Hwang Jang-yop, the highest-ranking North Korean defector, was eulogized as a hero by South Korean conservatives Thursday after his passing on Sunday.
North Korea leader Kim Jong-il's oldest son, Kim Jong-nam, said he is 'personally opposed to the hereditary transfer' of power to his half-brother, Kim Jong-un.
South Korean President Lee Myung-bak told a gathering of reporters that dynastic succession in North Korea for Kim Jong-un appears assured.
Despite backing of key Workers' Party officials, Kim Jong-un seems to be unpopular among North Korean citizens.
Kim Jong-un is expected to appear alongside his father, Kim Jong-il, at the military parade, marking another major step in his emergence.
An heir to the North Korean dictatorship is anointed, and begins his rise. Where will Kim Jong-un lead his nation?
Draco, a golden retriever puppy, enjoys a ride on the shoulder of owner Cyrus Scribner of Middlesex, Vt., as he walks down the street in Montpelier, Vt., on Thursday.
North Korea's Kim Jong-il gave son Kim Jong-un a military as well as a political role. The emphasis on military appointments in the politburo fortifies the 'military-first policy.'
Amid signs that North Korea's Kim Jong-il is paving the way for his Swiss-educated son to assume power, analysts caution that his youth, and need to prove himself, could pose risks for the US.
Kim Jong-un, youngest son to North Korea's 'dear leader' has been appointed to general, along with his aunt. The newly acquired rank is a very strong sign there will be no change in the ‘military first’ policy within the closed nation.