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  • North Korea threatens to build more nukes, cites US hostility Jan 09, 2021 07:25 PM IST

    North Korea threatens to build more nukes, cites US hostility

    Kim said he won’t use his nuclear weapons first unless threatened. He also suggested he is open to dialogue if Washington is too, but stressed North Korea must further strengthen its military and nuclear capability to cope with intensifying US hostility.

  • Kim Jong Un opens North Korean congress by admitting policy failures Jan 06, 2021 02:16 PM IST

    Kim Jong Un opens North Korean congress by admitting policy failures

    In an opening speech at the congress that began Tuesday, Kim Jong Uh said that “almost all sectors fell a long way short of the set objectives” under a previous five-year development plan established at the 2016 congress, according to the North’s official Korean Central News Agency.

  • North Korea's Kim thanks people in rare New Year's cards Jan 01, 2021 04:39 PM IST

    North Korea's Kim thanks people in rare New Year's cards

    North Korea is one of the world’s most cloistered countries, and it’s virtually impossible to independently confirm whether all its 25 million people received Kim’s letter.

  • 2020 in review | Donald Trump’s presidential legacy, by the numbers Dec 24, 2020 10:10 PM IST

    2020 in review | Donald Trump’s presidential legacy, by the numbers

    Trump’s presidency is reflected in a broad range of numbers representing everything from the U.S. death toll during the coronavirus pandemic to the miles of his “big, beautiful wall” along the border with Mexico to the tens of thousands of tweets he sent during four years in office.

  • From 'love' to 'thug': Joe Biden win to change US-North Korea dynamic Nov 09, 2020 01:57 PM IST

    From 'love' to 'thug': Joe Biden win to change US-North Korea dynamic

    Donald Trump's bizarre diplomatic engagement with Pyongyang veered from mutual insults and threats of war to "love letters" and the first ever meeting between a sitting US president and a North Korean leader.

  • Kim Jong-un sheds tears while apologising to North Korea over failures Oct 12, 2020 10:35 PM IST

    Kim Jong-un sheds tears while apologising to North Korea over failures

    A visibly emotional Kim Jong-un admitted that he could not live up to the faith and trust that the people of North Korean had in him and apologised for the same saying he is “really sorry.”

  • Kim Jong Un addresses military parade, says no COVID-19 cases in his country Oct 10, 2020 05:14 PM IST

    Kim Jong Un addresses military parade, says no COVID-19 cases in his country

    Kim Jong Un thanks the military for helping in recovering from a series of damaging storms over the summer, and praises the country's efforts to prevent any coronavirus outbreak.

  • Kim Jong Un showed off executed uncle's headless body: Trump Sep 11, 2020 04:17 PM IST

    Kim Jong Un showed off executed uncle's headless body: Trump

    The North has never officially stated how Jang was executed, although multiple reports say an anti-aircraft gun was used.

  • North Korea’s Kim Jong Un in coma, sister declared de facto second-in-command: Report Aug 23, 2020 10:45 PM IST

    North Korea’s Kim Jong Un in coma, sister declared de facto second-in-command: Report

    North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's sister Kim Yo-jong has been entrusted with the responsibility of managing diplomatic relations with the United States and South Korea.

  • North Korea suspends military action plans against South Korea: Report Jun 24, 2020 07:48 AM IST

    North Korea suspends military action plans against South Korea: Report

    North Korean leader Kim Jong Un presided over a video conference meeting of the ruling party's Central Military Commission on Tuesday, where members "took stock of the prevailing situation" before deciding to suspend the military plans, the report said, without elaborating.

  • North Korea's military to reenter inter-Korea cooperation sites Jun 17, 2020 07:20 AM IST

    North Korea's military to reenter inter-Korea cooperation sites

    The announcement came a day after North Korea destroyed an inter-Korean liaison office in a choreographed display of anger that puts pressure on Washington and Seoul amid deadlocked nuclear diplomacy.

  • North Korea says little reason to maintain Kim Jong Un-Donald Trump ties: Report Jun 12, 2020 07:55 AM IST

    North Korea says little reason to maintain Kim Jong Un-Donald Trump ties: Report

    U.S. policies prove Washington remains a long-term threat to the North Korean state and its people and North Korea will develop more reliable military forces to counter that threat, Foreign Minister Ri Son Gwon said in a statement carried by state news agency KCNA.

  • North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's sister emerges as policymaker in spat with South Korea Jun 10, 2020 12:55 PM IST

    North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's sister emerges as policymaker in spat with South Korea

    Believed to be in her early 30s, Kim Yo Jong is the only close relative of the North Korean leader to play a public role in politics.

  • North Korea's Kim Jong Unstresses self-sufficient economy as tensions with South Korea rise Jun 08, 2020 09:18 AM IST

    North Korea's Kim Jong Unstresses self-sufficient economy as tensions with South Korea rise

    The two-day politburo meeting comes at a time of economic uncertainty amid the global COVID-19 pandemic that is putting additional pressure on the North's economy, already battered by international sanctions aimed at stopping its nuclear program.

  • North Korea's Kim, in first appearance in weeks, vows to bolster nuclear 'deterrence' May 24, 2020 05:31 PM IST

    North Korea's Kim, in first appearance in weeks, vows to bolster nuclear 'deterrence'

    North Korean leader Kim Jong Un hosted a meeting to discuss the country's nuclear capabilities, state media said on Sunday, marking his first appearance in three weeks

  • North Korea's Kim Jong Un keeps low public profile in May: Analysts May 22, 2020 10:15 AM IST

    North Korea's Kim Jong Un keeps low public profile in May: Analysts

    Kim's low profile comes as North Korea imposes anti-coronavirus measures, although the country says it has no confirmed cases, and follows intense speculation about his health last month after he missed a key anniversary.

  • Kim sends Putin letter in outreach amid outbreak May 09, 2020 08:33 AM IST

    Kim sends Putin letter in outreach amid outbreak

    The report by Pyongyang's official Korean Central News Agency on Saturday came a day after it reported Kim sent a personal message to Chinese President Xi Jinping to praise what he described as China's success in getting its COVID-19 epidemic under control.

  • North Korea calls South Korean military drills 'grave provocation', sends 'warm greetings' to China May 08, 2020 10:25 AM IST

    North Korea calls South Korean military drills 'grave provocation', sends 'warm greetings' to China

    A North Korean military representative said on Friday that recent South Korean military drills were a grave provocation that demanded a reaction, according to a statement carried by Korean Central News Agency (KCNA).

  • Donald Trump hails Kim reappearance, but North Korea denuclearization prospects bleak May 03, 2020 05:33 PM IST

    Donald Trump hails Kim reappearance, but North Korea denuclearization prospects bleak

    On Saturday, North Korean media said Kim cut a ribbon at a ceremony on Friday to mark the completion of a fertilizer plant.

  • South Korea: Kim Jong Un did not have surgery amid lingering rumours May 03, 2020 05:01 PM IST

    South Korea: Kim Jong Un did not have surgery amid lingering rumours

    A senior South Korean presidential official told reporters Sunday that the government has determined that Kim did not have surgery or any other procedure, according to the presidential Blue House.

  • Trump says 'glad' Kim Jong Un 'is back, and well' May 03, 2020 07:02 AM IST

    Trump says 'glad' Kim Jong Un 'is back, and well'

    "I, for one, am glad to see he is back, and well!" Trump tweeted, following Kim's first public appearance in nearly three weeks after intense speculation that he was seriously ill or possibly dead.

  • The art of re-emergence: North Korea leader Kim Jong Un appears after long gap May 02, 2020 09:00 PM IST

    The art of re-emergence: North Korea leader Kim Jong Un appears after long gap

    Instead, state media simply showed him surrounded by aides and appearing confident at a gleaming fertiliser factory that is believed by outside experts to be part of a secret nuclear-weapons programme.

  • US President Donald Trump has no comment on report North Korea's Kim made public appearance May 02, 2020 04:00 PM IST

    US President Donald Trump has no comment on report North Korea's Kim made public appearance

    There has been speculation about Kim's health after he missed the birth anniversary celebrations of state founder Kim Il Sung on April 15.

  • N Korea's Kim Jong Un appears in public amid health rumors May 02, 2020 11:02 AM IST

    N Korea's Kim Jong Un appears in public amid health rumors

    The North's official Korean Central News Agency reported that Kim attended the ceremony Friday in Sunchon with other senior officials, including his sister Kim Yo Jong, who many analysts predict would take over if her brother is suddenly unable to rule.

  • North Korea's Kim Jong Un appears in public amid health rumours May 02, 2020 08:25 AM IST

    North Korea's Kim Jong Un appears in public amid health rumours

    The North's official Korean Central News Agency reported that Kim attended the ceremony Friday in Sunchon with other senior officials, including his sister Kim Yo Jong, who many analysts predict would take over if her brother is suddenly unable to rule.

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