All posts tagged "Kim Jong-un"

  • North Korea Chic? (Korea Times file)
    N. Korea’s Kim sings, plays guitar to workers: report

    SEOUL (Yonhap) — North Korean leader Kim Jong-un sang to workers as he played the guitar, the country’s state media reported Friday, apparently trying to build a friendly image for the leader. The Rodong Sinmun newspaper, the...

    • Posted January 15, 2016
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  • In this image captured from North Korea's Korean Central Television on Jan. 1, 2016, North Korean leader Kim Jong-un delivers a New Year's address live in Pyongyang. Kim called for improved relations with South Korea, saying that he is open to talks with Seoul in an open-minded manner for unification. (Yonhap)
    North Korean leader says he’s open to unification talks

    SEOUL, Jan. 1 (Yonhap) — North Korean leader Kim Jong-un called for improved relations with South Korea on New Year’s Day, saying that he is open to talks with Seoul in an open-minded manner for unification. In...

    • Posted January 1, 2016
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  • The North's leader made the H-bomb claims last week, saying the country has become a "powerful nuclear weapons state." (Yonhap)
    US expert calls for more serious attention to N. Korea’s H-bomb claims

    WASHINGTON (Yonhap) — The United States should more seriously take North Korean leader Kim Jong-un’s claims that the country has developed hydrogen bombs, an expert said, pointing out that the international community has often incorrectly underestimated Pyongyang’s...

    • Posted December 14, 2015
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  • North Korean leader Kim Jong-un inspects the Phyongchon Revolutionary Site in Pyongyang. (KCNA/Yonhap)
    North Korea has a hydrogen bomb: Kim Jong-un

    By Brian Han If North Korea truly wants to sign a peace treaty with the U.S., telling the world that you’ve just finished developing a hydrogen bomb is certainly not the way to go about it. Kim...

    • Posted December 10, 2015
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    Kim Jong-un’s uncle defected to US amid N. Korean power struggle

    By Brian Han In North Korea, being part of the leadership’s family by no means excludes you from danger. The uncle of current leader Kim Jong-un, Lee Kang, decided to come out of the woodwork Wednesday. He...

    • Posted December 9, 2015
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    Kim Jong-un sends top gov’t official to a farm as punishment

    By Brian Han Considering that North Korea’s leader Kim Jong-un has reportedly executed some 70 government and military officials since coming into power back in 2011, his latest move comes off as merciful. Communist party secretary Choe...

    • Posted November 24, 2015
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  • North Korea's leader Kim Jong-un visits the construction site of a ski resort being built on Masik Pass. (KCNA/Yonhap)
    More key officials fleeing N. Korea amid leader’s brutal rule: source

    By Brian Han North Korea’s top government and military officials are fleeing from their own country mostly due to Kim Jong-un’s reign of terror. It should come as no surprise considering that any form of dissent whether...

    • Posted November 23, 2015
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