Sunday, July 25, 2021

Kim Jong Un

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.

North Korea’s Kim vows to build ties with outside world while keeping ‘socialist culture’

Pyongyang is also cracking down on foreign information by banning foreign materials that could promote 'reactionary thought'.

North Korea’s Kim pledges to strengthen defence capabilities

Analysts concur that North Korea's latest missile is the largest road-mobile missile in the world.

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