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Kim Jong-un: Supreme Leader of North Korea
Kim Jong-un is a North Korean politician. He is currently the incumbent Supreme Leader of North Korea since 2011 and Chairman of the Workers' Party of Korea since 2012. Kim is the second child of Kim Jong-il (1941–2011), the country'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 first leader of North Korea from 1948 to 1994. Kim is the first North Korean leader who was born after the country's founding, and is also the second youngest currently-serving head of government in the world.

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North Korea's Kim oversaw the test-firing of new weapon again: KCNA

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un oversaw the test-firing of a new weapon again on Friday morning, state media KCNA said on Saturday.
Reuters - Published

North Korea says Kim Jong Un oversaw test firings

Trump said Kim had written him a letter​ with a "small apology" for the recent missile tests
CBS News - Published

Videos for Kim Jong-un

NK talks have not resumed as quickly as hoped: Pompeo [Video]NK talks have not resumed as quickly as hoped: Pompeo

In an interview on CBS "This Morning", U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Tuesday that the U.S. hasn't 'gotten back to the table as quickly as they hoped' with North Korea on denuclearization..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:11Published

Defiant North Korea fires off two projectiles [Video]Defiant North Korea fires off two projectiles

North Korea fires two projectiles into the sea on Friday and announces that talks with South Korea are over. The launch is the latest in a string of tests over the past month. Eve Johnson reports.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:37Published

Kim Jong Un Reportedly Oversaw New Weapon [Video]Kim Jong Un Reportedly Oversaw New Weapon

North Korea recently tested a new weapon and leader Kim Jong Un reportedly inspected it. A senior diplomat dismissed the possibility of inter-korean talks in protest of the military drills. According..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:32Published

Trump: Kim says ready to restart talks when U.S.-S.Korea joint drills end [Video]Trump: Kim says ready to restart talks when U.S.-S.Korea joint drills end

U.S. President Donald Trump said on Saturday that Kim Jong Un told him North Korea was ready to resume talks on its nuclear and missile program as soon as U.S.-South Korea military exercises ended...

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:03Published

From North Korean defector to YouTube beauty star [Video]From North Korean defector to YouTube beauty star

21-year-old Kang Na-ra fled to South Korea from the North in 2014 and is now a beauty and cosmetics social media influencer in Seoul. She said while the South Korean products still triumph, North..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:46Published

North Korea calls missile tests a 'warning' [Video]North Korea calls missile tests a 'warning'

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un says his country's latest launch of tactical guided missiles was a warning to the United States and South Korea over their joint military drills this week. Eve Johnson..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:40Published

North Korea Warns US With Missile Launches [Video]North Korea Warns US With Missile Launches

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un recently spoke out about his country’s latest launch of tactical guided missiles. According to Reuters, he said the missile were a warning to the U.S. and South korea...

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:32Published

North Korea launches two missiles: South Korea [Video]North Korea launches two missiles: South Korea

The South Korean military said that North Korea has launched two short-range missiles, nearly a week after firing two other missiles. That was intended to put pressure on the joint military exercises..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:28Published

Trump not upset by N. Korea launch of short-range missiles [Video]Trump not upset by N. Korea launch of short-range missiles

U.S. President Donald Trump said on Friday he was not upset by North Korea's launching of short-range ballistic missiles earlier this week. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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Kim says North's tests were warning to South Korea [Video]Kim says North's tests were warning to South Korea

North Korea said on Friday its latest missile launch was a warning to South Korean "warmongers" to stop importing weapons and conducting joint military drills, a message that analysts said was also..

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U.S. urges North Korea to stick with diplomacy [Video]U.S. urges North Korea to stick with diplomacy

The United States on Thursday urged North Korea to refrain from further provocations after the communist country test-fired two new short-range ballistic missiles and said it still hoped for a..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:17Published

North Korea fires suspected missiles into ocean [Video]North Korea fires suspected missiles into ocean

North Korea fired at least two projectiles early on Thursday from an area near Wonsan, on North Korea's eastern coast, South Korea's Joint Chiefs of Staff said. Jillian Kitchener reports.

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Kim Jong Un inspects North Korea's new submarine [Video]Kim Jong Un inspects North Korea's new submarine

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un inspected a newly built submarine and pointed out its tactical capabilities and weapons systems on Tuesday, according to North Korean state media. Rough cut, no reporter..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:24Published

No Comment of the Week: French hay sculptures, Pyongyang ceremony, US football celebrations [Video]No Comment of the Week: French hay sculptures, Pyongyang ceremony, US football celebrations

The 8th edition of the annual contest for sculptures in hay and straw ended on Sunday in the French Alps. North Korean leader Kim Jong Un commemorated the 25th anniversary of the founder of the..

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 00:50Published

Did Kim Jong Un Graduated From An Elite Military Academy? [Video]Did Kim Jong Un Graduated From An Elite Military Academy?

North Korea’s Kim Jong Un is the Supreme Commander of the Korean People’s Army (KPA). According to Business Insider, military service is written in North Korea’s constitution. Although Kim never..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:32Published

North Korea remembers founding father Kim Il Sung on 25th anniversary of death [Video]North Korea remembers founding father Kim Il Sung on 25th anniversary of death

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un visited his grandfather Kim Il Sung's mausoleum to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the founder of the reclusive communist country's death.

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 00:50Published

North Korea bows in respect of founder's death [Video]North Korea bows in respect of founder's death

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un visited his grandfather Kim Il Sung's mausoleum on Monday (July 8) to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the founder of the reclusive communist country's death. No..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:54Published

China Briefed By U.S. On Latest Trump-Kim Meeting [Video]China Briefed By U.S. On Latest Trump-Kim Meeting

BEIJING (Reuters) - China has received a briefing from the United States on the latest meeting between U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, China’s Foreign Ministry said..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:33Published

North Korea lauds meeting as chance for ‘breakthrough’ [Video]North Korea lauds meeting as chance for ‘breakthrough’

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and U.S. President Donald Trump agreed at their meeting on Sunday to push forward dialogue for making a new breakthrough in the denuclearization of the Korean peninsula,..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:58Published

Did Tucker Carlson Condone Kim Jong Un's Brutality? [Video]Did Tucker Carlson Condone Kim Jong Un's Brutality?

On Sunday, Fox News host Tucker Carlson defended Trump's decision to meet with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. Kim rules over a country with one of the worst human rights records on earth. In a..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:32Published

Let's Get Physical: New Trump Press Secretary Brawls With N. Koreans [Video]Let's Get Physical: New Trump Press Secretary Brawls With N. Koreans

White House press secretary Stephanie Grisham scuffled with North Korean officials on Sunday. The chaotic scene was outside a meeting room where US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:50Published

Klobuchar slams Trump's 'hot dish' diplomacy [Video]Klobuchar slams Trump's 'hot dish' diplomacy

U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar, a Democratic presidential candidate, criticized President Trump's approach with North Korea saying on CBS' "Face the Nation" that diplomacy 'isn't like going over and..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:18Published

US Democratic Presidential Candidates Criticize Trump's Meeting With Kim Jung Un [Video]US Democratic Presidential Candidates Criticize Trump's Meeting With Kim Jung Un

President Donald Trump recently met with North Korean leader Kim Jung Un. According to Reuters, he is the first U.S. president to speak with Jung Un in the Demilitarized Zone. Yet 2020 Democratic..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:32Published

U.S., North Korea To Reopen Talks After Out-Of-The-Blue Meeting Between Leaders [Video]U.S., North Korea To Reopen Talks After Out-Of-The-Blue Meeting Between Leaders

U.S. President Donald Trump became the first sitting U.S. president to set foot in North Korea on Sunday. Trump met its leader, Kim Jong Un, in the Demilitarized Zone between the two Koreas and agreed..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:49Published

Donald Trump steps into North Korea to meet Kim Jong Un [Video]Donald Trump steps into North Korea to meet Kim Jong Un

President Donald Trump and North Korea's Kim Jong Un shook hands across the border at the Korean Demilitarised Zone, in an historic photo opportunity as Mr Trump sought to make a legacy-defining..

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North Korea says no talks with South due to drills, Kim oversaw test of 'new weapon': KCNA

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un inspected Saturday's test of a new weapon, state media KCNA said on Sunday, as a senior diplomat dismissed the possibility of inter-Korean talks in protest against South..
Reuters - Published

Trump says Kim Jong Un asked to meet after U.S./South Korea joint exercises

Trump said that Kim sent him a letter asking to meet and giving a "small apology" for testing short range missiles
CBS News - Published

Donald Trump says he's looking forward to another meeting with Kim Jong Un following missile tests

Trump, who is spending the weekend at his New Jersey golf club, did not suggest a date for another meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.
USATODAY.com - Published

Trump: Kim says ready to restart talks when U.S.-South Korea joint drills end

U.S. President Donald Trump said on Saturday that Kim Jong Un told him North Korea was ready to resume talks on its nuclear and missile program as soon as U.S.-South Korea military exercises ended.
Reuters - Published

Trump says he received another "very beautiful" letter from Kim Jong Un

President Trump says he received a "very beautiful" letter from North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. He told reporters at the White House Friday that he thinks the two will have another meeting. Mr. Trump..
CBS News - Published

Trump says Kim Jong Un sent him a "very beautiful" letter

The president said the North Korean leader isn't happy about joint military exercises between the U.S. and South Korea
CBS News - Published

Trump says North Korea's Kim sent 'very beautiful letter'; new meeting possible

President Donald Trump said on Friday he has received a "very beautiful letter" on Thursday from North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and added that he could have another meeting with him.
Reuters - Published

Trump says received 'very beautiful letter' from North Korea's Kim, signals new meeting

President Donald Trump said on Friday that he has received a "very beautiful letter" on Thursday from North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and added that he could have another meeting with him.
Reuters - Published

North Korea says missile launches were warnings against U.S.-South Korea military exercises

A leaked U.N. report found that North Korea allegedly stole about $2 billion using cyberattacks to fund its weapons program. This comes after the country fired two missiles Tuesday in what leader Kim..
CBS News - Published Also reported by •Reuters

Kim Jong Un says North Korean missile launches were warning to US, South

Experts say Trump’s downplaying of the North’s weapons displays allowed the country more room to advance its capabilities and build leverage ahead of negotiations.
USATODAY.com - Published

Bolton reminds Kim of missile pledge after North Korea warns of 'new road'

U.S. national security adviser John Bolton reminded North Korea on Tuesday of its leader's pledge to President Donald Trump not to resume launches of intercontinental-range missiles after Pyongyang..
Reuters - Published

U.S. watching North Korea missile launches very carefully: Trump adviser Bolton

U.S. President Donald Trump has an understanding with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un that Pyongyang will not launch intercontinental-range ballistic missiles, and the United States is watching North..
Reuters - Published

North Korea fires more projectiles amid preparations for U.S.-South Korea military exercises

Monday's launch was North Korea's fourth test in less than two weeks –highlighting the stalled negotiations between President Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un.
USATODAY.com - Published

North Korea's Kim Jong Un inspected new rocket system again: KCNA

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un again on Friday inspected the test firing of a "newly-developed large-caliber multiple launch guided rocket system", North Korean state media reported early on Saturday.
Reuters - Published

Trump sure Kim 'does not want to disappoint his friend, President Trump!'

U.S. President Donald Trump sought again on Friday to play down North Korea's three tests in eight days of short-range missiles, saying they did not break any agreement he had with Kim Jong Un and he..
Reuters - Published

Trump dismisses North Korea missile tests. Experts say he's giving Kim regime a 'free pass'

Trump's refusal to condemn North Korea's missile tests is an open invitation for Kim Jong Un to push additional provocations, experts warn.
USATODAY.com - Published

Trump: North Korean missile tests may defy UN, but not his agreement with Kim

U.S. President Donald Trump said on Friday that North Korea's missile tests may have violated United Nations resolutions but did not break his agreement North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.
Reuters - Published

Trump downplays new missile tests from North Korea

South Korea says North Korea fired two more short-range missiles into the Sea of Japan. It was Pyongyang’s third missile test in eight days. Talks aimed at de-nuclearizing North Korea have stalled..
CBS News - Published

U.S. still hopes for talks after latest North Korean missile tests

North Korea's latest missile launches did not violate a pledge its leader Kim Jong Un made to U.S. President Donald Trump, a senior U.S. official said on Thursday, but efforts to resume..
Reuters - Published

U.S. officials play down North Korea missile tests, hold out for new talks

North Korea's latest missile launches did not violate a pledge its leader Kim Jong Un made to U.S. President Donald Trump, a senior U.S. official said on Thursday, but efforts to resume..
Reuters - Published

Bolton says North Korea tests didn't violate pledge to Trump, but no word on talks

U.S. national security adviser John Bolton said on Wednesday North Korea's recent missile tests did not violate a pledge its leader Kim Jong Un made to President Donald Trump, but Pyongyang had yet to..
Reuters - Published

North Korea's test firing verified combat effectiveness of new rocket system: KCNA

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on Wednesday oversaw the first test firing of a "new-type large-caliber multiple launch guided rocket system", North Korean state media reported on Thursday.
Reuters - Published

North Korea fires more projectiles, South Korean officials say, as Trump-Kim talks stall

Wednesday's launches comes days after North Korea fired two short-range ballistic missiles in what Kim Jong Un's regime said was a “solemn warning” over planned U.S.-South Korea joint military..
USATODAY.com - Published

Fire and fury: With missile launch, North Korea shows ire at neighbor

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's blistering criticism of South Korea as he oversaw his latest missile launch this week sparked new questions over the South's role in mediating a nuclear deal between..
Reuters - Published

North Korea's Kim Jong Un says new tactical missile launch was warning to South Korea: KCNA

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un inspected the demonstration of a "new-type tactical guided weapon" on Thursday as a warning to South Korea to stop importing high-tech weapons and conducting joint..
Reuters - Published

North Korea tests ballistic missiles, U.S. still hopeful for talks

North Korea test-fired two new short-range ballistic missiles on Thursday, South Korean and U.S. officials said, its first missile test since Kim Jong Un and U.S. President Donald Trump agreed to..
Reuters - Published

Nuclear talks in doubt as North Korea tests ballistic missiles, envoy cancels trip

North Korea test-fired two new short-range ballistic missiles on Thursday, South Korean officials said, its first missile test since its leader, Kim Jong Un, and U.S. President Donald Trump agreed to..
Reuters - Published

North Korea test fires short-range missiles, casts doubt on nuclear talks

North Korea fired two short-range missiles on Thursday from its east coast, a South Korean official said, its first missile tests since leader Kim Jong Un and U.S. President Donald Trump agreed to..
Reuters - Published

North Korea fires missiles into sea, fresh nuclear talks in doubt

North Korea fired two short-range missiles early on Thursday from its eastern coast, South Korea's military said, the first missile test since leader Kim Jong Un and U.S. President Donald Trump agreed..
Reuters - Published

North Korea fires unidentified projectiles, South Korea says

This is the first report of North Korea firing projectiles since President Trump and South Korean President Moon Jae-in met Kim Jong Un​ at the Demilitarized Zone
CBS News - Published

North Korea's Kim inspects new submarine, signals possible ballistic missile development

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un inspected a large newly built submarine, state news agency KCNA reported on Tuesday, potentially signaling continued development of a submarine-launched ballistic..
Reuters - Published

U.S.-South Korean military exercise to proceed: top South Korean official

A top South Korean official on Saturday said a U.S.-South Korean military exercise would go ahead as planned next month, denying Pyongyang's charges that holding it would breach an agreement made..
Reuters - Published

Pompeo rejects North Korean charges on military drills

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has rejected charges from North Korea's Foreign Ministry that U.S. plans for military exercises with South Korea are in breach of agreements between North Korean..
Reuters - Published

New North Korea constitution calls Kim head of state, seen as step to U.S. peace treaty

Kim Jong Un has been formally named head of state of North Korea and commander-in-chief of the military in a new constitution observers said was possibly aimed at preparing for a peace treaty with the..
Reuters - Published

Transcript: Ellen McCarthy on "Intelligence Matters"

In this episode of "Intelligence Matters," Michael Morell talks with a top State Department official about the department's assessment of Kim Jong-un and how he views the U.S.
CBS News - Published

Kim Jong-un believes Trump is "different," State Dept's intel arm assesses

On "Intelligence Matters" this week, a top State Department intelligence official, Ellen McCarthy, talks with Michael Morell about the North Korean leader's views of the U.S.
CBS News - Published

China says briefed by U.S. on latest Trump-Kim meeting

China has received a briefing from the United States on the latest meeting between U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, China's Foreign Ministry said on Saturday, in a call..
Reuters - Published

Even for a limited nuclear deal, North Korea may settle for nothing less than sanctions relief

A new public broadside by North Korean officials against U.S.-backed sanctions highlights the tough road ahead as negotiators prepare for talks in the wake of Sunday's meeting between U.S. President..
Reuters - Published

Former US negotiator weighs in on Trump diplomacy

A former U.S. ambassador to South Korea is skeptical of President Donald Trump's recent diplomatic moves, including his meeting with North Korea's Kim Jong Un at the border between North and South..
USATODAY.com - Published

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