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Kim Jong-un: Supreme Leader of North Korea
Kim Jong-un is a North Korean politician who has been 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 1948 to 1994.

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North Korea says 'pointless' for Kim to attend South Korea ASEAN summit

North Korea rejected an invitation for leader Kim Jong Un to attend a planned summit in South Korea next week with Southeast Asian nations, saying it would be "pointless" due to strained ties, North..
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North Korea's Kim pushes economic plan with fisheries visit as officials berate United States

North Korean state media published detailed reports on Tuesday of a visit by leader Kim Jong Un to two fisheries, underscoring his drive to build economic independence as negotiations with the United..
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North Korea To Trump: No More Talks Just So You Can Brag [Video]North Korea To Trump: No More Talks Just So You Can Brag

Reuters reports North Korea has thrown cold water on the Trump Administration. It said it wasn't interested in meaningless talks with the US just so President Donald Trump had something to boast about...

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North Korea's Kim supervises drills: state media [Video]North Korea's Kim supervises drills: state media

State news agency KCNA reported that North Korean leader Kim Jong Un supervised military drills twice in the last three days, as the U.S. and South Korea announced on Sunday that they would be..

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North Korea tests 'multiple rocket launchers' [Video]North Korea tests 'multiple rocket launchers'

North Korea confirmed that Thursday's missile launch used "super-large multiple rocket launchers," a new weapon that first debuted in August. The test sparked a fiery response from a U.S. lawmaker, who..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:43Published

North Korea's Kim rides white stallion ahead of 'great operation' [Video]North Korea's Kim rides white stallion ahead of 'great operation'

North Korea's leader is pictured riding a white horse on a sacred mountain in new state media report, which also cited Kim Jong Un aides saying they're convinced he is planning a "great operation."..

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North Korea: no way for U.S. to bring new plans in 2 weeks [Video]North Korea: no way for U.S. to bring new plans in 2 weeks

North Korea said on Sunday that there was no way United States would bring alternative plans for their stalled nuclear talks within two weeks. Jillian Kitchener reports.

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North Korea, US nuclear talks break down in Sweden [Video]North Korea, US nuclear talks break down in Sweden

North Korea's top negotiator said nuclear talks with his American counterparts had broken down because the Washington delegation would not "give up their old viewpoint and attitude." Conway G. Gittens..

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North Korea says test was submarine missile [Video]North Korea says test was submarine missile

North Korea said on Thursday it had successfully test-fired a new submarine-launched ballistic missile from the sea, ahead of fresh nuclear talks with the United States. Ryan Brooks reports.

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N. Korea won't give up nuclear weapons: ex-Trump adviser [Video]N. Korea won't give up nuclear weapons: ex-Trump adviser

North Korea has no intention of giving up its nuclear weapons and Pyongyang benefits from stalling in its standoff with Washington, U.S. President Donald Trump's ousted national security adviser John..

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Trump says "we'll see" about possible third Kim summit [Video]Trump says "we'll see" about possible third Kim summit

U.S. President Donald Trump said on Monday he would want to know what would result from a third summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un before agreeing to hold it. Rough Cut (no reporter..

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North Korea's Kim Jong Un supervises air drills while U.S. and South Korea postpone drills: KCNA

North Korean media reported on Monday that leader Kim Jong Un supervised air force drills for the second time in three days, even as the United States and South Korea decided to postpone their joint..
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Trump tweets at North Korea's Kim, tells him to 'get the deal done'

U.S. President Donald Trump on Sunday told North Korean leader Kim Jong Un to "act quickly" to reach a deal with the United States, in a tweet weighing in on North Korea's criticism of his political..
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North Korea's Kim sends condolences over deceased mother of South Korea's Moon

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has sent condolences over the passing of the mother of South Korean President Moon Jae-in, Moon's office said on Thursday, despite Pyongyang's aloofness and frosty..
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North Korea rejects offer for talks over tourism site: South Korean ministry

North Korea has rejected a South Korean offer to hold talks about the future of joint tourism facilities that leader Kim Jong Un recently ordered dismantled, the South's Unification Ministry said on..
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North Korea's Kim Jong Un and Trump have 'special' relationship: KCNA

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and U.S. President Donald Trump continue to have close relations and trust, with Kim calling the relationship "special," North Korea's state news agency KCNA said on..
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North Korea's Kim vows to clear 'shabby' South Korea relics from Kumgang resort

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un said South Korea's "backward" and "shabby" facilities at the North's Mt Kumgang resort must be removed and rebuilt in a modern way, state media reported on Wednesday, in..
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Kim Jong Un: South Korean facilities in Mt. Kumgang resort must be removed - KCNA

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un said South Korean facilities in the Mount Kumgang tourist resort must be removed by agreement with South Korean authorities, and rebuilt in a modern way by North Korean..
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The North Korean history behind Kim Jong Un's mountain horse ride

Whatever westerners thought about images of Kim Jong Un trekking through mountain snows astride a white stallion, the subliminal message sent to North Koreans was to instill confidence that they have a..
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'Defiant message' as North Korea's Kim rides white horse on sacred mountain

Aides to Kim Jong Un are convinced the North Korean leader plans "a great operation", state media said on Wednesday in a report that included lavish descriptions and images of the leader riding a white..
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New submarine-launched ballistic missile tested successfully, says North Korea

Leader Kim Jong Un's absence at the test is "extremely unusual," Kyungnam University's Kim said, probably meant to contain the political fallout that could result in the upcoming talks falling apart..
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North Korea blames U.S. for failure to restart talks

North Korea blamed the United States on Monday for a failure to restart stalled talks, more than a year after President Donald Trump's first meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.
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North Korea says lack of progress casts doubt on prospects for future summit with U.S.: KCNA

North Korea said on Friday that a lack of progress in implementing agreements made between U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un cast doubt on prospects for a future summit,..
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Trump says would want to know what a third summit with Kim would produce

U.S. President Donald Trump said on Monday he would want to know what would result from a third summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un before agreeing to hold it.
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Trump declines to comment on report Kim invited him to North Korea

U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday declined to comment on a newspaper report that North Korean leader Kim Jong Un had invited him to visit Pyongyang and said conditions were not ready yet for such a..
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Trump declines to say if Kim invited him, says not ready to visit North Korea

U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday declined to say whether North Korean leader Kim Jong Un had invited him to meet in his most recent letter and said he was not ready yet to visit North Korea.
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North Korea leader Kim invited Trump to Pyongyang in letter: report

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un invited U.S. President Donald Trump to visit Pyongyang in a letter sent in August amid stalled denuclearisation talks, a South Korean newspaper reported on Monday,..
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Trump willing to meet again with North Korean leader

U.S. President Donald Trump told reporters on Thursday he would be willing to meet North Korean leader Kim Jong Un to resume denuclearization talks at some point later this year.
Reuters - Published

North Korea carried out super-large multiple rocket launcher test on Tuesday: KCNA

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un oversaw the testing of a super-large multiple rocket launcher on Tuesday, North Korean state media KCNA said on Wednesday.
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Dennis Rodman, who hangs with Trump and Kim, says Korea peace deal 'could still work'

Former U.S. basketball star Dennis Rodman, one of a handful of Westerners to have met North Korean head of state Kim Jong Un, and a friend of U.S. President Donald Trump, said on Monday he thought the..
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North Korea changes constitution to solidify Kim Jong Un’s rule

North Korea's parliament has approved changes to the country's constitution to solidify leader Kim Jong Un’s role as head of state, state media said on Thursday.
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Trump says Melania has 'gotten to know' Kim Jong Un, but they have never met

Melania Trump has never met Kim Jong Un, or even spoken to him, but U.S. President Donald Trump said on Monday that his wife has "gotten to know" the North Korean leader and, like him, believes in the..
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North Korea claims Kim Jong-un supervised test-firing of 'super-large multiple rocket launcher'; Donald Trump downplays launch

North Korea said on Sunday that leader Kim Jong Un supervised the test-firing of a 'newly developed super-large multiple rocket launcher'.
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Trump says U.S. has really good relationship with North Korea

U.S. President Donald Trump said on Friday the United States has a really good relationship with North Korea and that the country's leader, Kim Jong Un, has been "very straight" with him.
Reuters - Published

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.
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North Korea says Kim Jong-un oversaw test of 'new weapon' after it fires fifth in 12 days following joint exercises between Washington and Seoul

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un supervised a 'new weapon' test, state media reported Sunday
Firstpost - Published

Donald Trump says Kim Jong-un offered 'small apology' for recent missile tests, wants to meet again

North Korea on Saturday fired what appeared to be two short-range ballistic missiles into the sea
Firstpost - Published

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..
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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

Donald Trump sides with Kim Jong-un on US-South Korea war games, says North Korean leader sent 'positive letter'

US president Donald Trump told reporters on Friday that he agreed with Kim Jong-un's opposition to US-South Korea war games, after receiving a new letter from the North Korean leader.
Firstpost - 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

Kim Jong-un sends missile launches as 'warning' to Washington, Seoul as tensions rise on Korean peninsula

North Korea's leader Kim Jong-un says the country's latest missile launches were a warning to Washington and Seoul over their joint war games
Firstpost - Published

North Korea's Kim says missile launches are warning to U.S., South Korea over drill: KCNA

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un said the launch of tactical guided missiles on Tuesday were a warning to the U.S. and South Korea's joint military drills, state media KCNA said on Wednesday.
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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'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..
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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.
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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..
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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..
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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.
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