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What Did Debut of Kim's Daughter Mean?

Kim Jong Un's move could signal break from family's patrilineal rule, pundit says

(Newser) - Speculation is swirling about North Korean leader Kim Jung Un's decision to debut his daughter at Friday's launch of an intercontinental ballistic missile. Photos released Saturday by state media show the father and daughter walking hand in hand next to the huge missile, inspecting the Hwasong-17 with Kim'...

North Korea Debuts Kim's 'Beloved Daughter'

It's the first time pics of the child, who's never been mentioned, have emerged

(Newser) - North Korea has unveiled the little-known daughter of its leader Kim Jong Un at a missile launch site, attracting keen attention to a fourth-generation member of the dynastic family that has ruled North Korea for more than seven decades. The North's state media said Saturday that Kim had observed...

Ex-SK Leader Giving Up Kim Jong Un's Gifts

Moon Jae-in is embroiled in odd row over Pungsan dogs—not with Kim, but with SK government

(Newser) - In May, Moon Jae-in left office in South Korea, taking his two dogs, Gomi and Songgang, with him. Now, he's giving up the pair of Pungsan pups, a gift from Kim Jong Un, in an odd row not with Kim, but with the current Seoul government. The BBC notes...

Kim Jong Un: Nuclear Forces Ready for 'Actual War'

Analysts say North Korean leader has been emboldened by Putin's rhetoric

(Newser) - With Vladimir Putin warning that nuclear strikes are an option in the Ukraine war, Kim Jong Un apparently doesn't want to feel left out. The North Korean dictator warned Thursday that the country's nuclear forces have demonstrated "their full preparedness for actual war to bring the enemies...

North Korea Boasts of New Tactic for Missiles

Nation fires one from an underwater silo

(Newser) - North Korea has been firing off a series of missile tests in recent weeks, and one of them came from a silo that was underwater, reports the Washington Post . The North said Monday that it successfully launched a missile from an inland reservoir, per the AP . It's the first...

Trump's Fav Presidential Perk: 'So Many Rich Friends'
Trump, Kim Jong Un
Might Still Be in Touch
NEW BOOK

Trump, Kim Jong Un Might Still Be in Touch

Book reveals Trump's casual racism, apparently ongoing relationship with North Korean leader

(Newser) - We already know Maggie Haberman's upcoming book on President Trump claims he vowed not to leave the White House and clogged toilets trying to flush away papers . Now new revelations are flooding out ahead of Tuesday's release of Confidence Man: The Making of Donald Trump and the Breaking ...

Kim Jong Un: North Korea Will Never Give Up Nukes

Country's leader says Pyongyang needs the weapons to counter the US

(Newser) - North Korean leader Kim Jong Un stressed his country will never abandon the nuclear weapons it needs to counter the United States, which he accused of pushing to weaken the North’s defenses and eventually collapse his government, state media said Friday. Kim made the comments during a speech Thursday...

Kim's Sister: 'No One Barters Their Destiny for Corn Cake'

She was criticizing Yoon Suk-yeol's offer of aid in exchange for denuclearization

(Newser) - The sister of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has come out swinging against South Korea's president Yoon Suk-yeol, whom she calls a "really simple" man who should "shut his mouth." Kim Yo Jong made the comments Friday in rejecting an offer of economic aid in...

Good News: N. Korea Declares Victory Over COVID
Good News: N. Korea
Says It Has Defeated COVID
THE RUNDOWN

Good News: N. Korea Says It Has Defeated COVID

Sister says Kim Jong Un was 'seriously ill'

(Newser) - North Korea has declared a resounding victory over COVID-19—but experts are as skeptical of the claim as they were over the country's claims to have no cases before an outbreak of "fever" spread "explosively" starting in late April. The New York Times reports that according to...

Kim Jong Un Threatens to Use Nuclear Weapons

North Korean leader gives fiery speech on Korean War armistice anniversary

(Newser) - North Korean leader Kim Jong Un warned he’s ready to use his nuclear weapons in potential military conflicts with the United States and South Korea, state media said Thursday, as he unleashed fiery rhetoric against rivals he says are pushing the Korean Peninsula to the brink of war. Kim’...

Over 35 Minutes, a Barrage of Missile Tests in North Korea

8 missiles fired from at least 4 locations on Sunday

(Newser) - North Korea test-fired a barrage of short-range ballistic missiles from multiple locations toward the sea on Sunday, South Korea’s military said, extending a provocative streak in weapons demonstrations this year that US and South Korean officials say may culminate with a nuclear test explosion. Possibly setting a single-day record...

Everyone Masked Up at State Funeral, Except Kim Jong Un

North Korea says its COVID outbreak is easing, but many are skeptical

(Newser) - A huge number of North Koreans including leader Kim Jong Un attended a funeral for a top official, state media reported Monday, as the country maintained the disputed claim that its suspected coronavirus outbreak is subsiding. Since admitting earlier this month to an outbreak, North Korea has only stated how...

North Korea's Sudden COVID Spike Is Looking Grim

'Fever' has spread across the country 'explosively' since late April

(Newser) - North Korean leader Kim Jong Un criticized officials over slow medicine deliveries and mobilized the military to respond to a surge in suspected COVID-19 infections, as his nation struggled to contain a fever that has reportedly killed dozens and sickened nearly a million others in a span of three days....

Fever Has 'Spread Explosively Nationwide' in North Korea

Country confirms a COVID death for the first time

(Newser) - Update: A day after North Korea confirmed for the first time that it had recorded COVID cases within its capital came this: confirmation of its first COVID death—and cases well beyond Pyongyang. Per state media, five others died after experiencing a fever, but those have not been confirmed as...

N. Korea Accused of Continuing Its 'Provocative Streak'

South Korea says its neighbor launched ballistic missile on Saturday, likely from submarine

(Newser) - North Korea flight-tested a ballistic missile that was likely fired from a submarine on Saturday, South Korea's military said, continuing a provocative streak in weapons demonstrations that may culminate with a nuclear test in the coming weeks or months. South Korea's Joint Chiefs of Staff said the launch...

With Tensions Rising, a New Strike From North Korea

S. Korean, Japanese officials say the North fired ballistic missile toward waters off its eastern coast

(Newser) - North Korea launched a ballistic missile toward its eastern waters on Wednesday, South Korean and Japanese officials said, days after North Korean leader Kim Jong Un vowed to bolster his nuclear arsenal "at the fastest possible pace" and threatened to use them against rivals. The launch, the North's...

Kim Says He Won't Limit Nuclear Arms to Deterrence

North Korean leader says development of weapons will continue quickly

(Newser) - North Korean leader Kim Jong Un warned again that his nation could preemptively use its nuclear weapons if threatened, as he praised his top army officials for a large military parade in the capital, Pyongyang, this week, the AP reports. Kim expressed the "firm will" to continue developing his...

Kim Jong Un Warns of an 'Unexpected 2nd Mission'

North Korean leader vows to speed up nukes program, to use them if provoked

(Newser) - North Korean leader Kim Jong Un vowed to accelerate the development of nuclear weapons and threatened to use them if provoked, in a speech he delivered at a military parade that featured powerful missiles capable of targeting the country's rivals, state media reported Tuesday. Kim's remarks suggest he'...

Kim Swaps Goodbye Letters With South Korea's Moon

He thanks outgoing South Korean president for working toward peace

(Newser) - Kim Jong Un had warm parting words for his South Korean rival, whose government North Korean officials previously called idiotic. The AP reports the North Korean leader thanked President Moon Jae-in for working to improve relations between the two countries over his single five-year term, which will end May 10,...

North Korea's Famous 'Pink Lady' Is Rewarded

Kim Jong Un just gave the veteran newsreader a new home

(Newser) - North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has gifted a home to a broadcaster who's been a major voice of the ruling Workers' Party for the past 50 years. Ri Chun Hi, dubbed the "pink lady" for her pink, often traditional clothing, has reported some of the biggest news...

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