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NORTHKOREAN leader Kim Jong-il was last night believed to be recovering from a recent stroke, officials in South Korea said. Speaking after a late-night briefing, a South Korean spokesman said that the 66-year-old leader was not thought to be in a serious condition.
Around the globe, speculation is rife about the fate of nuclear-armed North Korea. Intelligence officials in the U.S. and South Korea are openly discussing the possibility that longtime Stalinist leader Kim Jong Il, 66, is sick and may not remain in power for long.
By HYUNG-JIN KIM By Hyung-Jin Kim The Associated Press SEOUL, South Korea North Korea's Kim Jong Il is on the road to recovery from a stroke and still in control of his isolated country's communist government , South Korea suggested Wednesday, disputing reports that the leader is gravely ill.
Text of report in English by South Korean news agency Yonhap SEOUL, Sept. 11 (Yonhap) - No power vacuum has been detected in North Korea amid speculations that Kim Jong Il [Kim Cho'ng-il] may have had a stroke last month, a diplomatic source said Thursday.
Text of report in English by South Korean news agency Yonhap SEOUL, Sept.
Text of report in English by South Korean news agency Yonhap NEW YORK, Sept. 11 (Yonhap) - North Korean diplomats here on Wednesday described as nonsense media speculation over their leader Kim Jong Il [Kim Cho'ng-il]'s health problems.
By The Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) - Intelligence officials are watching signs that North Korea's unpredictable dictator Kim Jong Il might be gravely ill.South Korea's Yonhap news agency cited an unidentified South Korean government official as saying today that Kim appeared to have suffered a collapse, a term in Korean normally used to indicate a grave illness such as a stroke.
By - The Associated Press WASHINGTON - North Korean dictator Kim Jong Il may be gravely ill, perhaps the victim of a stroke, U.S. and other Western officials said Tuesday after he failed to appear for a major parade.
NORTH Korean leader Kim Jong Il is alive but seriously ill, a news report said today, amid mounting speculation over the leader's health after he missed a key national ceremony.
At 1255 gmt [ 1255 local] on 9 September, the 60th founding anniversary of the DPRK, Pyongyang Korean Central Television (KCTV) via Satellite in Korean carried ad hoc a 50-minute recorded relay of a "torchlight soiree" of youths and students held under the title of "Military-First Fatherland" at Kim Il Sung [Kim Il-so'ng] Square to celebrate the national anniversary, almost immediately following another recorded relay of a Worker-Peasant Red Guards parade.