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#Kim Jong-un

# kim-jong-un - Wednesday 18 May, 2022

Kim Jong Un criticises officials over spiralling North Korea Covid outbreak
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Kim Jong Un criticises officials over spiralling North Korea Covid outbreak

May 18th 2022, 7:15 AM 15,271 Views 11 Comments

The country reported 232,880 new cases of “fever” as of Tuesday evening, bringing the total number to 1.72 million with 62 deaths.

# kim-jong-un - Monday 16 May, 2022

Kim Jong Un deploys military to aid pandemic response as North Korean outbreak surges
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Kim Jong Un deploys military to aid pandemic response as North Korean outbreak surges

May 16th 2022, 9:14 AM 17,169 Views 6 Comments

Failing to slow the virus could have dire consequences for North Korea.

# kim-jong-un - Sunday 15 May, 2022

North Korea reports 15 more 'fever' deaths amid Covid outbreak
# North Korea
# North Korea

North Korea reports 15 more 'fever' deaths amid Covid outbreak

May 15th 2022, 12:10 PM 13,998 Views 13 Comments

North Korea has no Covid vaccines, antiviral treatment drugs or mass-testing capacity.

# kim-jong-un - Saturday 14 May, 2022

North Korea confirms 21 new deaths as it battles Covid-19
# North Korea
# North Korea

North Korea confirms 21 new deaths as it battles Covid-19

May 14th 2022, 11:51 AM 14,291 Views 12 Comments

The country had previously held for more than two years to the widely doubted claim that it had kept the virus out.

# kim-jong-un - Friday 13 May, 2022

North Korea reveals six deaths after admitting first Covid outbreak
# Pyongyang
# Pyongyang

North Korea reveals six deaths after admitting first Covid outbreak

May 13th 2022, 7:20 AM 11,353 Views 9 Comments

Experts have warned the virus could be devastating in a country with a broken health care system.

# kim-jong-un - Thursday 12 May, 2022

North Korea orders national lockdown after confirming first Covid-19 cases
# Pyongyang
# Pyongyang

North Korea orders national lockdown after confirming first Covid-19 cases

May 12th 2022, 7:29 AM 19,079 Views 9 Comments

The country had never admitted to a case of the virus and had imposed a rigid coronavirus blockade of its borders since 2020.

# kim-jong-un - Saturday 7 May, 2022

North Korea fires submarine-launched missile after US nuclear warning
# Pyongyang
# Pyongyang

North Korea fires submarine-launched missile after US nuclear warning

May 7th 2022, 7:52 AM 30,175 Views 5 Comments

The US State Department warned that Pyongyang could be preparing for a nuclear test “as early as next month”.

# kim-jong-un - Tuesday 26 April, 2022

Kim Jong Un vows to bolster nuclear force capability
# North Korea
# North Korea

Kim Jong Un vows to bolster nuclear force capability

Apr 26th 2022, 8:16 AM 12,601 Views 17 Comments

The North Korean leader made the remarks in a speech he delivered during a military parade.

# kim-jong-un - Monday 31 January, 2022

North Korea confirms 'most significant weapon test' in years
# Missile Test
# Missile Test

North Korea confirms 'most significant weapon test' in years

Jan 31st 2022, 7:06 AM 11,187 Views 8 Comments

The reported flight details make it the most powerful missile North Korea has tested since 2017.

# kim-jong-un - Monday 17 January, 2022

North Korea fires two suspected missiles in fourth launch this year
# Pyongyang
# Pyongyang

North Korea fires two suspected missiles in fourth launch this year

Jan 17th 2022, 8:26 AM 7,030 Views 12 Comments

The country has been ramping up tests in recent months of new missiles designed to overwhelm missile defences in the region.

# kim-jong-un - Saturday 15 January, 2022

North Korea says it test launched ballistic missiles from a train
# North Korea
# North Korea

North Korea says it test launched ballistic missiles from a train

Jan 15th 2022, 2:20 PM 19,519 Views 18 Comments

South Korea said it detected the North firing two missiles into the sea in its third weapons launch this month.

# kim-jong-un - Tuesday 11 January, 2022

North Korea fires second suspected ballistic missile in less than a week
# Tensions
# Tensions

North Korea fires second suspected ballistic missile in less than a week

Jan 11th 2022, 6:44 AM 7,542 Views 10 Comments

The early-morning launch came as the UN Security Council met in New York to discuss last week’s test.

# kim-jong-un - Wednesday 5 January, 2022

North Korea fires suspected ballistic missile into sea
# North Korea
# North Korea

North Korea fires suspected ballistic missile into sea

Jan 5th 2022, 6:38 AM 9,654 Views 14 Comments

The launch followed a speech by Kim Jong Un last week in which he said North Korea would continue to build up its military capabilities.

# kim-jong-un - Monday 11 October, 2021

North Korean leader urges officials to overcome the country’s ‘grim situation’

North Korean leader urges officials to overcome the country’s ‘grim situation’

Oct 11th 2021, 8:37 AM 27,619 Views 13 Comments

Kim Jong Un called for improved living conditions in a speech on the anniversary of the founding of the ruling Workers’ Party.

# kim-jong-un - Saturday 18 September, 2021

Satellite photos show North Korea expanding uranium enrichment plant
# Yongbyon
# Yongbyon

Satellite photos show North Korea expanding uranium enrichment plant

Sep 18th 2021, 2:48 PM 17,685 Views 22 Comments

North Korea calls the complex “the heart” of its nuclear programme.

# kim-jong-un - Saturday 10 October, 2020

'Masks and missiles don't mix': North Korea holds giant military parade, ignoring pandemic fears
# Parade
# Parade

'Masks and missiles don't mix': North Korea holds giant military parade, ignoring pandemic fears

Updated Oct 10th 2020, 4:00 PM 45,941 Views 63 Comments

The state is commemorating the 75th anniversary of the North’s ruling Workers’ Party.

# kim-jong-un - Friday 25 September, 2020

Kim Jong Un apologises for 'disgraceful' shooting of South Korean fisheries official
# Tensions
# Tensions

Kim Jong Un apologises for 'disgraceful' shooting of South Korean fisheries official

Sep 25th 2020, 7:49 AM 40,304 Views 26 Comments

The official was shot dead on Tuesday by North Korean soldiers.

# kim-jong-un - Sunday 26 July, 2020

North Korea places border city in lockdown over fears of first Covid-19 patient
# North Korea
# North Korea

North Korea places border city in lockdown over fears of first Covid-19 patient

Jul 26th 2020, 7:08 AM 31,924 Views 39 Comments

Pyongyang claims testing has shown the person is “suspected to be infected”.

# kim-jong-un - Monday 22 June, 2020

Kim Jong Un 'gets huge laugh' over Trump's perception of relationship, ex-aide John Bolton claims
# Trump
# Trump

Kim Jong Un 'gets huge laugh' over Trump's perception of relationship, ex-aide John Bolton claims

Jun 22nd 2020, 7:18 AM 38,629 Views 23 Comments

Bolton spoke to ABC News for his first interview ahead of tomorrow’s release of his tell-all book.

# kim-jong-un - Tuesday 16 June, 2020

North Korea 'blows up liaison office' as tensions rise with South Korea
# Demilitarised Zones
# Demilitarised Zones

North Korea 'blows up liaison office' as tensions rise with South Korea

Jun 16th 2020, 8:54 AM 17,904 Views 15 Comments

North Korea’s military has recently threatened to move back into zones that were demilitarised under inter-Korean peace agreements.

# kim-jong-un - Tuesday 9 June, 2020

North Korea severs communication with the South over defectors sending anti-Kim leaflets over the border
# Korean Peninsula
# Korean Peninsula

North Korea severs communication with the South over defectors sending anti-Kim leaflets over the border

Jun 9th 2020, 7:00 AM 12,480 Views 8 Comments

Defectors have sent leaflets to the North by balloon and bottle criticising Kim Jong Un over his weapons programmes and human rights abuses.

# kim-jong-un - Saturday 2 May, 2020

Kim Jong Un makes first public appearance in 20 days amid rumours of ill health
# North Korea
# North Korea

Kim Jong Un makes first public appearance in 20 days amid rumours of ill health

May 2nd 2020, 7:25 AM 46,461 Views 64 Comments

The Korean Central News Agency reported that Kim attended the ceremony Friday in Sunchon with other senior officials.

# kim-jong-un - Monday 27 April, 2020

North Korea leader Kim Jong Un is 'alive and well', South Korea security advisor says
# Speculation
# Speculation

North Korea leader Kim Jong Un is 'alive and well', South Korea security advisor says

Apr 27th 2020, 7:49 AM 26,710 Views 36 Comments

There has been speculation over Kim’s health following his absence from a key anniversary last week.

# kim-jong-un - Sunday 26 April, 2020

Satellite photos locate Kim Jong Un’s train as health rumours persist
# North Korea
# North Korea

Satellite photos locate Kim Jong Un’s train as health rumours persist

Apr 26th 2020, 7:28 AM 92,354 Views 72 Comments

Speculation has been rife since the leader skipped the April 15 commemoration of the 108th birthday of his grandfather.

# kim-jong-un - Tuesday 21 April, 2020

South Korea plays down reports that North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in 'grave danger after a surgery'
# Speculation
# Speculation

South Korea plays down reports that North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in 'grave danger after a surgery'

Apr 21st 2020, 8:39 AM 45,323 Views 44 Comments

CNN cited a US official saying that Washington was “monitoring intelligence” on the matter.

# kim-jong-un - Sunday 22 March, 2020

North Korea says Trump wrote letter offering cooperation in 'anti-epidemic work'

North Korea says Trump wrote letter offering cooperation in 'anti-epidemic work'

Mar 22nd 2020, 7:33 AM 28,067 Views 49 Comments

This comes as a hiatus in disarmament talks between the two nations drags on.

# kim-jong-un - Tuesday 31 December, 2019

Kim Jong-un calls for ‘military counter-measures’ ahead of highly-anticipated New Year address
# North Korea
# North Korea

Kim Jong-un calls for ‘military counter-measures’ ahead of highly-anticipated New Year address

Dec 31st 2019, 12:32 PM 14,936 Views 20 Comments

Kim spoke for seven hours during the ruling Workers’ Party meeting in Pyongyang.

# kim-jong-un - Tuesday 24 December, 2019

Trump says North Korea's threat of 'Christmas gift' to US may be a 'beautiful vase as opposed to a missile test'
# Nuclear Threat
# Nuclear Threat

Trump says North Korea's threat of 'Christmas gift' to US may be a 'beautiful vase as opposed to a missile test'

Dec 24th 2019, 6:03 PM 17,495 Views 26 Comments

Nuclear talks between the US and North Korea have been stalled since a February summit fell apart.

# kim-jong-un - Saturday 14 December, 2019

North Korea conducts another 'crucial test' at long-range rocket site
# Nuclear Threat
# Nuclear Threat

North Korea conducts another 'crucial test' at long-range rocket site

Dec 14th 2019, 12:58 PM 13,935 Views 16 Comments

North Korea continues to pressure the Trump administration over an end-of-year deadline to salvage faltering nuclear negotiations.

# kim-jong-un - Monday 9 December, 2019

Trump warns Kim Jong Un had 'everything' to lose through hostility towards US
# Weapons Test
# Weapons Test

Trump warns Kim Jong Un had 'everything' to lose through hostility towards US

Dec 9th 2019, 7:15 AM 7,957 Views 7 Comments

This comes as Pyongyang said it had carried out a major new weapons test.

# kim-jong-un - Sunday 8 December, 2019

North Korea conducts 'very important test', according to state media
# Tensions
# Tensions

North Korea conducts 'very important test', according to state media

Dec 8th 2019, 10:43 AM 20,442 Views 21 Comments

Pyongyang has carried out a number of launches at the same site where the latest test occurred.

# kim-jong-un - Saturday 30 November, 2019

North Korea threatens Japan with 'real ballistic missile'
# War Of The Words
# War Of The Words

North Korea threatens Japan with 'real ballistic missile'

Nov 30th 2019, 11:49 AM 16,267 Views 31 Comments

The isolated state also called Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe the “most stupid man ever known in history”.

# kim-jong-un - Wednesday 16 October, 2019

North Korean media releases images of Kim on white horse up sacred mountain
# North Korea
# North Korea

North Korean media releases images of Kim on white horse up sacred mountain

Oct 16th 2019, 9:23 AM 41,803 Views 54 Comments

The location and the animal are symbols associated with the Kim family’s dynastic rule.

# kim-jong-un - Wednesday 2 October, 2019

North Korea fires ballistic missile ahead of nuclear talks with US
# Kim Jong-un
# Kim Jong-un

North Korea fires ballistic missile ahead of nuclear talks with US

Oct 2nd 2019, 8:35 AM 7,381 Views 11 Comments

Washington and Pyongyang are set to resume long-stalled talks in the coming days.

# kim-jong-un - Tuesday 10 September, 2019

North Korea fires projectiles hours after offering talks with US
# Missiles
# Missiles

North Korea fires projectiles hours after offering talks with US

Sep 10th 2019, 8:33 AM 7,049 Views 11 Comments

The US has said it is closely monitoring the situation.

# kim-jong-un - Friday 16 August, 2019

North Korea rejects peace talks with South Korea over military drills
# Tense
# Tense

North Korea rejects peace talks with South Korea over military drills

Aug 16th 2019, 7:57 AM 7,548 Views 4 Comments

North Korea blamed blamed South Korea and US military exercises.

# kim-jong-un - Sunday 30 June, 2019

'It's a great day for the world': Trump invites Kim to US after symbolic 'handshake of peace'
# Demilitarized Zone
# Demilitarized Zone

'It's a great day for the world': Trump invites Kim to US after symbolic 'handshake of peace'

Updated Jun 30th 2019, 11:30 AM 40,101 Views 131 Comments

Trump stepped into North Korean territory, becoming the first time a sitting US president has ever set foot in the former enemy country.

# kim-jong-un - Saturday 29 June, 2019

'We seem to get along': Trump invites Kim to meet for handshake at demilitarised zone
# North Korea
# North Korea

'We seem to get along': Trump invites Kim to meet for handshake at demilitarised zone

Jun 29th 2019, 8:37 AM 11,168 Views 55 Comments

The US president also said he would have no problem stepping over the border into North Korea if he meets the country’s leader.

# kim-jong-un - Sunday 26 May, 2019

'Some small weapons': Trump plays down North Korean missile tests
# Donald Trump
# Donald Trump

'Some small weapons': Trump plays down North Korean missile tests

May 26th 2019, 7:45 AM 13,461 Views 28 Comments

The US President is in Japan ahead of a state visit.

# kim-jong-un - Saturday 4 May, 2019

Trump says Kim Jong Un 'will not break promise' after reports of North Korea missile launches
# Tensions
# Tensions

Trump says Kim Jong Un 'will not break promise' after reports of North Korea missile launches

Updated May 4th 2019, 3:35 PM 14,547 Views 29 Comments

South Korea has said North Korea fired a number of projectiles into the sea.

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