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Kim Jong-un: Current supreme leader of North Korea
Kim Jong-un or Kim Jong Un is a North Korean politician serving as Supreme Leader of North Korea since 2011 and the leader 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 Supreme 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 supreme leader of North Korea from its establishment in 1948 until his death in 1994.

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UN warns of N. Korea's miniature nuclear devices [Video]

UN warns of N. Korea's miniature nuclear devices

According to a confidential UN report, North Korea is pressing on with its nuclear weapons program and several countries believe it has "probably developed miniaturized nuclear devices to fit into the..

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North Korean Reports First Possible Covid-19 Case [Video]

North Korean Reports First Possible Covid-19 Case

The first publicly reported suspected case of Covid-19 within North Korea's borders has been reported. North Korean leader Kim Jong Un called an emergency meeting Saturday after the infection was..

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North Korea declares emergency over first reported COVID-19 case [Video]

North Korea declares emergency over first reported COVID-19 case

Leader Kim Jong Un holds an emergency meeting as the country's first suspected coronavirus infection is reported.

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North Korea places border city in lockdown over fears of first Covid-19 patient [Video]

North Korea places border city in lockdown over fears of first Covid-19 patient

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has placed a city near the border with SouthKorea under lockdown over concerns the country has its first coronavirus case,state media reported. The measure was taken on..

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N. Korea's Kim fires officials for extortion [Video]

N. Korea's Kim fires officials for extortion

North Korea’s leader has sacked officials building a hospital after they pressed the public for contributions, media reported on Monday, the second rebuke linked to the high-profile project in a..

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North Korea suspends military plans against South [Video]

North Korea suspends military plans against South

North Korea has decided to suspend military action plans against South Korea, the official KCNA news agency reported on Wednesday, as a report suggested North Korean troops were taking down..

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What A Dump: North Korea Prepares To Drop Propaganda, Garbage Onto South Korea [Video]

What A Dump: North Korea Prepares To Drop Propaganda, Garbage Onto South Korea

Business Insider reports North Korea is readying to do a massive litter dump into South Korea. North Korea announced Tuesday it was preparing 3,000 balloons stuffed with more than 12 million propaganda..

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Trump poses a 'danger for the republic' -Bolton [Video]

Trump poses a 'danger for the republic' -Bolton

[NFA] In an interview with ABC News, former national security adviser John Bolton warned that U.S. President Donald Trump poses a ‘danger for the republic.' Yahaira Jacquez reports.

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North Korea says it will send troops to the DMZ [Video]

North Korea says it will send troops to the DMZ

North Korea said on June 17 that it will deploy troops to the tourist resort of Mount Kumgang and the city of Kaesong on the border.

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North Korea destroys north-south joint liaison office: report [Video]

North Korea destroys north-south joint liaison office: report

North Korea blew up the joint liaison office in the border city of Kaesong used for bettering ties with South Korea after days of rising tensions on June 16.

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South Korea Says Criticism By North Is Rude And Senseless [Video]

South Korea Says Criticism By North Is Rude And Senseless

South Korean officials said on Wednesday they will no longer accept unreasonable behavior by North Korea. The comments came one day after North Korea barraged an inter-Korean liaison office with..

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North Korea rejects South's offer to send envoys [Video]

North Korea rejects South's offer to send envoys

North Korea on Wednesday rejected South Korea’s offer to send special envoys to ease escalating tensions over defector activity and stalled reconciliation efforts, vowing to redeploy troops to..

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N.Korea blows up inter-Korean liaison office [Video]

N.Korea blows up inter-Korean liaison office

North Korea blew up an office set up to foster better ties with South Korea in its border town of Kaesong on Tuesday after it threatened to take action if North Korean defectors went ahead with a..

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North Korea blows up inter-Korean liaison office [Video]

North Korea blows up inter-Korean liaison office

South Korea's Yonhap News Television reported that an explosion was heard and aired a video of smoke seen over Kaesong, and the South's Unification Ministry said the liaison office had been destroyed.

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North Korea Warns South Korea Of Possible Retaliatory Actions [Video]

North Korea Warns South Korea Of Possible Retaliatory Actions

The sister of Kim Jong-un, North Korea’s leader has warned of retaliatory measures against South Korea. According to Reuters, Kim Yo Jong has said that the retaliatory measures could involve the..

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North Korea warns of action over defectors [Video]

North Korea warns of action over defectors

Kim Yo Jong, the sister of North Korea's leader, has warned of possible military retaliation against South Korea as tensions escalate over defector action. Libby Hogan reports.

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North Korea says little reason to maintain Trump ties [Video]

North Korea says little reason to maintain Trump ties

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un sees little use in maintaining a personal relationship with U.S. President Donald Trump if Washington sticks to hostile policies, state media reported on Friday. Libby..

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S. Korea moves to stop anti-Northern activists [Video]

S. Korea moves to stop anti-Northern activists

South Korea's government is taking legal action against two organizations led by North Korean defectors. Activists affiliated with the groups often smuggle leaflets, food, and other contraband across..

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Kim Jong-un appears on video after mysteriously disappearing for weeks [Video]

Kim Jong-un appears on video after mysteriously disappearing for weeks

Supreme Leader Kim Jong-un chaired a meeting of the Politburo of North Korea’s ruling Workers’ Party. In a rare video appearance, Kim seems to be socially distancing from the other members of..

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Kim Jong Un makes TV appearance [Video]

Kim Jong Un makes TV appearance

North Korea's state-run television KRT on Monday aired a video of leader Kim Jong Un attending a political bureau meeting of the Workers' Party of Korea over the weekend. The North has been pressuring..

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North Korea sees little use maintaining a personal relationship between leader Kim Jong Un and U.S. President Donald Trump if Washington sticks to hostile policies, state media reported on Friday - the..
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North Korean leader's sister emerges as policymaker in spat with South Korea

The sister of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is taking a leading role in a new, more hard-line pressure campaign against South Korea, highlighting what analysts say is a substantive policy role that..
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North Korea's Kim stresses self-sufficient economy as tensions with South Korea rise

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un focused on domestic economic issues at a meeting of the politburo of the country's ruling Workers Party, state media said on Monday, as the North ramped up pressure on..
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North Korea's Kim, in first appearance in weeks, vows to bolster nuclear 'deterrence'

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un hosted a meeting to discuss the country's nuclear capabilities, state media said on Sunday, marking his first appearance in three weeks after a previous absence sparked..
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Kim Jong Un vows to further bolster nuclear war deterrence

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un hosted a military meeting to discuss new policies to bolster the country's nuclear capabilities amid stalled denuclearisation talks with the United States, state media..
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North Korea's Kim keeps low public profile in May: analysts

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has made an unusually small number of public appearances in the past two months, once again going three weeks without state media reporting his attendance at a public..
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China says willing to help North Korea in fight against virus

China is willing to offer support to North Korea within its ability against the coronavirus epidemic, state television said on Saturday, quoting President Xi Jinping as saying in a letter to North..
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North Korea lashes out at South Korean military drills, sends greetings to China

North Korea lashed out at South Korea over recent military drills, while leader Kim Jong Un sent a personal message to China's Xi Jinping to congratulate him on that country's success in controlling..
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North Korea says recent South Korean military drills are grave provocation that demands a reaction: KCNA

North Korea lashed out at South Korea over recent military drills while Kim Jong Un sent a personal message to China's Xi Jinping to congratulate him over that country's success in controlling the..
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South Korea spy agency says no signs North Korea's Kim received heart surgery

There are no signs North Korean leader Kim Jong Un received heart surgery when he disappeared from state media for three weeks, but he reduced public activity due to coronavirus concerns, South Korean..
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North Korea defectors criticised over speculation Kim was ill or dead

A former senior North Korean diplomat apologised on Monday after saying leader Kim Jong Un was likely so ill he could not stand, days before he emerged in state media chain smoking and walking briskly..
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Shots fired by North Korea 'accidental': Pompeo

Shots fired by North Korea across its border with South Korea were likely "accidental," U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Sunday as speculation continues to swirl about the health of North..
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North Korea's Kim did not have surgery, South says, as shots fired at DMZ

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un did not undergo surgery during almost three weeks of absence from public life, a South Korean official said on Sunday, as the two Koreas exchanged gunfire at the..
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South Korea says Kim Jong Un did not have surgery, as two Koreas exchange gunfire

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un did not undergo surgery during his almost three week absence from public life, South Korean news outlet Yonhap said citing a senior government official, as the two..
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South Korea Blue House's assessment is Kim Jong Un did not have surgery: Yonhap

South Korea's assessment is that North Korean leader Kim Jong Un did not have a surgery, local news outlet Yonhap said, citing an unidentified senior official at presidential Blue House.
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North and South Korea exchange gunfire across border at guard post

North and South Korea exchanged gunfire around the South's guard post early on Sunday, raising tension a day after North Korean leader Kim Jong Un ended an almost three-week absence from public life..
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Trump hails Kim reappearance, but North Korea denuclearization prospects bleak

U.S. President Donald Trump on Saturday welcomed the reemergence of North Korea's Kim Jong Un after weeks of speculation about his health, but prospects for the U.S. efforts to persuade Pyongyang to..
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Trump says glad to see North Korea's Kim 'back, and well!'

U.S. President Donald Trump on Saturday responded to reports of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's reappearance in public with a tweet saying, "I, for one, am glad to see he is back, and well!"
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The art of re-emergence: North Korea leader Kim appears after long gap

When North Korea broke a three-week silence on leader Kim Jong Un's public activity on Saturday, it offered no clue where he has been during a period of intense global speculation about his health and..
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Heir unapparent: If North Korea faces succession, who might replace Kim?

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un made his first public appearance in three weeks, state media reported on Saturday, after an unexplained absence fuelled questions about who would take over the..
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After rumours about health, North Korea state media report Kim Jong Un appearance

After weeks of intense speculation about the health of Kim Jong Un, state news agency KCNA said on Saturday the North Korean leader attended the completion of a fertilizer plant north of Pyongyang, the..
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Trump has no comment on report North Korea's Kim made public appearance

U.S. President Donald Trump declined on Friday to comment on a report by North Korea's state news agency that the country's leader Kim Jong Un had made his first public appearance since April 11.
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KCNA reports North Korea leader Kim Jong Un resuming public activity

North Korea's state news agency KCNA said on Saturday leader Kim Jong Un attended the completion of a fertilizer plant in a region north of the capital, Pyongyang, in the first report of his public..
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Pompeo says no sight of North Korea's Kim, real risk of famine in country

The United States has caught no sight of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and is watching reports about his health, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Wednesday, adding there was a real risk of..
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Satellite images of luxury boats further suggest North Korea's Kim at favoured villa: experts

Satellite imagery showing recent movements of luxury boats often used by North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and his entourage near Wonsan provide further indications he has been at the coastal resort,..
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South Korea minister, U.S. sources, say Kim may be sheltering from virus

Fear of the coronavirus could have been keeping North Korean leader Kim Jong Un out of public sight since mid-April, a South Korean minister and U.S. sources said on Tuesday, following intense..
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Ignorance, fear, whispers: North Korean defectors say contacts in the dark about Kim

Defectors from North Korea say many of their relatives and contacts were unaware of the international speculation over leader Kim Jong Un's health or were unwilling to discuss the issue in clandestine..
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South Korea says North Korea's absent Kim may be trying to avoid coronavirus

Fear of catching the coronavirus could have kept North Korean leader Kim Jong Un away from state ceremonies for a key holiday in mid-April, a South Korean minister said on Tuesday as speculation..
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Japan PM paying close attention to reports on North Korea's Kim

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said on Tuesday he was aware of reports on the health of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and was paying close attention to developments.
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Trump says he has good idea how North Korea's Kim is doing; 'I hope he's fine'

U.S. President Donald Trump said on Monday he has a good idea how Kim Jong Un is doing and hopes he is fine, after days of speculation over the North Korean leader's health.
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South Korean officials caution against reports North Korean leader Kim ill

South Korean officials emphasise they have detected no unusual movements in North Korea and caution against reports that North Korean leader Kim Jong Un may be ill or is being isolated because of..
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