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UPDATED: Sat., May 2, 2020

Kim Jong Un reappears in public, ending absence amid health rumors

North Korean state media say leader Kim Jong Un has appeared in public for the first time in 20 days after his absence triggered global rumors that he may be …


Knowledge about North Korea’s Kim is limited, but crucial

As questions mount about the health of Kim Jong Un, an underlying concern looms for spies, policymakers and curious watchers alike.


UPDATED: Mon., April 27, 2020

Questions over Kim Jong Un’s health highlight intelligence limits

It’s still unclear whether something has happened to North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, whose prolonged absence from the public eye amid rumors of ill health has sent the outside …


UPDATED: Mon., April 27, 2020

South Korea maintains Kim Jong Un health rumors are untrue

South Korea’s government has dismissed rumors that North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is in fragile condition, as speculation about his health intensifies amid the North’s silence on his whereabouts.


NKorea silence on Kim’s health raises succession speculation

With North Korea saying nothing so far about outside media reports that leader Kim Jong Un may be unwell, there’s renewed worry about who’s next in line to run a …


Seoul sees no suspicious activity in North Korea amid Kim Jong Un health concerns

South Korea’s presidential office says no unusual activity has been detected in North Korea after unconfirmed reports described leader Kim Jong Un as in fragile condition after heart surgery.


North Korea denies that Kim sent Trump ‘a nice note’

North Korea has dismissed as “ungrounded” President Donald Trump’s comment that he recently received “a nice note” from the North’s leader, Kim Jong Un.


UPDATED: Tue., March 3, 2020

North Korean swagger may conceal brewing virus disaster

As a new and frightening virus closes in around it, North Korea presents itself as a fortress, tightening its borders as cadres of health officials stage a monumental disinfection and …


UPDATED: Mon., March 2, 2020

North Korea fires presumed short-range missiles into the sea

North Korea fired two presumed short-range ballistic missiles into its eastern sea on Monday, South Korean officials said, resuming weapons demonstrations after a months-long hiatus that may have been forced …


North Korea’s Kim touts strategic weapon amid stall in talks

Expressing deep frustration over stalled nuclear talks, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un warned of unspecified “shocking” action and that his country will soon reveal a new “strategic weapon” to …


UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 31, 2019

North Korea leader promises look at new weapon soon

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has accused the Trump administration of dragging its feet in nuclear negotiations and warned that his country will soon show to the world a …


UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 30, 2019

Kim calls for measures to protect North Korea’s security

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un called for his military and diplomats to prepare unspecified “offensive measures” to protect the country’s security and sovereignty, the North’s state media said Monday, …


UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 24, 2019

Trump says North Korea may be planning nice ‘Christmas gift’

President Donald Trump said Tuesday that North Korean leader Kim Jong Un may be planning to give him “a nice present“ such as a “beautiful vase” for Christmas rather than …


North Korea calls Trump ‘erratic’ old man over tweets

North Korea insulted U.S. President Donald Trump again on Monday, calling him a “heedless and erratic old man” after he tweeted that North Korean leader Kim Jong Un wouldn’t want …


UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 4, 2019

Kim again rides horse up sacred peak as N. Korea raps Trump

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un rode a white horse up a sacred mountain in his second symbolic visit in less than two months, state media reported Wednesday, as his …


US envoy says time running short for North Korea deal

The U.S. official in charge of talks with North Korea said Wednesday that time is running short to achieve a deal, but not because of the end-of-year deadline set by …


Pompeo says he was ready, but North Korea meeting unlikely

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Thursday the Trump administration remains ready to resume talks with North Korea now, although he regretted that a meeting between the two sides …


UPDATED: Wed., July 31, 2019

North Korea launches 2 short-range missiles, Seoul says

South Korea’s military said North Korea conducted its second weapons test in less than a week Wednesday, firing two short-range ballistic missiles off its east coast in a move observers …


UPDATED: Tue., July 30, 2019

Trump sends Kim photos from DMZ visit; nuclear talks stalled

President Donald Trump has sent mementos from his brief visit to North Korea last month to Kim Jong Un, but substantive nuclear talks between the two countries have not yet …


UPDATED: Tue., July 23, 2019

Kim inspects new sub, wants North Korea’s military bolstered

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has inspected a newly built submarine and ordered officials to further bolster the country’s military capabilities, state media reported Tuesday, as the North increases …


Trump and Kim’s DMZ meeting mixes show and substance

“Ok, let’s do it.” With those words, a deliberate step and a pat on the arm of Kim Jong Un, President Donald Trump became the first sitting American leader to …


UPDATED: Mon., July 1, 2019

‘Let’s do it:’ 3 hours at the DMZ and a made-for-TV moment for Donald Trump, Kim Jong Un

President Donald Trump’s Demilitarized Zone stop was a display of “handshake diplomacy” for the history books, but also a chaotic spectacle reflective of the last-minute nature of the invitation to …


UPDATED: Sun., June 30, 2019

President Donald Trump visits DMZ for meeting with North Korea’s Kim Jong Un

President Donald Trump Trump becomes the first U.S. leader to step into North Korea, meets Kim Jong Un.


North Korea’s Kim meets China’s Xi, says awaiting US actions

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, meeting in Pyongyang with Chinese President Xi Jinping, said Thursday that his country is waiting for a desired response in stalled nuclear talks with …


State media say Chinese President Xi to visit North Korea

Chinese President Xi Jinping will make a state visit to North Korea this week, state media announced Monday, as U.S. talks with North Korea on its nuclear program are at …


UPDATED: Mon., June 3, 2019

Top North Korean official reappears days after purge report

A senior North Korean official who had been reported as purged over the failed nuclear summit with Washington was shown in state media on Monday enjoying a concert alongside leader …


UPDATED: Wed., April 24, 2019

Kim, Putin have high hopes for their 1st one-on-one meeting

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un stepped off his khaki-green armored train in far-eastern Russia on Wednesday, smiling and upbeat ahead of a much-anticipated summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin …


UPDATED: Tue., April 23, 2019

North Korea’s Kim on way to Russia to meet Putin on Thursday

Russian President Vladimir Putin will meet with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un for a much-anticipated summit on Thursday, the Kremlin said, ending weeks of speculation about the meeting’s timing …


North Korea leader Kim to meet with Putin in Russia

North Korean state media says leader Kim Jong Un will visit Russia and meet with President Vladimir Putin.


South Korean president calls for 4th summit with Kim Jong Un

South Korean President Moon Jae-in said Monday he’s ready for a fourth summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un to help salvage faltering nuclear negotiations between the North and …