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Long division pares down dream of a unified Korea

Younger South Koreans worry that merging the countries would crush their successful society.

North Korea prepped for third nuclear test

A South Korean nuclear expert says North Korea has finished preparations for a third nuclear test and is awaiting a political decision to go ahead.

Obama urges China to rein in North Korea

US President Barack Obama has urged China to use its influence to stop North Korea's "bad behaviour" in a nuclear standoff with the West.

Kim Jong-un strengthens power with new post

Kim Jong-un has been identified as head of a top decision-making body of the Workers' Party, giving him authority over political and military matters.

Kim Jong-un hailed as North Korea’s ‘supreme commander’

North Korea has vowed to uphold with 'blood and tears' Kim Jong-il's son as 'supreme commander' as the country prepares him to be its leader.

What’s the plan if North Korea collapses?

North Korea appears to be making an orderly transition after the death of Kim Jong-il last week, but the risk of collapse is higher than before.

Military back Kim’s heir but will rule together

North Korea's new young leader Kim Jong-un will have to share power with an uncle and the military after the death of his father Kim Jong-il.

N Korea media laud son, nation mourns Kim Jong Il

The body of North Korea's long-time ruler Kim Jong Il was laid out in a glass coffin on Tuesday as weeping mourners filled public plazas.

North Korea test-fires missile after Kim’s death

North Korea has test-fired a short-range missile on its eastern coast on the day its leader Kim Jong-Il's death was announced.

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