REVEALED: Possible reason Kim Jong Un vanished from public eye

No one knows for sure if Kim Jong Un is dead or alive, or if someone else has already wrested power from him, but satellite images taken by a website that monitors North Korea offer new hints as to the whereabouts of the nation's leader. According to a report from NK Pro, luxury boats often used by … Continue reading REVEALED: Possible reason Kim Jong Un vanished from public eye

Kim Jong Un likely sick and unfit to rule North Korea

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 nuclear-armed country that’s been ruled by the same family for seven decades. Questions about Kim’s health flared after he skipped an April 15 commemoration of … Continue reading Kim Jong Un likely sick and unfit to rule North Korea

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US-DPRK negotiator in China for global security talks

U.S. Special Representative for North Korea Stephen Biegun arrived in Beijing on Thursday on a previously unannounced two-day trip, reported Yonhap. This comes after the Special Representative during his visit to Seoul, offered to meet North Korean officials. But the North has not responded to Biegun's offer, at least publicly, Yonhap reported. Biegun, who arrived … Continue reading US-DPRK negotiator in China for global security talks

Trump warns Kim Jong Un not to void their ‘special relationship’

U.S. President Donald Trump said on Sunday that North Korean leader Kim Jong Un risks losing “everything” if he resumes hostility and his country must denuclearize, after the North said it had carried out a “successful test of great significance.” “Kim Jong Un is too smart and has far too much to lose, everything actually, … Continue reading Trump warns Kim Jong Un not to void their ‘special relationship’

Did the US postpone military drills with S. Korea to ‘please’ Kim Jong Un?

U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper said Sunday the United States and South Korea have indefinitely postponed a joint military exercise in an “act of goodwill” toward North Korea. The move comes even as Japan’s defense minister, whose country feels threatened by repeated North Korean missile launches, told Esper “no one could be optimistic about” changing … Continue reading Did the US postpone military drills with S. Korea to ‘please’ Kim Jong Un?

The DPRK demands new conflict-resolution stand from South Korea and the US

The United States and South Korea must produce new solutions for the current standoff on the Korean Peninsula, a senior North Korean military official said on Monday, warning that hostile policies towards Pyongyang would lead to serious consequences. The remarks add to recent comments from Pyongyang expressing discontent at the lack of progress in its … Continue reading The DPRK demands new conflict-resolution stand from South Korea and the US

DPRK expecting nuclear talks with the US

The Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) seems to be seeking the resumption of working-level nuclear talks with the U.S. after the ongoing joint military drills with Washington end, the presidential office of the Republic of Korea (ROK) said Monday, Yonhap news agency reported. The message came after a statement issued by a DPRK Foreign … Continue reading DPRK expecting nuclear talks with the US

World reactions to Kim Jong Un’s tactical missile launch

China hopes that the DPRK and the United States can resume talks, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Hua Chunying said Thursday at a news briefing. "We hope relevant parties will meet each other halfway and make positive efforts for the political settlement for the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula," said Hua. The U.S. State Department urged … Continue reading World reactions to Kim Jong Un’s tactical missile launch

Kim Jong Un says missile launch was a warning to South Korea

Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) leader Kim Jong Un inspected the demonstration of a "new-type of tactical guided weapon" on Thursday as a warning to the Republic of Korea (ROK) to stop importing high-tech weapons and conducting joint military exercises, state media KCNA said on Friday. The DPRK test-fired two new short-range ballistic missiles … Continue reading Kim Jong Un says missile launch was a warning to South Korea

Kim Jong Un named the ‘supreme representative of all the Korean people’

In one of the biggest leadership shake-ups in years, North Korea named a new nominal head of state and a new premier, and gave leader Kim Jong Un a new title, state media reported Friday, moves analysts said solidify Kim's grip on power. In an expected move, Kim Jong Un was re-elected as chairman of … Continue reading Kim Jong Un named the ‘supreme representative of all the Korean people’