Earlier in the day, North Korea said it was going to make an important announcement at noon, keeping South Korean officials wondering what it would be.
The news of the North Korea’s leader, Kim Jong Il’s death came as state television announced it from the North Korean capital of Pyongyang.
Japan scores a 3-0 win over South Korea in a warm-up game for World Cup qualifiers next month.
Fresh from the political ripple effect dangling over Egypt, now Libya and Yemen, North Korea has every reason to accuse South Korean activists and lawmakers of flying balloons carrying hundreds of thousands of leaflets critical of North Korea’s government.
Several things have to be learned from South Korea’s experience in rehabilitating its forests where they had been devastated during the Japanese occupation (1905-1935) and during the Korean war in the early 1950s.
The global pressure is mounting on North Korea over the sinking of a South Korean warship where forty six of its sailors died in the March 26 disaster of this year.