Thursday, October 28, 2021

Kim Jong Un

Defectors in Tokyo sue North Korean leader over repatriations

The unusual case is a bid to hold Pyongyang responsible for a scheme that saw more than 90,000 people move to North Korea from Japan between 1959 and 1984.

North Korean leader’s green spot added to list of health mysteries

The 37-year-old leader’s health is one of the mostly closely guarded secrets in North Korea, and an obsession of foreign spy agencies.

North Koreans worry over ‘emaciated’ Kim Jong Un, state media says

Given Kim's tight grip on power and the uncertainty over any plans for a successor, international spy agencies closely watch his health.

North Korea’s Kim says food situation ‘tense’ due to pandemic, typhoons

Imports from China have now resumed at pace as North Korea eases its border restrictions.

North Korea shuns ‘capitalistic lifestyle’ with more fashion bans

Among the latest things banned are 'non-socialist' haircuts – which include mullets, spiked styles and dyed hair.

Sanctions, food shortages raise fears of North Korean famine

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has called for another 'arduous march', echoing the phrase used to describe the nineties famine when starving citizens were forced to eat tree bark to stay alive.

North Korea shortages causing foreign diplomats to lock missions and flee

North Korea’s leader, Kim Jong Un, appears to be taking advantage of the pandemic to strengthen his stranglehold on power.

‘Cheap trick’, says North Korea of US attempts to make contact

A foreign ministry spokesman says no dialogue will be possible until the US rolls back its hostile policy toward North Korea.

North Korea ignoring US contact efforts after Biden called leader a thug

President Biden has stressed the need for North Korean nuclear disarmament before heavy US and UN economic sanctions can be eased.

Wife of North Korea’s Kim reappears in public after over a year

She often used to accompany Kim to major public events but had not been seen since January last year.

See-sawing fortunes of North Korean leader’s sister appear down again

Last year, South Korea’s spy agency said she was virtually the North’s No. 2 official but recently her rise to power has slipped.

North Korea’s Kim assumes late father’s mantle

The meeting also named a new political bureau, which did not include Kim's sister and key adviser Kim Yo Jong.

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