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, 1912–94, North Korean political leader, chief of state of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (1948–94); originally named Kim Sung Chu. While fighting Japanese occupation forces in the 1930s, he adopted the name Kim Il Sung after a famous Korean
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Kim Jong Il

born 1942, Korean politician; ruler of North Korea from 1994, official head of state from 1998: son of Kim Il Sung
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He entered the hall of immortality where Kim Jong-il lies in state and paid deep homage and made a bow," it was quoted as saying.
White Dove," "Fruit Trees Planted on Hills," "The Dear Name Kim Jong-il," "My Dear Is a Hero Now" and "Where Are You, Dear General?
La intuicion de Kim Jong-Il era producto del consumo indiscriminado de cine: Fischer cuenta que, mientras que en Corea del Norte estaban prohibidas las peliculas extranjeras para la poblacion de a pie, Jong-Il establecio una compleja red de distribucion por toda Europa para poder acceder al cine vedado.
Kim later visited the Kumsusan Palace of the Sun to pay tribute to his father Kim Jong-il, according to the North's official Korean Central News Agency.
This is the first ceremony awarding a wrist watch bearing the name of Kim Jong-il to soldiers, officials and scientists.
Dead ringer William said: "I would love to meet someone but looking like Kim Jong-il doesn't help.
Le grand coeur du camarade Kim Jong-Il a cesse de battre", a deplore Kim Yong-Nam, qui exerce la fonction honorifique de chef de l'Etat, lors d'un discours devant des dizaines de milliers de soldats, du haut d'un balcon surplombant la vaste place Kim Il-Sung de la capitale.
Desde que en 2008 corrieron los rumores de que Kim Jong-Il habia sufrido un accidente cerebrovascular, la sucesion en Corea del Norte se convirtio en la principal preocupacion de China, asegura el International Crisis Group (ICG), reconocido centro de analisis con sede en Bruselas, en un reporte titulado China y los enfrentatalentos intercoreanos en el Mar Amarillo.
Interestingly, no such statues of Kim Jong-il exist.
Real power in North Korea now probably belongs to a coterie of advisers following the death of Kim Jong-il, not his youngest son, an untested man in his 20s who has been anointed the "Great Successor".
The international media, including South Korean newspapers and networks, has found a new celebrity in the 16-year-old grandson of North Korean dictator Kim Jong-il.
Kim Jong-il, the leader of North Korea, has appeared alongside his third son and heir apparent Kim Jong-un for the first time on live television at a huge military parade marking the 65th anniversary of the founding of the country's ruling Workers' party.