December 29, 2011 The North Korean Central News Agency apparently deployed its latest weapon — Photoshop — to digitally remove a small group of mourners from the left edge of the funeral photo. The people watching Wednesday's procession were replaced by pristine snow.
December 28, 2011 North Korea staged a dramatic state funeral for its late leader Kim Jong Il. Leading the ceremonies was Kim's third son and apparent successor, Kim Jung Un. North Korean media reports portray the young Kim in full control of the impoverished, nuclear-armed country. But while consolidating his political power may be easy, establishing his legitimacy will be tougher.
December 23, 2011 As North Korea prepares for a new leader, China, South Korea and the other nations are recalibrating their policies and weighing new security concerns. The job is difficult because so little is known about Kim Jong Un, the son and presumed successor to Kim Jong Il.
December 22, 2011 The death of longtime leader Kim Jong Il puts his son and heir apparent in the spotlight, even as preparations for next week's state funeral are still under way. The younger Kim inherits a country in dire economic straits, and faces a tough fight to consolidate his political power and legitimacy.
December 21, 2011 Defectors from North Korea now living in the South are celebrating the death of North Korean leader Kim Jong Il. As the outside world tries to figure out how stable the country is, the defectors are focusing on trying to kickstart a revolution in North Korea.
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 19, 2011 Kim Jong Un appears likely to inherit power from his father. But it's not clear whether he will be able to maintain tight control over most aspects of North Korean life, as his father and grandfather did.