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North Korea: Kim Jong-Il Is Fine, Just Fine

But US intel believes missing dictator is recovering from stroke

(Newser) - North Korean higher-ups today insisted Kim Jong Il is in fine health, the Washington Post reports, with one diplomat deriding reports to the contrary as a “conspiracy plot.” Kim missed a major military parade yesterday, and hasn’t been seen in more than a month. But though South... More »

Korean 'Mata Hari' Was More Likely a Patsy

1950 execution of 'spy,' seductress was result of witchhunt: inquiry

(Newser) - In the thick of Cold War suspicion in 1950, South Korean socialite Kim Soo-im was executed as a wily seductress who passed secrets from her US army lover to another in North Korea. But the hasty trial and execution of the 'Korean Mata Hari' was based on charges trumped up... More »

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