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Kim Jong-un: Supreme Leader of North Korea
Kim Jong-un is a North Korean politician who has been the Supreme Leader of North Korea since 2011 and chairman of the Workers' Party of Korea since 2012. He is the second child of Kim Jong-il (1941–2011), who was North Korea's second leader from 1994 to 2011, and Ko Yong-hui (1952–2004). He is the grandson of Kim Il-sung, who was the founder and led North Korea from its establishment in 1948 until his death in 1994.

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North Korea imported purebred horses from Russia as Kim Jong Un took snowy ride

North Korea, whose leader Kim Jong Un was filmed riding through the snow on a white stallion last year, has spent tens of thousands of dollars on 12 purebred horses from Russia, according to Russian..
Reuters - Published

Kim Jong Un makes first public appearance in 22 days amid virus outbreak

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un made his first public appearance in 22 days amid an outbreak of coronavirus, state media reported on Saturday, to visit a national mausoleum and mark the anniversary of..
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Kim Jong Un makes his first public appearance in weeks [Video]Kim Jong Un makes his first public appearance in weeks

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un made his first appearance in 22 days, state media reported on Saturday, amid the coronavirus outbreak.

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N. Korea says no longer bound by nuclear pledge [Video]N. Korea says no longer bound by nuclear pledge

North Korea on Tuesday said the United States ignored its year-end deadline for nuclear talks, and therefore it no longer felt bound by commitments, which included a halt to its nuclear testing and the..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:52Published

Trump Doubts Kim Jong Un Will Break Denuclearization Deal [Video]Trump Doubts Kim Jong Un Will Break Denuclearization Deal

President Donald Trump said he did not expect North Korean leader Kim Jong Un to break his promise. According to Reuters, Korea has a self-declared moratorium on intercontinental ballistic missile and..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:32Published

S. Korea's Moon wants North to return to talks [Video]S. Korea's Moon wants North to return to talks

There is a "desperate need" for practical ways to improve ties with North Korea, the South's President Moon said on Tuesday, adding that he was ready to meet with the reclusive leader in Pyongyang..

Credit: Reuters - Politics     Duration: 01:08Published

North Korea release new footage of Kim Jong Un riding white horse on mountaintop [Video]North Korea release new footage of Kim Jong Un riding white horse on mountaintop

North Korean media have released footage of Kim Jong Un's recent horseback ride around the historic Mount Paektu volcanic peak.

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North Korea's state TV airs video of Kim riding horse at Mount Paektu [Video]North Korea's state TV airs video of Kim riding horse at Mount Paektu

North Korea's state-run television KRT on Thursday (January 2) broadcast a new video of leader Kim Jong Un riding white horse at a sacred mountain with his aides in late 2019.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:07Published

Kim Jong Un to unveil new strategic weapon: KCNA [Video]Kim Jong Un to unveil new strategic weapon: KCNA

North Korean state media KCNA said that leader Kim Jong Un is planning to reveal a new strategic weapon in the new year, following stalled talks with Washington over concessions in denuclearisation..

Credit: Reuters - Politics     Duration: 01:53Published

Kim Jong Un Says US Must End Hostile Policy Against North Korea [Video]Kim Jong Un Says US Must End Hostile Policy Against North Korea

North Korean Leader Kim Jong Un said there “will never” be denuclearization on the Korean peninsula. Jong Un said it won’t happen if the U.S. “persists in its hostile policy towards” Korea...

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:32Published

Kim Jong Un to unveil 'new path' in New Year's speech [Video]Kim Jong Un to unveil 'new path' in New Year's speech

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is set to make a closely-watched New Year address on Wednesday which is likely to offer a glimpse of a "new path" he has vowed to take if the United States fails to meet..

Credit: Reuters - Politics     Duration: 01:20Published

U.S. promises to act if North Korea delivers 'Christmas gift' [Video]U.S. promises to act if North Korea delivers 'Christmas gift'

The United States would be very disappointed if North Korea tested a long-range or nuclear missile and would take appropriate action as a leading military and economic power, White House national..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:36Published

Trump Admin: US Will 'Express Disappointment' If North Korea Sends 'Christmas Gift' [Video]Trump Admin: US Will 'Express Disappointment' If North Korea Sends 'Christmas Gift'

North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un has promised a "Christmas gift" to the US if sanctions aren't lifted. According to CNN, the Trump Administration interprets the statement to mean a weapons test. No..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:37Published

 

North Korea's Kim jong Un visits his father's mausoleum, pays tribute: KCNA

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un visited his father and former leader Kim Jong Il's mausoleum, the Kumsusan Palance of the Sun, to mark the anniversary of the late leader's birth, the country's state..
Reuters - Published

Former chief of staff Kelly rejects Trump North Korea approach as futile: report

President Donald Trump's former chief of staff John Kelly has dismissed the U.S. president's unprecedented engagement with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un as futile, saying he had never believed North..
Reuters - Published

North Korea's Kim offers condolences to China's Xi about virus outbreak: KCNA

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un sent a letter to Chinese President Xi Jinping offering condolences about the coronavirus outbreak in China, North Korean state news agency KCNA reported on Saturday.
Reuters - Published

Influential aunt of North Korea's Kim Jong Un makes first public appearance in six years

The influential aunt of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un made her first public appearance in six years, state media reported on Sunday, years after her husband was executed in a purge.
Reuters - Published

South Korea's push for tourism in North poses tricky balancing act

South Korea's push to resume tourism with the North is aimed at resetting border ties, but must overcome Pyongyang's skepticism and chart a careful course around U.S. efforts to pressure leader Kim..
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North Korea's Kim taps tough-talking military veteran as foreign minister

North Korea's new foreign minister is a former defense commander with little diplomatic experience, spotlighting leader Kim Jong Un's reliance on party and military loyalists at a sensitive time amid..
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South Korean president takes heart from Trump's birthday wishes to North Korea's Kim

South Korea's President Moon Jae-in hailed U.S. President Donald Trump for sending birthday wishes to North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, describing it as "a great idea" to improve chances of restarting..
Reuters - Published

North Korea says leaders' relations not enough after Trump sends birthday wishes to Kim

North Korea has received birthday greetings to its leader Kim Jong Un from U.S. President Donald Trump, but their personal relationship is not enough for a return to talks, according to a statement..
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North Korea receives birthday greetings for Kim from Trump

North Korea has received U.S. President Donald Trump's birthday greetings to its leader Kim Jong Un, but will not return to the negotiation table, according to a statement published on Saturday by..
Reuters - Published

Trump sends North Korea's Kim birthday greetings

U.S. President Donald Trump sent a happy birthday message to North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, South Korea's national security adviser Chung Eui-Yong said on Friday.
Reuters - Published

Trump sent North Korea's Kim birthday wishes: South Korea's national security adviser

U.S. President Donald Trump sent a happy birthday message to North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, South Korea's National Security Advisor Chung Eui-Yong said on Friday.
Reuters - Published

Trump doubts North Korea leader will break promises on denuclearization

U.S. President Donald Trump said on Sunday he did not expect North Korean leader Kim Jong Un to break his promise about denuclearization, but conceded that he might.
Reuters - Published

Donald Trump downplays renewed nuclear threats from North Korea's Kim Jong Un

The end-of-the-year holidays passed Wednesday without a new nuclear test in North Korea, but with the threat of one from Kim Jong Un.
USATODAY.com - Published

Trump says he thinks North Korea's Kim is a 'man of his word'

U.S. President Donald Trump said on Tuesday North Korean leader Kim Jong Un had signed a contract about denuclearization and that he thought the North Korean leader was a "man of his word."
Reuters - Published

With nuclear-weapons talks stalled, North Korea's Kim Jong Un threatens 'shocking actual action' against US

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, frustrated with the slow pace of negotiations that may bring his country sanctions relief, has issued a new threat.
USATODAY.com - Published

Pompeo hopes North Korea's Kim chooses 'peace and prosperity over conflict and war'

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Tuesday he hoped North Korea would "choose peace" after North Korean leader Kim Jong Un said his country would continue developing nuclear programs and..
Reuters - Published

Kim says North Korea to show 'new strategic weapon' in near future

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on Wednesday said his country will continue developing nuclear programmes and introduce a "new strategic weapon" in the near future, state media KCNA said, after the..
Reuters - Published

North Korea's Kim to unveil 'new path' in New Year speech after U.S. misses deadline

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is set to make a closely watched New Year address on Wednesday which is likely to offer a glimpse of a "new path" he has vowed to take if the United States fails to meet..
Reuters - Published

North Korea's Kim urges 'positive and offensive' security measures ahead of nuclear talks deadline

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un called for "positive and offensive measures" to ensure the country's security before a year-end deadline he has set for denuclearization talks with the United States,..
Reuters - Published

AP Top Stories December 30 A

Here's the latest for Monday December 30th: U.S. announces military strikes in Iraq and Syria; North Korea's Kim Jong Un calls for unspecified offensive; Police: Armed parishioners kill Texas church..
USATODAY.com - Published

North Korea's Kim stressed armaments, defense industry at key party meeting

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un discussed foreign affairs, armaments and the defense industry at a key ruling Workers' Party meeting on Sunday, state media KCNA said on Monday.
Reuters - Published

North Korea's Kim holds ruling party's plenary meeting before year-end deadline

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un convened a meeting of top ruling party officials on Saturday to discuss important policy matters ahead of the year-end deadline set by Kim for the United States, the..
Reuters - Published

Trump jokes Kim Jong Un's 'Christmas gift' could be a 'nice vase,' but first lady gets a card

President Donald Trump was getting into the holiday spirit Tuesday but like millions of Americans he also hasn't fully finished Christmas shopping.
USATODAY.com - Published

U.S. ready to deal with any North Korean Christmas gift: Trump

U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday brushed off North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's warning of a "Christmas gift", saying the United States would "deal with it very successfully" and that perhaps it..
Reuters - Published

North Korean's Kim holds military meeting as tension rises under looming deadline

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un held a meeting of top military officials to discuss boosting the country's military capability, state news agency reported on Sunday amid heightened concern the North..
Reuters - Published

'An expiration date on the bromance': Trump's friendly ties with Kim Jong Un faces new test

Kim Jong Un has shown no real willingness to give up his nuclear arsenal, despite months of diplomacy and three face-to-face meetings with Trump.
USATODAY.com - Published

U.S. envoy Biegun to North Korea: 'We're here, you know how to reach us'

U.S. special envoy for North Korea, Stephen Biegun, urged Pyongyang on Monday to return offers of talks, dismissing leader Kim Jong Un's year-end deadline while highlighting Washington's willingness to..
Reuters - Published

Senior North Korean official warns Trump to quit abusive language that may offend North Korean leader

A senior North Korean official said in a statement on Monday that U.S. President Donald Trump should stop using abusive language that may further offend North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.
Reuters - Published

Analyst View: As North Korea's deadline looms, what are Kim Jong Un's options?

Frustrated by what it sees as a lack of flexibility by the United States, North Korea has set a year-end deadline for Washington to change its policies or leader Kim Jong Un may embark on a "new path".
Reuters - Published

North Korea announces 'important test' at previously dismantled site in blow to denuclearization effort

Last year, President Donald Trump hailed the site's closing as a symbol of leader Kim Jong's Un purported commitment to denuclearization.
USATODAY.com - Published

Trump says Kim Jong Un risks losing 'everything' after North Korea claims major test

U.S. President Donald Trump said on Sunday that North Korean leader Kim Jong Un risks losing "everything" if he resumes hostility and his country must denuclearize, after the North said it had carried..
Reuters - Published

Trump says North Korea must denuclearize, after North claims 'very important' test

U.S. President Donald Trump said on Sunday that North Korean leader Kim Jong Un risks losing "everything" if he resumes hostility and his country must denuclearize, after the North said it had carried..
Reuters - Published

Trump says he still gets along with Kim Jong Un, despite North Korea's criticism

Trump's statement comes after North Korea signaled it would no longer consider denuclearization and after officials lobbed insults at the president.
USATODAY.com - Published

Trump says does not think Kim Jong Un wants to interfere in U.S. election

President Donald Trump said on Saturday he did not think North Korean leader Kim Jong Un wanted to interfere in next year's U.S. presidential election and said he would be surprised if Pyongyang acted..
Reuters - Published

North Korea revives 'dotard' label in warning to Trump over 'Rocket Man' remarks

U.S. President Donald Trump's comments on military force and the North's leader, Kim Jong Un, would represent "a very dangerous challenge" if they were intended to provoke Pyongyang, a top North Korean..
Reuters - Published

North Korea: 'very dangerous challenge' if Trump calls Kim 'Rocket Man' again

Should U.S. President Donald Trump call North Korean leader Kim Jong Un "Rocket Man" again, that would represent a "very dangerous challenge" reminiscent of two years ago, a senior North Korean..
Reuters - Published

Kim Jong Un rides again as North Korea warns U.S. against using military force

North Korea said it would take "prompt corresponding actions" if the United States resorts to military force, state media reported on Wednesday, as tensions rise ahead of Pyongyang's year-end deadline..
Reuters - Published

North Korea's Kim signals more confrontational stance with new horse ride, rare party meeting

Kim Jong Un mounted a white horse again as North Korea announced on Wednesday it will soon convene a rare meeting of the ruling party's leaders, steps analysts say may signal preparations for a more..
Reuters - Published

Trump says North Korea's Kim 'likes sending rockets up'

U.S. President Donald Trump said on Tuesday he still had confidence in North Korean leader Kim Jong Un but noted that Kim "likes sending rockets up, doesn't he?"
Reuters - Published

North Korea warns U.S. must chose its own "Christmas gift"

Kim Jong Un's regime has warned it will chose a "new path" if the U.S. doesn't offer new terms for a nuclear disarmament deal by the end of the year.
CBS News - Published

North Korea's Kim celebrates completion of 'modern mountainous city'

North Korean has celebrated the completion of leader Kim Jong Un's signature construction project, a new city near the sacred mountain where his family claims its roots, with state media on Tuesday..
Reuters - Published

North Korea's Thanksgiving Day test shows improving speed for missile crews

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un expressed "great satisfaction" over the latest test of a large multiple-rocket launcher, state media said on Friday, a launch that experts said showcased improving..
Reuters - Published

Kim Jung Un advances nuclear threat with 2 missile launches

On Thursday, North Korean dictator Kim Jung Un is expressing "great satisfaction" following the launch of two short-range ballistic missiles and the system used to fire them. The news proved unsettling..
CBS News - Published

North Korea's Kim expressed 'great satisfaction' over rocket test: KCNA

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un oversaw a "successful test" of a super-large multiple launch rocket system and expressed "great satisfaction," state media said on Friday.
Reuters - Published

North Korea carries out another apparent missile test

South Korean officials say 2 projectiles were launched, apparently the latest in a series of weapons tests as Kim Jong Un threatens to abandon diplomacy entirely.
CBS News - Published

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