North Korean leader Kim Jong Un makes first appearance following health speculations

After weeks of intense speculation about the health of Kim Jong Un, state news agency KCNA said on Saturday the North Korean leader attended the completion of a fertilisers plant north of Pyongyang, the first report of his appearance since April 11. KCNA said Kim cut a ribbon at the ceremony on Friday and those… Read More North Korean leader Kim Jong Un makes first appearance following health speculations

Speculations arise concerning health of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un following surgery

South Korean and Chinese officials on Tuesday cast doubt on reports North Korean leader Kim Jong Un was ill after media outlets said he had undergone a cardiovascular procedure and was in “grave danger”. Daily NK, a Seoul-based speciality website, reported late on Monday, citing one unnamed source in North Korea, that Kim was recovering… Read More Speculations arise concerning health of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un following surgery

North Korea names Kim Jong Un as head of state in new constitution

Kim Jong Un has been formally named head of state of North Korea and commander-in-chief of the military in a new constitution observers said was possibly aimed at preparing for a peace treaty with the United States. North Korea has long called for a peace deal with the United States to normalize relations and end… Read More North Korea names Kim Jong Un as head of state in new constitution

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un orders boost of military strike capability

The leader of North Korea ordered its military to boost its strike capability as he directed another missile firing, state media said on Friday, as tensions grew over tests that appeared to show development of a new advanced missile system. Kim Jong Un’s call for a full combat posture follows the U.S. seizure of a… Read More North Korean leader Kim Jong Un orders boost of military strike capability

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un arrives Russia for meeting with President Vladimir Putin

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un arrived in the Russian city of Vladivostok on Wednesday for a summit he is likely to use to seek support from President Vladimir Putin while Pyongyang’s nuclear talks with Washington are in limbo. The armored train carrying Kim, on his first official visit to Russia, pulled into the quayside… Read More North Korean leader Kim Jong Un arrives Russia for meeting with President Vladimir Putin

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, Russian president Vladimir Putin to meet this month

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un will travel to Russia this month for talks with President Vladimir Putin, the Kremlin said on Thursday, announcing the first Russia-North Korea summit since Kim came to power in 2011. The announcement coincided with a moment of discord in efforts by U.S. President Donald Trump’s administration to reach a… Read More North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, Russian president Vladimir Putin to meet this month

Nuclear summit between U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un ends in no deal

The failure of U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un to secure even a limited deal at their second nuclear summit means any breakthrough now depends on working-level talks that have made little progress since last year. The sudden collapse of talks on Thursday highlighted just how large the gulf between… Read More Nuclear summit between U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un ends in no deal

U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un arrive Vietnam for summit

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and U.S. President Donald Trump both arrived in Vietnam on Tuesday, the eve of their second summit at which they will tackle how to implement a North Korean pledge to give up its nuclear weapons. Trump flew into the capital Hanoi on Air Force One, touching down just before… Read More U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un arrive Vietnam for summit