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Kim attended school in Manchuria and became active in a communist youth group while he was still a student.

After fighting against the Japanese during World War II, Kim Il-Sung returned to Soviet-occupied North Korea as a hero.

With Soviet support, he quickly amassed political power, and in early 1950 he felt strong enough to unify Korea by force.

On June 25, 1950, Kim invaded South Korea and the Korean War began.

Declared the "eternal president" of North Korea upon his death, Kim is afforded near-godlike status among the North Korean public.

Kim was the son of parents who fled to Manchuria during his childhood to escape the Japanese rule of Korea.

Hoping to reunify Korea by force, Kim launched an invasion of South Korea in 1950, thereby igniting the Korean War. »

Two cruise ships hit by coronavirus weeks after industry restarts

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Covid-19 has been detected on at least two cruise ships – one in the Arctic and one in the Pacific – just weeks after cruising holidays restarted.

But 178 passengers were allowed to leave the ship in Tromsø, triggering a complex operation to locate them in order to contain any potential spread.

“We expect that more infections will be found in connection to this outbreak,” Line Vold, a senior FHI executive, said. »

Seth Rogen Says ‘Pineapple Express 2’ Was Turned Down Due to Budget Concerns

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“Pineapple Express” fans will be disappointed to learn that a sequel was shot down over budget concerns from Sony.

Rogen backed up the idea money was the issue with getting “Pineapple Express 2” off the ground.

“Pineapple Express” was a smash hit and cult favorite, grossing a little more than $100 million worldwide against a budget of $27 million. »