing catch-up on Kim Jong-il's death.
12/21/2011 12:43 pm
In the wake of Kim Jong-il's death, son Kim Jong-un will rule North Korea alongside his uncle and members of the military, Reuters reports.
12/21/2011 08:47 am
Kim Jong-il vowed to turn Seoul into a 'sea of flames.' Not surprisingly, expressions of condolences on his death have been a subject of debate in South Korea.
12/20/2011 10:16 am
Oil futures on Asian markets buoyed by regional stock market gains, hopes of better US economic data. Oil futures moved up 95 cents.
12/20/2011 08:41 am
Korean-Americans say North Korea is in an uncertain position after the death of leader Kim Jong-il, but they hope that the event could ultimately lead to the reunification of North and South.
12/19/2011 07:31 pm
News that North Korean leader Kim Jong-il is dead has not alarmed the Pentagon. But one of its worst-case scenarios for global security is a failed succession and the collapse of the regime.
12/19/2011 03:54 pm
'Dear Leader' Kim Jong-il's death ends 17 years of leadership defined by oppression, bizarre stories of grandeur, and tensions with the West over its nuclear program.
12/19/2011 02:04 pm