North Korea's youthful leader, Kim Jong Un, has married a woman named Ri Sol Ju, according to a report by state news agency KCNA Wednesday.
The man before me is not yet 30. He stands, perhaps a little unsure of himself, a nervous tic in his shoulders seeming to betray his unease.
North Korea said Wednesday that it had given the title of marshal of the army to its young leader, Kim Jong Un, the latest in a string of moves to reconfigure the top ranks of the military.
CNN's Paula Hancocks reports a North Korean Army chief's removal could indicate an internal power struggle.
North Korea said Tuesday that it had promoted a little-known general to a key military rank, a day after it announced that it had relieved its army chief of all his government posts.
CNN's Brian Todd reports on who the mystery woman making appearances alongside Kim Jong Un could be.
North Korea has relieved its army chief of all government posts because of an "illness," the state-run news agency said Monday, prompting speculation of a possible power struggle within the secretive regime.
Disney says its iconic characters were used without permission at an event in North Korea.
Paula Hancocks explains Kim Jong Un's address to North Korea signals a departure in leadership style but not in policy.
CNN's Paula Hancocks looks at the differences between new North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and his late father's styles.
CNN's Wolf Blitzer asks Secretary of State Clinton to speak directly to North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.
CNN's Stan Grant attends celebrations in Pyongyang, where the new leader gives his first public speech.
For just a moment we can hardly believe what is happening.
North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un spoke before hundreds of troops and others in Pyongyang on Sunday as part of a massive, orchestrated celebration marking 100 years since the birth of the nation's founder, his grandfather.
Fireworks and a military parade mark 100 years since North Korea's founder's birth.
A soldier, with a semi-automatic assault rifle slung across his chest, stands in front of a locked gate. Like evening stars in the night sky, once we see one, we see dozens more. But each individual is barely distinguishable among the sea of green uniforms of the North Korean army.
CNN's Stan Grant views the bleak North Korean landscape from a train, after so many years reporting from the outside.
As the window opened for North Korea's latest rocket launch opened Thursday morning, the nation's neighbors were watching developments at the remote base nervously.
CNN's Stan Grant reports North Korean officials insist the country's planned rocket launch is for a satellite.
North Korea said Monday that a special conference of its ruling Workers' Party would take place next week, an event expected to solidify the authority of its new leader ahead of a controversial rocket launch.
Pyongyang is not on the agenda of Seoul's nuclear summit, but its ears must still be burning. Paula Hancocks reports.
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un ordered his troops to be on the highest alert Sunday as he visited the DMZ, or demilitarized zone between North and South Korea.
North Korea said it's ready to fight a war with the United States and South Korea, as the two allies kicked off their annual joint military drills Monday, according to state-run media.
North Korea held a huge military parade in Pyongyang on Thursday, using the 70th anniversary of the birth of its late leader Kim Jong Il as an opportunity to try to invoke deeper reverence for his son and chosen successor, Kim Jong Un.
CNN's Jim Bittermann talks with a French neurosurgeon who treated Kim Jong Il after he had a stroke in 2008.
North Korea apparently test-launched three short-range missiles this week, the South Korean Defense Ministry said Friday, an indication that the reclusive state's military is operating normally after a leadership transition.
Representatives of South Korea, Japan and the United States will meet "in the near future" to discuss North Korea, a U.S. State Department official told reporters Friday in Tokyo at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
North Korea is urging its people to show allegiance to the death for new leader Kim Jong Un.
The South Korean president, Lee Myung-bak, offered Monday to cooperate with North Korea to begin a "new era" of relations between the two countries, a day after Pyongyang had said it would defend its new leader, Kim Jong Un, to the death.
Kim Jong Un has assumed "the supreme commandership" of the North Korean army, state media reported Saturday.
Spectacular memorial for the "Dear Leader" shows solidarity in North Korea. CNN's Paula Hancocks reports.
Kim Jong Un has assumed "the supreme commandership" of the North Korean army, state media said Saturday.
A top U.S. diplomat will travel to three nations around North Korea early next year in the first such talks since longtime leader Kim Jong Il's death, the State Department announced Thursday.
Huge crowds assembled in Pyongyang on Thursday at a national memorial service for the North Korean leader Kim Jong Il, the second day of state-orchestrated ceremonies to mourn the dictator who died earlier this month.
Professor Choi Jong Kun of Yonsei University discusses whether North Korean mourners are showing true feelings.
The funeral of the North Korean leader Kim Jong Il unfolded across the snow-laden streets of Pyongyang on Wednesday, a three-hour event that displayed the secretive regime's ability to choreograph elaborate state ceremonies.
As North Korea mourns the death of its "Dear Leader," CNN's Anna Coren looks at how the state controls its people.
North Korea kept the world on tenterhooks Wednesday, when the funeral of leader Kim Jong Il was expected to take place in Pyongyang.
A delegation of South Korean citizens returned Tuesday from their two-day visit to the North where they paid their respects to the deceased North Korean leader Kim Jong Il and met with his youngest son and chosen successor, Kim Jong Un.
North Korea continued to mourn its late leader Saturday while calling his successor son the "supreme commander," as the country faces a transition of power following Kim Jong Il's death one week ago.
Since Kim Jong Il's death was announced on Monday, many people have marveled at the mourning scenes featured on North Korean state television, made viral on the Internet: North Koreans prostrate, weeping, hitting the ground. Many have asked whether the anguish is genuine. How could citizens mourn the passing of a totalitarian, such a gross abuser of human rights?
CNN's Tim Schwarz explains the transition of power in place for Kim Jong Un.
I'm so close I feel I could almost reach out and touch it. In the distance I see smoke stacks from shut down factories, grey stark buildings, and the odd old truck. Set against an austere, cold ice blue sky and bare trees, the few people visible can be seen walking slowly, speaking in small groups.
CNN's Stan Grant reports from a China-North Korea border town to gauge reaction to the passing of Kim Jong Il.
The South Korean government expressed its sympathy to the people of North Korea following the death of Kim Jong Il, South Korea's unification minister said Tuesday.
How worried should the world be about North Korea? CNN's Chris Lawrence evaluates the regime's nuclear capability.
CNN's Brian Todd reports on whether North Korea's new leader, Kim Jong Un can survive.
Kim Jong Un, successor to his father's dictatorship over North Korea, will have to find ways to balance political factions and generate revenue -- or he may not remain in power for long, analysts said Tuesday.
GOP presidential candidate Jon Huntsman expects North Korea's new leader to carry on in the tradition of his father.
Kim Jong Il's passing closes a sad and tragic chapter for the people of North Korea. His 17-year reign will be remembered as a dark period in their history characterized by great suffering and steady and dangerous provocations to the outside world.
The South Korean government sent its condolences to the people of North Korea following the death of leader Kim Jong Il, South Korean Unification Minister Yoo Woo-ik said in a televised press conference Tuesday.
Kim Jong Il's body lies in state in North Korea and Kyung Lah discusses China's reaction to his death.
CNN's Alina Cho gives rare glimpse inside one of the most secretive societies in the world.
North Korea's government was famously accused in 2002 by U.S. President George W. Bush of helping terrorism and seeking weapons of mass destruction, along with fellow "axis of evil" countries, Iran and Iraq.
Christine Amanpour looks at North Korea's heir apparent, Kim Jong Un.
As North Koreans face an uncertain future without Kim Jong Il, the world's attention now turns to his youngest son, Kim Jong Un, whom the ruling Workers' Party has dubbed the "great successor."
The death of the North Korean leader Kim Jong Il has ushered in a period of tremendous uncertainty in Northeast Asia, with every move by countries in the region risking unpredictable reactions from others.
CNN's Kristie Lu Stout talks with analyst, Peter Beck, about Kim Jong Il's legacy and what's next for North Korea.
Kim Jong Il's death comes only days before 2012, the 100-year anniversary of the birth of North Korea's founder and Kim's father, Kim Il Sung. North Korea's long-planned celebration of this anniversary will now be pre-empted by collective shows of mourning (but perhaps few real tears for Kim Jong Il), uncertainty despite clearly laid plans for succession and heightened strategic anxiety among North Korea's neighbors.
Public executions, death by starvation and torture are common in North Korean political prisoner camps, according to testimony given to human rights group Amnesty International.
Terrified refugees flee their shelled and devastated island for nearby Incheon port. CNN's Stan Grant reports.
The skirmish between North and South Korea over Yeonpyeong, an island in the disputed zone between the two sides, has brought new danger to a standoff that has been escalating for more than two years.
With South Korea returning to an uneasy calm down after a fatal artillery attack on an offshore island Tuesday, North Korean watchers in Seoul were scrambling to explain what may have been the thinking behind Pyongyang's fatal attack.
High ranking officials in North Korea on Wednesday paid their respects during the state funeral of the country's second-highest ranking military officer, Jo Myong Rok, according to the official Korean Central News Agency.
CNN's Alina Cho takes a look at the pageantry and propaganda inside North Korea.
North Korean leader Kim Jong Il's eldest son is against his family holding power in the reclusive communist nation for another generation.
North Korea's increasingly reclusive leader Kim Jong Il, and his son made a rare appearance at Arirang celebrations.
The United States anticipates that the youngest son of North Korean leader Kim Jong Il will succeed his ailing father, U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates said Friday.
VBS.TV gets into North Korea and documents their tour of "progressively stranger" encounters. For more, go to VBS.TV.
North Korea's ruling party wrapped up a rare meeting on Wednesday afternoon, state-run media said.
A former friend of North Korea's successor described Kim Jong Un as a normal teenager. CNN's Atika Shubert reports.
The youngest son of North Korean leader Kim Jong Il was named vice chairman of the Workers Party of Korea's central military commission, North Korea's state news agency reported Tuesday.
A regime in crisis. A leadership struggle. An uncertain transition. A system potentially on the brink of collapse.
The surprise announcement that the third son of North Korean leader Kim Jong Il had been made a general has dashed hopes in South Korea that the junior Kim might prove more economically focused than his father, should he succeed him.
CNN's Jaime FlorCruz takes a closer look at the man who could become North Korea's next "beloved leader."
North Korean leader Kim Jong Il's youngest son apparently was among more than 30 military promotions announced Monday by his father during celebrations of the Workers' Party of Korea's 65th anniversary, North Korea's state news agency reported.
North Korea's ruling party will host its largest meeting in decades next week, possibly to set the stage for the handover of power from Kim Jong Il to his youngest son.
North Korean leader Kim Jong Il could be paving the way for one of his sons to become his successor.
North Korea's political leaders are expected to meet this month in a rare gathering, possibly to set the stage for the handover of power from Kim Jong Il to his youngest son.
North Korea's ruling party plans to hold a meeting with its representatives in September, state media said Saturday.
CNN's Collen McEdwards talks to Han Park about the political developments behind the North Korean cabinet shuffle.
Dramatic changes in North Korean leadership this week appear to be paving the way for an eventual transfer of power from leader Kim Jong Il to his youngest son, analysts say.
A report in South Korean media is fueling the ongoing speculation about the deteriorating health of North Korean leader Kim Jong Il.
North Korea's reclusive leader appeared in public Wednesday for the first time in months to commemorate the 15th anniversary of his father's death.
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