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N. Korean Leader Makes Second Public Appearance with Daughter

N. Korean Leader Makes Second Public Appearance with Daughter

SEOUL, Nov. 27 (Korea Bizwire) — North Korean leader Kim Jong-un made a second public appearance with his daughter during a photo session with officials involved in this month’s intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) launch, state media said Sunday. Photos published by the Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) showed the daughter, presumed to be Kim’s second [...]

N.K. State TV Releases Photos of Leader Kim, His Daughter, for 2nd Straight Day

N.K. State TV Releases Photos of Leader Kim, His Daughter, for 2nd Straight Day

SEOUL, Nov. 20 (Korea Bizwire) — North Korea’s state broadcaster on Sunday revealed additional photos showing leader Kim Jong-un and his daughter observing the test-firing of last week’s intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) for the second straight day. The disclosure by the North’s Korean Central Television spawned speculation that it might be intended to rationalize the [...]

N. Korea Reveals Leader Kim’s Daughter for First Time

N. Korea Reveals Leader Kim’s Daughter for First Time

SEOUL, Nov. 19 (Korea Bizwire) — North Korea revealed leader Kim Jong-un’s daughter for the first time Saturday in photos showing them attending the test-firing of an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) the previous day. The North’s state media reported that Kim inspected the launch of a Hwasong-17, the country’s largest ballistic missile, at Pyongyang International [...]

N. Korean Leader Extends Full Support to Putin amid War in Ukraine

N. Korean Leader Extends Full Support to Putin amid War in Ukraine

SEOUL, June 12 (Korea Bizwire) — North Korean leader Kim Jong-un on Sunday expressed full support for Russian President Vladimir Putin, the country’s state media reported, despite international condemnation for his invasion of Ukraine. The Russian people have “achieved great successes in accomplishing the just cause of defending the dignity and security of their country [...]

N. Korea Focuses on Economy in 2022 Policy Direction, Skips Specific Messages on S. Korea, U.S.

N. Korea Focuses on Economy in 2022 Policy Direction, Skips Specific Messages on S. Korea, U.S.

SEOUL, Jan. 1 (Korea Bizwire) — North Korean leader Kim Jong-un made clear he will place policy priorities in 2022 on developing the national economy and bolstering antivirus efforts, according to Pyongyang’s state media Saturday. He delivered the message during a major Workers’ Party plenary held earlier this week to set the policy directions for [...]

How Kim Jong-un, Once a Young Political Novice, Cemented Power in N. Korea in 10 Years

How Kim Jong-un, Once a Young Political Novice, Cemented Power in N. Korea in 10 Years

SEOUL, Nov. 21 (Korea Bizwire) — Many North Korea watchers were doubtful when Kim Jong-un, then 27, took over the Hermit Kingdom in December 2011 following the sudden death of his father, Kim Jong-il. A decade later, apparently, few question Kim’s grip on power, despite a host of challenges, such as its moribund economy, amid [...]

N.K. Leader Loses 20 Kilograms, Has No Health Issues: Seoul’s Spy Agency

N.K. Leader Loses 20 Kilograms, Has No Health Issues: Seoul’s Spy Agency

SEOUL, Oct. 28 (Korea Bizwire) — North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has lost around 20 kilograms after previously weighing about 140 kg, but he appears to have no health issues, South Korea’s spy agency was quoted as saying Thursday. The National Intelligence Service (NIS) gave the briefing during a closed-door parliamentary session, rejecting rumors that [...]

Seoul Court Orders N. Korea, Leader Kim to Pay Damages to Family of Korean War Abductee

Seoul Court Orders N. Korea, Leader Kim to Pay Damages to Family of Korean War Abductee

SEOUL, March 26 (Korea Bizwire) — A Seoul court has ordered North Korea and leader Kim Jong-un to compensate a family member of a South Korean who was abducted to the North during the 1950-53 Korean War. The plaintiff, identified by his surname Choi, filed a damages suit in December over the policeman father who [...]