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Tag: Kim Jong Un

North Korea confirms 1st COVID outbreak, Kim orders lockdown
North Korea confirms 1st COVID outbreak, Kim orders lockdown

The outbreak forced leader Kim Jong Un to wear a mask in public likely for the first time since the start of the pandemic, but the scale of transmissions inside North Korea wasn't immediately known. A failure to slow infections could have serious consequences because the country has a poor health care system and its 26 million people are believed to be mostly unvaccinated. Some experts say the North, by its rare admission of an outbreak, may be seeking outside aid.

N.Korea Calls For 'Glorification' Of Kim Jong-Un's Era
N.Korea Calls For 'Glorification' Of Kim Jong-Un's Era

The conference took place as North Korea has been continuing to elevate Kim's political status ahead of the 10th anniversary of Kim Jong-un's leadership.

'Media Reports Of Kim Jong-un's Sister Staging Coup Not True'
'Media Reports Of Kim Jong-un's Sister Staging Coup Not True'

Citing a report from US-based tabloid "Globe", some news outlets here said Kim Yo-jong staged a coup between May 6 and June 5, and removed Kim Jong-un from the post.

Kim Jong-un's Wife Makes 1st Public Appearance After Over 1 Year

Seoul: North Korean leader Kim Jong-un’s wife Ri Sol-ju has made her appearance in public for the first time in more than a year as she attended a concert commemorating the birthday of late leader Kim Jong-il, state media reported on Wednesday. Ri Sol-ju was last seen in January last year when she attended a […]

North Korean Leader Kim Jong-un Vows To Improve Social System & Foreign Relations
North Korean Leader Kim Jong-un Vows To Improve Social System & Foreign Relations

Seoul: North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has vowed to further improve social system and foreign relations at the ongoing party congress, a state media report said on Friday. In the report, the official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) said that Kim suggested practical ways to give full play to the advantages of the country’s social […]

N.Korea Declares 'Maximum Emergency System' Over Suspected COVID-19 Case

Seoul: North Korean leader Kim Jong-un convened an emergency meeting of the ruling Workers’ Party and adopted a “maximum emergency system” against the COVID-19 pandemic after a defector returned from South Korea with symptoms of the virus, state media reported on Sunday. During the meeting held on Saturday, Kim also said he took “the pre-emptive […]

North Korea's Kim Jong-Un Suspends Military Action Plans Against South Korea

Pyongyang: A military meeting in North Korea has decided to suspend the military action plans against South Korea, the official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) said on Wednesday. The KCNA reported that North Korean leader Kim Jong-un presided over the preliminary meeting for the fifth meeting of the Seventh Central Military Commission of the Workers’ […]

Kim Jong-un Missing Again! S.Korea Closely Monitoring Renewed Absence

Seoul: South Korea on Friday said it was closely monitoring the whereabouts of the North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, who has been missing again from the public eye for three weeks. On May 1, Kim Jong-un attended a ceremony to mark the inauguration of a fertilizer plant in Sunchon following a three-week absence from the […]

Kim Jong-un Makes First Public Appearance Amid Rumours Of Death

Pyongyang: North Korean leader Kim Jong-un attended a ribbon-cutting ceremony of a phosphatic fertiliser factory on Friday, the official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) reported on Saturday. This was the top leader’s first public appearance in state media in more than 20 days. Kim Jong-un was last seen in state media on April 11 presiding […]

Kim Jong-un Makes First Public Appearance In Weeks

Pyongyang: North Korea’s leader Kim Jong-un made his first public appearance in three weeks on Sunday to take part in a ceremony marking what would have been the 78th birthday of his late father Kim Jong-il. Kim paid tribute to his predecessor at the Kumsusan Palace of the Sun in the capital Pyongyang. After his […]

Kim Jong-un threatens To Resume Nuclear, Long-Range Missile Tests

Pyongyang: North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has said that his country would soon introduce a “new strategic weapon” in the near future, adding that he sees little reason to stick to his country’s suspension of nuclear and long-range missile tests, he had put in place during talks with the US. Talks between North Korea and […]

North Korea fires another round of projectiles: Reports

Pyongyang: North Korea on Tuesday launched two unidentified projectiles from South Pyongan Province toward the East Sea, also known as the Sea of Japan, South Korea’s Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS) said. “Our military is observing the situation and maintaining readiness,” CNN reported citing a JCS statement. Meanwhile, a senior US administration official said the […]

N.Korea says it tested 'new weapon' under Kim's guidance

Seoul/Pyongyang: North Korea said on Saturday that it has tested a “new weapon” under the guidance of its leader, Kim Jong-un, in the launch of two projectiles the previous day, the media reported. Kim “guided the test-fire of (a) new weapon again on Friday morning”, the state-run Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) said. “The national […]

Trump offers to meet Kim Jong-un

Osaka: US President Donald Trump on Saturday invited North Koreas leader Kim Jong-un to meet over the weekend in the demilitarised zone that separates the two nations sharing the Korean Peninsula. “After some very important meetings, including my meeting with President Xi of China, I will be leaving Japan for South Korea (with President Moon),” […]

Kim receives personal letter from Trump

Pyongyang: North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has received a personal letter from US President Donald Trump, the country’s official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) reported on Sunday. After reading the letter, Kim “said with satisfaction that the letter is of excellent content”. Kim said he would “seriously contemplate the interesting content”, Xinhua reported citing KCNA. […]

Pyongyang visit to contribute to Korean Peninsula talks: Xi

Pyongyang: Chinese President Xi Jinping, in an op-ed published in an official North Korean newspaper on Wednesday, said his upcoming visit to Pyongyang will help achieve progress in the negotiations on the Korean Peninsula’s denuclearization issue. Xi’s opinion piece was published in Rodong Sinmun ahead of his visit on Thursday, reports Efe news. The two-day […]

Kim returns following 'successful' summit with Putin

Seoul: The leader of North Korea returned to Pyongyang following his “successful and historic” summit with the President of Russia, state media reported on Saturday. Kim Jong-un and Vladimir Putin met in the Russian city of Vladivostok on Thursday in what was the first ever summit between the two leaders. Kim arrived back in the […]

US, Japan push for trade deal

Washington: US President Donald Trump has said that trade talks between the Washington and Tokyo were “moving along very nicely” and suggested a deal might be reached by late May as he met visiting Japanese Prime Minster Shinzo Abe at the White House. During his meeting with Abe at the White House on Friday, Trump […]

Trump-Kim summit cut short without agreement

Hanoi: A summit between US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un in Vietnam’s capital was cut short on Thursday without any agreement, the White House announced. Trump and Kim had been scheduled to hold a working lunch before holding a joint press conference later, but those plans were abruptly abandoned around midday. “The […]

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Trump to meet Kim in Hanoi on Feb 27-28

Washington: US President Donald Trump has announced that he will meet North Korean leader Kim Jong-un in Hanoi, Vietnam, on February 27 and 28, for their second high-stakes summit meeting intended to eliminate a potential nuclear threat. “My representatives have just left North Korea after a very productive meeting and an agreed upon time and […]

Kim Jong-un leaves for Pyongyang from Beijing

Beijing:North Korean leader Kim Jong-un returned home on Wednesday from Beijing by train, concluding a surprise visit that sparked expectation of a second summit with the US on denuclearising the Korean Peninsula. Kim’s armoured train departed from Beijing at 2.08 p.m., according to South Korea’s Yonhap news agency. The Chinese Foreign Ministry did not confirm […]

Trump says looking forward to meeting with N Korean leader Kim

Washington: US President Donald Trump said on Tuesday that he looks forward to meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, a day after Pyongyang warned of considering a change of approach if Washington maintains pressure. Trump’s response comes after Kim said in his New Year Speech that he wants good relations with the US but […]

Putin invites Kim for urgent summit: Report

Seoul: Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday invited North Korean leader Kim Jong-un for a summit to discuss urgent issues, the media reported. Putin expressed his readiness to hold a summit with Kim at an “early date” in a message sent on the occasion of North Korea’s liberation, coinciding with the 73rd anniversary of Japan’s […]

Indonesia invites Kim Jong-un to Asian Games opening ceremony

Jakarta: Indonesian President Joko Widodo has invited North Korean leader Kim Jong-un to the opening ceremony of the Asian Games which will be held at Bung Karno Stadium here on August 18, authorities said on Wednesday. An invitation was sent by the Indonesian Coordinating Human Development and Cultural Affairs Minister Puan Maharani to the President […]

Kim-Trump shake hands, begin new era of 'terrific relationship'

Singapore: US President Donald Trump shook hands with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un on Tuesday and welcomed the beginning of a “terrific relationship”, a momentous step in an improbable courtship that has opened a new era for the worlds largest nuclear power and the most reclusive one. In a carefully choreographed encounter at around 9 […]

Kim-Trump to discuss denuclearisation at Singapore summit

Singapore: North Korean state media announced on Monday that its leader Kim Jong-un and US President Donald Trump will discuss issues such as denuclearisation during their summit on Tuesday here, as part of a new era in relations between the two countries. According to the Korean Central News Agency (KCNA), the two leaders will talk […]

Trump plans phased negotiations with Kim, starting with June 12 summit

New York: US President Donald Trump is proposing phased negotiations with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, starting with the planned June 12 summit in Singapore during which he does not expect a complete deal on denuclearisation. At the same time, Trump has also set an ambitious goal for his interactions with Kim aiming for an […]

N. Korea frees 3 US detainees ahead of Trump summit

Washington: US President Donald Trump on Wednesday said three American citizens jailed in North Korea have been released and are on their way back home, in a move seen as a goodwill gesture ahead of a historic summit between Trump and Kim Jong-un. Trump tweeted that he would greet the men when they return on […]

Pyongyang offers to close nuclear test site next month: Seoul

Seoul: North Korea will openly close its main nuclear test site in May and its leader Kim Jong-un shared his expectations from a summit meeting with US President Donald Trump, South Korea said on Sunday. Yoon Young-chan, senior press secretary for South Korean President Moon Jae-in, said at a press briefing that during the April […]

Seoul, Washington to halt military drills when Kim-Moon meet

Seoul: Seoul and Washington will halt their military drills on Friday when the leaders of North and South Korea meet, a defence ministry spokesperson said on Thursday. The Army would extend full support to the summit between North Korean leader Kim Jong-un and South Korea’s Moon Jae-in to ensure the meeting was held in an […]

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China told Trump of Kim Jong-un's visit: White House

Washington: China told the US that North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un visited Beijing this week, the White House has said. The communication on Monday between Beijing and Washington also included a message from Chinese President Xi Jinping for his US counterpart, Donald Trump, a statement said on Tuesday, Efe news reported. White House Press Secretary […]

My relation with Kim Jong-un is very good: Trump

New York: US President Donald Trump has signaled that he has developed a “good relationship” with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, despite tensions between them. “I probably have a very good relationship with Kim Jong-un,” Trump said in an interview about the first year of his presidency with The Wall Street Journal newspaper. “I have […]

Nuclear button always on my desk, says Kim

Seoul: North Korean leader Kim Jong-un in his New Year’s Day address said on Monday that his country has completed its nuclear arsenal and he has the ignition button ready “always on” his desk. “We achieved the goal of completing our state nuclear force in 2017,” Kim said in a televised message broadcast by the […]

N Korea readies missile launch ahead of US-SKorea drill:report

Seoul: North Korea is believed to be preparing to launch a ballistic missile ahead of an upcoming joint naval drill by the US and South Korea, a news report said today, citing a government source. The US navy said yesterday that a US aircraft carrier will lead the drill in the coming week, a fresh […]

Kim Jong-un hails N.Korea's nuclear programme

Seoul: North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has lauded his country’s nuclear weapons programme as the best way to defend its sovereignty and counter threats from the US. Speaking to the Central Committee of the Workers’ Party of Korea (WPK) in Pyongyang on Saturday, Kim Jong-un said “nuclear weapons of North Korea are a precious fruition […]

Trump is mentally deranged, will pay: Kim Jong-un

Pyongyang: North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has vowed to take the “highest-level” of action against “mentally deranged” US President Donald Trump’s threat to “totally destroy” Pyongyang over its nuclear and missile programmes, a state-media report said on Friday. In a rare direct statement, Kim said he “will consider with seriousness exercising of a corresponding, highest level […]

N.Korea confirms another medium-range ballistic missile drill

Pyongyang:  North Korea confirmed on Saturday that it conducted another medium-range ballistic missile drill Friday under the personal guidance of its top leader Kim Jong Un. “The launching drill was conducted with the aim at calming down the belligerence of the US which has recently cried out for using military muscle against North Korea, and […]

US seeks Kim Jong-un assets freeze

Washington: The US has proposed a range of new UN sanctions against North Korea, including an oil ban and a freeze on the country’s leader Kim Jong-un’s assets. The draft resolution circulated to the Security Council members came after North Korea’s sixth nuclear test and repeated missile launches, BBC reported. Pyongyang also claimed to have […]

Kim Jong-un observes missile-ready hydrogen bomb

Pyongyang: North Korean leader Kim Jong-un inspected a hydrogen bomb being loaded into a new intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) after the country claimed that it has succeeded in making a “more developed nuke”, state-media reported on Sunday. Kim made the inspection during a visit to the country’s Nuclear Weapons Institute, according to the Korean Central News […]

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North Korea confirms test firing ballistic missile

Pyongyang: North Korea on Monday confirmed the test firing of a medium long-range ballistic missile one day earlier. The official Korean Central News Agency said the test fire of a new gorund-to-ground strategic ballistic missile “Hwasong-12” was successfully carried out on Sunday by scientists and technicians in the field of rocket research. North Korea top […]