Not that there's anything wrong with that, of course. Well, except for the whole employer-employee, dictator-subject relationship going on. And some death threats here and there. NBD. Even in death, the former supreme ruler of North Korea, Kim Jong Il, provides a flowing spring of gallows humor. Show More Summary
Although former North Korean leader Kim Jong Il golfed 38 under par, turns out he wasn’t so good at racing jet skis. But he didn’t mind going to the sauna. Naked. With his chef. Hmmm…. In a story appearing in GQ next week, the former...Show More Summary
North Korea is moving toward closing the Kaesong Industrial Complex in accordance with orders issued by Kim Jong Il before he died, according to new information from a Chosun Workers’ Party cadre based in Pyongyang.Kim is said to have...Show More Summary
Deceased North Korean dictator Kim Jong Il would chow down on exotic creatures including snakes, hippos and spiders, his former personal chef has told the Sun. Kenji Fujimoto, a Japanese national, first visited North Korea in 1982 and...Show More Summary
Kim Han Sol, Kim Jong Il's Facebook-loving grandson, is reportedly 'missing' from his Bosnian prep school. Read more...
Adam Johnson took the fiction prize for The Orphan Master's Son, his sharp take on life in the authoritarian regime under Kim Jong Il.
Ever had the compulsion to inject venom from the worlds most toxic snakes into your blood stream? Or perhaps you have the penchant for Japanese vodka made from poisonous hornets? No? We also uncovered stories of Kim Jong Il’s personal sushi chef and his daring escape from...
What do we know about Kim?He's the third and youngest son of former North Korean dictator Kim Jong Il, the "Dear Leader" who died in 2011. Because of the secretive nature of the regime, no one outside of Pyongyang's ruling elite knows the young Kim's precise birth date — experts think he is 29 or 30 years old — or his mother's true identity. Show More Summary
When North Korea‘s founder Kim Il Sung was alive, he’d celebrate his birthday by imprisoning hundreds of thousands of “ideological offenders” or unveiling a blueprint for a “communist paradise.” His son and heir, Kim Jong Il, turnedShow More Summary
In 17 years under Kim Jong Il, North Korea grabbed the world’s attention with several missile tests, a pair of nuclear detonations and a big helping of threats. Kim’s youngest son and successor has hit all those highlights of North Korean-style leadership in just over a year at the helm. Show More Summary
NKNews recently ran an article on Michael Malice, an American author who has announced his plans to write an "Unauthorized Autobiography" of late North Korean Dear Leader Kim Jong Il. Malice is funding his book via Kickstarter (with this fundraising video) after publishers rejected it for being "too weird." [ more › ]
At the end of her two-day trip to North Korea in October 2000, a historic but ultimately failed effort to thaw relations, U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine Albright presented her host with a gift. The State Department officials working on … Continue reading ?
It’s terrifying to think that the fate of our country rests on the tattooed shoulders of Dennis Keith Rodman… Dennis Rodman Says Kim Jong Il Is His Friend And A Great Leader Via ABCNews Ending his unexpected round of basketball
North Korean leader Kim Jong Eun’s interest in basketball goes back to before Dennis Rodman’s visit this week, when the two of them reportedly watched a basketball game together. His father, eccentric dictator Kim Jong Il, reportedly also loved the … Continue reading ?
Dear Reader: The Unauthorized Autobiography of Kim Jong Il is an upcoming biography of the late North Korean leader Kim Jong-il by author & professional ghostwriter Michael Malice. To write the book in Kim Jong-il’s own words, Malice is drawing on a collection of English language North Korean propaganda books which he collected during a [...]
Female North Korean traffic police officers gather in front of bronze statues of the late leaders Kim Il Sung and Kim Jong Il to pay their respects in Pyongyang, North Korea on Saturday, Feb. 16, 2013. North Koreans turned out to commemorate what would have been the 71th birthday of Kim Jong Il who died on Dec. 17, 2011. (AP Photo/David Guttenfelder)
The American policy of eschewing one-on-one negotiations with the North Korean dictatorship was secretly ignored last year, as two missions in April and August were launched to convince Kim Jong Il’s son and successor, Kim Jong Un, to move away from its extremist positions. Show More Summary
When Kim Jong Un took power in North Korea after the death of his father Kim Jong Il in 2011, hopes were high among North Korea watchers that the Swiss educated leader would be different and more reasonable when it came to the country’s...
In 1994, in the one time he played golf, Kim Jong Il made 11 holes-in-one in the process of shooting a 38-under-par 34 over 18 holes. It had to be true because the feat was witnessed and attested to by Kim's 17 bodyguards.Note that was the first and only time he ever played golf. Show More Summary
Former North Korean leader Kim Jong Il has a birthday coming up next week, a state holiday referred to as "the day of the shining star"; he would be turning 72, were he still alive. If you're still looking for a gift to appropriately mark the occasion, look no further. North Korean state media has released a series of stamps commemorating Kim as a child. Read full article >>