Kim Jong Il Dead

PHOTOS: Kim Jong Il's Body To Be Displayed Permanently

Huffington Post UK | Felicity Morse | Posted 12.01.2012 | UK

Kim Jong Il’s dead body is to be put on display permanently for a favoured few at Kumsusan Memorial Palace in North Korea’s capital. His embalm...

Kim Jong Un Looks At Things Too

Huffington Post UK | Alastair Plumb | Posted 12.01.2012 | UK Comedy

Like father, like son: Kim Jong-Un has taken to his new position as Supreme Leader of North Korea by performing all the traditional duties expected of...

Ice Cracks, Birds Bow And Mountains Glow As 'Nature Mourns Kim Jong Il' State Media Reports

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 21.02.2012 | UK

North Korean state media has reported "strange natural phenomena" that it says proves nature is "mourning" the death of Kim Jong Il. Sudden crackin...

Start-Up Memoires: Kim Jong-il: The Wonderful Wizard of Oz

Louisa Leontiades | Posted 19.02.2012 | UK
Louisa Leontiades

I started a business. It made me want to drink copious quantities, smoke myself into oblivion and hit my head against a brick wall. Instead I wrote a ...

What's Kim Jong Il Looking At Now?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 12.01.2012 | UK Comedy

Well, it had to be the natural conclusion to Kim Jong Il Looking At Things, didn't it? ...

Kim Jong Il Lies In State As North Korea Plans Lavish Funeral

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 20.12.2011 | UK

The United States had led calls for a stable transition of power in North Korea as dead leader Kim Jong Il was shown lying in state by national media....

Kim Jong Il and How to Be a Leader

Tim Clare | Posted 18.02.2012 | UK Comedy
Tim Clare

Dictators have always been a rare and persecuted breed. In the 20th century, 77% of all dictators had at least one assassination attempt made against them. Saluting military parades from a balcony while embezzling most of your country's GDP seems, increasingly, like a dying art.

Why Kim Jong-Il's Death Got Me Thinking Of Football.

Matthew Handley | Posted 18.02.2012 | UK
Matthew Handley

With Kim Jong-Il's death part of the seemingly impenetrable opacity of North Korea may have just been breached. Maybe one day the world will get to see 'the real Korea'. Until then however, we have to find alternate ways of understanding this most complex of regimes; I'd argue that football isn't a bad place to start.

Memories of Kim

Dom Joly | Posted 18.02.2012 | UK
Dom Joly

The moment my plane landed my phone went crazy. Kim Jong Il had died while I was in the air and, as I visited North Korea for my book The Dark Tourist two years ago, I was being asked to comment.

Outcomes of Kim Jong Il's Death

Colin Pattinson | Posted 18.02.2012 | UK
Colin Pattinson

The initial reaction to the news amongst my coworkers, as I sit here in Seoul, is of fear and trepidation. Not one of celebration as you might expect. Nobody is jumping for joy, no one is cheering. Instead, as we sat down for lunch together, people ate solemnly.

Kim Jong Il: 18 Strange 'Facts' About The North Korean Leader

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 19.12.2011 | UK

Deceased North Korean leader Kim Jong Il was a complex, often brutal dictator who prioritised military might and his own comfort ahead of feeding his ...