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South Korea Blue House’s assessment is Kim Jong Un did not have surge...

05 May, 2020 1:51 pm 1:51 pm

SEOUL (Reuters) – South Korea’s assessment is that North Korean leader Kim Jong Un did not have a surgery, local news outlet Yonhap said, citing an unidentified senior official at presidential Blue House. “There were speculative reports that Chairman Kim underwent a surgery citing some difference to his walk,” the official was cited as saying. … Read More

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After rumours about health, North Korea state media report Kim Jong Un appe...

05 May, 2020 8:31 am 8:31 am

SEOUL (Reuters) – 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 … Read More

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South Korean officials call for caution amid reports that North Korean lead...

04 April, 2020 8:25 am 8:25 am

SEOUL (Reuters) – South Korean officials are calling for caution amid reports that North Korean leader Kim Jong Un may be ill, emphasising that they have detected no unusual movements in North Korea. At a closed door forum on Sunday, South Korea’s Unification Minister Kim Yeon-chul, who oversees engagement with the North, said the government … Read More

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Fresh evidence busts reports of Kim Jong Un’s death

04 April, 2020 1:39 pm 1:39 pm

WASHINGTON/SEOUL (Reuters) – A special train possibly belonging to North Korean leader Kim Jong Un was spotted this week at a resort town in the country, according to satellite images reviewed by a Washington-based North Korea monitoring project, amid conflicting reports about Kim’s health and whereabouts. The monitoring project, 38 North, said in its report … Read More

North Korean media silent on Kim’s whereabouts as speculation on heal...

04 April, 2020 8:45 am 8:45 am

SEOUL (Reuters) – North Korean state media on Wednesday made no mention of new appearances by leader Kim Jong Un, a day after intense international speculation over his health was sparked by media reports he was gravely ill after a cardiovascular procedure. South Korean and Chinese officials and sources familiar with US intelligence have cast … Read More

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South Korea, Japan, China leaders to promote North Korea-US dialogue

12 December, 2019 11:51 am 11:51 am

CHENGDU (Reuters) – China, Japan and South Korea have agreed to work together to promote dialogue between the United States and North Korea, South Korean President Moon Jae-in said on Tuesday following a summit between the three countries in China. North Korea has set a year-end deadline for the United States to change what it … Read More

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Trump says Kim Jong Un risks losing ‘everything’ after North Ko...

12 December, 2019 11:43 am 11:43 am

WASHINGTON/SEOUL (Reuters) – US President Donald Trump said on Sunday that North Korean leader Kim Jong Un risks losing “everything” if he resumes hostility and his country must denuclearise, 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 … Read More


Trump declines to comment on report Kim invited him to North Korea

09 September, 2019 4:10 am 4:10 am

WASHINGTON/SEOUL (Reuters) – US President Donald Trump on Monday declined to comment on a newspaper report that North Korean leader Kim Jong Un had invited him to visit Pyongyang, saying conditions were not ready yet for such a visit. “The relationship is very good but I don’t want to comment on that,” Trump told reporters … Read More


N Korea fires short-range ballistic missiles for 2nd time in a week

07 July, 2019 10:36 am 10:36 am

SEOUL (Reuters) – North Korea fired two short-range ballistic missiles early on Wednesday, the South Korean military said, only days after it launched two similar missiles intended to pressure South Korea and the United States to stop upcoming military drills. The latest launches were from the Wonsan area on North Korea’s east coast, the same … Read More

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North Korea calls South Korea’s F-35 jet purchases extremely dangerou...

07 July, 2019 10:22 am 10:22 am

SEOUL (Reuters) – South Korea’s acquisition of American F-35 stealth fighter jets will force North Korea to develop and test “special armaments” to destroy the new weapons, North Korea’s state media said on Thursday, citing a government researcher. South Korean authorities are “impudent and pitiful” for “talking loudly about reconciliation and cooperation between the north … Read More

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US President Trump offers ‘handshake’ to North Korea’s Kim at DMZ

06 June, 2019 10:54 am 10:54 am

OSAKA (Web Desk) – President Trump has invited North Korean leader Kim Jong-un – on Twitter – to meet him at the fortified frontier that divides North and South Korea. Mr Trump’s unexpected tweet suggested “saying hello” to Mr Kim during the US leader’s visit to South Korea. North Korea has described it as a … Read More

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Kim, Xi agree to grow ties whatever external situation – North Korean...

06 June, 2019 10:41 am 10:41 am

SEOUL (Reuters) – North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and China’s President Xi Jinping reached a consensus on “important issues,” and agreed to build on their countries’ friendly relations “whatever the international situation,” North Korean state media reported. Xi left the North Korean capital Pyongyang on Friday after a two-day visit, the first by a … Read More

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North Korea’s Kim Jong Un gives US to year-end to become more flexibl...

04 April, 2019 7:55 am 7:55 am

SEOUL (Reuters) – North Korean leader Kim Jong Un said the breakdown in talks with the United States has raised the risks of reviving tensions, and he is only interested in meeting President Donald Trump again if the United States comes with the right attitude, state media KCNA said on Saturday. Kim said that he … Read More

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In his grandfather’s footsteps, Kim Jong Un heads to Vietnam

02 February, 2019 11:35 pm 11:35 pm

HANOI (Reuters) – When North Korean leader Kim Jong Un arrives in Hanoi on Tuesday for his summit with US President Donald Trump later this week, he will be the first leader of the isolated country to visit Vietnam since his grandfather, Kim Il Sung, visited in 1964. Vietnam’s model of reform is being widely … Read More

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North Korean leader Kim leaves by train for summit with US in Hanoi

02 February, 2019 8:11 am 8:11 am

SEOUL (Reuters) – North Korea on Sunday confirmed for the first time that its leader Kim Jong Un will hold a second summit with US President Donald Trump, days ahead of the high-stakes nuclear meeting set to take place in Vietnam’s capital of Hanoi. Kim left Pyongyang by train for the Feb. 27-28 summit accompanied … Read More