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  • North Korea's Kim had ankle surgery, South Korean officials say

    North Korea's Kim had ankle surgery, South Korean officials say
    South Korea’s main spy agency believes that a mysterious long absence by North Korean leader Kim Jong Un can be explained by surgery he had in September to remove a cyst from his right ankle, South Korean lawmakers said Tuesday.  
  • What's really going on in North Korea

    It was a news story that read like the plot of a Peter Sellers or Mike Myers picture: Vertically challenged dictator of a starving populace, overweight and addicted to imported Swiss cheese, falls off his high heels and breaks both ankles. He is sent...

    'Without You, There Is No Us' a vivid account of six months spent in Pyongyang

    "Without You, There Is No Us: My Time With The Sons Of North Korea's Elite" by Suki Kim; Crown (304 pages, $24) For a country as closed and intimidating as North Korea is, the number of memoirs by people who briefly lived there is surprisingly large at...

    North Korea's Kim reemerges after mysterious absence

    North Korea's Kim reemerges after mysterious absence
    North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has made his first public appearance since early September, the nation’s official media reported Tuesday, ending a mysterious absence of nearly six weeks. The front page of Rodong Sinmun, the official newspaper of...

    Kim Jong Un, out of sight for 37 days, is a no-show at ceremony

    Speculation over the health and whereabouts of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un grew Friday after he apparently did not attend ceremonies marking an important national holiday. The young head of the reclusive country has not appeared in public since he was...