Kim Jong un: News
Kim Jong-un is the scion of North Korea's ruling Kim dynasty and is the third Supreme Leader of the country. He is the son of the second Supreme Leader, Kim Jong-il (1994-2011), and the grandson of the founder and first Supreme Leader of North Korea, Kim Il-sung (1948-1994). Jong-un is the General Secretary of the Workers' Party of Korea and a member of the Presidium of the party's Politburo. He is believed to have attended school in Switzerland under a false identity. He did his higher education at Kim Il-sung University in Pyongyang. In 2010, Kim was appointed as the Vice-Chairman of the Central Military Commission, and after his father died, he took over as the Supreme Leader in 2011. He subsequently became the Supreme Commander of the Korean People's Army, Chairman of the Central Military Commission, and the Chairman of the National Defence Commission. His zeal to expand North Korea's nuclear program resulted in a heated exchange of threats and rhetoric with the then US President Donald Trump, which culminated in the historic face-to-face negotiations between the two. Jong-un is blamed for the complete lack of transparency in the North Korean regime's way of functioning and its record of grave human rights violations.
01 Jun 2023North Korea
Kim Jong-un has turned alcoholic and a smoker, reveals report
North Korean Supreme Leader Kim Jong-un might be experiencing a sleep disorder and could be facing a potentially worsening alcohol and nicotine dependency, as per a New York Post report.
28 Mar 2023North Korea
Kim Jong-un calls for ramping up nuclear weapons program
North Korea's leader Kim Jong-un has called for increased production of weapons-grade nuclear material to expand the country's nuclear arsenal, citing war preparedness for the future, state media Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) reported on Tuesday.
24 Mar 2023North Korea
North Korea tests underwater drone that could create 'radioactive tsunami'
North Korea tested an underwater nuclear-capable attack drone that could create a "radioactive tsunami," state news agency KCNA reported on Thursday.
19 Feb 2023North Korea
North Korea confirms testing ICBM, warning to US, South Korea
North Korea on Sunday announced it test-fired an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) in a warning to South Korea and the United States, adding the "surprise" drill showcased its "fatal nuclear counterattack" capability.
04 Oct 2022North Korea
North Korea fires ballistic missile over Japan, tensions escalate
Japan woke up to a tense picture as North Korea reportedly fired a suspected intermediate-range ballistic missile over the island nation on Tuesday.
16 Jun 2022South Korea
North Korea reports 'mysterious' gastrointestinal disease outbreak amid COVID-19 wave
Amid the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak, North Korea on Thursday reported the eruption of another infectious gastrointestinal disease, the name of which isn't yet known.
25 May 2022South Korea
North Korea test fires multiple missiles as Biden leaves Asia
North Korea fired three missiles, including one thought to be an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) on Wednesday, South Korea said.
15 May 2022South Korea
North Korea: 8,20,620 fresh COVID-19 cases in just 3 days
Just days after North Korea reported its first COVID-19 case, an explosion in the number of infections rocked the country on Sunday.
13 May 2022North Korea
North Korea reports 6 COVID-19 deaths, isolates 1,87,800 people
A day after North Korea acknowledged its first-ever COVID-19 outbreak, the nation said six people have died and thousands have shown symptoms of fever.
12 May 2022North Korea
North Korea confirms first COVID-19 case ever, imposes nationwide lockdown
Confirming its first COVID-19 case on Thursday, North Korea ordered a nationwide lockdown calling it the "gravest national emergency."
07 May 2022South Korea
North Korea test-fires submarine missile amid nuclear test concerns
North Korea launched a submarine-launched ballistic missile (SLBM) on Saturday, its second launch in three days after the US warned Pyongyang could be planning a nuclear test.
03 Sep 2021North Korea
Kim orders tougher virus steps after North Korea shuns vaccines
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un ordered officials to wage a tougher epidemic prevention campaign after he turned down some foreign COVID-19 vaccines offered via the UN-backed immunization program.
22 Jun 2021North Korea
No trace of COVID-19 in country: North Korea tells WHO
North Korea has told the World Health Organization that it tested more than 30,000 people for the coronavirus through June 10 but has yet to find a single infection.
15 Jun 2021North Korea
Wokeness gone wrong: North Korean defector student slams US colleges
A woman who defected North Korea over a decade ago says she was excited about studying in the United States - only until she actually did that.
24 Mar 2021North Korea
White House: North Korea has conducted short-range missile test
North Korea fired short-range missiles this past weekend, days after Kim Jong Un's sister threatened the United States and South Korea for holding joint military exercises.
21 Apr 2020North Korea
Kim Jong-un, North Korea's leader, critically ill after surgery?
Kim Jong-un, the supreme leader of North Korea who is a revered figure in the country, is critically ill after he underwent surgery earlier this month, a CNN report said.
10 Jan 2020North Korea
North Korean mother rescues kids; faces jail for bizarre reason
In an utterly bizarre incident, a North Korean woman may face prison for saving her two kids from a fire but allowing the portraits of former leaders of the dictator-run nation to burn.
30 Jun 2019North Korea
Trump meets Kim, becomes first US President to enter N-Korea
US President Donald Trump on Sunday created history by becoming the first ever sitting American President to set foot on the North Korean soil.
13 Apr 2019North Korea
Kim says he's open to another summit with Donald Trump
North Korean leader Kim Jong-un says he's open to having the third summit with President Donald Trump if the United States could offer mutually acceptable terms for an agreement by the end of the year.
09 Feb 2019North Korea
Trump-Kim summit to be held on February 27-28 in Hanoi
The much-anticipated summit between US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un will take place in Hanoi, Vietnam capital, on February 27 and 28.
01 Feb 2019North Korea
US-N Korea summit details to be announced next week: Trump
US President Donald Trump yesterday said the details of his upcoming summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un will be announced next week, and that a date and place had been settled.
02 Dec 2018North Korea
Trump hopes to meet Kim Jong-un in January or February
US President Donald Trump said yesterday he hoped to organize a second summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un in early 2019, perhaps as soon as January or February.
07 Nov 2018North Korea
Pompeo abruptly shelves plans to meet top North Korean official
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Tuesday abruptly shelved plans to meet a top North Korean official in New York, the latest twist in diplomatic attempts to secure a potentially landmark peace deal.
03 Nov 2018North Korea
North Korea threatens to resume nuclear weapons development
A day after it was reported that North Korea was readying its nuclear sites for foreign inspection, Pyongyang has threatened to resume testing and development of nuclear weapons if the US does not lift economic sanctions against it.
17 Oct 2018North Korea
North Korea slams US for 'evil' sanctions push against Pyongyang
North Korea's state media on Tuesday slammed the United States for an "evil" attempt to maintain sanctions against Pyongyang, accusing President Donald Trump of blocking progress in inter-Korean relations.
08 Oct 2018South Korea
Kim ready to invite inspectors to N-Korea's nuclear site: Pompeo
International inspectors will be allowed into North Korea's dismantled nuclear testing site, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said, after a meeting with Kim Jong-un in which, he said, "significant progress" was made towards denuclearization.
07 Oct 2018North Korea
Pompeo eyes progress over next Trump-Kim summit on Asia trip
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said he hoped to accelerate the second summit between Kim Jong-un and Donald Trump as he kicked off an Asian trip Saturday that will also feature a meeting with the North Korean leader.
25 Sep 2018South Korea
Trump announces he will be meeting Kim in 'not-too-distant future'
US President Donald Trump has said he expects to hold a second summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un "in the not-too-distant future" over the progress in the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula.
19 Sep 2018Olympics
2032 Olympics: North and South Korea will bid jointly
In a positive development, for two nations facing a diplomatic struggle, North and South Korea are planning to make a joint bid for the 2032 Olympics.
19 Sep 2018South Korea
North Korea's Kim agrees to shut down missile sites 'permanently'?
North Korean leader Kim Jong-un will make a historic visit to Seoul "in the near future", he said today after a summit with the South's Moon Jae-in in Pyongyang.
19 Sep 2018South Korea
Pyongyang: South Korean President Moon seeks nuclear agreement with Kim
South Korean President Moon Jae-in and North's leader Kim Jong-un opened a new round of talks at a summit in Pyongyang today, with North Korean nuclear arsenal high on the agenda.
02 Sep 2018South Korea
South Korean team to discuss inter-Korean summit with the North
A high-level South Korean delegation will fly to North Korea this week to discuss arrangements for an inter-Korean summit there this month, as relations grow cooler between Washington and Pyongyang.
26 Jul 2018North Korea
North Korea still making 'nuclear material', says Mike Pompeo
North Korea is still making nuclear material, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo told senators.
08 Jul 2018North Korea
Sanctions on North Korea will remain until 'final' denuclearization: Pompeo
Sanctions on North Korea will remain in place until Pyongyang achieves "final" denuclearization, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said.
27 Jun 2018North Korea
Rapid improvements noticed at N-Korea's Yongbyon nuclear site: Monitoring website
North Korea is carrying out rapid improvements at its Yongbyon nuclear research facility, monitoring website "38 North" said today.
22 Jun 2018North Korea
North Korea was an incredible experience; had tremendous success: Trump
US President Donald Trump today told his cabinet members that he had "tremendous success" with North Korea, more than a week after his historic meeting with the North Korean leader Kim Jong-un.
20 Jun 2018North Korea
Kim Jong-un wraps up China visit; hails 'unity' with Beijing
Kim Jong-un wrapped up today his third visit to China this year, declaring North Korea's unstinting "friendship" with Beijing a show of loyalty to his main ally following a landmark summit with US President Donald Trump.
19 Jun 2018North Korea
Kim Jong-un's two-day visit to China following Trump summit
North Korean leader Kim Jong-un is on a two-day visit to China's capital Beijing, only a week after his unprecedented summit with US President Donald Trump, the Chinese state media reported today.
16 Jun 2018North Korea
People of world deserve future of security and peace: Trump
Observing that the world has seen more than enough conflict, US President Donald Trump said the people of America, the Koreans, and the world deserve a future of security and peace.
At Trump-Kim summit, Singapore brought US, NKorea, China onto dining-plates
The Donald Trump-Kim Jong-un meet was a historic event, and host Singapore was determined to make each aspect significant, including food.
Trump describes his first-ever meeting with Kim as 'really fantastic'
US President Donald Trump described his first-ever historic meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un as "really fantastic" and said they agreed to "sign" an unspecified document after their "very positive" summit.
NKorea agrees to "completely denuclearize" at Singapore summit: Reports
US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un have signed a "pretty comprehensive" and "historic" document.
Trump, Kim welcome Singapore summit with a historic handshake
It was a mark of how far US President Donald Trump and North Korean Leader Kim Jong-un have come in their diplomacy the last few months.
11 Jun 2018North Korea
Singapore: US, North Korea officials meet for final summit preparations
North Korean and US negotiators met in Singapore today for final preparations on the eve of an unprecedented summit between Kim Jong-un and Donald Trump, seeking to bridge the gaps over Pyongyang's nuclear arsenal.
11 Jun 2018India
Everyone's robbing us: Trump targets India over import tariff
Leaving the G7 summit in Quebec, Canada, US President Donald Trump once again targeted economies including India for using his country as a piggy bank, as he criticized the import tariff policies.
10 Jun 2018North Korea
After 'secret' China-visit, Kim Jong-un undertakes mysterious trip to Singapore
Talk about security. North Korean leader Kim Jong un headed off for his much-awaited meet with US President Donald Trump in Singapore in the quietest way possible.
10 Jun 2018North Korea
One-time shot at peace: Trump on summit with Kim Jong-un
Kim Jong-un and Donald Trump's 12 June Singapore Summit for an unprecedented summit is an attempt to address the last festering legacy of the Cold War, with Trump calling it a "one time shot" at peace.
08 Jun 2018North Korea
Would invite Kim to US if Singapore-talks go well: Trump
After meeting with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to discuss the June 12 summit, US President Donald Trump on Friday said he would be willing to invite North Korean leader Kim Jong-un to the White House if their Singapore summit goes well.
08 Jun 2018Donald Trump
Kim personally confirmed NKorea is prepared to denuclearize: Mike Pompeo
After much speculations, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced today that NKorea has confirmed its willingness to denuclearize.
08 Jun 2018North Korea
Washington: Trump meets Abe before talks with Kim Jong-un
With five days to go for a meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, US President Donald Trump on Thursday met Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in Washington, who wants his voice heard ahead of the unprecedented talks.
24 May 2018South Korea
North Korea dismantles major nuclear site at Punggye-ri
The Punggye-ri nuclear site in North Korea has been completely dismantled, claim multiple media reports.
10 May 2018North Korea
North Korea sends three Americans home ahead of Trump-Kim meeting
Three Americans- Kim Dong-chul, Kim Hak-song, and Kim Sang-duk, held captive in North Korea reached the United States on Thursday with President Donald Trump appreciating the gesture of North's supreme leader, Kim Jong-un.
07 May 2018South Korea
President Trump, Kim Jong-un likely to meet in Singapore
US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un are likely to meet in Singapore next month, reports said Monday, as anticipation builds for unprecedented talks between the mercurial leaders.
05 May 2018South Korea
North Korea changes time zone to match South Korea's
After last week's historic North Korea-South Korea summit, Pyongyang has changed its time zone to match South Korea's, said a release by the state media.
29 Apr 2018South Korea
Kim to shut down nuclear test site in May
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has vowed to shut down the country's nuclear test site in May and open the process to experts and journalists from South Korea and the United States, Seoul's Presidential office said today.
27 Apr 2018South Korea
After historic summit, Koreas decide to denuclearize the peninsula
At a historic summit meeting on Friday, the heads of North and South Korea agreed to denuclearize the Korean peninsula and lead negotiations with the US to officially declare an end to the Korean War.
27 Apr 2018Donald Trump
US hopes inter-Korean talks would achieve progress towards peace, prosperity
The White House today voiced hope that the historic summit between North Korean leader Kim Jong-un and South Korean President Moon Jae-in will achieve progress towards a future of peace and prosperity for the Peninsula.
27 Apr 2018South Korea
Kim Jong-un, Moon Jae-in meet in historic inter-Korea Summit
They say big things start with small steps, and that indeed seems to be true for the two Koreas.
26 Apr 2018South Korea
Kim, Moon to meet at Military Demarcation Line before summit
North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un and South Korean President Moon Jae-in will meet at the Military Demarcation Line that divides the peninsula for their summit on Friday, in an occasion laden with symbolism.
21 Apr 2018South Korea
North Korea is done with nuclear tests, says Kim Jong-un
Ahead of landmark diplomatic meetings with South Korea and the US, North Korea has declared its nuclearization is "complete" and it therefore "no longer needs" to test its weapons.
19 Apr 2018North Korea
Will leave meeting with Kim, if it's not fruitful: Trump
US President Donald Trump has expressed optimism about his planned summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un but also said he would be willing to walk out if the meeting fails to meet his expectation.
18 Apr 2018North Korea
Reports: CIA chief Mike Pompeo secretly met Kim Jong-un
According to anonymous officials cited by multiple media outlets, CIA chief Mike Pompeo had secretly met North Korean Supreme Leader Kim Jong-un over the Easter weekend, this April.
15 Apr 2018North Korea
Kim Jong-un meets top Chinese official, calls for strengthening ties
North Korean leader Kim Jong-un personally greeted senior Chinese diplomat Song Tao in Pyongyang today, state media reported.
09 Apr 2018South Korea
After months of threats, North Korea, US to discuss denuclearization
After a year of exchanging bellicose threats, North Korea now wishes to discuss the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula with the US.
02 Apr 2018South Korea
In historic move, Kim Jong-un, wife attend K-pop concert
North Korea dictator Kim Jong-un and his wife Ri Sol Ju attended a rare concert of K-pop singers in the country's capital Pyongyang.