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Kim Jong Un


South Korea: Kim's daughter enjoys horseback riding, skiing

March 09, 2023 4:46 pm

Kim has brought the daughter to a series of public events since November, including a missile launch site, sparking intense outside debate over whether the girl is being primed as his successor.

North Korea's Kim Jong Un presides over big military parade

February 09, 2023 8:50 am

The parade marked the 75th founding anniversary of North Korea’s army and came after weeks of preparations involving huge numbers of troops and civilians mobilized to glorify Kim’s rule and his relentless push to cement the North’s status as a nuclear power.

US invests millions to expose regime to North Koreans

January 17, 2023 6:55 am

The act is designed to counter the Pyongyang's all-pervasive censorship and surveillance of its citizens.

Kim claims North Korean successes, says it faces challenges

December 27, 2022 9:05 am

A plenary meeting of the ruling Workers’ Party was convened in Pyongyang on Monday to review past projects and discuss next year’s work plans, the official Korean Central News Agency said Tuesday

North Korea wants dollars. It’s a sign of trouble

December 10, 2022 9:59 am

On the economic front, Kim Jong Un has struggled, an already isolated country made more so by years of international sanctions over his nuclear program and border closures since the coronavirus pandemic.

North Korea says Kim Jong Un supervised cruise missile tests

October 13, 2022 9:56 am

The tests extended a record number of weapons demonstrations this year by North Korea, which has punctuated its testing activity with threats to preemptively use nuclear weapons against South Korea and the United States.

Kamala Harris under a microscope: deft Asia diplomacy despite DMZ gaffe

September 30, 2022 2:26 pm

Kamala Harris’s whirlwind tour of Japan and South Korea this week amounts to a microcosm for the state of her vice presidency: an ambitious, historic and increasingly confident effort still beset by the occasional high-profile gaffe.

Donetsk leader calls for 'beneficial' ties with North Korea

August 17, 2022 3:50 pm

North Korea last month became one of the few nations in the world to recognize the independence of Donetsk and Luhansk, another Russian-backed separatist region in eastern Ukraine, prompting Kyiv to cut off diplomatic ties with Pyongyang.

North Korea reports another disease outbreak amid Covid-19 wave

June 16, 2022 3:27 pm

North Korea is facing the eruption of a new infectious disease that has already taken the form of an epidemic. As per observers, the disease holds similarities with other infectious illnesses like typhoid, dysentery, and cholera.

North Korea expands work at nuclear test site to second tunnel

June 16, 2022 3:15 pm

South Korean officials said this week that North Korea was poised to conduct a nuclear test "at any time" and that the timing would be decided by Kim Jong Un.


North Korea releases photos of Kim Jong Un watching missile launch

October 11, 2022 2:58 pm

North Korea fired two ballistic missiles early on Sunday, authorities in neighbouring countries said, the seventh such launch by Pyongyang in recent days that added to widespread alarm in Washington and its allies in Tokyo and Seoul.

North Korea test-fires ballistic missiles in message to US, Biden says no 'new wrinkle in what they did'

March 25, 2021 8:31 pm

The missile launch is viewed as a demonstration of North Korea’s military strength by Kim Jong Un to pressure Washington into negotiations that are being stalled after Joe Biden took office in January.

Kim Jong Un goes horse riding on sacred mountain, plans 'great operation'

October 17, 2019 11:52 am

It was unclear what the operation might involve, but Kim has often made trips to the sacred mountain at times of major policy endeavours

Kim Jong Un meets Vladimir Putin in Russia

April 25, 2019 1:33 pm

Kim Jong Un became the first North Korean leader to travel to Russia since his late father, Kim Jong Il, visited in 2011.

Express Rewind: A look back at major events that shaped 2018

December 31, 2018 9:08 am

As 2018 approaches to an end, here is a recap of major political events, developments, disasters and crises that unfolded across the world

Donald Trump, Kim Jong-Un's historic Singapore handshake

June 12, 2018 1:13 pm

Donald Trump-Kim Jong Un Singapore Summit: US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un met in Singapore on Tuesday. This is the first time leaders of the two countries have met.

Photos: The stage is set for the high-stakes Trump-Kim summit in Singapore

June 11, 2018 6:49 pm

Denuclearization of North Korea is the main topic of discussion at Tuesday’s summit between Kim Jong Un and U.S. President Donald Trump.

The secret rendezvous: When Kim Jong Un and Xi Jinping met

March 28, 2018 12:38 pm

North Korea's Kim Jong Un travelled to Beijing to meet Chinese President Xi Jinping in a "secret meeting".


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June 08, 2020 11:36 am

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