December 21, 2011 While North Korea's official news agency has been reporting about widespread grief following the death of Kim Jong Il, the first descriptions from a foreign diplomat offer a slightly different view.
December 20, 2011 North Korean state media are praising Kim Jong Il's chosen heir and bestowing him with titles — signs that party leaders in the communist state are standing behind the plan for him to succeed his father.
December 19, 2011 The "Great Successor" who is in line to succeed his father as leader of North Korea is thought to be in his late 20s and to have gone to school in Switzerland. He may speak English. But as with many things in North Korea, much is a mystery.
October 9, 2010 Pyongyang has never seen anything like this. "Your visit here is unprecedented," a harassed-looking official at the airport said to a group of foreign correspondents. "We did not know you were coming."
October 8, 2010 It's official, a North Korean official says Kim Jong Un will be the next leader of North Korea. He will be the third generation of the same family to lead the country.
September 30, 2010 The North Korean News Agency has released a photo of the heir apparent Kim Jong Un. No closeup, but it is yet another sign of the younger Kim being groomed for the leadership.