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N.Korea shows off new submarine-launched missiles after rare party congress

January 15, 2021 9:21 am

The parade featured rows of marching soldiers, as well as a range of military hardware including tanks and rocket launchers.

North Korea: Kim Jong Un wraps up rare party congress with mass art performance

January 14, 2021 1:24 pm

North Korea has not reported any confirmed cases of the coronavirus, but it has imposed strict border closures, domestic travel restrictions, and other measures to prevent an outbreak.

North Korea ends party meeting with calls for nuclear might

January 13, 2021 1:04 pm

The eight-day Workers' Party congress that ended Tuesday came as Kim Jong Un faces what appears to be the toughest moment of his nine-year rule.

Kim Jong Un’s sister slams South Korea for spying on Pyongyang

January 13, 2021 9:44 am

“The southerners are a truly weird group that’s hard to understand,” she said, criticizing South Korea’s military intelligence for tracking the movements in Pyongyang. She also disclosed that North Korea may have held a military parade Sunday night.

North Korea says Kim Jong Un elected as general secretary of ruling party

January 11, 2021 1:14 pm

Kim has wielded almost absolute power in dynastically ruled North Korea since taking over following the death of his father Kim Jong Il in 2011.

Mixed signals for North Korean leader's sister as Kim seeks to cement power

January 11, 2021 11:24 am

Kim Yo Jong, Kim Jong Un's sister, remained a member of the Central Committee but was not included on its politburo list, confounding widespread expectations from observers of the reclusive regime.

Kim Jong Un's big plan to grow North Korea's economy faces harsh reality

January 10, 2021 11:51 am

He proposed becoming less dependent on imports, growing nearly every industry, and reforming the way officials work.

'Our biggest enemy': North Korea's Kim says US policy doesn't change with presidents

January 09, 2021 11:02 am

"No matter who is in power in the US, the true nature of the US and its fundamental policies towards North Korea never change," Kim said, vowing to expand ties with "anti-imperialist, independent forces" and calling for expanded nuclear capabilities.

N. Korea's Kim vows to comprehensively expand diplomacy at party congress

January 08, 2021 11:19 am

On the third of the ruling Workers' Party congress, Kim raised the issue of reshaping South Korean affairs "as required by the prevailing situation and the changed times" and discussed foreign policy.

N. Korea's Kim tells party congress economic plan failed 'tremendously'

January 06, 2021 9:46 am

In his 2016 plan, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un had called for accelerating economic growth and expanding domestic sources of energy, including nuclear power, to boost electricity supplies.


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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