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Video of North Korean leader Kim Jong Il's oldest son in Paris apparently meeting with a top brain surgeon has reignited concerns about the leader's health.
Text of report in English by South Korean newspaper Chungang Ilbo website on 12 September Sources say power sharing may already be under way North Korean leader Kim Jong Il [Kim Cho'ng-il] is known to have recovered enough to brush his teeth himself, about a month after he is believed to have suffered a stroke and had brain surgery.
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.
U.S. officials believe North Korean ruler Kim Jong Il suffered a stroke last month, explaining his absence from a military parade Tuesday, sources say. An unnamed U.S.
By Jon Herskovitz SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korean leader Kim Jong-il was showered with praise at home for his 64th birthday on Thursday but for the outside world the day underscored lingering questions about succession and an unresolved nuclear crisis.
North Korean leader Kim Jong-il was showered with praise at home for his 64th birthday on Thursday but for the outside world the day underscored lingering questions about succession and an unresolved nuclear crisis.
For North Korea, leader Kim Jong-il's 64th birthday on Thursday is the "most auspicious holiday of the nation," but for the outside world it is a time to ponder questions about a successor and a nuclear crisis.
SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea's leader Kim Jong-il has forbidden internal talk about his naming a successor to the world's only communist dynasty, saying speculation hurts his rule, a news agency reported on Sunday.
By Lindsay Beck PYONGYANG (Reuters) - North Korea is keeping mum on a possible successor to Kim Jong-il, but one thing is certain: in a country where leaders are revered as gods, the regime will be keeping it all in the family.
By Jack Kim PYONGYANG (Reuters) - North Koreans danced into the night to celebrate the ruling communist party's 60th birthday but there was no sign by Tuesday that leader Kim Jong-il had named a successor-in-waiting as some had speculated.
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