Tag: Government of North Korea

N. Korean Security Services Would Impede Reforms: Rights Group

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As North Korea's young leader Kim Jong Un consolidates power, a Washington-based human rights group warns that the communist country's vast network of internal security services poses a major challenge to any potential reform efforts. The report by the Committee

Kim Jong Un Named Marshal of North Korea

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North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has been awarded the title of marshal, formally becoming the country's top military leader. State media announced the move in a brief special message Wednesday. It comes after a shakeup of the military's leadership

South Korea spy chief says North lied about train death of Kim Jong-il

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SOUTH Korea's spy chief – accused of incompetence over his failure to learn earlier about the death of Kim Jong Il – has said that North Korea lied about the circumstances surrounding the passing of the "Dear Leader". Won Sei

Kim Jong Il’s Death Takes CIA By Surprise

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Kim Jong Il's death exposed — once again — the alarming deficiencies of the spider web of U.S. intelligence agencies. We should know from 9/11 that what we don't know can kill us. 'What use are they?" Richard Nixon once

North Korean leader Kim Jong-il dies aged 69

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MOSCOW, December 19 (RIA Novosti) – North Korean leader Kim Jong-il died at the age of 69, South Korea's Yonhap news agency said on Monday. Kim "passed away from a great mental and physical strain," Yonhap quoted the North Korea's